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Women's Role in America's Founding

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So far we have covered a lot of ground on our Founders' Fridays — a lot of white guys with kinda weird hair and the black revolutionary. But we're missing one big group (and no, I am not doing this just so I can have an audience full of chicks): Women of the revolution.

Yes, there absolutely were women involved and in ways that we in this generation have never heard. As a matter of fact, we probably wouldn't have had our independence if it had not been for the critical role that women played.

For example, during the Revolutionary War, some of the most effective spies were women like Anna Strong and Lydia Darrah, who literally saved the Continental Army from destruction.

In 1775 and throughout the revolution, women were appointed to political positions by Congress. We had women commissioned as officers in the Continental Army during the Revolution.

Well, women may have been involved, but they certainly weren't able to express themselves politically by voting, right? After all, women didn't get the right to vote until the 20th Century, right?

How many of you think that women first got the right to vote with the 19th Amendment of 1920? Wrong! States like New Jersey gave women the right to vote in their 1776 state constitution.

Women played a critical role in the founding of our country, but like so much else of our history, these positive aspects have been wiped out through revisionism. They want us to be ashamed of our country rather than proud of it, so they take out all the positive things about American history, whether they are related to race or gender.

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