What Role Did Women Play In The American Revolution Of 1765-1783?

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When the topic of the American revolution during the years 1765-1783 is discussed, the mind races through all the horrifying battles men fought, the declarations men made, the brave male soldiers they drafted, and the founding fathers who wrote the constitution. But what is rarely mentioned is all the behind the scenes work women were responsible for while men were off fighting in the military. The war disrupted their ordinary lives, and the everyday roles men were employed in needed to be filled. Women throughout the United States assumed untraditional roles to so that life would continue, now being involved in politics, factories, businesses, commanding the household, and helping during battle. The traditional roles of women were to take care of the children, their husbands, while the men did the toiling hard work of politics and physical labor. Before the war, mothers multi tasked with taking care of the children, cleaning the house, cooking and other conventional household tasks. It was a belief that “God created her to be a helpmate to man and Nature had formed her for this purpose.” The female body was created with “bearing and nurturing children” in mind, and that was considered their main function in life. More elite women on the other hand had other “slaves or…show more content…
But what is rarely mentioned is all the behind the scenes work women were responsible for while men were off fighting in the military. The war disrupted their ordinary lives, and the everyday roles men were employed in needed to be filled. Women throughout the United States assumed untraditional roles to so that life would continue, now being involved in politics, factories, businesses, commanding the household, and helping during

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