Continental Congress Advantages And Disadvantages

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The Continental Army was formed by the Second Continental Congress. George Washington, the appointed commander in chief, led his men to win three out of the nine major battles during the American Revolution. The Continental Army faced several disadvantages such as lack of training, freezing climate, and shortages of supplies during the War for Independence.
In establishing the Continental Army, the Congress had to create a single army out of the different men that volunteered from the 13 colonies. These men were poorly trained and equipped. This was a huge disadvantage because the British army was well supplied, and trained. General Washington adapted to the warfare differences and taught his men guerilla warfare. Despite being considered
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