The Colonial Army's Advantages and Disadvantagies

The Colonial Army's Advantages and Disadvantagies
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  • The Colonists Know The Land
  • We know this place like the back of our hands!
  • The Colonists Had Great Decision Making Leaders
  • We should train what little men we have!
  • I know how to fight against the British!
  • The Colonists Were Very Passionate Toward Their Cause
  • We will fight for our freedom! For our families and our country!
  • The colonists knew the land and could use it to their advantage. They used tactics like guerilla warfare to attack the British army and it was extremely effective.
  • They Had No Training & Were Unorganized
  • We have no idea what we're doing
  • The Colonists had great leaders during the war, such as George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette, and Fried von Steuben. All of them knew British strategies and how to fight against them.
  • The Colonists Were Outnumbered
  • The colonists were extremely passionate towards their cause, unlike the British. They knew that if they lost this war then everything that they worked so hard for would all go to waste.
  • The Continental Army Had Very Little Supplies
  • The men that joined the Continental Army had no previous military experience. Most of them were farmers, blacksmiths, merchants, or just everyday citizens. A lot of them never even held a musket before.
  • A major weakness for the Continental Army was manpower. They were always short of qualified and capable men and routinely had no more than 20,000 troops at one time and place. While the British army had 50,00 troops and 30,00 hired mercenaries.
  • Since the Articles of Confederation lacked the power to raise money Because the federal government could not tax the new states, the Articles of Confederation lacked the power to raise money for the army. So the Confederate army lacked food, clothing, and weapons.
  • Continental Army Stockpile
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