Wednesday, January 16, 2013

HOW on earth did we win the Revolution??

In the first years of the American Revolution, it seemed unlikely that the shabby group of men calling themselves the Continental Army could ever beat the world's greatest army (England.)  After learning about the war, explain how the colonists did, in fact, succeed in their goal of defeating England and becoming an independent nation.

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  1. After learning about the war, I think the how the colonist won the war was mostly because they had a cause to fight for. Why would they fight if they had nothing to fight for? After a few battles the colonists realized that indeed they can win the war. Becoming their own nation happen. This made more and more soldiers join for the Patriot's side in hopes of becoming their own Country. The harsh and pitiful war would be worth their freedom.

    Victoria M.
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    1. I think the colonists won the war because they were fighting for their freedom and Washington kept their morale up. It was also because the British marched to Philadelphia instead of Saratoga witch made the colonists able to win the battle. That led to the french sending supplies and reinforcements to the american soldiers.

      Travis C.
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  2. I think we won the revolution for many reason. First off, we had something to fight for. Also, we knew the land and the redcoats didn't know the land. Finally, we knew guerrilla warfare which gave us a big advantage. I wonder what would of happened if we didn't would we have one the war.
    Frankie M Sam Z 3-4

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    1. Not trying to say anything rude, but you could expand this more...
      Kate Bruncati
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  3. There were many ways how the Americans won the Revolutionary War. The first is the Guerrilla tactic. This was a sneak attack the British were unprepared for. Also the Americans knew the land but the British didn't. Finally, the colonists were fighting for a cause and were willing to die for it. That’s how the Americans beat the strongest army in the world.
    Kevin F period 3/4B

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  4. Because the patriots worked harder and in Penn State George Washington was planning attack while the Red coats were partying. So the patriots were getting better at fighting.
    Sierra R and Emily P period 3-4B

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  5. After learning about the war, I think that the reason why the colonists won was because they knew the land, unlike the British who didn't know the land. Also, the colonists had a reason to fight for. Another thing that the colonists had, were the guerilla allies (France and Spain). The British fought in a different warfare.
    Rachel J and Ty B Period 3/4 B

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  6. After learning about the war, i think we one because we knew the land. we knew all of the land and how to use it unlike the British. We also had the french helping us at one point. But in all i think we won because we knew the land.

    Nikita G.
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  7. After learning about the war, the thing I think the colonists won the war because they were fighting hard and they cared about there land.

    Dominick T
    Period 5/9
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  8. After learning about the war, I think that we won the war because we were very determined to have our freedom. The British weren't determined to get anything done, they already had their own rights, and they were okay with them. We also had different ways to fight, we were taught well by the Indians on how to plan a sneak attack on the British. We had so many resources that the British didn't have and that's how we won.

    Megan C. Period- 5-9B

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  9. After learning about the war, I belive that we won because the soldiers were fighting for something.What were they fighting for? Soldiers were fighting for freedom. So The soldires were detremained to win. I also think we won beacuse the soldiers were were more trained to fight and had better statages to win the war.
    Hailey R. 5-9B

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  10. The American Revolution had many components to our success. I think that the reason we came out on the top is because of our advantages. We were fighting on home land, so we knew the grounds better than the British. We also were very good, thanks to George Washinton, at our new found form of war that we learned from watching the indians, Guerrila Warfare. These attacks always took the British soldiers by surprise. Another reason that heped to win was our allies, Englands enemies, France and Spain. Although, we were just shabby farmers we had something that the British didn't. Sure the British much more money than us to pay for supplies and thing, but we were fighting for our people. The red coats were just fighting another war, we had more. It's almost equivalent to fighting for our lives. We wanted something and that's what gave us our drive and determination. I think that anyone would be surprised by the outcome, but I know that either way we were going to try because we as Americans will never just hand someone the satisfaction of our failure. The American Revolution was a great point in our history because it was able to boost our confidence and give us the strength needed to win the war and unite as one.

    Jenna G.
    Period 10-11 A

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    1. Nice answer, Jenna. I like your last sentence, it really closes up the paragraph.
      Kate Bruncati
      Period: 10+11 A

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  11. I think there were many reasons that the Americans won the Revolution. First off we had some of the Indians on our side because they did not like the British because they took some of their land and killed a lot of their kind. Second we had the French on our side because they flat out hated the British from previous situations and previous battles. We also had a German general (he was actually a captain) and he helped train George Washington's army. Finally at the last battle of Yorktown the French helped out by sending 28 warships to help the Americans. For previous battles the French have also sent supplies.(Guns food tea etc...).

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  13. After learning about the revolutionary war lots of the troops came mostly because of advantages. This cause lots of of the troops to go haywire.Lots of them got furious becuse they were doing things that they really weren't suppose to. Most of the red coats were just fighting but us americans had more fights. We had wanted somthing they red coats didn't have (determination). Because of that we had then won the revolutionary war. It felt great to finally win a war!!! Nick R
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  14. The colonists won the war because they were determined and hard working. They had many people help them out and donate money and supplies. The British didn't have a real reason to be fighting. They were just told to fight. The French helped the Americans and when the ships arrived the British realized that they couldn't beat both of them. We were familiar with the land and that helped a lot. The British were coming into a place they have never seen. It was easier for the colonists to find short cuts and sneak attack on the British. The American Revolution was a surprising and amazing victory.

    Maggie F
    Period 3/4 A

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  15. I believe there were many reasons for us winning the war. One of them was the guerrilla fighting. This was very effective because the British did not know how to counter act this. Another reason is that the British had no clue which way led them to the way they wanted to go. But the Americans knew all the ways to get to where ever they want to go. The last reason is that in Yorktown we got lots of help from the French Navy. This was so effective because the British saw that almost all the French Navy showed up to the battle.

    Joosep R Per. 3-4A

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  16. The Patriots succeeded in their goal of defeating England and becoming an independent nation. The Patriots knew the land, they knew all the back roads and routes. The British didn't know the land well. Since we knew the land well the guerrilla fighters knew good places to hide so they could ambush the British. Also, the Patriots had a purpose for fighting. They were fighting to gain independence while England really had no purpose for fighting. Whenever things got bad they'd still fight on because they were willing to do anything to gain our independence. The British were far from home and just wanted to get the war over with, so they could go back to their families. Finally, the Patriots had the French on their side. After, the 28 French ships arrived in the Chesapeake Bay the British knew it was over, they couldn't fight the Americans and the French. I wonder what it would be like here today if the British won the war.
    Shannon O'Malley 3/4A

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  17. I believe that the way we won was because of our determination and our tactics. Like Patrick Henry said, "Give me liberty or give me death". That showed real determination. We also had Guerrilla Warfare, which we learned from the Indians. But the best at it was Francis Marion. Also known as Swamp Fox. Swamp Fox would hide in the swamps then attack the British and stole from them. He would also make them use materials. I wish that I could meet Swamp Fox and learn from him.
    Ryan F 5/9 A

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  18. After learning about the war I think we won because we had a reason to win. The British didn't really want to be there. Another reason we won is because of guerrilla warfare



    Brad Heuer Period 5-9 a day

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  19. After learning about the war I think the reason america won was because they had something to fight for they had something driving them that pushed them so that they wouldnt let up they wouldnt back down.

    Eric Lewaine
    5-9 A

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  20. We won the war because of "Swamp Fox". He was in charge of guerrilla warfare. We camped out in a swamp and waited until we heard the British, then we attacked. We won. Swamp Fox was in charge, and he saved the United Sates
    Lucas F 5/9 A

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  21. After Learning about the revolutionary war i think there were a lot of reasons that the Patriots won. The main reason the patriots won the war was because they had a reason to fight. the English just wanted to get home and see there children and drink. the Patriots would use anything they had to win the war and separate from the English. The other reason is because the patriots had Francis Marion. He showed the patriots Gurilla Warfare. the English only knew how to attack people with no surprise. These two reasons was why the Patriots won the war.
    Aidan McCann 5-9A

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  22. After learning about the Revolutionary War there are many reasons why we won. One reason is because we had guerilla warfare (Swamp Fox). The Swamp Fox created that. Another reason why is because we knew the land much better than the British. We knew every single solitare thing about our land and where to hide our stuff. Lastly, is because we had a good reason to fight. The british were just fighting to get us back on their side and we were fighting for independence. Those reasons are why i strongly belive that we won the Revolutionary War.
    Kayla Fenton Per. 10/11 A Day

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  23. I think that we beat England in the war because we knew the land, and the British didn't. Also, we had allies, France and Spain, and guerrilla fighters on our side, and the British were not used to that. Also, the colonists had a reason to fight for America.
    Riley Guerrera P. 10-11 A

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  24. I think we won the war for a few reasons. One we knew the land,which ment we knew all the allies and places to hide. WE also had French on our side. And last we are figthers!
    By Victoria Chipman 10/11 A day.

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  25. I think the Americans one the war for many reasons. First of all the Americans were fighting for a reason to be a free country. While the British soldiers were just sent over to fight. They also won it because they knew the land better. For example they knew where to hide and when to ambush the British. My last reason the Americans won the war is because they allied with the French. If they did not side together the results of the battle of York town could have been different. I think the Americans one the war for the reasons i stated.

    Jack Anderson P-1-2-B Knight

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  27. Once von stuabon trained owr army we became superior to the British and started to win battles. Know one gave up on themselves. GallagherP

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  28. I think the american's won for many reasons and the reasons are because we were being trained and we became smarter and learned new fighting styles and we also started to gain confidence when we captured 1000 hessian's during a sneak attack. We also won because we had something worth fighting for the english did not they just fought for no cause at all.

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  29. I think the colonists won the war for many reasons. First, Washington was a great commander. They were fighting for a cause, their Independence, and they knew the land. We had Guerilla warfare which helped by suprise attacks. Lastly, when the French joined us and brought their Navy ships that is what in the end helped us win the war.
    PatrickH
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  30. There are many reasons that we won the Revolutionary War. One reason is that we had a great cause. Another reason is that we knew the land. One last reason that I will state is that we had the french on our side after the battle of Saratoga. So, as you can see these and many other reasons are why we won the Revolutionary War.
    OliviaE Per. 10-11(A)

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  31. I think the reason because we won the revolutionary war is because we had a motive. We were fighting for a cause, the British didn't. The king just told the red coats to fight and most of them did't want to. Also when Von Steuben came and trained the
    Americans that was a contributing factor. Also when the french pitched in.
    Joshua R 3/4 A

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  32. Washinngton was great. We also learned a unique fighting style. But, I think we just wanted freedom more tham theey wanted us to not have it. We also had the french who were superior to the Hessians. The Fench sent over many great generals,such as, Marquis De Lafayette.
    Andrew Young 3/4 A

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  33. There are many reason why the Continental Army was successful in the Revolution. First off, we had a cause to fight for. Becoming our own nation, not having to rely on the King all the back in England. Also the colonists knew the land, it was their home. The Americans also had a very unique fighting style that they picked up from the Indians. The Redcoats were not used to the sneak attacks and that type of surprise fighting. They were used to marching straight into battle! Lastly, on the last battle, Yorktown, the French came just in time for the British side to realize that it's all over and they could not win the revolution.

    Jack Craffey 3/4 A

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  34. There are many reason why we won the American Revolution. First of all, we were fighting for a cause. We wanted freedom, and we were going to get it. The British were just fighting another war, but we were fighting for our lives. Another reason is, we knew the land, and the British did not. Also, we used guerilla warfare, which we learned from watching the Indians, and the British wasn’t expecting it. We also had European allies, France and Spain, to help us out. Sure the British had money, were a well equipped military, and the best army in the world, but, we had something more. Last, but certainly not least, we had George Washington as our leader. The British were just fighting in another battle, but we were fighting for our independence. The American Revolution was a very important time in history.
    Mackenzie Finley 10/11 A

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  35. I think we won the revolution because of a couple reasons. One important reason is because the British did not know the land. Also the British were fighting far away from home and some soldiers became homesick. Soldiers who were homesick could not concentrate as much. Finally the French helped us close out our victory by sending 28 ships. The ships had supplies and more soldiers. That is why I think we won the revolution.
    Ricky Yennella Period 3-4 B

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  36. I think we won the war because we knew the land and knew where to go. The British did not. Also because we knew a different style of fighting called Guerrilla fighting. We used this technique against the British and that's a main reason why we won the war. Thanks to the Indians that's a big reason why we won the war. Also we won the war because the French helped us. The French sent over supplies and sent over their best men. That is why I think we won the American Revolution.
    Shane G. Period 5-9B

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  37. The things that help us win the war is the guerrilla type warfare they used. Also when George Washington Trained the troops at Valley Forge. Another thing that helped was when George Washington sneak attacked the Hessian's and captured more than a 1000 when they were off guard. Also the last thing that helped was when we won the Battle of Saratoga and the French decided to help us.
    Ryan B 5-9B

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  38. Other countries help use during the war. Von Steuben trained the continental army at Valley Forge. Also Marquis Lafayette helped George Washington. Last, Admiral DE Grasses came with a fleet of ships to lead the colonist to victory. If it wasn't for them, we would have lost the war.
    Norm A 10/11B

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  39. After learning about the war, I think the how the colonist won the war was mostly because they had a cause to fight for. We also had another way of fighting, and that was guerrilla. Another thing that helped was when George Washington sneak attacked the Hessian's and captured more than a 1000 when they were off guard. I also think we won the war because we knew the land and knew where to go.
    Michael A 10/11 B

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  40. There were a lot of reasons about how we won the American Revolution. I think that one of the most important was that we knew the Guerrilla warfare. This was a huge advantage, especially because the British did NOT know this fighting technique. There were many other reasons, but i think that this was one of the most important.
    Cassie C. 3/4 A

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  41. After learning about the war and how England had a huge advantage over us with money,clothes,and a better army it is like a miracle that The Conetental army pulled out and won. I think the main reason they won is becuase they had a reason and meaning to fight becuase they wanted freedom from England which inspired everyone to fight and risk there life knowing that it will help us later to get freedom and live without taxation and England. Nicole P 3/4B

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  42. In my opinion, there is a straight out reason as to why we won the war. After defeating the British at Saratoga, the French decided to help us out. It all changed for "us" then. Thanks to Admiral de Grasses, he sent us twenty-eight French ships to help at Chesapeake Bay because America didn't have a navy really at all. Therefore, I believe the French are the main reason.
    Kate Bruncati
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  43. The continental army beat the British by being determined and trained so that they can be prepared to beat them.The commander George Washington would never take breaks and would just train and help the colonist to fight and beat the british.The continental army would always surprise th British and would come prepare with ammunition and weapons. I think since George Washington was the commander of the Continental Army then thats why we won the war.
    Sean Nelson 5-9A

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  44. There are many reasons that we won the Revolutionary War. In my opinion, the most important one is that Marquis De Lafayette spent the winter at Valley Forge with George Washington and his troops. For example, without him George's soldiers would have been untrained. After Marquis De Lafayette trained them the soldiers had more courage in themselves.Because the troops had way more bravery than they started with, they believed that they could defeat the British therefore, they did. I wonder if other people agree with my answer?

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  45. There are many reasons that we won the Revolutionary War. In my opinion, the most important one is that Marquis De Lafayette spent the winter at Valley Forge with George Washington and his troops. For example, without him George's soldiers would have been untrained. After Marquis De Lafayette trained them the soldiers had more courage in themselves.Because the troops had way more bravery than they started with, they believed that they could defeat the British therefore, they did. I wonder if other people agree with my answer?

    Emily Robison
    Period 10-11 A

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  46. There were many things done so that we won the war.George Washington was a amazing leader,he stayed with his troops during the winter at Vally Forge which motivated them.One of the big reasons we won the war was that we surprised the hessians in the battle of Trenton,we captured over 1000 hessians and lost only two men.We were also fighting for a cause wich mad us fight harder.A huge reason we won the war was because of the battle of Saratoga,America outnumbered the British 3-1 yet they had 600 casualties and the Americans had 150.This helped us gain allies like the French.These are the main reasons we won the war.

    Christian Kaiser
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  47. After learning about war, I believe how America won this war, was by the smart George Washington. During the winter, at Valley Forge, George Washington, planned attacks, and trained his men. Also during the winter, he decide to attack on the Hessians, If George Washington never thought of this, there would've been 1000 extra men to fight, and that could have been critical. If it wasn't for George Washington, we would still be the thirteen colonies.
    Patrick B
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  48. After studying the Revolutionary War in class there are deffinetly some obvious reasons why the Continental Army defeated the British in the war. For example the Colonists had learned guerilla warfare tactics from the Indians, however the British were not familiar with this type of warfare which highly came to the colonists advantage. In addition the Continental Army also had known the land much much better than the British, so this also pushed us forward. Finally the Colonists had the French join in at the end of the war after Marquis De Lafayette brought in a fleet of ships to America. These are some of the reasons that I believe why we won the Revolutionary War.

    Jack H
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  49. The colonists won the Revolutionary War because while they had disadvantages, they had several advantages over the British. For example, they fought with a completely different battle technique, which was guerrilla fighting. Also, the British soldiers didn't know the land like the Americans did. Additionally, they had French allies who were still angry at the British for the French and Indian war.
    Melissa C. Period 10/11B 2/4/13

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  50. After learning about the revolution in my Social studies class I can say how the colonies won the war. At first we were farmers who had no experience withe fighting, but then we later got training to fight. The continental army had no money, and supplies and some of them didn't have shoes. After loosing a battle we settled in Vally Forge for the winter. the soildgers were trained for war. We also use gurrila warfare which helped. The french was on our side too and helped us win the war.

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  51. The colonists succeeded in beating England's army and becoming independent in a few ways. One way the colonists defeated England's army was by getting trained to be a superior army by Barren Von Steuben. He showed the Continental Army how to properly stand and fight against enemy's. Therefore, the colonists beat the English's super army and gained their own independence. I think the colonists worked hard enough in training to deserve their own independence like they did.

    Jake Z.
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  52. In my opinion, if we never had the alliance with the French, I don't think we would ever win the Revolutionary War. The British threw in the towel when they saw the French War Ships were coming. They figured, fight and loose our lives, or go home and loose the war. Since the Red Coats didn't fight for a cause they didn't care who won the war, and didn't try hard so they decided to go home. If the French Battle Ships never came, I think we would of lost the Revolution because the British would have never given up.

    Melissa M.
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  53. America's victory in the Revolutionary War wouldn't have happened without the help of many other things. First of all, I believe one of the reasons why we won the Revolution was because we were fighting for a cause and the British weren't. We wanted to win because if we did, we would have received independence. That was our motivation. In addition, we were fighting close to home and we knew the land. This gave us an advantage over the British, who were far from home and unfamiliar with the land, because we could sneak up on them and attack. Finally, I don't think we would have won without our alliance with the French. The British surrendered when the French ships arrived during the Battle of Yorktown. If they had never come, the British might not have surrendered. We might not have won and become the amazing nation that we are today.
    Rachael H.
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  54. After learning about the revolutionary war I think we won because of the french. Also because we knew the land better then England. That gave us a great advantage. That is why we won the revolutionary war

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  56. i think because we knew how to use the land unlike the british who did not.


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  58. I believe that we won the revolutionary war because of the French. They sponsored us with ammunition which gave us the upper hand. Also, George Washington trained our troops perfectly for each job, AND fought with us in battle. That gave our soldiers good morale, to help us fight better.

    Tyler G
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  59. One of the main reasons why I think America won the Revolutionary War is from our strong desire to win and the mighty income of soldiers from France. As the small army we were, we were smart enough to sign a treaty with France to be allies during the War. Not only did they come to War when we needed them, but they also helped us with training militia and giving us food at desperate times. Also, they helped us regroup when our amount of soldiers was low. Most importantly the French helped us finish off the British in the battle of Yorktown.

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  60. I believe we won because we were allies with France. Without France,I don't think we would win. Plus, we know how to use the land, unlike the British. That gave us an advantageous advantage. The Colonist also knew guerrilla fighting. In conclusion, we won with the best general, General Washington.

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  61. I think we won the war because of the ammunition given to us by the French. We were given a head start pretty much. We were very strong both physically and mentally. We believed we could win and kept our hopes up. The ammunition helped us physically.
    Olivia T
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  62. I believe that we won the revolutionary war by determination and by motivation.For example what Patrick Henry said “Give me freedom or give me death.” Words like this gave our troops motivation.The determination came from there own reasons to fight the English.we also gained the upper hand by being helped by the french. we won the war in 1785.the declaration was signed during the war this was the document that declares us free of rights in america.
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  63. I think we won the war because the USA wanted freedom. They asked the French to help them beat the English. The French said yes. In the end the USA beat the English. Then the declaration was signed.

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  64. I think it 1 reason is because the french helped us. also i think it is because the British had their army spread all over the world, however we have our force in US.

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  65. I think we won the Revolutionary War because of how well Washington trained our troops. I also believe we won because we were strong mentally and physically. Also we were allies with French. They supported us with ammunition.
    Alex Rivera
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  66. There were many ways how the Americans won the Revolutionary War. The first is the Guerrilla tactic. This was a sneak attack the British were unprepared for. Also the Americans knew the land but the British didn't. Finally, the colonists were fighting for a cause and were willing to die for it. That’s how the Americans beat the strongest army in the world. The Americans were very strong then and very strong now.
    Joey L. 5-9A

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  67. I think we won the Revolutionary war simply because the French gave us ammunition. This was a big boost towards winning the war. The ammunition lifted us from 2nd to 1st. The french saved us. Our army was and still is very strong.
    Morgan Pulignano 1-2 A

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  68. I think that the reason we won the Revolution was because we had strategy and planning. We worked with our guerrilla formation and were able to sneak up on the British. They had no idea what was going on there for they could not respond properly as we shot them down. Also, we planned attacks and had people to come warn everyone, which the British did not do. I believe that this is why our shabby group of men won.\
    Bella M
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