Who won more battles in the American Revolution? Who won the war?

The thirteen colonies won more battles and eventually won the American Revolution.

The American Revolution first started at the battle of Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775. This battle was very significance because it was the first time American blood had been spilled on American soil. The battle started when British troops marched to Lexington to capture colonial leaders like Sam Adams and John Hancock. They, however, learned of the advancing British and fled to Concord. In Lexington, British troops killed seven Americans.
When it was learnt that Americans had been killed in Lexington, the local militia in Concord rallied together to defend against the advancing British, who were looking for gunpowder in the barn houses of Concord. The minutemen, who were called that because they could get ready at a moment’s notice, soon met the British troops and fought. At the end of the battle, more than 125 British casualties had been recorded. This battle was considered a British victory but was a major moral victory for the colonies.
As the revolution went along, more and more battles were won by the Americans. The propaganda that was spread by political figures such as Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin helped stir the people to rebel, while advanced military tactics by General George Washington helped the colonial militia fight more efficiently against the British. Some of these battles that the Americans won were the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga, the Battle of Cowpens, and the Battle of Kings Mountain.
The American Revolution ended at the Battle of Yorktown, October 19, 1781. In this battle, General George Washington sieged the port town of Yorktown, where approximately 9000 British troops were located. At this battle, the French navy intervened and helped the Americans siege and eventually win Yorktown. At the end of this battle, British General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered and effectively ended the American Revolution.
Sources: (http://www.ushistory.org/us/11c.asp (

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