United states even exist? Washington was short on manpower, and lifted the ban on blacks enlisting in the army with the promise of freedom which was a lie because slaves were sent back to their owners after the war and Washington ignored letters from blacks asking about his promise to them. The Brits had more soliders and more firepower and would have won if Washington would've never made this move, I'm sure America would've LOST. Blacks were 20% of the American population at the time and the British were taking advantage of that unused manpower. The British had they won would of executed the founding fathers and took further precautions to ensure there were no future uprisings.
So do you think that the USA would've still became a country eventually even if they didn't trick slaves into enlisting, lost the war and executed the soliders and founding fathers?
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Most of them fought for the other side.
Washington never promised blanket freedom for all slaves, most of the blacks who enlisted were already free. Slaves could serve as substitutes for their master in some states and these would not be freed unless their master freed them. It's a complicated story. There is no way to know how much difference they made.0
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