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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 Geography Foreign assistance Colonists’ spirit and attitude 

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One thing you should keep in mind is that a historical essay should advance an argument. (Your goal is ultimately to try to convince your reader to adopt your point of view.) With that in mind, when looking at your assignment, note how it is ultimately presented in terms of a question: given the disadvantages the colonials faced, what allowed them to overcome Britain's military strength and win the Revolutionary War? Thus, your first task is to formulate an answer to this question. From this starting point, you need to think about how you would defend that perspective, and how that argument would come together.

So, when looking at those four sub-topics, you should think in terms of how they relate back to that larger question and the argumentation that would shape your answer. At the same time, it might be worth thinking about the internal organization of your essay and the order of those four paragraphs. (For example, if I were answering this essay, I would very much be inclined to start...

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