The Revolution was about money. Like all wars. Mostly about taxes, especially on tea, which was huge until we discovered coffee. And who should pay what to whom.
We believed we should keep all the money. King George felt otherwise. We offered to split the difference.
George said “Hell NO!” Then we fought a war.
France, pissed at England, came with warships and troops. They helped us beat the British, then went home. In a later skirmish — “The War of 1812” — the British returned to burn down Washington DC. We survived.
Next, we become a real country. The rest is history.