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Unformatted text preview: The War 27/03/2008 17:04:00 Key Things to Keep in Mind About the War The idea that it was a conservative, non-violent revolution was completely false o It was a 8 year war the longest armed conflict in U.S. history until Vietnam o 2 nd in population to casualties ratio behind the Civil War The Continental army was not a simple band of farmers that somehow beat the British Army o By the end of the war, Washingtons army was highly professional (wasnt the case in the beginning of the war, however) Peoples allegiances were constantly shifting o Who was a Tory and who was a Whig was not always that clear o How both the American and British Armies treatment of the inhabitants was crucially important in the turnout of the war for both sides The Revolution Started with the Americans Invading Another Country o In the Winter of 1776-1776, an American Army invaded Quebec and tried to defeat the British Army there, and convert the Canadians to their cause The St. Lawrence River area was of crucial strategic importanceThe St....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course HIST 83 taught by Professor Carp during the Spring '08 term at Tufts.
- Spring '08