The American Revolution

by Sierra Canon

September 3, 1776

The Continental Army fought long and hard for the victory they deserve. Today the Treaty of Paris was signed. The Treaty of Paris is the official document that represents the end of the war between Britain and The Continental Army.

How did 13 unorganized colonies win a war against England?

It was very unlikely that the greatest economic and military power of the 1700s would lose against the 13 colonies, but it happened. Why? I think it was because the British lacked one thing the Continental Army had, and that was passion. Not only did they have passion but they also had knowledge of the land.

Lexington and Concord

The battle of Lexington and Concord was unfortunately not an American win, despite Paul Revere's attempts at warning the 13 colonies. This is where the Continental Army got named The Minutemen because of their talent of being ready for a battle in such a short period of time.

Motivation

The reason the Continental Army never lost hope was not just because of their passion, it was because they had help. When the declaration of Independence was declared it recharged the 13 colonies motivation. The declaration of Independence was a document stating the 13 colonies wanted to break away from Britain and become their own country with different rules.

Another way the Continental Army won the War was because of the way they looked at things. The Native Americans taught them to be defensive and hide behind the trees and that is something the British didn't do.


George Washington was another big factor in the US winning the war. He read them a speech and lead them into the war in better shape then before.


The last factor in the US beating the British soldiers was the help from the French and Spanish when they supported them by sending them troops, weapons, and money.



It has impacted other parts of the world by giving them the courage to break off and become their own country. It still impacts the way we live, because we could still be controlled by Britain.