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Important People in Revolutionary War

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King George IIIKing of England during Revolutionary War
Paul RevereOne of the Sons of Liberty who rode from Lexington to Concord and warned colonists of the coming British
William DawesOne of the Sons of Liberty who rode from Lexington to Concord and warned colonists of the coming British
Dr. PrescottOne of the Sons of Liberty who rode from Lexington to Concord and warned colonists of the coming British
Sons of Liberty who rode from Lexington to Concord and warned colonists of the coming BritishPaul Revere, William Dawes and Dr. Prescott
Benjamin FranklinPersuaded the French to help us, signed declaration of independence and signed the Treaty of Paris (1783)
Thomas JeffersonWrote the Declaration of Independence, came from Virginia, sitting member of the House of Burgesses
George WashingtonGeneral of the American Army during the Revolutionary War, was also the first President of the United States
Benedict ArnoldColonial General in the Continental army, who later became a traitor in the American Revolution
Deborah SimpsonJoined the army at 20 years, disguised as Robert Shurtleff, fought in American army until she was hurt, sent to hospital where the doctor found out she was a woman
Mary Ludwig Hays or 'Molly Pitcher'carried pitchers of water to soldiers on hot summer days during the Revolutionary War
Betsy Rossmade the first flag of the United States with stars and stripes by the request of George Washington
General HoweCommander of the British forces in the American Colonies from 1775-1778. Was in Philadelphia while Washington and his troops were in Valley Forge
John Paul JonesAmerican sea captain who commanded the Bonhomme Richard and defeated the British ship, Serapis, in 1779
George Rogers ClarkRevolutionary war general and frontier leader who defeated the British at Fort Vincennes in 1779
General Charles CornwallisBritish general who surrendered at Yorktown, the last major battle of the American Revolution
General Francis MarionRevolutionary war commander who fought the British in the Carolinas; known as 'Swamp Fox'
General Nathaniel GreenePatriot general during the American Revolution who forced the British out of Georgia and the Carolinas
John Jay, John Adams and Benjamin FranklinSigned the Treaty of Paris in 1783; the 3 representatives for the Americans in Paris, France
Marquis de LafayetteFrench general who joined the Continental Army during the American Revolution
Thaddeus KosciuskoPatriot from Poland who served ib the Continental Army from 1776-1784
Baron von SteubenPatriot officer from germany who helped train the Continental Army at valley Forge during the American Revolution
Thomas PaineAmerican Patriot and English man who wrote 'Common Sense in 1776
Patrick HenryVirginia Burgess who encouraged the colonists to fight for their independence from England. His famous saying "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!"
Horation GatesAmerican general who made going for the British harder
Israel PutnamPatriot general at the battle of Bunker Hill. "Don't shoot until you se the white of their eyes", was said by him
Pater SalemPatriot and former slave whose shot killed British Colonel Pitcairn at the Battle of Bunker Hill
Ethan AllenLeader of 'Green Mountain Boys' the Vermont militia men captured Fort Ticonderoga in New York
Abigail AdamsFirst lady to President John Adams - wrote many letters about the role of women in the New Country


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