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Independence Day: The Women Who MADE America

When celebrating 4th of July, we're all familiar with the names of American Revolutionary heroes like Paul Revere, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Peyton Randolph, but men were not the only ones who were involved in securing America's independence.

Whether their efforts involved a musket or a pen, women played an essential role in winning the Revolutionary War. From Abigail Adams who provided counsel to her influential husband, to others like Molly Pitcher who manned a cannon on the battlefield, there were not only heroes of the Revolution, but heroines.

Learn about the women who MADE America in the photo gallery above!