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People of the Revolution

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Thomas Jefferson Wrote the Declaration of Independence.
James Armistead A spy in the Continental Army who had been a slave.
Thomas Paine Wrote “Common Sense” encouraging complete independence from Britain.
William Blacksone Wrote about “natural rights” such as life and liberty.
Benjamin Franklin Created the Albany Plan of Union which was intended to unite the 13 colonies.
George Washington Commanding General of the Continental Army
Bernardo de Galvez Spanish governor who sent the Spanish to fight against the British.
Paul Revere Warned the colonists that the British were coming.
John Adams A member of the Continental Congress who supported independence from Britain.
Mercy Otis Warren Wrote plays making fun of the British.
John Paul Jones Founder of the American navy and said “I have not yet begun to fight”.
Crispus Attucks Killed in the Boston Massacre
Abigail Adams “Remember the ladies”; Warned that women would not obey laws in which they had no voice.
John Locke Governments get their power from the people and their main purpose is to protect the citizens.
Haym Solomon Helped finance the Revolution
Patrick Henry Protested the Stamp Act and said “Give me liberty or give me death”
Marquis de Lafayette Frenchman who convinced France to support the American colonists.
Sam Adams Organized the Sons of Liberty who were responsible for the Boston Tea Party.
King George III Leader of Britain during the Revolution.
Created by: bmercer