need help with american revolution

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what were the strategic advantages and disadvantages of the colonists in fighting with the british?

Apr 21st, 2015

Best trained, equipped and professional Army and Navy

British Advantage

Lots of $$$$$$

British Advantage

Strong government

British Advantage

Fighting on unfamiliar territory 3000 miles away

British Disadvantage

Long time to get supplies and troops there

British Disadvantage

Problems getting British soldiers to fight (50,000 enlisted)

British Disadvantage

Fighting on their own land

Colonist Advantage

Soldiers had passion

Colonist Advantage

Washington (strong leader)

Colonist Advantage

Allies willing to help

Colonist Advantage

Short on equipment and supplies (no $$$$)

Colonist Disadvantage

Government still forming

Colonist Disadvantage

Hoped to cutoff New England from the rest of the colonies and blockade ports to prevent re-supplying of the Patriots.

British Strategy

Divide and conquer each region by isolating and seizing surrounding cities

British Strategy

Force the Continental Army to surrender

British Strategy

Used conventional frontal attacks in close ranks

British Strategy

Used privateers to run blockades and to cutoff British supply lines

Colonist Strategy

Hit and Run & avoid capture

Colonist Strategy

Patriots hoped to wear out the redcoats so they would eventually give up

Colonist Strategy

Used Guerrilla tactics (surprise ambush and shoot from behind trees)

Colonist Strategy


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What role did the French play in this?

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the french were the once coming up with the best tactics

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