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The American Revolution

The American Revolution

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The American Revolution

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  1. The American Revolution

  2. British Army Strengths • Well-trained Army • Powerful Navy • Strong Government • Support of Loyalists • Native American Allies

  3. British Army Weaknesses • England is 3,000 miles away • Unfamiliar battle fronts • Weak military leaders • Lined Infantry

  4. Continental Army Strengths • Home Field Advantage • Superior Weapons and Marksman • Experienced Officers • Guerrilla warfare • George Washington • Inspiring Cause

  5. Continental Army Weaknesses • Untrained Soldiers • Shortage of Food and Ammunition • An infant Navy • No Central Government

  6. NC in the Revolutionary War

  7. How did NC feel about the Revolutionary War? • Patriots-Those who supported the war-approximately 50% of NC

  8. How did NC feel about the Revolutionary War? • Loyalists-(Tories)Those who remained loyal to the King. Usually those of English birth, ancestry, or other reasons. • Highland Scots • Government Officials • Freedmen and slaves • Some former Regulators About 35% of NC

  9. How did NC feel about the Revolutionary War? • Pacifists-Those who opposed any violence for any reason. Moravians and Quakers About 8% of NC • Isolationists-Those who didn’t care. About 7% of NC