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Impact of the American Revolution

Describe and analyze the wartime experiences and the effects of the Revolution upon women, slaves, and Indians.

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The Revolutionary War impacted the lives of slaves by having the rhetoric of freedom being discussed among the slaves and how they saw the behavior of their masters as contradicting this rhetoric of the war. Slaves fought alongside their masters in the war and some even went over to the British side, because the British promise them freedom. Those who fought were fighting for the idea of freedom and the principle of freedom. Around 5,000 fought on the American side and 20,000 on the British side. Crispus Attucks, Louis Cook, and Jack Sisson fought. Many were messengers, soldiers, and spies in the war. The ...

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Provides a concise discussion on the impact of the American Revolutionary War on slaves, Indians and women.