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American Revolution
Not Just Soldiers

American Revolution
American Revolution


Not Just Soldiers
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.33

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    dicey, standing, imminent, commandant, remainder, pension, outspoken, militia, outcome, military, accompany, artillery, refused, writing, public, warning
     content words:    Deborah Samson, Memorial Day, American Revolution, Continental Army, Margaret Corbin, Abigail Adams, John Adams, Deborah Franklin, New York, Angelica Vrooman


Not Just Soldiers
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Caption: Statue of Deborah Samson standing outside the public library of Sharon, Massachusetts
 
2     Memorial Day is when we honor those who fought for America's freedom and died in service to our country. Today we have a strong military, but that wasn't the case during the American Revolution.
 
3     The British soldiers were professional soldiers. They were paid to fight battles. That was their main job. The Continental Army was different. It was made up of men who were fighting for a cause. They were shoemakers, lawyers, farmers, and students. They were not professional soldiers, but they had a dream.
 
4     They wanted to live in a free country. They often had little food and no shoes or proper winter clothes, but that didn't stop them. They were willing to fight for what they wanted. They were willing to sacrifice their lives for the dream of freedom.
 
5     We might think of just the soldiers fighting, but there were others who had a part. Women such as Deborah Samson (or Sampson) dressed up like men and became soldiers. Samson served for more than a year before she was found out and discharged.

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