Part of a congress Ben Franklin sets up, but it doesn't work in the end
Council called for by Albany Plan of Union that would represent colonial assemblies and be in charge of military affairs
Ohio Company of Virginia
Company formed by Virginian planters for investing in lands to the west
Pompous British General in French-Indian War. Killed 10 miles from Ft. Duquesne.
Young surveyor sent by Virginia to ask French to leave Ohio River Valley. Eventually becomes very rich, and involved in military, and becomes 1st president.
British military leader. Very enthusiastic, spirited, and encouraging. Got a lot of colonists to fight in French-Indian War by saying Parliament would pay for their fighting.
General who captures Ft. Duquesne and Louisbourg
King George III
King of the time, inexperienced and temperamental, did a lot of things to upset the colonists
Lawyer who argued against Writs of Assistance but lost
Prime Minister of England, pushed Stamp Act and believed colonies were "virtually represented"
Anti-federalist of Virginia who did not like the people who designed legislature, gave me the "Give me liberty or give me death" speech
Governor of Massachusetts, house was destroyed by mob, man who instigated Boston Tea Party
Sons of Liberty
"Mob" of colonial America, take violent action against Britain's laws
Stamp Act Congress
Congress that met to discuss constitutionality of Stamp Act and Sugar Act
Daughters of Liberty
Women involved in revolutionary spirit, supported non-importation and spinning bees
American revolutionary who was accused of being a smuggler. Signed his name real big on the declaration of independence. "Tarring and Feathering" Scene from John Adams
Man who denounced George III's policies, arrested many times, stood up for colonists' beliefs. Wilkes and Liberty
Boston lawyer who stood up for British soldiers of Boston Massacre, Founding Father, radical voice at Continental Congress
Another "mob" that attacked peaceful Conestoga Indians. Later threatened peaceful Moravian Indians. Were mad at Quakers for supporting Indians
Military historian, later Secretary of Defense
Richard Henry Lee
Representative of Virginia that was very wealthy
Virginia representative, Founding Father, wrote most of Declaration of Independence
Brilliant Pennsylvanian politician, saved the day when Paxton boys charged Philadelphia
Philosopher of enlightenment - "natural rights" and "social contract"
British general, brother of Richard, fought at Battle of Bunker Hill
William's brother, admiral of naval fleet of Britain
Marquis de Lafayette
French general aiding Americans; fought at Battle of Brandywine
Freidrich van Steuben
German-born mercenary who brought military discipline to troops at Valley Forge
British officer who fought at Bunker Hill
American officer credited with America's victory at Saratoga, 1777 (Turning Point)
Head of British troops in America. Pompous British gentleman. Surrendered at Yorktown to end American Revolution.
American officer in American Revolution, gifted as one of Washington's finest generals
A federalist from New York. Helped write The Federalist essays
Small but outspoken Federalist who was very intelligent. Did not initially support Great Compromise. 4th President. Helped write The Federalist essays
New York Federalist who worked closely with Madison and later became part of the Finance department. Helped write The Federalist essays
Six nations of Iroquois, stationed in New York
South Carolina: Poor whites wanting local courts and representatives, and fewer taxes. Overall, it was emblematic resistance to imperial control.
Second Continental Congress
1775 - Delegates still oppose independence but they establish Continental Army. Send a "loyal message" to George III through Olive Branch Petition
Standing army established after 2nd continental congress.