The American Revolution 2

The American Revolution 2

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  • Women in the War Women like Lydia Darragh & Esther Reed helped the Continental Army by acting as spies and fundraisers.  Many of these women helped with the war by joining an organization called "The Daughters of Liberty"
  • Native Americans in the War Most Native tribes sided with the British because they thought that they would win the war and uphold the Proclamation of 1763. Native tribes that supported the Patriots did so because they believed their rebellion was justified. Natives helped both sides with military strategies.
  • Africans in the War African slaves joined both sides during the war because both sides promised them freedom. Africans that fought for Britain gained freedom by leaving the colonies. However, Africans that fought for the Continental Army were placed back into slavery after the war.
  • Espionage & Intelligence Gathering During the Revolution both sides used spies, ciphers, codes and masked letters to try and gain an advantage during the war. One famous American spy was Nathan Hale and one famous British spy was Benedict Arnold.  
  • Foreign Born Heros of the Revolution The Spanish provided Americans with money, supplies, and munitions. The French provided troops and training.   The Frenchman Marquis DeLafayette was the general that cornered Cornwallis at Yorktown.
  • Weapons, Tactics, Military Life Some weapons used during the war included, muskets, Cannons, Bayonets, pistols and swords.  Two types of tactics used were Gorilla Tactics (which include surprise attacks and ambushes.) and Linear Tactics (which include soldiers meeting face to face positioned in a lines about 50 meters away from their enemy.  
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