Regarding the American Revolution, the ArticlesofConfederation, the

Charles Brown CharlesB at cncl.ci.detroit.mi.us
Wed Apr 24 13:06:13 MDT 2002


 Regarding the American Revolution, the ArticlesofConfederation, the
"Alan Bradley" <abradley1 at bigpond.com>



In conclusion, then, British naval power was obviously a major asset for
them.  In the end, though, land armies were still necessary, and that was a
weak spot for them.  A fleet can't besiege New York, or burn Washington.
That requires armies.

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CB: This issue was in the context of discussing the American colonies as not uniting into a federal system ( retaining the Articles of Confederation). Isn't it much more likely that the British could defeat individual colonies as opposed to the federalized total of 13 ?  The War of 1812 was a real contest. What would likely have happened if the British were fighting only one colony ?  There would have been no "Washington", the federal capital.


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