What were the women's roles in the American Revolution?
Cooking, washing clothes, washing the dishes, re-loading the rifles, and being a good wife/mother.
"A man may work from dusk to dawn, but a woman's work is never done" came from this era.
"A man may work from dusk to dawn, but a woman's work is never done" came from this era.
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The Continental Congress appointed Washington commander-in-chief of the American revolutionary forces in 1775. The following year, he forced the British out of Boston, lost New York City, and crossed the Delaware River in New Jersey, defeating the surprised enemy units later that year. As a result o…f his strategy, Revolutionary forces captured the two main British combat armies at Saratoga and Yorktown. Negotiating with Congress, the colonial states, and French allies, he held together a tenuous army and a fragile nation amid the threats of disintegration and failure. Following the end of the war in 1783, Washington retired to his plantation on Mount Vernon, prompting an incredulous King George III to state, "If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world." lead the colonial forces to victory ( Full Answer )
It was controlled by the British (Savannah, Georgia was anyway) and they began sending troops to help the fighting up north.
Here's the answer i have not sure if this answers the question though, but the Colonies knew the geography of their surroundings since they were living there.... Unlike the British who were sent to fight the rebels, they hardly knew the terrain, giving the rebels an advantage. âââ I…ncorrect, the true asnwer is the fact that: . Had idead to borrow from somewhere, they borrowed these from Britain, the Americas and Britain were very similar at the time. America also had a good Geographic Position, so it was open for trade, and it contained many resources, just check any Atlas, which allowed it to produce many of its own goods instead from Importing. The Americas also made lots of money from trade and wanted to maximize their profits, so they used Britain idea to do this. This resulted it in being the second country/area to Industrize ( Full Answer )
Women gained more rights after the Cuban Revolution, increasedopportunities in the workplace, and the ability to participate ingovernment. The revolution began in 1953.
It was the Age of Enlightenment, and religion was beginning to lose its grip on the intellectual world. Many of the Founding Fathers were Deists or Naturalists; they believed in "Nature's God", or Creation itself, rather than a personal God. Some found wisdom in the proponents of different faiths (J…esus, Buddha, Mohammed, etc.), and some didn't.. Many monarchs (kings and queens) believed in the "Divine Right of Kings"; that God appointed them to their jobs, and wanted them there. The bad choices made by many monarchs called the whole idea into question.. ( Full Answer )
Women acted as nurses, cooks, and spies. Many underestimated women, so as spies, they were able to go into high-ranked British rooms, where strategies were discussed, and remember the important secrets. As nurses, they helped save many lives.
Jefferson played an active role in starting the Revolution, serving as a member of the Continental Congress that declared independence. He wrote and sighed the Declaration of Independence.
France indeed played a crucial role in the American revolution. France provided arms and adviser's. They sold weapons to the colonies, sent generals to train colonial troops, and watched out for pirated British ship's. Also France loaned the colonists LOTS and LOTS of money. The only Reason France e…ven helped was because Britain just beet France in a recent war. Britain was already economically hurt from fighting France ,so this was their chance to get them back, and hurt them. ( Full Answer )
The Revolution caused women to become more involved with the war and the safety of their men. Women ran family farms and buisnesses while the men were away, and when Fighting became local, women volunteered as seamstresses, cooks, nurses, and even spies. Some women took care of their men in the war… while fighting was going on and even fought for the men when they were hurt.The experience of war and republican ideology offered women some new opportunities to take part in public affairs. The experience of war and republican ideology offered women some new opportunities to take part in public affairs. ( Full Answer )
From my textbook, no, the Irish had nothing to do with the American revolution. the Irish were in Ireland. the American revolution was fought between great Britain and the 13 colonies. they were fighting for the independence and freedom they wanted but weren't getting because of Britain.
Benedict Arnold's role in the American revolution was as a general for George Washington. He eventually turned traitor and joined the British after he thought the Americans were going to lose the war. He was probably the best general because he could get the men to do things no other generals could …get the men to do. He also tried to take Quebec's from British hands. ( Full Answer )
Women played many roles during the Revolution. They were supportersat home while their husbands were away. They also followed campsand made meals, and even fought in the war at times.
African Americans in New England rallied to the patriot cause and were part of the militia forces that were organized into the new Continental Army. Approximately 5 percent of the American soldiers at the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775) were black. New England blacks mostly served in integrate…d units and received the same pay as whites, although no African American is known to have held a rank higher than corporal. It has been estimated that at least 5,000 black soldiers fought on the patriot side during the Revolutionary War. The exact number will never be known because eighteenth century muster rolls usually did not indicate race. Careful comparisons between muster rolls and church, census, and other records have recently helped identify many black soldiers. Additionally, various eyewitness accounts provide some indication of the level of African Americans' participation during the war. Baron von Closen, a member of Rochambeau's French army at Yorktown, wrote in July 1781, "A quarter of them [the American army] are Negroes, merry, confident and sturdy." The use of African Americans as soldiers, whether freemen or slaves, was avoided by Congress and General Washington early in the war. The prospect of armed slave revolts proved more threatening to white society than British redcoats. General Washington allowed the enlistment of free blacks with "prior military experience" in January 1776, and extended the enlistment terms to all free blacks in January 1777 in order to help fill the depleted ranks of the Continental Army. Because the states constantly failed to meet their quotas of manpower for the army, Congress authorized the enlistment of all blacks, free and slave, in 1777. Of the southern states, only Maryland permitted African Americans to enlist. In 1779, Congress offered slave masters in South Carolina and Georgia $1,000 for each slave they provided to the army, but the legislatures of both states refused the offer. Thus, the greatest number of African American soldiers in the American army came from the North. ( Full Answer )
The American Revolution helped shpae our country to what ti is today. The American Revolution is where the Patriots fought for their right to be independent from Britain.
ANSWER : When people consider the causes of the American Revolution , the slogan "No Taxation Without Representation" comes to mind. And so does the Boston Tea Party (1773), the Stamp Act (1765), and those "Sons of Liberty" tarring and feathering British officials in the streets.. That is, of co…urse, for those who actually have a clue about the American Revolution . For most people, a question about the causes of the American Revolution would probably draw blank looks or that "deer-in-the-headlights" expression.. "No Taxation Without Representation" ( Full Answer )
Connecticut's role in the American Revolution was providing troops and supplies for battles fought in other colonies. Because they provided so many supplies, George Washington called them "The Provision State". (Btw, I am the one who answered the question about Kickapoo children's toys.) -Jessica… ( Full Answer )
Children actually played vital roles throughout the time of the American Revolution. Depending on the child, they did something different. Some children traveled with the army camps, helping around. Female children helped women clean and cook, and occasionally help mend the wounded. Male children w…ere used to deliver messages from one location to another, and others served to play the instruments. A famous one many know are Drummer Boys. Domestic children stepped up to the plate as well. They did a lot more around the home. Cooking, cleaning, and working were vital things that they did. It was necessary. ( Full Answer )
Benjamin Franklin was the ambassador to France, and helped convince France to assist in the revolution.
Well, in general terms, the American Revolution came about because the British government did not fully realize the seriousness of the unrest and dissatisfaction which soon developed in its colonies in North America. The British government in London considered the distant colonies more as a possessi…on than as an extension of its territory and people. Ill-will between the British government and its colonies in North America began to develop after 1763.. The American colonies had enjoyed a large degree of self-government, and they wanted even greater freedom from British control, so they resented the imposition of stronger British rule and heavier taxes. The colonists refused to pay these taxes, and in 1773 the Boston Tea Party was staged to dump incoming tea into the harbor rather than pay taxes on it. Troops were sent into Massachusetts to strengthen British authority. Other events which aggravated the growing dissatisfaction in the colonies were new laws which limited westward settlement, restricted colonial trade with other countries and required colonists to house British soldiers stationed in their communities. All these laws are passed without consultation of the colonists.. When the American Revolution erupted in 1776, King Louis XVI of France supported the American colonies in their bid for independence from the United Kingdom. Little did the King know that he had helped bring about his own downfall. French military and financial support seriously weakened the French economy. In 1789, the same revolutionary fervor crossed the Atlantic Ocean and erupted in France. The effects of these revolutions spread around the world, as absolute monarchies in many other countries were replaced much more peacefully with limited constitutional monarchies, republics and other democracies.. The American Revolution officially began with a document, the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The French Revolution officially began with an action, the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. The most obvious difference was that the American Revolution resulted in the newly independent United States, whereas the French Revolution overthrew its own government. However, the French people were greatly impressed with the ideals of freedom and democracy sought by the new United States, and these greatly influenced their thinking. In the 1780's, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson came to France as diplomats, and their presence in Paris greatly impressed the French people. ( Full Answer )
The Navigation Acts were an attempt to put the theory of Mercantilism into practice in the British colonies. The object of mercantilism was to minimize imports that cost the nation money, and maximize exports that made the nation money. Colonies were a means of reducing England's dependence on forei…gn nations. Each colony would provide a raw material to England and this would allow the nation to not have to purchase that product from another nation. By establishing colonies loyal to the Crown, Great Britain would be expanding a dependable market for the finished products coming out of British industries. The Navigation Acts required that all colonial trade be carried in vessels built and owned by English or colonial merchants. The ships had to be manned by crews composed of British seamen. The Acts also required that European nations must sell products to the colonies by first stoping at English ports where they would have to pay a customs duty (tax). The products were checked and then were permitted to travel to the colonies. All products had to go through these ports controlled by England. This made the cost of the product more expensive but protected the trade of Great Britain. Certain materials from the colonies could only be shipped in British or colonial ships and had to be sent to England first. The product was then taxed and allowed to be sent to its destination in whatever European nation. Colonial products could not be shipped directly to any foreign nation. ( Full Answer )
The role that they played was that the went and attact thhere land got a part of being colinest adn do not take this answer iyou can but im just guessing so im not t sure but do not u can but i would say no
He became the war leader of the iroquois six nations confederacy during the american revolution. He was als a very strong,loyal and well known loyalist.
George Grenville instituted the Currency, Stamp, and Sugar Acts which all outraged the colonists which in return led to the American Revolution.
during the revolutionary war Florida was a military base for theBritish. when the thirteen colonies rebel against the king Floridawas the only state that did not rebel against them. the war wasalso ended in east Florida.
\nAfrican Americans did a lot during the American Revolution. While slavery existed, official segregation did not until it was established in 1919 in Philadelphia. One of the three musicians in the fife and drum unit accompanying General Washington at Yorktown was Black. White and black fought toget…her, especially in militia units. I have no idea if there were any black officers. \n. \nAlong this line and about that time, however, The first Methodist church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, was integrated and was served by a black pastor. ( Full Answer )
It showed an act of rebellion towards the British Crown and the crazy taxes they put on all sorts of items including tea. It was a main fire-starter for the American Revolution War.
African Americans during the American Revolution were typically either kept on in their traditional roles, or often offered in place of their owners for military service.
She was the one who fired the big missiles at the British so she pooped on the mayor and she killed her the next day.
Many woman served a nurses in the Revolution helping to tend to thesick and wounded soldiers. They also made very good spies.
John Adams role in the Revolutionary war was to get the british out of there land and out of there stuff.
They were usually soldiers, either forced to fight, or given the right to fight by their Landlord. Some tried to escape while the white men fought.
Phillis Wheatley was an African American poet during the AmericanRevolution. She wrote "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty" duringthis time period praising the King for repealing the Stamp Act.
his role is that he played the part of being a general and he was a general for a person on the Americans side hole wasn't l like Benedict Arnold leaving for the ?4
He is often credited with rallying the colonists by his speech we know as "give me liberty or give me death". He was a patriot who was determined to get the British out of America.
he was the general who was defeated and surrendered to George Washington's troop in the Revolutionary War.
Molly Pitcher was a woman that became a famous figure during the American Revolutionary War. The Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey, was fought on a scorchingly hot day in June of 1778. Mary Hays' water bucket was a most welcome sight to the soldiers who nicknamed her Molly Pitcher. She drew water from… a local spring to give aid to the soldiers, and to help wash out the cannon after it had been fired. During the battle, Mary's husband William, fell from a heat stroke. She took his place and helped the crew fire the cannon. Molly Pitcher, serves as a representative of all women who fought valiantly in the American Revolutionary War. ( Full Answer )
Yes, most definitely. He helped raise money for the Continental Congress to help defeat the British. He also signed the Declaration. Plus he was a Representative of Pennsylvania. (I should know that I'm a Pennsylvanian myself.)
They were exploited by the British and the French in both the French and Indian War and during the Revolution. The lost much and gained nothing for their efforts.
hi During the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin was in France acting as a representative for the United States, obviously at the time part of England, trying to get the French Military forces to ally with us in the war. He also worked as a American minister to Sweden. 2nd Answer: Ben… was in France as an economic envoy for his home colony, but he did help the cause - not for the United States, as it did not yet exist, but for the Revolution by the colonies against Great Britain. ( Full Answer )
As the location of many major battles, New Jersey was very important in the Revolutionary War and the victory of thecolonists. The important role New Jersey played in The Revolutionary War got it nicknames like "Crossroads of the Revolution" and the "Military Capital of the Revolution". New Jersey's… location (between New York City and Philadelphia) made it the center of Revolutionary War battles. ( Full Answer )
Canada did not exist as a country at the time of the American revolution. There was both french and English colony's though.
One of the most remarkable men of the Revolution, was Roger Sherman. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts, on the nineteenth of April, 1721. In 1723, the family moved to Stonington, in that State, where they lived until the death of Roger's father, in 1741. Roger was then only nineteen years of age,… and the whole care and support of a large family devolved on him. He had been apprenticed to a shoemaker, but he now took charge of the small farm his father left. In 1744, they sold the farm, and moved to New Milford, in Connecticut, where an elder brother, who was married, resided. Roger performed the journey on foot, carrying his shoemaker's tools with him, and for some time he worked industriously at his trade there. Mr. Sherman's early education was exceedingly limited, but with a naturally strong and active mind, he acquired a large stock of knowledge from books, during his apprenticeship1. Not long after he settled in New Milford, he formed a partnership with his brother in a mercantile business, but all the while was very studious. He turned his attention to the study of law, during his leisure hours; and so proficient did he become in legal knowledge, that he was admitted to the bar in December, 1754 2. In 1755, Mr. Sherman was elected a representative of New Milford, in the General Assembly of Connecticut, and the same year he was appointed a Justice of the Peace. After practicing law about five years, he was appointed Judge of the County Court for Litchfield county (c. May 1759). He moved to New Haven in 1761, when the same appointments were conferred a May, upon him, and in addition, he was chosen treasurer of Yale College, from which institution, in 1765, be received the honorary degree of A. M. In 1766, he was elected to the senate, or upper house of the legislature of Connecticut; and it was at this time that the passage of the Stamp Act was bringing the politicians of America to a decided stand in relation to the repeated aggressions of Great Britain. Roger Sherman fearlessly took part with the patriots, and was a leader among them in Connecticut, until the war broke out. He was elected a delegate from Connecticut to the Continental Congress, in 1774, and was present at the opening on the fifth of September. He was one of the most active members of that body, and was appointed one of the Committee to prepare a draft of a Declaration of Independence; a document to which he affixed his signature with hearty good will, after it was adopted by Congress. Although his duties in Congress, during the war, were almost incessant, yet he was at the same time a member of the Committee of Safety of Connecticut. In 1783, he was appointed, with Judge Law, of New London, to revise the statutes of the State, in which service he showed great ability. He was a delegate from Connecticut in the Convention in 1787 that framed the present Constitution of the United States; and he was a member of the State Convention of Connecticut which assembled to act upon the ratification of that instrument. For two years after the organization of the government under the Constitution, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives. He was then promoted to the Senate, which office he filled at the time of his death, which took place on the twenty-third of July, 1793, in the seventy-third year of his age. He had previously been elected mayor of New Haven, when it was invested with city powers and privileges, and that office he held until the time of his death 3. ( Full Answer )
Mary Ludwig known as Molly Pitcher got her name by passing water out to the soldiers in the Battle of Monmouth.
Not a lot, focus in that period was on civil rights for African Americans and independence from Britain for the settlers or 'Americans.' Even in the 20th century women still did not have the vote.
When the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen was drawn up by the people of the third state, women were left out. Olympe De Gourges later rewrote it and replaced the word "man" with "woman". Women did participate in the rebellion against the monarchy. For example, the marched to Versailles d…emanding bread and forcing the royal family to move to Paris.. ( Full Answer )
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There were a number of Wentworths involved in the American Revolution. One, named John Wentworth, was a revolutionary leader in New Hampshire. Another, also named John Wentworth, was a Tory who had been the governor of New Hampshire. Another, named John Wentworth, Jr., was a delegate from New Hampsh…ire to the Continental Congress. ( Full Answer )
This question is fairly easy to answer . . . Sam Houston was born about 14 years after the Revolutionary War. He had no part in the American revolution.
Kentucky and the American Revolutionary War: (1774-1785) . 1776 was a significant date in the growth of the Kentucky Militia in that George Rogers Clark, with others, represented Fincastle County before the Virginia Assembly. Due to the efforts of these men, 500 pounds of gunpowder were granted fo…r the young Militia to use in defending its settlement against the Indians. It was during this same year that the Virginia Assembly trisected Fincastle County, with one of the sections being designated as Kentucky County. As the result of this division, Kentucky County was accorded its own separate and distinct Militia, which was sorely needed to repel the numerous Indian raids on such places as Logansport, Harrodsburg, and Boonesboro. Officers of this newly created Militia district included such significant historical figures as Daniel Boone, who was commissioned by the Assembly to command Boonesboro. During the Revolutionary War few British troops came into Kentucky. But the young Militia faced a far more formidable, dangerous force than the British in that Indians working as mercenaries were paid by the British for the number of Kentucky scalps collected. One of the more notable operations that the Kentucky militiamen participated in during the War for Independence was the successful raid led by George Rogers Clark against the Indian outposts at Kaskaskia and St. Vincents (Vincennes). In 1774 with the creation of the Provisional Congress in 1774 the Committee of Safety instituted non-loyalist commissions to fill vacancies in the loosely organized home guard. In 1780, the efficiency and organization of the Kentucky State Militia were further achieved when the Virginia Assembly divided Kentucky County into Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties, each of which had its own Militia. It is interesting to note that Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Boone was at this time commissioned to command the Lincoln County Troops. The supreme test of the early frontier Minutemen occurred in Fayette County when approximately 500 Indians attacked Bryan Station. This raid was repelled chiefly by the Kentucky garrison who stayed under cover and the sharp-shooting militiamen who inflicted fatal fire on any Indian that showed himself. The delay discouraged the attackers, who evidently feared that by prolonging their siege they would subject themselves to the fire of reinforcements that were certain to arrive. Militia from around the area converged on Bryan Station. Finding the attackers had withdrawn, a council was immediately held by the officers, where it was decided to give chase to the Indians. Early on the morning of August 19, 1782, the Militia arrived at the south bank of the Licking River near the Blue Licks salt springs. The Indian army lay hidden in a series of wooden ravines at the crest of a hill. As the Militia assembled on south bank of the river a group of warriors, serving as decoys, appeared in plain view on the hilltop. Another officers' council was called, Daniel Boone urged caution; he pointed out things he had noticed on the march and suggested the possibility of an ambush by the Indians. "They intend to fight," Boone said. Hugh McCary grew angry and defiant. "Them that ain't cowards follow me," he shouted leading a general charge across the river directly into the ambush and hand-to-hand fighting that followed. The result was disaster for the Kentucky Militia and a resounding victory for the Indian/British force. Seventy-two Kentuckians were killed in the fight; more than a third of their force. The Indian and British lost only three men and four more slightly wounded. The Battle of Blue Licks occurred ten months after General Cornwallis had surrendered at Yorktown and would go down in history as the last battle of the American Revolution. In 1783 George Washington prepared the workings for a "Militia of the Continent" which was to be constituted of citizen soldiers responsible to the Federal government in time of national emergency. After the close of the Revolutionary War the Militia was given a brief respite from Indian hostilities. Unlike her Eastern and northeastern sister states, however, Kentucky was still exposed to dangers initiated by the British who had refused to surrender their post in the Northwest. The British used their position to incite the Indians by offering bounties for scalps of Kentucky prisoners. This meant that the Kentucky Militia had to remain organized in constant vigilance against such hostile attacks. Court records of Jefferson County indicate the importance of the Kentucky Militia in the 1790's. Generals' Harmar and St. Clair led militia and federal troops in defense of the Northwest Territory north of the Ohio River. It was in this context that in 1791 that the worse defeat ever visited upon United States military by the Indians took place on the Wabash River in Ohio. Many Kentuckians were among the 1,000 men and two batteries of artillery lost to the Indians. The brother of Kentucky Adjutant General Butler was among those slain. In addition to protecting the populace against Indian attacks, Militia duties included road construction, maintenance of an iron furnace in what is now Bourbon County, and the erection of blockhouses.. ( Full Answer )
Lafayette served as an aide to George Washington and comportedhimself with distinction in a number of actions against theBritish. He lobbied for French finances and French involvement inthe war. His troops held Cornwallis in check at Yorktown whileWashington's troops marched down from New York to en…circleCornwallis, leading to the British surrender. ( Full Answer )