American Continental Army Law and Legal Definition

American continental army is the most prominent, traditional and innovative form of military organization used by the Americans in the revolutionary war. It was established by a resolution of the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775. The main aim behind the creation of the continental army is to coordinate the military efforts of the thirteen Colonies in their revolt against the rule of Great Britain. The Commander-in-Chief of the continental army was General George Washington. Later in 1783, subsequent to the Treaty of Paris that ended the war, most of the continental army was disbanded. The remaining units were constituted as the U.S. Army.