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    The American Revolution can be considered one of the defining moments in United States history. Fuelled by their displeasure with the acts and taxes levied against them by the British Crown and lack of representation in Parliament, colonists from the Thirteen Colonies banded together in a rebellion that would lead to the founding of a new nation. Though rooted in foreign politics, the war would have a surprising effect on the disenfranchised members of colonial society. Those who had previously remained silent on political affairs rallied around the ideas of freedom, independence, and equality advocated by the Founding Fathers that were permeating through the colonies. One group that became more outspoken about political involvement and played a pivotal role in the revolution were women.…

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    The American Revolution was a radical time in history that was best characterized by the efforts of the zealous patriots of the colonies; this included both men and women. The role of women in society is often neglected in historical accounts, and the Revolutionary War is no exception to this precedent. Women were indeed, directly involved with and impacted by the events leading up to and during the war in the colonies. In regards to the domestic life of women during this critical time, the…

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    The American Revolution and how it Affected Slaves and Women The American Revolution, the revolution in which the thirteen colonies broke free from Great Britain's rule and created The United states of America. Little do you know the American Revolution marked a change in the way women were perceived as and affected slaves lives with a hope of freedom. In the 1700’s the women's traditional role was to cook, clean, bare children and take care of the house. That came to a change in 1765, the…

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    The Lives of Women in the American Revolution Throughout history, women have always had a set role society, especially in America during the beginning of the nation. Society viewed them as less than males and therefore they did not have the same rights or respect, politically or socially. However, America began rapidly changing during the American rebellion and revolution. Not only was America fighting for its freedom from Britain, the women of America were also fighting for the right to be…

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    The Revolution had a tremendous impact on all of America, but when examined at a deeper perspective, it determined the way of life for women of the time. In her essay, Jacqueline Jones argues that gender and race shaped the lives of black women during the American Revolution. They were burdened in ways that differentiated from their male counterparts and whites. Whereas James Taylor Carson argues that Native American life allowed women to have more power and authority. Molly Brant, a Mohawk…

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    Wendy Martin’s article titled “Women and the American Revolution,” presents the lives of women during the revolution in America and the challenges they encountered. In the article, women are evidenced to experience tough moments that altered their lives emotionally and socially. As men engaged in combat, women adopted male dominated jobs, such as taking care of farms and working in factories. In addition, some women pursued roles in military operations in conjunction with men. Wendy argues that…

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    The Women of the American Revolution played many roles. I believe women were a vital part in how the war played out. In chapter three the author, Carol Berkin, focuses on how the lives of women change as the war breaks out. Women were left at home to run things such as their businesses, farms, and to protect their children while their husbands went off to war. There were shortages of food and goods which had an effect on everyone. “While men faced the enemy, women faced the challenge of managing…

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    Ohs Hughes was a women who lived during the time period before the American Revolution. During this time period, there were many on going issues between the colonists and the Motherland, which was England. Many issues, such as the Stamp act, were in this time period when Hughes wrote a letter about violence caused by Presbyterians. Presbyterians were people who were devoted to the Christian church but were also upset with the acts England had recently passed upon the colonies in the New World.…

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    The American revolution had many effects on women of the era, both positive and negative. In The Illusion of Change: Woman and the American Revolution, Joan Hoff-Wilson argues that the negative effects of the war outweigh the positives and that women loose some of the status they maintained as wives, mothers, and widowers. She believes that the American Revolution came as a great disadvantage to women both during and after the fighting, and that woman did not gain any assets from the war.…

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    800331860 The American Revolution was certainly a war for independence rather a Rebellion. Many group throughout American Society has been victims of not having independence. To name a few there were workers, women, loyalists as well as African Americans who were victimized. These groups suffered a fight for liberty and ways you would never imagine. Women in The American Revolution played a big part. Women barely had any rights to do anything. "Deborah Sampson, the daughter of a poor…

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