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16 although some joined as early as 15 for low pay and harsh conditions.
They were fighting for their families, their homes, and their freedom.
British promised freedom to any slave that fought with them.
Allowed free African Americans to serve in the Army.
She brought water to the troops, her nickname was Molly Pitcher.
Quebec …..we were defeated and it was a crushing loss for the patriots.
German Hessian mercenaries?
Men that fought for money not out of loyalty.
Trenton, New Jersey.
Because it gave the patriots a victory and boosted their confidence.
He left the campfires burning to trick the British, then he circled behind the British Troops at night.
Knocked down trees to make forest impassible, and put trees in the river so the ships couldn’t sail.
France and Spain.
Bought his own ship, brought a group of well trained soldiers and volunteered himself to the Continental Army.
Marques de Lafayette
Started training american troops, focusing on basic military drills. He turned the Continental Army into a finely tuned fighting force.
French Naval Support.
Governor of Spanish Louisiana became a key ally to the Patriots.
Suffering and courage.
They lived in Philadelphia ….they enjoyed the city houses, taverns, and theaters, and help parties and balls.
The Bri tish did not use their Navy effectively
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