Define summer soldier


Define summer soldier

The American Revolution

1776 was an important year in U.S. history. This year marked the beginning of the American colonists' fight for their independence from England. The fighting would take seven years.

Answer and Explanation:

'Summer soldier' was a term used during the Revolutionary War by Thomas Paine to refer to farmers who planted their crops in the spring and then left home to fight with the Continental Army during the summer. These soldiers would return to their fields during harvest time. This term was made famous by Thomas Paine's in his book The Crisis, published in 1776.

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The American Revolution: Causes & Effects

from CLEP Social Sciences and History: Study Guide & Test Prep

Chapter 3 / Lesson 1

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