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Patrick Henry

a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies "Give me liberty or give me death"

King George III

King of England during the American Revolution

Charles Cornwallis

commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence; was defeated by American and French troops at Yorktown

Nathan Hale

a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country"

John Locke

believed all people have a right to life, liberty, and property

George Washington

Virginian, patriot, general, and president. Lived at Mount Vernon. Led the Revolutionary Army in the fight for independence. Commander of the Continental Army

William Howe

the British general who was supposed to help Burgoyne at Saratoga but instead went off to capture Philadelphia; commanded the English troops at Bunker Hill

Thomas Gage

The British general who was in command of Boston and went after the stockpiled weapons at Concord

Thomas Jefferson

Virginian, architect, author, governor, and president. Lived at Monticello. Wrote the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Paine

American Revolutionary leader and pamphleteer (born in England) who supported the American colonist's fight for independence; wrote Common Sense

Samuel Adams

Founder of the Sons of Liberty and one of the most vocal patriots for independence; signed the Declaration of Independence

Benedict Arnold

United States general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled

Francis Marion

South Carolina militia leader nicknamed the "Swamp Fox" for his hit-and-run attacks on the British during the American Revolution; used guerrilla tactics

Chrispus Attucks

African American sailor, who was the first one killed in the Boston Massacre.

John Burgoyne

the British general who captured Fort Ticonderoga from the Americans but lost at the battle of Saratoga

Baron von Stueben

a Prussian commander who trained the Americans at Valley Forge

Paul Revere

American silversmith who became a hero after his famous ride to warn of the British advance on Lexington and Concord.

Molly Pitcher

heroine of the American Revolution who carried water to soldiers and took over her husband's gun when he was wounded; Mary Ludwig Hays

Marquis de Layfayette

French nobleman and a hardy soldier who spent the witer at Valley Forge, trusted aide to Washington

Richard Henry Lee

leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American colonies

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