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Unformatted text preview: Lecture: Fighting the Revolutionary War A. British Advantages/Disadvantages ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES-population odds = 3:1-distractions in Ireland-wealth and naval power-France lurking-professional army-inept govt. = King George & -hired Hessians and Lord North Indians-Brits disliked killing Brits-Internal political scuffles Tories and Whigs-2 nd rate generals; ill-treated troops-operating 3,000 miles from home-fighting in a huge rural expanse B. American Advantages/Disadvantages ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES-strong leadership = -poorly organized for war = Washington & Franklin lack of unified nation & weak-French foreign aid in $ govt. > Contl. Congress & later in military-states jealous of one another;-fighting on familiar soil distrust especially in the-Colonial buckskins = appointment of officers tough good riflemen-$ problems = inflated -self-sustaining for food & Continentals & states agriculture in states begin to issue their own $ 1 ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES-enjoyed the moral...
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2010 for the course AMER HIST 45213 taught by Professor Platt during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Spring '10