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SS American Revoluti

King George III British King of England during the American Revolution; refused to respond to colonies petition which led to war
George Washington American Planter and surveyor from Virginia Elected Commander of the Continental Army
Lord Cornwallis British British General in charge of British troops during the Revolution Surrendered at Yorktown
John Adams American Lawyer and patriot from Massachusetts Bay Colony Championed the cause for Independence
Thomas Jefferson American Lawyer and planter from Virginia Major author of the Declaration of Independence
Patrick Henry American Outspoken member of the House of Burgesses Inspired colonial patriotism with "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech
Thomas Paine British English journalist Believed colonies should be independent from Great Britian Wrote his arguments in a pamphlet called "Common Sense"
Phyllis Wheatley American First African American poet Former slave who wrote poems and plays supporting American Independence
Paul Revere American Patriot who made a daring ride to warn colonists of British arrival
Ben Franklin American Prominent member of Continental Congress Helped frame the Declaration of Independence Helped gain French support for American independence
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