During the war, many sons and fathers had volunteered to become a soldier and fight for their independence from Britain. During this time, the women of the family were left to take over their husband's/son's jobs. Some examples of these jobs may be farming or smelting.
Some women would also participate during protests against the British. During the Boston Tea Party, women organized a declaration against british goods.
Lastly, women such as Margaret Hill Morris would use their knowledge about medicine and medical aid to help injured soldiers during the war. They would dedicate parts of their homes as a place that would be beneficial for the wounded or ill.