The Continental army was weak because it consisted of untrained farmers, who have no war experience. Not only was the colonists’ army weak, but the continental army also lacked manpower; the army was small with only 20,000 troops at one time and place. The colonist also couldn’t train well because of frequent interruptions of needing to tend their farms. The colonist’s army wasn’t their only problem, but the American soldiers were always on a shortage of necessities such as food, weaponry, gunpowder, and uniforms. Even though the Continental army had many weaknesses, but they also possessed great strengths.
This war led the colonies to gain their independence from Great Britain and form, what we know today as the United States of America. This war started in 1775 and against all odds the colonies managed to defeat one of the most powerful empires in the world at its time in 1783. There were many factors regarding why the
Britain, in fact, lost the war more than the Americans won it. With the best navy in the world, a better trained militia, and abundance of wealth, weapons, and supplies, it was Britain 's war to lose. When it came to the best navy in the world, it was no contest, the British ruled the seas. The British navy was feared throughout the world, they rarely lost battles. It protected Britain with great success.
He wanted to believe that the colonist would eventually give in but that was never the case. King George III was a smart man but let his power hungry personality get in the way of his rational decision making. Killing England gives the readers insight on what was actually going on during the time of the American Revolution. Many people such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and many others paved this road for us today to live in this great nation. Their hard work and sacrifice is something honorable to look at.
But they had help in the fight for freedom and they were influenced significantly by other international powers. During the span of the American Revolution, many foreign countries helped America in the fight for independence. One country in particular was France. France began to aid America in the Revolutionary War after America won the Battle of Saratoga in 1777 (Brackemyre). Because the Americans won this battle, it showed France that America had a chance of winning against the British (Brackemyre).
The concurrent global aspects of the military confrontations facing England must be recognized to place the implications of the Yorktown defeat in context of why American independence was officially won with the Peace Treaty of 1783. Some overseas theaters are covered in the webpages on the World War Context of the American Revolution, Impact of French World-Wide Involvement in the War for American Independence, and French Naval Leaders in the War for American Independence. Links to these pages are given at the end of this page. The remarkably swift execution by the joint and combined military Franco-American forces, leading to the 1781 Yorktown victory has been difficult for some to accept as the result of evolving circumstances which were exploited by the exemplary, rapid decisions of the variously allied commanders. Rather, there has been spawned, though considerable incomplete knowledge, a legend that the Yorktown Campaign was
I really should get back to King stuff. Interviewer: Did you have a positive influence on the world? George: Well I guess you could say I did for most people except for the Americans, of course, but other then that I suppose so and during 1783 I was able to turn disaster into triumph at home when I opposed a plan by powerful ministers in Parliament to reform the east India Company. I supported the plan at first but when I saw it as a way to further corrupt Parliament my opinion
The official end of the American Revolution was the Treaty of Paris in 1783, signed as an official acknowledgement of American Independence. After the war, the countries of the world all recognized the new country's independence. The newborn county, proudly named the United States of America, went through some difficult times, Even some of our greatest accomplishments, such as the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, have been vastly affected by this revolutionary
The British had a total of 1,154 casualties, to the 441 American casualties. General William Howe played a key role for the British during that Battle of Bunker Hill. He drove the Americans away when they were suffering heavy losses. But after the battle was over the confidence that Howe had in his soldiers was very low. He knew that his soldiers just couldn’t handle the power of the
Winning by a large margin, James Madison assumed the role of President on May 2nd, 1801, and served two terms with his first lady Dolley Madison until March 3rd, 1809. During his presidency, James Madison is best known for the War of 1812. The primary cause leading to the War of 1812, was the rising tension between America and Britain. America wanted to be a completely independent country whereas Britain wanted to rely on the revenue from America. This created much strife between the two nations.
The French and Indian War left England with a debt of £130,000,000. To help pay off the debt Britain set up taxes, to collect money, on frequently used products by the colonists. The Molasses Act put a six pence tax on every gallon of molasses. The colonists thought this was a lot of money to pay so they did everything to avoid it. This act was not really enforced and the colonists did not really obey this act.
The Patriots were the underdogs, no one expected the small Patriot army to beat the massive, powerful British army. How did they beat such a big army who had more than double the amount of soldiers as the Patriots? It was because the Patriots had strengths while the British army had weaknesses. The British did have stronger troops, better supplies, and a larger army. However they were thousands of miles away from their supplies, and their leader they also had no allies to help them along the way.
In the end, although there were plenty of losses, the overall “victory” in the War of 1812 ignited a spur for a united, and patriotic nation. America has yet again survived a “second war of independence” fought against the one of the world’s most powerful
John Adams was not exactly like George Washington, despite working under him for over eight years. Adams first downfall was the Alien and Sedition Acts. These acts were the most bitterly contested acts of our nation yet. Our nation was designed to be a safe place for immigrants and people in general to live- the nation as a whole was built from refugees from England- yet these acts prevented our country from being able to do that. Although he was not perfect, he truly tried to be fair.
Also the Declaration of Independence caused the war by angering the British in 1776. I strongly agreed with this document that gave us freedom but the British did not sadly. So I joined Washington to fight the war. I remember when we had victories at the early wars like at Princeton and Trenton which gave me as well as other soldiers hope for winning more battles. The first reason I will re-enlist is the hope that Thomas Paine gave all of us.