The Fight for Independence


             
Continental Army

           
           British Army 
Who Fought?

VOLUNTEER men and boys
Farmers, Merchants and Workers

Three problems the army faced:      

1.  Out numbered by the British troops
2.  Few Supplies, and little money
3.  Volunteers did not know how to be 
      soldiers


Who fought?

PROFESSIONAL soldiers
.

How were British soldiers different from Continental soldiers?

1.  Trained
2.  Paid for their work
3.  Had supplies they needed
Continental Army's Motivation to win:
The believed that by winning they could make a better life for themselves and their families.


Problems The British Army faced:
1.  They were a long way from home.
2.  It was hard for the Army to get their supplies to shore.
3.  They had to fight in a country they didn't know well.

Continental Army Allies helped:
France: provided Gunpowder and Navy
Spain: agreed to helped France
Spain:  Captured British port in Florida

Britians now felt they were fighting 3 wars:
1. with Colonies
2. with France
3. with Spain
Three Groups that did NOT fight the British:
1. Loyalists
2. African Americans
3. Native Americans

Groups that helped the British:
1. Native Americans
2. Loyalists

Strategies for an Defensive War:
1.  Hit and run tactics
2. Guerilla tactics

Strategies for an Offensive War:
1.  Capture Boston where they thought most patriots lived.
2.  Capture major cities.

3.  Force George Washington to bring his troops out into the open.
Treaty of Paris:

Agreed to:

1.  Restore rights and property to Loyalists


Treaty of Paris:
1. Agreed to recognize the United States as an independent Nation
2.  Give a large amount of Land to the United States.