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LIBERTY! - The American Revolution

LIBERTY! - The American Revolution
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Women Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War In the beginning of the America we know there was a Revolution. And although the call to arms was for men, several women donned the uniform of a Revolutionary soldier and fought against the British. One of these women was: DEBORAH SAMSON** In October of 1778 Deborah Samson of Plympton, Massachusetts disguised herself as a young man and presented herself to the American army as a willing volunter to oppose the common enemy. After the war Deborah Samson married Benjamin Gannett of Sharon and they had three children. **The correct spelling is Samson - inaccurate historians added the letter "P" in later years. This same accounting appears in Daughters of America, by Phebe A. The first two books mentioned above are in the personal collection of this writer. Regardless of which is the authentic version, the fact is that Deborah Samson served her country, in uniform, in the Revolutionary War. More Women of the Revolution from "Daughters of America",1849 and "Women of the Revolution" 1882:

Revolutionary War: Choosing Sides Global rating average: 0.0 out of 5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 These sites have information about the loyalists and patriots and their conflicting beliefs that led up to the Revolutionary War. Two interactive sites have students choose a side. There are several primary documents, plus information about General Cornwallis and King George III . Grades Links Liberty: The Road to Revolution In this interactive game, you must make decisions and try answering questions correctly to decide whether you want to fight for independence. Education Standards Request State Standards

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Revolutionary War Quotes Written By : John HawkinsApril 4, 2012 (Editor’s Note: Some quotes pre-date the actual beginning of the revolution but were important and enough to be included.) “I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.” — John Adams “[L]iberty must at all hazards be supported. “Let justice be done though the heavens should fall.” — John Adams in a letter in 1777 “A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” — Benjamin Franklin at the signing of the Declaration of Independence “They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Ben Franklin, 1759 “I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. “There! “Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?

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declaration of independence Images of the American Revolution Background Many factors contributed to the eventual success of the American colonies as they revolted against British rule. American leadership, the timely support of international allies, and international respect and recognition played major roles in the struggle for independence. Beginnings of the Conflict (1775-1777) Before hostilities began, Americans tried to express their frustrations at being treated differently from other British citizens of the king's empire. In April 1775, British forces under General Thomas Gage attempted to march from Boston to the nearby villages of Lexington and Concord, in order to seize supplies that the colonials had stored there for their local militiamen, known as Minutemen. Violent action having begun, the Second Continental Congress debated what steps to take against Britain. The American militiamen were not well organized. Washington battled both the British army and shortages facing his men. The War Turns (1778-1781) The Treaty of Paris, 1783

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