Scherlin Bonilla - Continental Army; Advantages & Disadvantages

Scherlin Bonilla - Continental Army; Advantages & Disadvantages

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  • Crucial Patriotism 
  • Sir, we have left our homes and  dearest families to serve our nation. 
  • I appreciate you all.  
  • Assistance From The Mighty French
  • General, you have the support of I, Marquis de Lafayette, and my fellow nation.
  • George Washington As   Commander-In-Chief
  • Even though I want to give up, I will keep on fighting!
  • We must keep determination! Our journey will be harsh, but it will all be worth it in the end!
  • Patriotism was one of the most powerful strengths that united the colonists. Multiple colonists voluntarily gave up their homes and time with their loved ones to fight within the American Revolutionary War. The strong support that the American troops portrayed within the war, allowed them to strive for success. The Continental Army was passionate about gaining freedom from the British authority.
  • Necessity For More Troops
  •  The nation of France, provided aid to the Continental Army. The French wanted to defeat the British, especially after their loss during the French and Indian War. The French supplied the Continental Army with 85 to 90 percent of gunpowder during the first two years of the war. The French alliance also provided loans, naval support, and troops. General George Washington had the support of one of his most loyal French companions, Marquis de Lafayette, who supported the cause of the war.
  • Unprepared Troops
  • George Washington was a skilled leader, who was appointed as the General of the Continental Army. Throughout the French and Indian War, Washington was a British General, which allowed him to gain an insight on the British forces and their military tactics. As a General of the French and Indian War, Washington also gained knowledge on how to command forces, which allowed him to prepare the Continental Army and fight against the British. Washington encouraged his troops to strive for triumph and overcome any obstacles they faced as a unity.
  • Facing Limited Supplies
  • The Continental Army was significantly outnumbered by the British army. Before the assistance from the French, Washington only had 20,000 troops compared to Britain's 80,000 troops. The British army had well-trained mercenaries known as, Hessians, while the Colonial army had an ineffective and untrained army. The troops from the Continental Army also had interruptions caused by their own soldiers, who would rather go back to attend their families and farms, instead of staying and maintaining progress.
  • The British may have more troops than us, but our courage will push us towards victory!
  • The Continental Army was majorly composed of an unorganized and untrained military unit. Only a very few amount of the troops were successfully trained to survive the battle against Britain. Multiple soldiers of the Colonial Army could properly fire their guns behind trees, walls, bushes, or any barrier that could be used for safety. On the contrary, once the American troops came face-to-face with the British soldiers they would run away due to fear.
  • HAHAHA ! The Colonials are afraid of us!
  • The Colonial Army suffered from a shortage of supplies. The army was scarce on food, ammunition, gunpowder, and weapons. Due to the lack of weapons, Benjamin Franklin even suggested the idea of providing the troops with bows, arrows, knives, and hatchets to fight against the British. The army lacked from supplies due to the fact that the Articles of Confederation was not able to raise money because the federal government could not tax the new states.
  • Sir Washington, I think it would be best for us to supply the army with bows, arrows,  hatchets and knives.
  • Have the Articles of Confederation really not raised money yet?!
  • This sucks! We're starving and barely have any weapons!
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