2.06 Supporters of the war Ranks: #1 Women #2 African Americans #3 Native Americans 1.I ranked women as number 1 because I feel as though they made the largest contribution in the American Revolution. Women made it possible for the men to go fight and concentrate on war efforts. They did this by taking care of the household, children, business affairs, and commented on political affairs. The women not only stayed home but many followed the men to the battlefield, some even became spies and passed on British secrets to the American military. It was even a woman who helped uncover Benedict Arnold’s treason. These contributions from women are what helped make winning the American revolution possible. 2.I ranked African Americans number 2 because even though they had to deal with inequality and injustice they still fought for everyone. African Americans also helped by producing food for the continental army from the fields they farmed. Whether they were enslaved or freed they still kept fighting and doing what they could to contribute to the revolution. 3.I ranked Native Americans number 3 because they fought on the British side and made it very difficult for the Americans. Not only that but the Native Americans fighting in the war caused the destruction of the Iroquois Confederacy which was created to keep peace between the five largest tribes near the Great Lakes.
This picture shows Mary Ludwig Hayes, a woman who skillfully took over firing a cannon after her husband died at the Battle of Monmouth.