Lesson 8
Who Would Win the Revolutionary War?


British government strongest in world American government did not yet exist
lots of money no money
army strongest in the world American army made up of citizen-soldiers who were badly trained
many officers few officers with any experience
France helped by sending money and trained officers
British navy ruled the seas no navy
fighting 3000 miles away from home - had to ship men and supplies fighting at home - English might lose because couldn't get soldiers over quickly
fight was over a large area  
British army had trouble getting soldiers because many people had family members and friends in America.