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Evgeniy Bukatin Pr. Peacock HIS 111 February 7, 2011 Midterm Exam 1. The war began in 1775 and ended in 1781; it was a combination of many battles between American colonies and British Empire. The Revolutionary War can be divided into three phases: from 1775 to 1777 the Americans faced the British Empire alone. In 1778, France entered the war, and the fighting took place mainly in the South, at the sea, and on the western frontier during 1778 through 1781. The third and last phase of the war lasted from 1781 to 1783. There are several factors that enabled the American colonies to win their independence from Great Britain: familiarity of the terrain, better war tactics, and several alliances with foreign powers. Also, better supplies and superior strength benefited the United States in this war. All the battles of the war occurred at the east cost of America, which was an advantage for American colonies because they knew their land better. They knew where to hide and shoot, and all the strategic locations that were necessary for winning the battles and the independence in the end. British and German troops were not familiar with the land or anything that they confronted. For Americans, it was also easier to get more troops and supplies because British had to send them across the Atlantic Ocean. As the result, England was spending more and more money every time it was shipping new supplies and troops to another continent. Besides, it was very time consuming and dangerous which also created unawareness of the situation in the war. The fighting tactics played a big role in defeating Great Britain. The English were the
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2011 for the course HIS 111 taught by Professor Peacock during the Spring '11 term at NC Wesleyan.

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