One of the major advantages of the British army was that it was one of the most powerful and experienced armies in the world. The British army was also funded by the British government and the Crown, which was very wealthy.
On April 19, 1775 a battle that started the American Revolutionary War also known as the shot heard around the world due to not knowing who shot first. The leaders were General Thomas Gage and General George Washington
The six-month encampment of General Washington’s Continental Army at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778 was a turning point in the American Revolutionary War. conditions were cold and harsh and provisions were in short supply, it was the winter camp where George Washington proved his mettle and, transformed a battered Continental Army into a unified, world-class fighting force capable of beating the British.
With his back to the York River, British General Charles Lord Cornwallis intended to refit and resupply his 9,000-man army in the fall of 1781. Upon word that the French Fleet in the Caribbean was sailing north from and would be available for a siege south of New Jersey, George Washington and his French ally, the Comte de Rochambeau, moved their force of almost 8,000 men south to Virginia, planning to join and lead about 12,000 other militia, French troops, and Continental troops in a siege of Yorktown.
The Treaty of Paris of 1783 formally ended the American Revolutionary War. American statesmen Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and John Jay negotiated the peace treaty with representatives of King George III of Great Britain. In the Treaty of Paris, the British Crown formally recognized American independence and ceded most of its territory east of the Mississippi River to the United States, doubling the size of the new nation and paving the way for westward expansion.