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Literature of the Revolution Exam Review

Who wrote "What is an American"

Michel-Guillaume-Saint-Jean de Crevecoeur

Who wrote "Speech in the Virginia Convention"

Patrick Henry

Who wrote "The Declaration of Independence"

Thomas Jefferson

Who wrote "Letter to Reverend Samson Occum"

Philis Wheatley

Who wrote "Letter to her Husband"

Abagail Adams

Who wrote "Lecture to a Missionary"

Red Jacket

Who wrote "Poor Richard's Almanack"

Benjamin Franklin

Who wrote "The Autobiography"

Benjamin Franklin

Name 3 facts about Michel-Guillaume-Saint-Jean de Crevecoeur

1) Was the first to offer the "melting pot" theory
2) Grew up in France, became a citizen of New York in 1765
3) Persecuted by both sides during war

Name 3 facts about Patrick Henry

1) Was elected to Virginia House of Burgesses as a lawyer
2) Used his attitude to start an armed rebellion against British rule
3) Famous for saying "Give me liberty or give me death"

Name 3 facts about Thomas Jefferson

1) He was a man of many talents (Renaissance Man)
2) Spoke out against slavery yet owned slaves his entire life
3) Died on July 4, 1826, 50th anniversary of Declaration of Independence

Name 3 facts about Philis Wheatley

1) Brought from Africa as a slave at the age of 7
2) Learned English in 16 months
3) Received her freedom in 1773 and began to work for antislavery movement

Name 3 facts about Abagail Adams

1) First of 2 women in our history to be both wife and mother to presidents
2) Send many well written letters to her husband during their 10 year seperation
3) Was an active supporter for women's rights

Name 3 facts about Red Jacket

1) A chief of the Iroquois's Seneca nation
2) Received his name "Red Jacket" after fighting in the American Revolution with the British
3) Strongly opposed efforts to convert the Iroquois to Christianity

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