a newspaper publisher who established the basic idea of freedom of the press
Leader of the Sons of Liberty
Outspoken member of House of Burgesses; inspired colonial patriotism with "Give me liberty or give me death" speech
Revolutionary leader who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense (1776) arguing for American independence from Britain.
Hector St. John Crevecoeur
French author who wrote Letters from an American Farmer; introduced crops between continents and described American rural life.
America's first Vice-President and second President. Sponsor of the American Revolution in Massachusetts, and wrote the Massachusetts guarantee that freedom of press "ought not to be restrained."
American silversmith who became a hero after his famous ride to warn of the British advance on Lexington and Concord.
King George III
King of England during the American Revolution
President of the Continental Congress; first to sign the declaration
American patriot, writer, printer, and inventor. During the Revolutionary War he persuaded the French to help the colonists.
3rd president, writer of declaration of independece
father of the constitution; leading federalist; author of the Bill of Rights
United States statesman and leader of the Federalists
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Designer of Washington DC
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court appointed by John Adams
Meriwether Lewis & William Clark
Led an expedition into the newly purchased Louisiana territory
5th president, begins expansionism including Florida and Missouri, as well as reigning over the Era of Good Feelings
7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency
John Quincy Adams
6th President of the United States
invented the cotton gin
Francis Cabot Lowell
opened a textile plant in Waltham, Massachusetts; his mill launched the factory system