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Christopher Columbus

Discovered America in 1492
Spanish
Explorer

Amerigo Vespucci

Discovered that America was not the Indies and had America named after him
Italian
explorer, financer, navigator and cartographer

John Cabot

Discovered North America
Italian
Navigator

Jacques Cartier

Claimed Canada for France
French
explorer

Henry Hudson

Discovered the Hudson River
English
Sea Exploer, Navigator

Captain John Smith

Large role in establishing James town, the first permanent English settlement

Sir Walter Raleigh

Popularised tobacco in England
English
Aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, explorer

William Penn

Founder of Pennsylvania
English
Real estate entrepreneur, philosipher

Daniel Boone

Created the Wilderness road in 1775
American
Pioneer, explorer, frontiersman

Samuel de Champlain

Founded New France and Quebec city on July 3, 1608
French
navigator, cartographer, draughtsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, chronicler

Benjamin Franklin

One of the Founding fathers of the US
American
Author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, Satirist, civic activist, diplomat

Paul Revere

Alerted Militia of approacing british forces before the battle of lexington and Concord 1775
American
Silversmith, patriot

Thomas Jefferson

The author of the Declaration of Inderpendence in 1776 and was also the third president of the US 1801
American
President

George Washington

1st President and was the dominant military and political leader of the US 1775
American
President, Commander-in-chief of the continental army

John Hancock

Had a large stylish signature on the Declaration of Inderpendence, funded much of the "sons of liberty"
American
merchant, statesman, prominent patriot of the American Revolution

Thomas Paine

Founding father of the US, Made the book common sense which convinced the US to break away 1776
English
Author, pamphleteer, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary

Marques de Lafayette

Major General of the continental army, supported the American army with lots of money
French
Aristocrat, military officer

George the third

King of Great Britain and Ireland 1760-1820
English
King

Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin
American
Inventor, teacher

Dred Scott

Sued unsuccessfully for his freedom in a hope to strengthen the Abolitionists cause but instead helped the slavers cause 1857
Africa
Slave

William Lloyd Garrison

American Abolitionist who wrote the newspaper "the Liberator", promoted immediate emancipation of slaves

Pocahontas

Virginia Indian Chiefs daughter that saved Jamestown, married an English man and promoted movement to US
Powhatan tribe
No job

Harriet Tubman

A black conductor on the underground railway who freed over 300 families and "never lost a passenger"
Africa
Slave, conductor

Lewis and Clark

First transcontinental expedition to the pacific coast by the US 1804-1806
American
explorers? biologists?

Samuel Adams

Leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, Founding father of the US
American
Statesman, political philosopher,

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