Ch 6 – American Revolution. American Revolution. British Advantages . American Disadvantages. Strongest navy in the world Experienced military Wealthy Huge population British Disadvantages - many Br. Soldiers were “mercenaries” – fighting for money (Americans called them hessians)
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- many Br. Soldiers were “mercenaries” – fighting for money (Americans called them hessians)
- Br traveled 3,000 miles over Atlantic to get men & supplies to U.S.
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will in this crisis shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”
Question: Which group started printing money?
Patrick Henry’s famous speech to Virginia Convention
Urged colonists to seek complete independence from
Argued that time has come to take up arms (guns) and fight Br.