What is good about being a loyalist?
Even though the Loyalists were committed to keeping things how they were under British rule, they didn’t have as strong a reason to be on that side as the Patriots did. Being well trained and having a disciplined force was a big advantage for the British.
What were the advantages of the loyalists?
Loyalists because they made up 1/3 of the population which meant less men to help fight….
- They were able to fight on their own ground which helped them to know the areas.
- They had a widespread acquaintance with firearms.
- They had better or superior rifles with more range and accuracy than the British.
What were the advantages and disadvantages of the loyalists?
Some African Americans sided with the Loyalists….
|Patriot Advantages||Patriot Disadvantages|
|Fighting to protect their homes||No regular army|
|Fighting against mercenaries (Hessians)||Lack of weapons and ammunition|
|Fighting for freedom||Smaller population|
|Leadership (George Washington)||Not all Americans supported independence|
What advantages did the British have?
Britain’s military was the best in the world. Their soldiers were well equipped, well disciplined, well paid, and well fed. The British navy dominated the seas. Funds were much more easily raised by the Empire than by the Continental Congress.
What advantages did the colonists have over the British?
British soldiers were fighting because it was their job, while Americans were fighting for freedom. Another advantage the colonists had was the fact that American forces were fighting on their own ground. They knew the terrain, roads, mountain passes, and swamp lands of the colonies.
What advantages did Britain have during the Revolutionary War?
Who led the British army in the American Revolution?