Women's Role In The American Revolution

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Everyone was affected by the American Revolution, white men, white women, slaves men or free men, everyone. Women served in several ways during the war some of them even fought on the battlefield. But most history books don’t really cover the women 's roles in the American Revolution, little is covered on their contribution to the America 's independence. But in reality they were fiercely active in the American Revolution. What role did they play? How did the revolution American affect them? In her letter Abigail Adams shows as a woman the impact of women on the revolution. And the portrait of “Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth” also show the role of women in the battlefield. During the colonist…show more content…
With their husbands serving in a militia or the Continental Army, wives took over the responsibilities of running the family farm or business. Some women helped the military directly by washing their clothes, take care of them when they are sick, cook for them. In the portrait Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth, the artist shows how a woman loading a cannon for the American army, prove that some women were fighting on the battlefield just like men. Historians rarely talk about this kind of woman. Some women have to flee the country, the especially the loyalist wives . Then, one question we should ask ourselves is, what was the impact of Abigail Adams’ words? It’s not the revolution war promise equalities. Her sending these letters did not really change the way men views women in America during the revolutionary war. Her words did not even change her own husband John Adams’s views on the proper place of women in society. In June 30, 1778 Abigail Adams wrote another letter telling her husband how the education of women was neglected , once again this letter show that she was fighting not violently but with her words, she wanted woman to be equal and her way was to push her husband to make that happen. She was passionately believe in women equalities and she prove to us that fighting with your words is as good as fighting violently. Another question that we can ask ourselves is what was the
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