Continental Army

Continental Army

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Continental Army Strengths and Weaknesses

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  • Patriotism of the American People
  • General George washington
  • French aid the Continental Army
  • The continental army were determined to defeat the British in the american revolutionary war. This was due to the fact that they had undergone many hardships under the British monarchy. The colonists were obviously aware that if they were to lose the war, it would bring about even more difficult punishments from the British. This prompted the Continental Army to fight much harder for the freedom of their colonies.
  • Militia Lacked Proper Training
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  • George Washington prior to the American Revolutionary war, had adopted some experience in combat. He successfully incorporated the best strategic principles in fighting battles. He had also learnt the British way of combat. With that, and his patriotic characteristic, George Washington was successful and outright fit for leading the cause of the American Revolutionary war.
  • Outnumbered Militia Men
  • Given the hatred in which many nations had for the British, it was inevitable for them to offer help to the colonies. One of these nations was the French, who had, in no time, offered help to the colonies. They provided food, supplies and ammunition to support the cause of the American Revolutionary War in favour of the colonists.
  • Poor Central Government
  • Hi there, we kinda need your help over here.
  • Many Colonists in the American Revolutionary Army were ill-trained and ill-equipped. They were generally assembled without any knowledge of what to do in an action scenario. They were easily the defeatable side compared to the British. The British army were the most powerful given that they were a formidable army who could defeat anyone.
  • The Militia Men who were acquired to fight in the Revolutionary war were not as many compared to the British army. General George Washington had rallied up no more than 20,000 troops compared to the British's 50,000 troops in addition with Hessians who tallied up to 30,000 troops. This made the British army a formidable one compared to the American army.
  • Given this time period of this occurrence, the main government in the colonies was the government under the Articles of Confederation. This government was not successful in aiding the militia men who were devoted in fighting the war. The government was unable to supply the army with supplies which infuriated George Washington.
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