Amazing Kids! Magazine

The American Revolutionary War

By Veronica Sturman, Contributing Writer


In the Revolutionary war everyone had to do their part. That means there were many amazing kids. Andrew Jackson and Sybil Ludington played important roles as children of the American Revolution. They demonstrated that children can be as brave and as skilled as adults.

Andrew Jackson signed up for the Continental Army when he was only thirteen years old. During the Battle of Hanging Rock he was captured by the British and held as a prisoner. After nearly starving to death in captivity, he refused to clean the boots of a British officer. The officer cut his hand to the bone with his sword. Andrew Jackson showed bravery and patriotic pride by standing up to his enemy.

Sybil Ludington accomplished a feat at the age of sixteen that would be difficult for a professional rider with modern equipment to do today. She rode twice as far as Paul Revere did to warn the communities around her that the British were coming. She rode from nine in the evening until dawn the next morning and got 400 minutemen ready to fight the British. She showed both bravery and tremendous skill.

There were many men, women and children who united to fight the British during the American Revolution. Everyday heroes were fairly common at that time, because there was such a need for bravery and courage. Andrew Jackson and Sybil Ludington are two historical examples of amazing kids!


  1. Anonymous /

    I have to do a paper on the role of women + children in the Revolution…this helped lots ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Raegan /

    I have to the DAR essay too!!

  3. Raegan /

    I have to do the DAR essay too!!

  4. i have to do a DAR too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks but can’t use.

  5. Robbie /

    And yet Wikipedia is blocked at scool, yet a glitch allows Facebook and YouTube!?

  6. Robbie /

    Clark middle school in Vincennes, IN…..DAR, don’t want to do it, but I have to, so this is helpful!! Who else is in for it?

  7. Robbie /

    DAR too, using it…

  8. ASHLEY!!!!!! /

    Weeeee do this with D.A.R.

  9. Skyler es Guapa /

    WE have to do this for D.A.R. as well haha

  10. sean is hott /

    woah i have to do it too!

  11. whhooooo this helped soo much

  12. I have to do this for DAR for school….I don’t have enough to write about!!!

  13. I have to do a report too. i am making up my own character but this is very helpful. (and i’m guessing everyone who commented goes to WPS)

  14. I have to do a report on what it would be like to be a kid during the Revolutionary War too.

  15. I have to do this DAR for school.. so yeah.

  16. LILNIA :p /

    i like this cause i have to do a thing called DAR for school so this was very helpful ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Yeah im on this site because I have to do a report on what it is like to be a kid during the Revolutionary War. So if it was’nt for this I would’nt be on this site. Well thanks I hope I win the contest and maybe get some mo-la