Social Studies 2

Social Studies 2
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  • Women in the War
  • (Stuff the Patriots cannot know)
  • Some spies were never caught, such as Lydia Darragh. Oh! Look! I think that's her!
  • Native Americans in the War
  • However, some Native Americans decided to stay neutral because they didn't want to fight when they didn't even know the problem.
  • Africans in the War
  • I ran away from my patriot owner just now. I am here for freedom.
  • And the slaves were freed if they had ran away to the British from patriot masters.
  • Women played a big part in the Revolutionary War by spying, fundraising, helping out in camps, or even dressing up as men to fight. If the women weren't there to help, then the Americans would't have won.
  • Foreign-Born Heroes of the Revolution
  • @%&! I will whip you into shape! $%&*#!
  • That is Baron Von Steuben training the American troops at Valley Forge. 
  • Some tribes chose to support the British due to trades, promised protection if they won, such as the Iriquois, Cherokee. They helped by raiding.Some joined the Americans due to having a common enemy, or the fact that they were allied with the French, such as the Oneida and the Algonquin. They provided Military help.
  • Espionage/Intelligence Gathering
  • Spies would heat letter over a candle to reveal the invisible ink.
  • Africans joined the British because they promised freedom, and the British opened their army to all, but some worried about rebellion. The Africans joined the American army because then they would be freed or forced to join. The Americans were hesitant to let them in their army, due to fear of rebellion.
  • Weapons/Tactics/Military Life
  • There were many heroes such as Baron von Steuben (Prussian) and Marquis de Lafayette. Some helped by providing military help such as training troops, others provided diplomatic help such as funding the American cause. And they also helped with engineering such as making fortifications.
  • There were many spies. Both sides needed them. There were many methods of sending hidden messages such as masked letters, ciphers and codes, and invisible ink. James Armsted was an American spy posing as a runaway slave to the British. He gave Cornwallis a fake forged letter that was "from" the Continential Army saying that there was going to be a huge solider replacement. This made Cornwallis think his army was stronger than it actually was.
  • Spy Stuff
  • There were many types of muskets and pistols used in the Revolution, along with many cannons. However, only the British had bayonets. Swords and tomahawks to show rank. Linear tactics have equal lines of people. Guerilla tactics is irregular fighting. It works well with a small group of people, unlike linear tactics, which is good with a lot of people.
  • This is linear tactics. Notice, they are in equal lines.
  • This is guerilla tactics. Guerilla tactics can be raids, ambushes, sabotage, etc. Notice, the Americans are getting ready to ambush the unsuspecting British.
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