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Saville; Revolutionary War

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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