EFFECTS ON CHILDREN DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Created by Lauren and Courtney
There were a great deal of effects on children in the American Revolution. Many families got torn apart. For example, your father is a Loyalist; faithful to the king. Mother is a Patriot; wanting independence. This same situation can happen between friends and loved ones today. Often, families can be torn apart while trying to decide which school a child should go to, whether to move in a new home or across contry, or because of political beliefs. People will sometimes be prejudice towards other s because of their beliefs, social standings, and race. Today, in the USA, some of this can sadly be fiund in school. It may start at not letting somene sit at your table, but will eventually grow into a huge mess. This is how it was just before the Revolution. The British thought that because the Colonist lived so far away they could just tax them for their debts. This soon grew into the war. The children suffered very much, from trying to decide whom they want to win, and also, trying to please their parents. During this time many people's families lost loved ones from war, and it made a great impression upon them. The economy suffered with the lack of trading between countries. Many families starved and died from malnurishment. Children would have to do the hard work because their brothers would be fighting, and it would be up to them to get the water and other things to the soldiers. The children were terribly neglected and did not have enough food and were starving. The effects upon children in the Revolutionary War were very seriouse and great.