The American Revolution

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  • Women in the War
  • I better warn the troops!
  • General Cornwallis is planning to secretly attack the Patriots.
  • Native Americans in the War
  • Africans in the War
  • I can't decide whether I should join the British or the Americans!
  • Women played pivotal roles during the Revolution. They spread information, fundraised, followed the troops around from camp to camp, and even dressed up as men to fight on the field. 
  • Foreign-Born Heroes of the Revolution
  • You must fight with all your strength!
  • Native Americans during the war either allied with the British for British goods, sided with the Americans due to personal relationships, or stayed neutral. Those who were involved with the battles provided men and weapons.
  • Espionage/Intelligence Gathering
  • I need you to deliver this to General Washington immediately.
  • Africans during the war had to choose either the British side or the American side. Enslaved blacks had to follow the orders of their master, while freed blacks were able to make their own decisions. At the end, African Patriots were placed back into slavery. Some African Loyalists were also sent back to slavery, however, others gained freedom.
  • Weapons/Tactics/Military Life
  • Many foreign born heroes from Prussia, France, Poland, and Spain traveled to America to help the Patriots by teaching troops to fight, providing money, and battling on the field.  
  • During the Revolutionary War, many people on both the American side and the British side used many spying methods such as creating fake names or communicating with numberical codes and invisible ink.
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  • Muskets, pistols, bayonets, cannons, swords, and tomahawks were the basic weapons of the Revolution. Some of the military tactics included linear, where soldiers were positioned into a line, and guerilla, in which soldiers sneak into the opponent's territory and ambushes them.
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