Join US and get freedom, land, and self-government!
Join US and get freedom. Even though you'll join anyway.
Deborah Sampson was one woman who provided active physical support by attacking and digging trenches while disguised as a man.
Foreign-Born Heroes of the Revolution
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The Cherokee supported the British because they thought the British would win and to stop the colonization of America. The Cherokee gave the British more soldiers, new battle strategies, weapons, and a better understanding of the land. The Oneidas supported the Americans because they wanted personal intermarriage and the Iroquois needed to disband their union. Tribes aided America by providing land, battle tactics, and power.
Let's divide ourselves based on our sides!
The British gained African support by promising slaves freedom, while Americans forced slaves to join and promised freedom. Britain did not approve of the idea of arming them, and America slowly warmed up to the idea, even though the Southern colonies disagreed.
Weapons and Military Tactics
Marquis de Lafayette was a trusted French man who fought for America. He served at his own expense and was justified in battle, thus leading to him becoming a general. Lafayette paid for his soldiers to come to America and fight. He is memorialized by having an elementary school named after him.
Nathan Hale is a famous American spy who spied on the British during the Battle of Brooklyn as he was disguised as a Dutch school teacher. He investigated the British since they were on high alert, but ended up being caught and hanged. Daniel Taylor was a British spy who carried a secret letter in a silver ball, and when caught, swallowed it. Spies used methods such as cyphers, secret codes, invisible ink, and hidden letters.
"I only regret that I have one life to lose for my country."
A pistol, a one-handed weapon with a slow reload, which was poor for close range. A musket was loaded with a single shot and useful in long ranged distances. A bayonet was a combination of a musket and a blade, that was beneficial in close combat. Swords and tomahawks were used frequently in close ranges. Guerilla tactics in the Revolution were used when a small force had to attack a larger force in a sneak attack method that wore out the enemy quickly.