Natural Courage Dbq

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During the war with France, Washington had developed an aversion to militiamen and an appreciation for British professionals. He had experienced nothing but problems with the Virginia militia It looked as if the colonies were embarked upon an unequal war. A population of two and half million (20 percent of whom were slaves), without an army, navy, or adequate financial resources, confronted a nation of eight million with a professional army, large navy, and vast wealth. Yet many colonists were confident and determined. They believed in the “natural courage’ of Americans and in God’s divine protection.

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