American Revolution- 3

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American Revolution- 3
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  1. What was the Continental Congress?
    • 1) Washington named commander in chief of the Continental Army 
    • 2) Olive Branch Petition sent to king George 3, but colonists are rebuffed (Thomas Paine's- wrote Common Sense)
    • 3) The Declaration of Independence 
  2. Colonists take sides- What percentage did the Tories/ Loyalists? Patriots? Neutral?
    • Tories/ Loyalists 20%
    • Patriots 40%
    • Neutral 40%
  3. What were Patriots?
    Colonists who wanted independence 
  4. What were Loyalists/ Tories?
    Colonists who wanted to remain British 
  5. What year was the Treaty of Paris?
    1783 
  6. What was the Treaty of Paris? 
    • America independence recognized 
    • US agrees to compensate loyalists for property seized during the war 
    • Britian agrees to abandon its forts in the northwest territory (northwest of the Ohio River)
  7. What was stated in the Treaty of Paris but never done?
    • US never repays loyalist for lost property
    • Britain never abandons territory 
  8. What were military strengths for US?
    • Familiarity of home ground
    • Leadership of Washington and other officers
    • Inspiring cuase of independence
  9. What were military strengths for Britain?
    • Strong, well- trained army and navy
    • Strong central govern with available funds
    • Support of colonial Loyalists and Indians
  10. What were the military weakness for Britain?
    • Large distance separating Britain from battlefields
    • Troops unfamiliar with terrain
    • Weak military leaders
    • Sympathy of certain British politicians for the American cause
  11. What were the military weakness for US?
    • Most soldiers untrained and undisciplined
    • Shortage of food and ammunition
    • Inferior navy (no offical navy)
    • No central government to enforce wartime peace
  12. What was the #1 strength for US?
    Inspiring cause of independence 
  13. What was the #1 strength for Britain?
    Strong, well- trained army and navy 
  14. What was the #1 weakness for Britain?
    Sympathy of certain British politicians for the American cause 

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