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The American Revolution (HIST 116)

In this lecture, Professor Freeman discusses four difficulties that the Continental Congress faced in organizing the colonial war effort: regionalism, localism, the supply shortage that the Continental Army faced in providing for its troops, and the Continental Congress's inexperience in organizing an army. The lecture concludes with a discussion of a Connecticut newspaper from July 1776.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction: Organizing a War
02:54 - Chapter 2. Regionalism in Leadership and Military Makeup: The Promotion of George Washington
21:50 - Chapter 3. Localism and Supply Shortages: Issues in Fighting for a National Cause and in Fighting with Proper Equipment
29:31 - Chapter 4. Continental Congress's Inexperience in Organizing an Army
42:31 - Chapter 5. Snapshot of Early Communication in the States: The Connecticut Courant

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Spring 2010.

Tagged under: Second,Continental,Congress;,Army;,regionalism;,John,Hancock;,George,Washington;,localism;,Alexander,Hamilton;,Baron,von,Steuben

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