History American Revolution

History American Revolution
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  • Home Ground
  • Commanding Generals 
  •                  French Alliances
  • During the American Revolution, The Colonists had the advantage of fighting on the ground of which they lived. They knew their surroundings well along with knowing the climate during the year. British were not accustomed to this new land so they suffered from the information The Colonists had on their home land.
  • Outnumbered
  • Commanding generals were in charge of leading troops in the Continental Army during this time. Having experienced men while in battle for their freedom was a key factor in achieving the victory of the overall war. Men such as Washington and Lafayette were educated well on the topic of how to fight in a war and leading me to success. 
  • Unprepared
  • France was very influential during this time of war, so they offered their help to their enemy's enemy, America. The biggest impact for French allies was a Frenchman named Lafayette. Lafayette convinced his home country to help The Colonies during the war, leading them eith a stonger army with more men. 
  •                  Food was scarce
  • The British had nearly four times as many militiamen as The Colonies did, numbering at an astonishing 80,000:20,000 ratio. Having The Colonist greatly outnumbered caused a problem with the mindset of one Colonist to four British troops. Not only was this outnumbering a disadvantage due to the mindset, but physically seen there were way more British troops giving them the clear advantage.
  • The colonists had no way of preparing before the war with the time they had. These men were from all different social classes and careers, making them lack knowledge in how to fight a war. It would take much longer for someone with the Colonies to reload a musket than someone on the British side. They did not know how to stay in formation, making them a disorganized, and easy target for the British.
  • Feeding 20,000 men enough every day to keep them in well enough condition to fight was a tough task to accomplish and sometimes the outcome was not fair. So many of the troops would often have signs of starvation since they were so underfed. This impacted their ability to work and fight in the army overall.
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