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Revolution People

Important People of the American Revolution

TermDefinition
Patrick Henry "Give me Liberty or Give me Death!" He was a member of the Sons of Liberty.
John Adams was the 1st Vice President of the United States
Paul Revere Warned minutemen that the British were coming during the first battle of Lexington and Concord
Samuel Adams Formed the Sons of Liberty
Thomas Jefferson Main author of the Declaration of Independence
George Washington Commander in chief of the Continental Army and 1st President
Thomas Paine Author of the famous pamphlet, Common Sense
King George III King of England during the American Revolution
Benjamin Franklin Inventor, Printer, and Patriot
Mary Ludwig Also known as Molly Pitcher helped the American solders by bringing them food, clothing, and pitchers of water
Benedict Arnold He was a commander for the American Army, but changed sides and joined the British. He was a traitor.
Battle of Lexington and Concord 1st battle, known as "The shot hear round the world!"
Lexington British troops set out to capture arms and ammunition (weapons)that were being stored by the colonists. Fighting happened. 1st battle.
Battle of Yorktown Last battle of the American Revolution.
Battle of Saratoga Turning point in the war. French joined the Americans against the British.
Lord Cornwallis British General that surrendered at the Battle of Yorktown
Lafayette Frenchman who helped train the Americans to be soldiers
Created by: kderinger