unit 4 essay 1 - At the start of the American Revolution...

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At the start of the American Revolution many would have thought that the Patriot forces had no chance in defeating the British forces in a war. In Out of many: a history of the American people, we can see that there is both strengths and weaknesses to both forces, which eventually lead to the victory of the Patriot forces and thus leading to British forces surrendering in 1781. During the time of the revolution many American man saw action. More than 200,000 men fought and of these over 100,000 served in the Continental Army under General George Washington’s command, the rest in fought in militia companies (Faragher, Buhle, Czitrom, & Armitage, 2009). This proved to be a weakness at the start of the war because the Continental Army and the militias had separate ideas on how to fight the British. Yet throughout the war this lead to a sense of camaraderie. Militias fought for their homes and preferred to fight alongside with neighbors. The Continental Army felt this sense of brotherhood after marching out of
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This note was uploaded on 08/02/2011 for the course HIST 1101 taught by Professor Arnold during the Spring '11 term at Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach.

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