I need to write an essay for my U.S. History class. I Of course, I don't want anyone to do it for me. But I just need some information about it.
Write a well-organized essay that explains how the Americans won the Revolutionary War. Your essay should include at least four paragraphs. Remember that you will be graded on content, organization, and mechanics (grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure). Submit the brief essay to your teacher by the due date to receive full credit.
- When the American Revolution began, it looked like 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 powerful army and navy in the world?
How did each of the following contribute to the success of the American Revolution?
- George Washington’s leadership abilities
- Foreign assistance
- Colonists’ spirit and attitude
I think that you can get some basic ideas here and expand upon them in your essay along with the resources that you have been given in class to assist you. The first would be that the Colonists fought with a sense of purpose that the British might not have possessed to such a degree. The Briitish soldiers were paid to fight, including the use of mercenaries to this end. The Colonists fought for their own reasons, money not being present. In this light, the Colonists found themselves more willing to sacrifice for the goal at hand. In this light, the Colonists knew and understood the geographic conditions of America better than the British. The English fighting force was not used to fighting in such varied terrains and climates as what they found themselves fighting in this new world. At the same time, I think that the British had done a good job of making enemies all over the world, so when it became evident through the Battle of Saratoga that the Colonists might actually have a chance of beating the British army, foreign aid came in different forms. These reasons are more complex than what was presented here, but supplementing them with the analysis offered in primary and secondary sources and in class instruction will help you develop these points into a solid essay.