History Alive Chapter 7
“The American Revolution
Date: October 25, 2011
| |Revolutionary war begun in 1775 | |How and when did Revolutio- |British landed 25000 troops in New York | | nary war begun? |The Declaration of Independence was just signed when the war begun | | |Troops in New York were badly trained and no well equipped. | | |People were sick. British army were opposite, they had equipment, food | | |They were well trained to fight. 400 British ships were stationed in harbor. | | | | | | | |What were the pros/cons for |Patriots began the revolution in weak position. They were not organized. | | |The army was not trained. They did not have enough men. | |Continental Army? |George Washington had only 20000 in Continental Army. | | |The army had food shortages, no clothes for the bad winter, no shoes. | | |There were not enough money in Congress to raise funds for upgrades. | | |Congress printed money for the war but merchants demanded gold. | | |Despite the weaknesses the army had strengths by patriotism. | | |People willingly gave their lives for liberty. There was overseas help | | |From France in particular who hated English. | | |Also George Washington was an experienced military leader. | | | | | | | |What were the pros/cons for |British army had 50000 soldiers and 30000 mercenaries, hired soldiers | | |G | |...
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