The British and the colonists needed the women to eavesdrop and spy during the war
These women helped the Soldiers heal if they got injured during the war.
Some women helped the economy using fundraising to raise money and helped with military supplies and clothing.
Don't worry boys we will help you get better
Native Americans in the War
If we win, we will protect you from American Settlers.
My side will force you to fight... join us.
Africans in the War
Where do we go?!?
Lydia Darragh was a female patriot spy who was never got caught. Esther Reed was a fundraiser. She dedicated her life to the revolution and married a patriot lawyer. Martha Washington was a camp follower. She spent most of her time in the battlegrounds. She was the main source of happiness. Deborah Sampson provided active physical support. She removed a bullet from her own skin and passed as a man. She was honored for her courage.
Foreign-Born Heroes of the Revolution
Active physical support
These women would help with delivering supplies and doing illegal acts.
The Native Tribe chose to support the British when they needed British goods. Tribes who supported the British convinced other tribes to do the same. If the Native Tribes chose the American side they would be forced to fight.The Americans would bribe them to make the Natives believe that the Patriots were on their side, which was not the truth.
We use Ciphers and codes to ensure contents of a letter and replace methods
Africans would join the British side because they promised freedom to any runaway patriot slave. Africans joined the American side because the slave owners enlisted them with the promise of freedom to the Africans that fought. Which side would you choose?
Some basic weapons were muskets, pistols, bayonets, cannons and swords and tomahawks.
Three types of support were given: Diplomatic Help, Miltary Help and Engineering Help. These all aided the people during the war.
These men helped on Battlefields and were in discussions with the British.
These men would help fix the forts and fix their flaws. They also reinforced defensives
We will be training you.
Repair the major flaws!
These three spying methods help throughout the war.
We use invisible during the revolution
Secret letters were used to make sure a letter wasn't revealed.
Ciphers and Codes
Muskets were used below colonial rank. Pistols were rare and were used by those of higher rank. Bayonets were not sharp and used by the British army. Cannons had flammable lead as well as balls of lead. Swords and tomahawks were used by the Native Americans but were not very useful against the soilders weapons.