One thing about the revolution that neither the book nor Dr. Korfhage has addressed is the role of teenagers in the American Revolution. As a teenager myself, I have to wonder what young colonist adults did during the Revolution. What role did they play? What was the average age of the soldiers? Did teenagers ever have big ideas? Did they help advance America? Or were teenagers relegated to a lesser role during the Revolution?A lot of the revolution happened in taverns and town hall meetings, which teenagers would not have been allowed to go to. So did they just serve as pawns, just soldiers on the field? Could we talk about this a bit in class Dr. Korfhage?
Moreover, if the Revolution where to happen today, where do you think that you would fall? Would the members of this class be willing to fight for our liberties as Americans? If we were 50 colonies, would you be willing to risk your life for equal treatment? I think that teenagers are generally easily influenced, so i think a lot of us would fight on whatever side got to us first, myself included.