Grade 5 Video Transcription

  • Transcript of the Video Excerpt- Bet You Didn't Know: Revolutionary War

    Though the most famous images of Revolutionary War patriots tend to be of white men in wigs, women, African Americans and Native Americans all fought for the Revolutionary cause. Thousands of women traveled with the Continental Army, working as laundresses, cooks, nurses, and even spies or couriers. 

    It has been estimated that at least 5,000 African Americans also fought on the Patriot’s side. In New England, blacks served in integrated units and received the same pay as whites. 

    And though many Native Americans allied themselves with the British, in the hopes of protecting their homelands from colonial expansion, others, including most Native Americans living in New England and some of the Iroquois people, fought alongside the colonists.

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