The American Revolution

The American Revolution

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  • Women in the War
  • h el p 
  • Native Americans in the War
  • Africans in the War
  •  Many women engaged in active physical support in the Revolution. They fought in the war by disguising themselves as men, and did this for either independence or money.
  • Foreign-Born Heroes of the Revolution 
  • Some Natives fought for the Americans in the War because they felt loyal to them and liked the idea of rebelling. Others fought for the British because they felt they were going to win and would have their rights protected if they won.
  • Espionage/Intelligence Gathering
  • Codes
  • In the military, there...
  • Africans fought in the War on either side with one goal: freedom. Both the Americans and the British promised freedom to any slave in the Revolution, and the British even promised freedom to runaway Patriot slaves.
  • Weapons/Tactics/Military Life
  • WERE:
  • Luxuries
  • WERE NO:
  • There were many foreign-born heroes of the Revolution who supported the Americans. One was Baron von Steuben, who was Prussian. He trained and drilled the Patriot soldiers and educated the troops in military tactics.
  • First things first, soldiers: stand up straight, and put your hands at your sides!!
  • Ciphers, codes, masked letters, and black chamber operations were used throughout the Revolution, and spies, such as Benedict Arnold of the British, were a big part of the War.
  • Soldiers in the War used weapons such as muskets, pistols, bayonets, cannons, swords, and tomahawks. Prisoners were treated like animals, had barely any food, and were packed into cells where disease spread quickly. Luxury did not exist for soldiers of the War.
  • Weapons
  • PRISONERS, with:
  • -disease
  • -barely any food
  • Frolicking through the daisies
  • Pretty sunsets
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