7 th Grade The American Revolution Notes

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7th Grade The American Revolution Notes

Part III
African Americans in the War

  1. The British offered enslaved African Americans freedom in exchange for fighting on their side.

The War at Home

  1. Many men enlist in the army. Women take over traditional male roles.

  1. Congress has little money to pay for war.

Fighting in the West

  1. Most Native Americans choose to join the British side.

    • George Rogers Clark is sent to attack forts west of the Appalachians that are controlled by the British and Indians.

    • He captures three key forts

  1. Spain joins the American side

The War at Sea

  1. Huge British navy blockades American ports.

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