The Revolution on the Battlefield

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Unformatted text preview: The Revolution on the Battlefield; How Do the Patriots Win? Advantages for Sides During 1775-1776 British Patriots Army X Navy X Government X ? Public Opinion ?- Shift - Diplomacy X-Shift X Home Field - X Clarity of Objective I. British Strategy #1 1775-1776 1. Military Outlook Not good at the start of War Isolate problem in Boston Destroy the army outside of Boston and all other protesters will fall in line No more complex than that 2. The Plan Failure right from the start 3. The Problems Bunker Hill (A) British won but had a 50% casualty rate (B) Doesnt achieve objective of Punishment Support (A) Pours in the form of supplies, money, food, and troops Washington (A) Didnt Fight in Battle of Bunker Hill (B) Encountered something that discouraged him: the fact that the army was a mob that had no discipline who were just men playing soldier (C) Anything but the lesser man who would have went home (D) No longer Militia distinctions and creates order of military that leads up to him (E) He cleans up the camps, drilling, digging latrines, organizing, and giving discipline to the army War Spreads to Canada (A) Takes smaller portion of his Army in command of Benedict Arnold and has him engage in battle in Canada (B) Americans think that Canadians want to join, but Canadians dont care (C) When they engage in battle they are defeated because of tough journey to Canada (D) This shows Washingtons ability to remove the isolation of Boston Dorchester Heights (A) South of City which was not worried about by the British because of its distance (B) The Americans captured Fort Ticonderoga which has big guns (C) Problem its winter and through Mountains (D) Book seller in Boston, Henry Knox, says he can get the guns (E) Washington sent him and a few men to get them (F) Problem is getting them back because usually hauled by oxen which have short legs (G) Then they go build huge sleds which are man towed back to Boston (H) Washington is Amazed put guns up overnight (I) British See guns and get out of Boston (J) This only Encourages the Resistance (K) Perfect example is the Second Continent is about to declare independence in Philadelphia 4. Declaring independence Why? (A) To pull diplomacy and Public opinion on their side in the hopes that other countries give support and rest of the colonists give support What is it? (A) a long list why Americans feel like they need to break free from British Government, incredibly detailed (B) and because they have taken away rights we have the right to take away their power (C) it was highly debated and not everyone agreed on everything it said North/ South Issue (A) In the original draft Thomas Jefferson listed that Slavery being allowed was bad (B) Causes major debate because the Southern Economy is dependent on Slavery (C) Becomes such a division that southerners threaten to drop out (D) Ben Franklin says we must fight one battle at a time and be united...
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2009 for the course HY 203 taught by Professor Rothman during the Spring '07 term at Alabama.

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