Some chose to fight with an arrow or a cannon others chose a pen a needle a pitchfork sculpting tools and an apron some of these women fought up close one contributed from thousands of miles away but if it werent for these women we might be singing my country tis of thee with its original lyrics. Women played critical roles in the american revolution and subsequent war for independence historian cokie roberts considers these women our founding mothers women like abigail adams the wife of massachusetts congressional delegate john adams influenced politics as did mercy otis warren wife of boston patriot joseph warren . Known as the conscience of the american revolution mercy otis warren accomplished things unknown to women in her time she was a prolific and influential writer and the first woman playwright she was a prolific and influential writer and the first woman playwright. Women performed crucial tasks in the american revolution organizing fundraising drives supplying the troops working in the military camps and tending to the wounded soldiers one of the most common ways that women supported the war effort was by making homespun home made cloth that took on . Women in the american revolution played various roles depending on their social status in which race was a factor and their political views the american revolution took place after britain put in place the seven coercive or intolerable acts in the colonies
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