American Revolution People

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King George III

British King during the Revolutionary Era

Lord Cornwallis

British general who surrendered at Yorktown

John Adams

Championed the Cause of Independence

George Washington

Commander of the Continental Army

Thomas Jefferson

Major aurthor of the Declaration of Independence

Patrick Henry

Outspoken member of House of Burgesses; inspired colonial patriotism with "Give me liberty or give me death" speech

Benjamin Franklin

Prominent member of Continental Congress; helped frame the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Paine

Journalist, author of Common Sense

Phillis Wheatley

A former slave who wrote poems and plays supporting American independence

Paul Revere

Patriot who made a daring ride to warn colonists of British arrival

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