War Creates Opportunities for Women
The American Revolution created both political and social disruptions in colonial society. It opened up new opportunities for women to challenge traditional ideas of femininity and participate in the conflict (as Revolutionaries or Loyalists).
Select a short biography from the following list of individuals.
For that person, analyze how the American Revolution created opportunities to challenge traditional roles for women.
Overall, consider whether the American Revolution was “revolutionary” for women.
Mary Katherine Goddard (Links to an external site.)
Mary “Molly” Brant (Links to an external site.)
Nancy Morgan Hart (Links to an external site.)
Mary McCauley (“Molly Pitcher”) (Links to an external site.)
Mercy Otis Warren (Links to an external site.)
Deborah Sampson (Links to an external site.)
Your paper should be 2-3 pages long, not including the required Title and References pages.
Format your paper according to APA style
Your paper should include an introduction, a body with at least three fully developed paragraphs, and a conclusion. It should contain a fully developed and supported thesis statement.
Include a minimum of two academic sources (journal articles, books, etc.)