History of the United States
American Revolution
African-American History
George Washington

Why did President Washington ask congress to allow African Americans to fight in the Revolutionary War?

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December 13, 2007 3:45AM

He didn't want them to fight at first. But then he realized he needed the most people he could get to fight the British so he let them fight. Plus the British promised the African Americans their freedom if they fought with them. So there's another reason he wanted them.