The Lives of the Children during the Revolutionary war

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The important role that one might have, is often insignificant until they are missing. During the American Revolution, many family members had to go fight in the war while their wifes and mothers had to take jobs to pay the bills while they husbands were away. You wonder how I know all of that. The answer is simple; I was born just about eight years before the war started in 1775. Family has always been important to us. My name Anna Jonhanson and I was born in 1768. For you a seven years old my you will think I will not realize much about what was happening around me but I remember almost every details of it. I can recall my dad, Peter Jonhanson, coming back from his farm. He was in the kitchen with my mother, Claire, and he did seem in shock that day. "There was a shooting in Boston, and I person died" my dad said. It what we heard the next day, that it was an African American called Crispus Attucks. I remember my dad barely touching his dinner that night. That was the night before everything changed. We lived in Philadelphia. I had two other siblings; a bigger sister named Catherine, 15, and a brother named Jack, 10. It was my birthday and I was turning 9. My dad promised that we will go fishing that day, but that's not what happened when I woke up that morning. He told me that morning that there was something important that he had to go do and that there was a chance that he was going to be back soon, but also one that he will never come back. That when it happened. Nothing was ever the same for me and my siblings after that day. During the revolutionary war everything was more expensive and now that my dad was gone we needed money. My mother got a job at a local factory. She left at 6:00 am and came back... ... middle of paper ... ...r every details of it. No matter how worthless you think someone might they always have a role that you can never replace. Bibliography • "American Revolution." For Kids: Daily Life During the Revolutionary War. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2013. • "American Revolutionary War." - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2013. • Forbes, Esther, and Lynd Ward. Johnny Tremain: A Novel for Old & Young. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1943. Print. • "Johnny Tremain Summary and Analysis." Johnny Tremain Study Guide : Children and Teenagers in the American Revolution. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2013. • PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2013. • "Revolutionary Period (1764-1789)." Revolutionary Period (1764-1789). N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2013. • "Revolutionary War." Fact Monster: Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Oct. 2013.
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