Everyones heard of paul revere george washington benedict arnold and peyton randolph but who knows about molly pitcher penelope barker esther reed or patience wright. Women played critical roles in the american revolution and subsequent war for independence historian cokie roberts considers these women our founding mothers. So glad you are writing about the women during the american revolution there is nothing from the 18th century however that even hints that martha washington was indispensable as a nurse or even was a nurse to washingtons soldiers. 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. The men who led the american revolution george washington sam and john adams benjamin franklin thomas jefferson ethan allen and countless others are well known but a number of women aided them in securing a victory over the british women played vital roles in the revolution serving as
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