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Important People(s)

Important names and groups in U.S. History

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Abigail Adams
Wife of John Adams.
John Adams
Lawyer from Massachusetts, strong leader of the Revolution, second president of the United States
Samuel Adams
Leader of the Sons of Liberty.
Sons of Liberty
Secret colonial organization that used violence towards tax collectors.
Patrick Henry
"Give me liberty, or give me death"
Thomas Jefferson
Primary author of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the U.S.
Marquis de Lafayette
French noblemen who supported, and became involved, in America's fight for independence.
Thomas Paine
Author of Common Sense and the Crisis.
George Washington
General of the Continental Army and first president of the United States.
Mercy Otis Warren
Wrote critical essays and plays of Britain that encouraged independence.
James Armistead
African American spy for the Americans during the revolution.
Benjamin Franklin
Inventor, Enlightenment leader, Ambassador to France during the American Revolution
Bernardo de Galvez
Spanish governor who lent support to American's fight for independence.
Crispus Attucks
African American killed at the Boston Massacre.
King George III
King of England during the American Revolution.
Haym Salomon
Spent his fortune to help finance the American Revolution.
Wentworth Cheswell
African American that warned of a British invasion in New Hampshire.
James Madison
Father of the Constitution, Fourth President of U.S.
Desired a strong national government and supported the U.S. Constitution.
Concerned that the national government would be too strong through the Constitution, and demanded a Bill of Rights be added.
Jonathan Edwards
Religious leader of Great Awakening
Indian Chief who attacked American settlements to prevent westward expansion
Peace Doves
People who were opposed to war with Britain in the early 1800's
War Hawks
People who supported declaring war on Britain in the early 1800's
Andrew Jackson
Hero of The Battle of New Orleans, 7th President of U.S., destroyed the Second Bank of U.S.
William Lloyd Garrison
Publisher of abolitionist newspaper The Liberator
Sarah and Angelina Grimke
Prominent women activists in the abolition movement
Frederick Douglas
Escaped slave who published an Autobiography about his life in slavery and work toward abolition of slavery
Sojourner Truth
escaped slave who worked for abolition and womens rights
Harriet Tubman
Escaped slave who led slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Writer of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Eli Whitney
Inventor of the cotton gin and interchangeable parts
John Brown
abolitionist radical that was executed for leading a raid on the US arsenal at Harpers Ferry Virginia