Gender Roles In The Revolutionary War

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The American Revolutionary War began on April 19, 1775 when the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. The war for independence had begun. Men were not the only ones to fight on the battlefields of the American Revolutionary War. Women took on roles during the American Revolution that were completely out the societal norms for their gender roles during the eighteenth century. Women in the eighteenth century held strict gender roles, if they were married their role was to maintain the order of the home, take care of the children, and perform all the household duties. Seldom did married women have jobs outside of the home. When the American Revolutionary War came to the home front many women stepped out of the

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