Revolutionary War Dbq

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After the Revolutionary War started, the British and the Americans dove into a series of violent and bloody battles. While the British troops were well-trained and equipped with advanced weapons, the Continental Army suffered through hardships and their lack of experience lead to constant bloodshed at the battles. Throughout the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the Americans suffered through painful losses against the British until the Battle of Saratoga occurred. This battle was led by Benedict Arnold and General Gates on the American side and General Burgoyne on the British side. In the end, the British army was defeated by Gates and Arnold’s careful plans in which they were trapped and ultimately forced to surrender to the Americans.…show more content…
To add on, due to this famous battle that the Americans won, the French became convinced to join the war as allies of the Americans. As the war progressed on, the Continental Army became short in their supply of weapons and artillery, but as the French joined the war, they “provided supplies, arms and ammunition, uniforms, and, most importantly, troops and naval support to the beleaguered Continental Army”(History State 1). As the French provided aid and support to the Continental Army, there was a greater chance that the Americans could defeat the British. Also, the increase in their supplies made the military officials more bold and fearless in their attacks which actually brought them more success in the war. On the other hand, the French did not only help the Continental Army by providing them supplies, but instead, the French Army even protected the Americans in attacks from the British. While the Continental Army was fighting off the British on land, “the French fought off a British fleet, and protected Washington’s forces in Virginia” (History State 1). With the protection from the French, the Americans were able to secure more land which brought them to a greater advantage while they fought the British. As a result, it is undeniable that the assistance from the French was a key factor for the Americans to gain their
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