Presentation on theme: "By: Mac Bailey. The Revolutionary war was fought by two armies: The Continental Army and The British Army The leaders of the armies were George Washington."— Presentation transcript:
The Revolutionary war was fought by two armies: The Continental Army and The British Army The leaders of the armies were George Washington for the Continental Army, and King George III of England The British Army did not employ many new strategies in this war, but the Continental Army used many new ones such as Guerilla Warfare, Hit & Run Tactics, and small, quick ships for naval attacks.
The Continental Army was made up of volunteers - merchants and farmers - who were fighting for their independence from Brittan, who had no professional military training. Soldiers has to supply themselves with ammunition, food, weapons, and clothing. Employed drummer boys for confidence on the battlefield. The British Army was made up of professional soldiers employed by England and the King. They were supplied with food, ammunition, weapons, an uniforms. They had no reason to fight other than they were getting paid.
George Washington was the leader of the Continental Army. He was a smart and dedicated leader who wanted independence from the oppressing rule of King George III. He was chosen to be the first President of the United States after the Continental Army won the war. King George III of England was the leader of the British Army, even thought he never actually set foot on the battlefield. He convinced the African-Americans that if they joined his army he would free them from slavery. He was snobby and cared only about his own gain.
The Continental Army used many strategies that the British did not employ in order to win the war. One was guerilla warfare – hiding in trees waiting for small groups of British soldiers to walk into sight so they could shoot at them from all directions, thereby confusing and overcoming the British. Another strategy was called Hit and Run – waiting until nightfall to attack because the British were tired and sore by that time, and could not fight as well.
A third strategy the Continental Army employed was using smaller ships loaded with light cannons so that they could move quickly to attack larger cargo ships that were taking supplies to the British Army. They would shoot the light cannons at the cargo ships in a spot so that they would sink slowly, thereby giving the Continental Army time to board the cargo ship and take all the supplies they needed before the cargo ship sank. The cannons did not always sink the cargo ships though, and sometimes the Continental Army was able to recover and repair them for their own use.
The Continental Army gained several allies in its fight against the tyrant King George III. France supplied the Continental Army with money, shelter, and clothing, as well as other necessities. Spain helped to train the colonists in warfare, thereby reducing their casualties.