The Battles of The Revolutionary War Sections 4 and 5 The Revolutionary War. Colonial Militia and Minutemen Britain had large numbers of well trained militia. Soldiers’ uniforms included bright red jackets. The colonists called the soldiers “redcoats”. The colonies did not have a central government, army, or navy. Each colony did have a ...
direct confrontation with the main British army whenever possible. Critics sometimes charged that Washington was a second-rate general who feared defeat so much that he refused to risk his soldiers in battle. The claim had no merit. Washington waged a defensive war because that was the only option available.
Some misconceptions surround the Declaration. First, it did not create a new government the way the Constitution did in 1789, though it did create a new country independent from Britain as long as the rebels won. It was essentially a declaration of war against Britain.
The Shot Heard 'Round the World- An article detailing the Revolutionary War Battle at Lexington and Concord. The Battle of Bunker Hill- Details the bloodiest battle of the Revolutionary War. The American Revolution 1775- (video) Explains the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775. The American Revolution was a fight to form a nation.