The Mad Money host thinks investors are witnessing a second American Revolution. And the outcome could transform this nation as drastically as Lexington and Concord.
"For years America has suffered under the tyranny of Brent crude, that's the international oil benchmark based on a handful of mostly British oilfields in the North Sea," Cramer explained.
However, the Americans defeated the British in 1776 and he thinks something similar is about to happen once again in 2013 – this time on the oil fields.
Around the globe oil and related products have largely been priced off Brent crude. And for at least the past several years the price of Brent has been higher than West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the kind of oil pumped here in the United States.
"The enormous price differential persisted for so long because many U.S. oil companies in the heartland simply couldn't get their product to the coasts. We just didn't have enough pipeline capacity to service all of the massive new discoveries," Cramer said.
However, the US just scored a strategic advantage.