The Revolutionary War was one of the most important events in history for America and Britain. The war, in a way, helped America become its own nation and declare independence from Britain. At the time of the Revolutionary War, the English were in control of the Americans. Both sides had crucial advantages over each other that decided the outcome of the war. Let’s start with colonists; one of the biggest advantages they had over Britain was they had a major cause for wanting to fight.
The colonies debated England's power to tax them and did not wish to be taxed without representation. Consequently the American Revolution began, and the probability of the colonies winning was not bright, but the patriots were willing to fight to become a free, independent nation. The Patriots used several different strategies to defeat the “Lobster Backs.” During and after the war, people began thinking of extremely radical ideas that were exceptionally revolutionary of the time. There were numerous, significant people that contributed to military intelligence of the American Revolution. With the odds against the colonies, George Washington kept the revolution alive by staying one step ahead of the British.
From the time of the Revolutionary War this country has gained a government, laws and freedoms. George Washington’s bravery and intelligence led him to great victory. Defeating the British in the Revolutionary War made it possible to become our own country and decide how that country would be run. It was due to Washington’s leadership as a general that we defeated the British; because of that victory Washington was elected the first president of the Unites States. Washington served as president for two terms, during which he accomplished many new things.
George Washington’s ambition enabled him to conceive new concepts that would facilitate the American cause in the rebellion against the English. Innovative ideas and the ability to take risks permitted the Americans to capitalize on their assets and bolster weaknesses. Washington’s ambitions and courageousness were shown in the militia he commanded. The presence of the army and its readiness to fight prevented the British to pronounce proper victory. As a visionary leader, he proposed a new country that would thrive without the relentless scrutiny of its Mother country.
Sophie Shepherd ‘The Falklands War was Thatcher’s most successful foreign policy achievement’. How far do you agree with this view? Margaret Thatcher’s aims concerning foreign policy were to maintain the special relationship with America, defeat communism, to make peace in the cold war and to raise the status of Britain. The Falklands War was Thatcher’s most successful foreign policy achievement because it created more than one successful outcome. Although this was a great achievement, Thatcher did have other successes such as with the EU, America and defeating communism whilst working closely with Gorbachev to act as a peacemaker in the Cold War.
Americans grew to believe that the many taxes were levied for the enhancement of British capital at the expense of American welfare. Britain was keeping the Americans in a position of economic youth by denying them economic freedom. Such economic control dates back to before the French and Indian War in a period referred to as “salutary neglect.” This term was adapted because, although Britain did regulate trade and colonial government affairs, the British for the most part stayed out of the Americans’ way. What makes this description of salutary neglect disputable is the British policy of mercantilism, which was enforced in this time. Mercantilism allowed for the belief that wealth was power and that a country’s power could therefore be measured in gold and silver—placing wealth at the forefront of their minds.
Revolutionary War The British Army was the most powerful army in the world and had effectively protected its ground against all the major European powers (Syrett). However, they had never fought a war such as the Revolutionary war. The British Army outnumbered the American army, which one would think is a great advantage, and the soldiers were actually trained, opposed to the American army, led by General George Washington, which was composed of young, landless, unskilled, and poor soldiers (Phelan). Virtually all the advantages went to the British, however, George Washington still managed to lead his country to victory and independence. For the British, conquering the colonies was an almost impossible task.
The possession of provinces, cities, fortresses, roads, bridges, etc., may be the immediate objective of an engagement, but never the ultimate one. Karl Von Clausewitz The American Revolution is an historical analogy of David and Goliath. As in the biblical story, the numerically inferior and untested Colonial forces led by General George Washington (David) prevailed over Great Britain’s vastly superior and experienced forces led by General William Howe (Goliath). Some will claim that America’s victory, like David’s, was the result of divine providence but military strategists will tell you that it was America’s superior strategy that delivered the military outcome necessary for it to assert independence from Great Britain. General George Washington’s strategy of erosion effectively outlasted Great Britain’s will to fight a costly war on American soil.
“Common Sense” was a very popular pamphlet in America at the time. b. Rousseau. Montesquieu, and Locke introduced ideologies like separation of government and popular sovereignty that appealed to other colonists. 3) The French and Indian war provided colonists training in war that was previously miserably lacking. Self-confidence was also boosted and unity was emphasized between fighters.
There was no way the Revolutionary War could have been avoided. The British were only looking out for their own good and taxing the colonist like crazy it was inevitable. Small tiffs about the taxing led to the Concord and Lexington battles then vwala war erupted. The British should have been able to control the rebellions what with their enormous population, huge imperial army and probably the world’s best navy at that time. They were also the seven seas most powerful and wealthy country, so shouldn’t they have been the obvious victor for this campaign?