The American Revolution Vs. The Patriot

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The Patriot Vs. The American Revolution

As you watch the Patriot you see many of the battles fought during the American

revolution. You also see the uniforms they wore to battle, and the guns they used and

how they were used. But what you didn't see was the fact that the movie doesn't relate to

the American Revolution, in ways that I'm going to explain in the next paragraphs. It was

different because of the weapons they used, the way the slaves were being treated in the

movie compared to in the actual time, the way the battles were fought and where they

were, and the transportation they used.

In the movie there were scene's in which they were in a battle fighting and the

canon ball would come out of the canon and travel through the air at a fast speed hit the

ground a blow up. The canon balls did not blow up back then, they simply hit the ground

and took out whatever was in the way, because they were made from cast-iron.(The

history And it also showed them having good accuracy, the

cannons only had one purpose taking out as many people as possible in one place, they

did not focus on accuracy when they made the cannon. That is why they had multiple

cannons set up behind the infantry men. The guns the used in the movie resembled, the

ones they used in the American Revolution, but oviously they were replica's. They

showed them reloading in under 5 seconds, it took 15 seconds if not more to reload. They

had to put the gunpowder in, put the tiny ball in, pack it down, all this would take more

then 5 seconds(Countryman 2002, 67). It also showed them making multiple shots out of...