The british had by far the bigger army ,better equipped soldiers,best generals and navy more experience at war, and a much larger army america had the fact the english were far more into conquering india at the same time. When the british invaded new jersey in 1780, the militia, knowing the continental army was in nearby morristown, fought vigorously when the war shifted to the south and the southern continental army was virtually destroyed by successive defeats at savannah, charleston and camden, the militia under the leadership of experienced soldiers such as. The continental army was an invention of congress and the command of george washington when washington arrived outside boston in the aftermath of the battle of bunker's hill, he immediately began.
British redcoats led by sir guy carleton face off against the american continental army led by george washington played as part of my singleplayer campaign in mount & blade: warband with the 1776. Between its first encounters with the british army outside boston in 1775 and the siege at yorktown in 1781, the continental army did a lot of growing up as military force its opponent, the british army in north america, had its own challenges. It looks like you've lost connection to our server please check your internet connection or reload this page. Eighth graders compare and contrast the british army to the continental army after reading assigned work, they brainstorm the advantages and disadvantages of the british and the continental armies and then prepare a graphic organizer.
Between 1775 and 1783, the continental army fought numerous skirmishes and minor engagements as well as more than a dozen major full-blown set-piece battles against british and hessian forces the fledgling army won slightly more than half the battles ranging from south carolina to upstate new york. Comparing the continental army and the british army british army musket demonstration at monmouth 15:49 george washington nominated as the commander of the continental army. Get an answer for 'compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of the british and the americans as the revolutionary war began' and find homework help for other history questions at enotes.
During this war, the thirteen former british colonies ganged against the kingdom of great britain by forming an army referred to as the continental army this research paper will therefore focus on the formation and evolution of the continental army and the role it played in this war. The americans suffered a number of setbacks from 1779 to 1781, including the defection of general benedict arnold to the british and the first serious mutinies within the continental army. The continental army was established by the second continental congress a few days before the battle of bunker hill on june 17, 1775 george washington was appointed the commander-in-chief and he served throughout the war without pay, requesting only that his expenses be paid.
Start studying advantages and disadvantages continental army vs british army learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. British v continental army 1 continental army vs british army the american revolution 2 armies remember continental army- made up of patriots and small militias that came together once the first continental congress was formed. The continental army was made up of people from state militias and continentals and had a different way of fighting than the british to unlock this lesson you must be a studycom member create.
Washington (army news service, june 5, 2014) -- before the american colonies even made their declaration of independence, the second continental congress gathered together in philadelphia 238. The continental army underwent many changes and phases in the meantime, including the addition of many army committees and the establishment of congress' board of war and ordnance and, later, war. The continental army is the first volume of the army lineage series published under a revised format hereafter, lineage volumes will include lengthy, footnoted narratives, along with lineages and bibliographies.