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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 didnt see was the fact that the movie doesnt relate to the American Revolution in ways that Im 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 scenes 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-ironThe history placewwwhistoryplacecom 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 replicas 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 secondsCountryman 2002 67 It also showed them making multiple shots out of the same gun without reloading
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