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American Colonies defeat of Great Britain

How were the American colonies (United States) able to defeat Great Britain in the War for Independence? How did the leadership of George Washington contribute to this victory?

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There were many factors that contributed to the American colonies' ability to eventually defeat Great Britain in the War for Independence (also known as the Revolutionary War) from 1776 to 1783. It is remarkable that the American colonies were able to win the war because Great Britain entered the war with two significant advantages:

1) In 1776 the 11 million inhabitants of the British Isles outnumbered the 2.5 million American colonists (1/3 of the American colonists were either loyalists of Great ...

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This solutions examines how the American colonies (United States) able to defeat Great Britain in the War for Independence. The solution also analyzes the role that George Washington played in the war.

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