a.h. 2.3 guided notes.docx - Ch 2.3 Guided Notes The War for Independence The Opposing Sides The Continental Army and local militias had to fight

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Ch. 2.3 Guided Notes The War for Independence The Opposing Sides The Continental Army and local militias had to fight and better equipped British troops. By mid-August, the British had assembled an estimated men under the command of General William Howe. Compared to the British troops, the Continental Army was inexperienced and equipped. However, the local militias fought using guerrilla warfare, which is very difficult to defeat. Problems for the British troops: dealing with the local militias the European balance of power Battles in the North Early setbacks plagued the Continental Army, but the victory at convinced France to enter the war. General Washington and his troops were sent to defend , but the British still captured the city and used it as their headquarters for the rest of the war. Nathan Hale was sent to spy on the British but was caught and . In order to protect the Continental Congress, Washington victoriously attacked the British in the winter during a sleet storm.

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