Dang, I must be a really good general. With my commanding skills, we'll win this!
George Washington? My friend? Yeah, right. Totally not naming my kid after this guy.
Umm.. merci for the supplies. Yo, Lafayette! I think we'll be good friends!
The citizens of the thirteen colonies were fighting for their freedom and their rights as an individual. This made them extremely passionate about what they believed in. The patriotism in each person gave them a reason to defend themselves, their loved ones, and their homes. Without patriotism in the colonies, the livelihoods of the American people would have been destroyed.
Manpower? Not Here
One strength that led the colonies to their victory of the war was George Washington. Geroge Washington was the commander of the continental army and he was very experienced. He was a general during the French and Indian War, which means he knew the British tactics. Washington was very talented and gave hope in his men during the war.
No Supplies Either?!
Yeah, guys, I got to be somewhere.
France's alliance with the colonies was very helpful in the aid to the victory. France wanted to destroy England and the colonies were on the verge of that. The Marquis de Lafayette. a French general supported the cause as a Continental general and soon became Washington's loyal friend. The French alliance allowed the colonist with aid of naval support, men, and money.
Military Unit: Not the Best
I don't know how to hold a musket.
We have work to do.
Manpower was one of the weaknesses that faced the Continental Army. They were very outnumbered compared to Great Britain. The Continental Army had no more than 20,000 men while England had about 80,000. The shortage of men was ratioed to about one colonist to four English men. Besides, most of the men who fought were not qualified or capable of war.
This is too easy! One to four? Another easy win for England.
Guys, could really use some help. Guys? Ohhh, that's right.
Alongside the no men, the Continental army had no supplies. Some of the supplies they always ran out of were food, guns, gunpowder, and clothing. The shortages made Washington mad because the Continental Congress did not aid their men. In the winter, the lack of proper shoes and the lack of food led to many deaths of the men.
We have no food, no clothes, and no weaponry?!
Hey, think on the bright side. We can make bows, and arrows, and we have knives. Oh, who am I kidding?
One other weakness that was upon the Continental army was the military unit. The men did not know what they were doing. Washington and other generals had to train unqualified men who came from farms. They were very few men who were trained well enough to fight during battle, others did well shooting behind trees and bushes. The Britsh soilders had years of training compared to men who always had to tend to their families and their livihoods.