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Rev. War Figures '18

Important figures in the Revolutionary War.

I was a delegate to the Virginia House of Burgesses. I gave strong speeches in favor of American independence. In one speech, I said, "I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" Patrick Henry
I wrote most of the Declaration of Independence, which claimed that all people have the right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". Thomas Jefferson
I was a successful Continental general who led the Americans to victory at Saratoga. But, I later became unhappy with the treatment I received from the Americans. I betrayed the Americans by secretly helping the British and became known as a traitor. Benedict Arnold
I was busy! I helped write the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris. I nominated George Washington to be commander of the Continental Army. John Adams
I gained military experience fighting with the British in the French and Indian War. Due to this experience, the Second Continental Congress chose me to lead the Continental Army. George Washington
I was king of Great Britain. I worked with Parliament to place new taxes on the American colonies. This caused colonists to fight for their freedom. George III
I was a messenger who warned the colonists in Lexington and Concord (Massachusetts) that the Redcoats were on their way to attack. Paul Revere
I worked as an ambassador (representative) to France, to convince the French king to support the Americans against the British. Benjamin Franklin
Created by: briansegool