02.06 Supporters of the War—Myth or Fact: Women in the American Revolution—Text VersionDirections: Read each item and decide whether it actually happened in the American Revolution, by selecting "True," or whether it is a myth, by selecting "False."Answers:ItemTrueFalseFeedbackA female spy tipped the Americans off that Benedict Arnold was a spy for the British.X Agent 355 was an American spy. She gave valuable information to the American military. Her identity today remains hidden.The first woman to receive a full militarypension fought during the American Revolution.X Margaret Corbin was the first woman to receivea military pension. She was admired for her bravery fighting during the American Revolution.Like many other women, Abigail Adams attended to her family business while her husband was away helping with the war efforts.X Abigail Adams actually ended up increasing theAdams’ wealth while her husband was off serving as a congressional delegate.A woman disguised herself as a man andfought in the American Revolution for 18 months.X Deborah Sampson enlisted as a soldier and disguised herself as a man to fight in the American Revolution.Women held their own Tea Party to protest British taxes on tea.X In 1774, 51 women signed Penelope Baker’s declaration to ban British imports at the Edenton Tea Party.Like Paul Revere’s famous ride, a womanalso rode through town warning soldiersthat the British were coming.X Sybil Ludington rode through her town in Connecticut to warn soldiers that the British were coming.Like the Sons of Liberty, the Daughters of Liberty also protested British taxes.X The Daughters of Liberty organized protests and boycotts of British goods to protest British taxes.Women served as nurses, laundresses, and cooks for the Continental Army.X Women helped contribute to the war efforts by following camps of soldiers to assist during the war.Women organized to help supply soldiers during the American Revolution.