The decision to initiate war against Britain was not the first option America chose. Both America and France first tried rationalizing with their current governments, before proceeding with alterative actions, but both governments essentially brushed them off, or just simply made matters worse. This was due to the past cultures outlooks on governments, and believing that the people would never question these unfair treatments. This could have been because generations prior to the enlightenment were intoxicated. (Johnson 68) The lack of clean water forced them to ingest alternatives like wine and beer. This was up in till coffee and teas were introduced, which contained caffeine, a mild stimulant, which could enhance one’s cognitive abilities. The transition from a depressant to stimulant could have been one of the main factors that made the people realize their current way of living was unjust.
During the time of America’s revolution, America was able to maintain a steady supply of both caffeine and Tobacco products. Tobacco like coffee, also contains a mild stimulant that is known to enhance one’s cognitive abilities, called nicotine. On the other hand, France during it’s revolution, was going through a severe economic crisis. This caused close to 98% of France’s population, which were peasants, to have little to no access to basic foods like bread.(FlowofHistory.com) This meant they were missing that essential edge the Americans had obtained during their revolution, which was the access to smart drugs like caffeine and nicotine. This is possibly why the decisions France made were so poor, and also why the outcome of their fight for independence wasn’t so great. The strategies used by America to defeat the British were so intellectually amazing for the time. Rather than trying to shed as much blood as possible (a strategy which France chose), America decided to out smart the British on so many different unique levels. Using many of the new technologies available to them, they chose ways that were so much more superior than front end battle. An example of this was, killing the Indian guides, which led the British through the unknown