Why Did The Underdogs Win?
In the American Revolution, why did the Americans win?
REASON #1: GEORGE WASHINGTON
Washington's reputation as a courageous and fearless leader was sprung from a battle he fought with the British against the French, often called "Battle of the Wilderness". He became replacement General after Edward Braddock was injured, and he led an extremely successful retreat. His performance during the French & Indian war made him an obvious candidate for the General of the American Revolution.
As you may or may not know, the war was brutal for the Americans. They faced starvation, hypothermia, and lack of military training. They were not nearly as experienced as the British army. What kind of General could create a victory for an army like that? Well, George Washington could. He was a huge part of America's success.