Here is the question
Was Patriot success in achieving independence due more to the strategic skill of George Washington or to the operational and strategic mistakes of the British?
Sources are restricted to the following:
Washington`s Crossing by David Hackett Fischer
The Influence of Sea Power upon History by A.T. Mahon
The American Way of War by Russell F. Wrigley
Masters of War by Michael L. Handel
Name: Tutor: Course: Date: The Patriot Success of Achieving Independence was primarily from the British Operational and Strategic Mistakes The American Revolutionary war that occurred between 1775 and 1783 led to the nation’s independence was one of the greatest victory realized by America. The uprising of the conflicts originated from the colonials increasing grievances concerning the treatment that they were getting from the British authorities. The Americans were protesting against the taxes that the British had imposed on them that they considered as unconstitutional. War broke out in the Northern American Colonies that had declared themselves independent and spread out to other parts of the United States. America was able to defeat the British military and the Hessians in spite of their advanced training, equipment, and experience. George Washington, who later in 1789 became America’s first president, played a considerable role in helping America secure its independence. However, the primary element that resulted in the American soldier’s victory was due to the operational and strategic mistakes done by the British Military and the Hessians. The first mishap in Great Britain’s planning was England’s George III selection of the Howe brothers as the commanders of the navy and the army. According to Fischer (125), the two brothers, William, and Richard were sympathetic Whigs of the American cry f