Compared to the British Army, the Continental Army had amazing leadership. George Washington commanded the army and had many successes Marquis de Lafayette was appointed General and during the winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge, Friedrich von Steuben helped train the army.
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The Continental Army needed motivation to keep fighting in the war. The colonists had very strong patriotism. They gave up a lot to defend their families, friends, and their liberty.
During the Revolutionary War, the French formed an alliance with Continental Army. Marquis de Lafayette, a French general, served as General to the Continental Army.
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The men in the Continental Army were mainly ordinary colonists, such as farmers. They did not know how to use muskets correctly. They were also not trained to fight like British soldiers.
The Continental Army was extremely outnumbered by the British army. Many of the men either quit and went home or died. So, the army did not have a lot of manpower like the British.
There was not very many supplies for the Continental Army during the war. The harsh weather cause men to starve, catch diseases, or die. The army also did not have the firepower that the British had,