Editorial: Throughout the course of the revolutionary war, British soldiers fought against many allied forces supporting the American cause. The military might of France and Spain, the new tactics of individual leaders such as Baron von Steuben, and the determination of the continental army all contributed to America becoming an independant country. First, the military might of France and Spain contributed heavily to the American war effort in many ways. France and Spain, provided a supplement of soldiers to the continental military, which was originally small in size and numbers. Also, due to the fact that Britain had a very strong Navy, America was at a disadvantage, until France was able to augment their makeshift navy of cargo ships with weapons and cannons strapped to them with one of the most powerful in the world. France and Spain were also able to provide the ill-supplied Americans with much needed ammunition, food, and other supplies.
- Fall '19