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US-Adv./Disadv.

Patriot & British Advantages and Disadvantages

QuestionAnswer
Accurate Rifles Patriot Advantage
300,000 men Patriot Advantage
Professional army (often trained for 5 years) British Advantage
Quality of officers was low British Disadvantage
The war was not popular British Disadvantage
Soldiers had short enlistment periods Patriot Disadvantage
Recruited men from jails and slums British Disadvantage
Lack of artillery experience Patriot Disadvantage
Financing (money for the war) British Advantage
Home soil Patriot Advantage
Had a variety of weapons Patriot Disadvantage
Inexperience in building defensive fortifications Patriot Disadvantage
Untrained and undisciplined amateurs (militia) Patriot Disadvantage
Hessians (German mercenaries) British Advantage
French troops and navy Patriot Advantage
Inexperience in frontal attack fighting Patriot Disadvantage
Not used to the weather conditions in America British Disadvantage
Ammunitions and supplies were scarce Patriot Disadvantage
Trained Navy British Advantage
Volley firing which allowed soldiers to load and fire more quickly British Advantage
Strength of belief in correctness Patriot Advantage
Long distance to supply the army British Disadvantage
Experience in wilderness fighting Patriot Advantage
Financing was difficult Patriot Disadvantage
Patriot Advantages Accurate rifles, 300,000 men, French troops and Navy, Experience in wilderness fighting, Strength of belief in correctness, Home soil
British Advantages Financing, Trained Navy, Volley firing allowed soldiers to load and fire more quickly, German mercenaries (Hessians) and Indian allies, Professional army (trained for 5 years)
Patriot Disadvantages Lack of artillery experience, Untrained and undisciplined amateurs (militia), Financing was difficult, Had a variety of weapons,
Patriot Disadvantages Soldiers had short enlistment periods, Ammunitions and supplies were scarce, Inexperience in frontal attack fighting, Inexperience in building defensive fortifications
British Disadvantages Quality of officers was low, Recruited men from jails and slums, Long distance to supply the army, Not used to the weather conditions in America, War was not popular in England
Created by: ColbyHistory