We should help the Americans it looks like they could do well.
Many colonists are willing to give up their lives to get what they want. The colonists will always fight for what they think is right.
How do you do that??
Their George Washington was so great because he was experienced and talented. He always knew what to say and do to prepare the soldiers for war/battles.
Not trained well enough
America had allies that they gained trust to which was Spain and France. It took awhile for America to gain Frances trust to help them in the future.
Shortage of supplies
America struggled with finding men that was strong and that could help them win wars and battles. When the men went home they went straight to work on the farm and that messed them up every time.
When training them it didn't go well for some of them and others with little training they survived. With the little training some could shoot well behind a tree, wall or a bush to be able to protect themselves.
The Americans had a short supply of supplies for battle they didn't do so well in battles. So the commander was thinking that we could train them with bows, arrows, hatchets and knives so they won't have a short supply of weapons and others things.