When the American Revolution Began, It Looked Liked the Colonies Faced Insurmountable Odds. How Did a Ragtag Band of Volunteers Without a Proper Source of Funding for Food and Equipment Manage to Overcome the Most

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No one had ever created a government before so making the new nation wasn’t easy. Being the winners of the Revolutionary war is one of the many things America has done that is great. It was very difficult but we did it and with that came our freedom and new nation. George Washington, Geography, Foreign assistance, and the spirit of the colonists were all great help along the way. George Washington had great leadership abilities that were a big contribution. He was very trusted by the troops during the American Revolution. He never gave up even after failing a few times. Washington showed the courage and bravery needed to win, and he learned well from his mistakes. No matter what it was, he always did whatever he could to help. Geography helped American colonists in a number of ways. Since the war was held in the United States, the Terrain was difficult and unfamiliar to Britain. Distance was a help for Americans as well because British had to send and supply troops across an ocean, and try to move them quickly from one place to another. There was also diffusion of population. The Britain couldn’t just conquer a few key cities and thereby win. Lastly there was the size of the colonial territory, which is related to distance. During the Revolutionary war, foreign assistance didn’t happen until the last half of it. This came mostly from the French. France wanted Americans to win because France and Great Britain were enemies. France and the United States ended up in alliance and signed the Treaty of Anmity and Commerce. Spain didn’t directly help, but did attack British interests and threaten Britain itself. If it wasn’t for the colonists’ spirit, Americans probably never would have won the war. The British didn’t win, even though they had the best military in the world, because they had no motivation. The colonists’ wanted freedom and they fought diligently to

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