George Washington's Success

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A Victory for Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Preceding the Revolutionary War the colonists were thought to be underdogs; however, they were a force to be reckoned with. Victory wasn’t easy but it wasn’t impossible either. The Thirteen colonies had good fortune in the fact that there were many skilled leaders among them. The leaders allowed American armies to learn military tactics and form foreign interventions. Despite the disorganization of the union, (most) colonists came together as one to fight. These political, diplomatic, and military aspects allowed them to consecrate a successfully revolt against the British reign. During the 1770s Britain oppressed the colonies in attempt to dig their way out of debt. Through a series of …show more content…

His valor and wisdom, alongside his humility, allowed for the cause of liberty to live on. He did a great service of fighting at Valley Forge; other military leaders such as John Paul Jones and Francis Marion assisted in military tactics. John Paul Jones protected the seas, while guerilla warfare tactics were being used by Marion in the south to fend of the British. Ultimately British blunders are what caused success for the revolutionist. The British didn’t take the war seriously and undermined the magnitude of the colonist’s rebellion. They counted on more Loyalist aid within the states that wasn’t there. Also losses in the battles of Trenton and Princeton were caused because the British stopped fighting during the winter months unlike the patriots who pushed on. Fighting on home land, knowing the geography of the land, experience from previous colonial wars, and having a closer connection to supplies and people allowed Americans a much greater advantage than the British, who had the Atlantic gap between them and their …show more content…

Benjamin Franklin, an ambassador to France, helped sway France’s decision to invest in American during the Revolutionary war. In 1778, an American victory at the Battle of Saratoga solidified the alliance between America and France. This was a major turning point during the war. France originally would not commit to an alliance because they did not want to support a losing cause. Despite their hesitation France had earlier aided Americans by supplying weapons for the Battle of Lexington and Concord (1775), “the shot heard round the world.” France had long been an enemy to England and with their aid the colonists gained much needed supplies, soldiers, and a Navy. The French Navy forced the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. On land, a French commander by the name of Marquis de Lafayette provided training to the inexperienced colonial army. Across the seas indirect support was received as Spain, France, and the Netherlands began general warfare with Britain, which indirectly helped influence the Revolutionary war. The British had no allies. Even the Indians remained neutral to the subject during the

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