Advantages and Reasons Why the American Colonists Won over the British in the American Revolution

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Advantages and reasons why the American colonists won over the British in
The American Revolution

During the American Revolution, The British and the American colonists had many difficulties and challenges to overcome. Both sides had great disadvantages and advantages, but the in the end the colonists had the most advantages and won their independence from the British. Some of the most important reasons the colonists won was that they were fighting on their own continent and knew the land better than the British, they received help from other European countries such as France and they had a well-experienced General; George Washington.

To travel to America and battle against the colonists, the British soldiers had to go across the
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However, neither side made much progress in the war for the next two years. “(The American Revolution).
Some historians claim that France entered the war to avenge themselves against the British and the Treaty of Paris, but Dull (132) argues that France intervened because of the cold calculations, not because of the Anglophobia or the desire to avenge the loss of Canada.

The Continental Congress appointed Washington as head of the newly formed Continental Army 15 June 1775. Massachusetts delegate John Adams proposed to appoint him and pointed to his "skill as an officer ... great talents and universal character. "George took the command July 3rd. Washington succeeded in driving the British forces out of Boston on the 17th March 1776 by placing artillery on Dorchester Heights. The British army, led by General William Howe, retired to Halifax, Canada, and Washington's army moved to New York in anticipation of a British offensive there. Washington lost the Battle of Long Island on August 22nd but managed to save most of their forces. Several other battles in the area sent Washington over to New Jersey, which put the future of the revolution in uncertainty.
The night of December 25th, 1776, Washington led the American forces over the Delaware River to attack the Hesse-forces in Trenton, who did not expected an attack near Christmas-time. Washington followed up the attack with a surprise-attack on General Charles

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