Essential Questions for Lesson 1:
(1) Americans were well-acquainted w/the countryside
(2) They knew how to survive in the wilderness
(3) They believed in their cause of freedom = DETERMINATION
(4) **WASHINGTON WAS A BRILLIANT LEADER
(…”even though he lost more battles than he won, Washington was America’s
(4) The pay was not always regular
(5) There were shortages of food and clothing
(6) forces were poorly equipped compared to the British
(7) AT ITS LARGEST – The Continental Army only consisted of 15,000 – 20,000
1) Pros (advantages)
aa) Great Britain had an army of 50,000
bb) They also had THE MOST POWERFUL NAVY IN THE WORLD!!!
cc) Soldiers: well-trained & led by officers w/battle experience
dd) British hired professional German soldiers, Hessians, to fight for them!