To escape bad treatment because of their religion
To find good land for their farms and towns
To trade with Native Americans
To start a new country
They served as officers in the army.
They gave speeches to rally the people against the British.
They kept the farms and shops running during the war.
They helped to run the government while the men were away fighting.
Many African-Americans left the South to return to Africa.
Many African-Americans started their own plantations.
Several southern states had African-American governors.
African-American slaves gained their freedom.