Study Question Discuss the role of women and children in the revolutionary war. Use HARVARD format for citations and referencing. Answer Women and ChildrenThe GentryTitle: The Role of Women and Children in the Revolutionary WarDuring the revolutionary war, the Gentry was the highest social class where the women and children had several roles. For most of the women in that social class, their main role was managing their households, which brought about the Homespun movement. The women chose not to wear garments made out of British materials1. The Gentry class of women was also fighting for liberty together with their husbands. They formed the Daughters of Liberty organization, which was responsible for boycotting the Stamps Act1. It worked well in enforcing the non-importation policies, particularly against British Textiles. The Gentry class women were also bestowed the responsibility of buying household items for their household, and this made the fight for liberty easier2. Besides boycotts, the women showed their dedication to raising money, which they later used for food and clothing for the Continental Army. One of the phenomenal women knows for that was Ester de Berdt, who, after getting alienated from Britain,founded an organization in 1778 called the ladies of Philadelphia2. Through her marriage to Joseph Reed, she was able to acquire more influence and resources for the army. 1 Botting, Eileen Hunt. "Women Writing War: Mercy Otis Warren And Hannah Mather Crocker On the American Revolution."Massachusetts Historical Review18 (2016): 88-118Ibid2 Ibid
Surname 1Children from elite families went to school from the ages of 6. Most of them were able tocomplete their studies uninterrupted because of their families' affluence. The children who benefitted most were those whose parents lived in the Northern colonies. However, their education was cut short since most of the teachers were enlisted in the army. The few lucky ones only managed to study up to high school level because most collages were shut down during the war. Most girls from affluent backgrounds helped with chores, particularly those revolving around the movements that their mothers were starting. Some of the chores included the art of spinning clothes.