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East of the Appalachian Mountains, conflict between the American colonists and Great Britain continued to grow after the Proclamation of 1763. This was the time of the hated Intolerable Acts and the Boston Tea Party in 1773.
The American Revolution began on April 19, 1775, with the first volleys exchanged at the Battle of Lexington. The Second Continental Congress adopted a resolution of independence on June 2, 1776. The actual Declaration of Independence was approved July 4; the formal document was signed on August 2, 1776.
American Indian tribes once again found themselves caught between two nations at war. Both the Americans and the British tried to buy their allegiance with trade goods, upon which the Indians had become dependent.