City in southeastern Pennysylvania, was the capital of the United States from 1790 to 1800.
1735-1826 Patriot leader during the American Revolution and second president of the United States.
1732-1799 First president of the United States, 1798-1797. Commander-in-chief of the Continental army during 1732-1799 First president of the United States, 1798-1797. Commander-in-chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution and President of the Constitutional Convention.
1737-1793 Patriot leader and President of the Second Continental Congress; first person to sign the Declaration of Independance.
1737-1809 Patriot and writer whose pamphlet, Common Sense, published in 1776, convinced many Americans that it was time to declare independance of Britain.
1743-1846 Third President of the United States, 1801-1809. Member of the Continental Congress and main writer of the Declaration of Independance.
Second Continental Congress
Congress of American leaders which first met in 1775, declared independance in 1776, and helped lead the United States in the American Revolution
Olive Branch Petition
Letter sent by the Second Continental Congress to King George III in 1775 in an attempt to avoid war.
Declaration of Independance
Document declaring the 13 American colonies independant of Great Britain , written mainly by Thomas Jefferson
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Site in southeastern Pennysylvania where George Washington and the Continental Army camped during the winter of 1777 to 1778.
1738-1789 Leader of the Green Mountain Boys, Vermont soldiers who captured Fort Ticonderoga in May, 1775.
1741-1801 Successful American general during the Revolution who turned traitor in 1780 and joined the British cause.
1745-1807 Minister who fought in the Continental Army and became an early leader in the struggle to end slavery in the United States.
Mary Ludwig Hays
1744-1832 Patriot known for her brave service on the Battlefield ; nicknamed "Molly Pitcher".
Soldiers from one country who are paid to fight for another country.
Battle of Saratoga
American victory over British troops in 1777 that was a turning point in the American Revolution.
Town in southeastern Virginia on Chesapeake Bay, site of the last major battle of the American Revolution.
Friedrich von Steuben
1730-1794 Military officer from Germany who trained American soldiers during the American Revolution
1732-1795 South Carolina militia leader nicknamed the "Swamp Fox" for his hit and run attacks on the British during the American Revolution
John Paul Jones
1747-1792 Patriot naval leader who commanded the American ship Bonhomme Richard, which defeated the British ship Serapis in 1779
1738-1805 Commanding general of the British forces that were defeated at Yorktown in 1781, ending the American Revolution
Treaty of Paris
Treaty signed in 1783 that officially ended the American Revolution. Great Britain recognized the United States as an independent country