American Advantages in AR

American Advantages in AR - Period 3 U.S. History I Honors...

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Period 3 U.S. History I Honors Advantages of the American Colonies in the Revolutionary War Early in the American Revolution, the thirteen colonies were definitely the underdogs. They had less money than Britain, less military equipment, and less political experience. Although they had the short end of the straw, the Americans turned many of their disadvantages into significant advantages that ultimately won the war for them. A main disadvantage for the Americans was that their soldiers, or Minutemen, were spread out over the vast land. In addition, the loose rules of the American militia let the men join and leave the force at any time. That proved helpful, though, because the Americans always had at least some Minutemen in every corner of the Colonies. Wherever the British were, American militiamen were nearby, ready to surprise them. The colonists had also been at a disadvantage when the Indians waged a primitive style of warfare against them. All colonists had to fight, not just professional soldiers. Therefore, most of the men belonged to the militia. But that proved an
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2010 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Shmoe during the Spring '08 term at Holyoke CC.

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American Advantages in AR - Period 3 U.S. History I Honors...

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