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Opposing ForcesOn the surface, the American colonists appeared to be no match for the British soldiers, but the local forces did enjoy some advantages:

However, the British had what appeared to many to be overwhelming advantages, including:
*Historians have speculated that American public opinion was fairly evenly divided at the beginning of the War with one-third actively committed to the patriot cause, one-third strongly bonded to Britain as loyalists, and one-third uncommitted and more concerned about their farms or shops than politics.

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