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Revolutionary War- Famous People

See if you can identify these famous revolutionaries or their enemies.

Thomas JeffersonCredited for writing most of the Declaration of Independence
John HancockFirst signer of the Declaration. "I will sign it large so that George III might read it without his spectacles". President of the Second Continental Congress.
Thomas PainePatriot who published "Common Sense"
George WashingtonCommander of the United States Army during the Revolution
Richard Henry LeeMade the first formal motion for Independence at the Second Continental Congress
Benedict ArnoldPlanned to give West Point away to the British, but was found out and called a traitor
Nathan HaleSchoolteacher hung as a spy
Mary Hays(aka Molly Pitcher) Brought water to the Patriot soldiers
John Paul JonesAmerican naval commander who beat the "Serapis"
General CornwallisSurrendered the British army at Yorktown
Frances Marion(aka "Swamp Fox") Hid in swamps to surprise bands of British soldiers
Chief PontiacOttawa Indian who led tribes into battle against British forts in Ohio area during the French & Indian War
Crispus AttucksBlack man killed during Boston Massacre
Patrick HenryOutspoken Virginia politician. Said, "as for me, give me liberty or give me death"
General GageBritish leader who attacked Patriots at Lexington and Concord
Paul RevereSilversmith who rode to alert the minutemen with William Dawes.
Marquis de LafayetteFrench nobleman who brought troops to help the Patriots and also helped to train Patriot soldiers.
Ethan AllenHe led the Green Mountain Boys to capture Fort Ticonderoga.

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