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Welcome Little Patriots to the American Revolution!
Before we begin diving into why Faith, Liberty, Community, and Life mattered to the brave American men and women who fought for our freedom. We are going to learn about a little-known group called the Hessians! Many people do not know about the Hessians, but they played a huge role in the winning of our independence! Please take a moment to watch our latest Star Spangled Adventures episode, and look through the facts below to learn more about the Hessians. Time to start learning!
Although the Hessian soldiers started on the side of the British, many changed sides once they saw the bravery of the American people! Others were swayed to the American side either by bribery or their experiences fighting with the British. Papers were snuck into camps offering freedom and land to anyone willing to desert and sign up with the American troops. By the war’s end, the American Congress offered Hessian soldiers farmland, and two pigs to Hessians that would leave to come to fight for America!