Essay On How Did The Colonists Win The American Revolution

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The colonists were able to win the American Revolution against the British, even though they faced several detriments. The colonists were able to achieve victory against their dominant adversary; the British, attributable to numerous factors. However, Assistance from the French, the soldiers’ determination, and their battle tactics were the most influential events that occurred in determining the colonists’ victory in the end.
The American Revolution wasn’t the effect of one particular event, rather a series of Acts that Parliament passed that eventually lead to the war. The French and Indian War had drained the British treasury and left the country in debt. “In order to pay off his debt, he imposed taxes on the colonies without their consent.
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“However, when the Americans won the Battle of Saratoga, France decided that the colonists had a good chance to win. This led to active French involvement in the war” (How did the alliance with France help the colonies win the American Revolution? 1). The French aided the colonists by supplying them with weapons and money, provided military services by sending a few ground troops, but more notably was the fact that they relayed their naval forces to fight against the British’s. “These naval forces were very important because they happened to be present to fight the British at the Battle of the Chesapeake in 1781. The French victory in this battle prevented the British from relieving their besieged troops at Yorktown, VA. When the Americans (with some French ground forces) defeated the British at Yorktown, it marked the end of major fighting in the war” (How did the alliance with France help the colonies win the American Revolution? 1). The alliance of the French facilitated the colonists winning the war by imparting them with money, provisions, and military …show more content…
Some may also argue that the colonists’ determination didn’t have any impact on the outcome of the war, but it did. The colonists morale is what kept them fighting the British’s suppressive laws, if they lost their will to fight against the British’s rule then the whole reason they went to war with them would be in vain, they didn’t ever give up, not when they were outnumbered, and not even when faced with the realities of their fatal shortcomings, they chose to keep fighting they chose to win. A few may argue that the Battle tactics the colonists used when fighting the British troops were irrelevant to their victory in the war when actually it was one of their greatest assets when fighting it. The colonists troops consisted of minutemen, these men had very little training in the art of warfare, unlike the British troops, whose skill was far greater than that of their opponents. The colonists developed a new style of combat known as guerilla warfare, a style taken from the Native American’s. Instead of shooting in an open battlefield as

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