How did women impact the outcome of the American Revolution?

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by ElfieVinster
Last updated 7 years ago

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How did women impact the outcome of the American Revolution?

How did women impact the outcome of the American Revolution?

Which women participated in the rebellion?

What did they do to rebel?

How did men react to their rebelling?

Why did women want to rebel?

"I cannot but laugh. Depend upon it, we know better than to repeal our masculine sysmtems." - John Adams

John Adams' wife tried to fight for womens rights, and he responded by saying that just the thought was ridiculous and dangerous.

Eliza Wilkinson, Abigail Adams, Phyllis Wheatley, Deborah Sampson, Mercy Otis Warren, Molly Brant, Molly Pitcher, Anna Marie Lane, and Molly Corbin. These are just some of the women that helped in the revolution. Their large number impacted the outcome of the war.

This is a famous "primary source" painting of Molly Pitcher taking her husband's place on the battlefield.

Even though they were not allowed, many women fought on the battlefield. Some came with their husbands to war, and then took their place when they died, like Molly Pitcher did. Others, like Deborah Sampson, disguised themsleves as men.

Eliza Wilkinson (shown in the picture above) thought that women should have theright to state their opinions.

"The men say we have no business with political matters, but I won't have it thought that because we are the weaker sex (as to bodily strength, my dear) we are capable of nothing more, than minding the dairy."

Women didn't just help on the battlefield. Women like Mercy Otis Warren and Phyllis Wheatley fought with a pen and paper. Many women, such as Lydia Darragh, were spies. Women showed their support of the rebellion by wearing American flags on their shoes.

Women are not remembered enough in history. Women of this time were motivated and passionate about the idea of freedom, maybe even more than the men. Even though they are not remembered for it, women were a great help to winning the war.

Watch these great videos on Deborah Sampson! <-- pt. 1 pt. 2-->

This is an original painting of Abigail Adams. Her passion for women's rights inspired women to fight in the revolution.


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  • ElfieVinster 7 years ago

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    i really liked the format of the glog
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  • ElfieVinster 7 years ago

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    i like who when scroll down you see it gets darker
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  • ElfieVinster 7 years ago

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    i like how u included quotes from women!
    -Annika H