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History - Chapter 6c

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Abigail Adams
wife of John Adams. During the Revolutionary War, she wrote letters to her husband urging him to remember America's women in the new government he was helping to create
John Adams
member of the continental congress
Samuel Adams
Patriot and leader in the American Revolution, he was a member of the Sons of Liberty and the cousin of John Adams
William Dawes
Patriot who rode with Paul Revere on April 18, 1775, to warn the colonists that British troops, red coats, were coming
Benjamin Franklin
writer, scientist, delegate to the Continental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence
John Hancock
Patriot and president of the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1777; known for his boldly written signature on the Declaration of Independence
Patrick Henry
"Give me liberty or give me death"
Virginia Burgess who encouraged the colonists to fight for their independence from Great Britain
Thomas Jefferson
author of the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Paine
American Patriot who wrote "Common Sense" in 1776
Paul Revere
Boston Patriot and silversmith who, on the night of April 18, 1775, rode to warn the people of Lexington that British troops were coming
Mercy Otis Warren
Patriot, poet, and playwright who urged women to give up tea and other taxable goods from Great Britain in the 1760s
George Washington
he fought in the French and Indian War, lead the Continental Army during the American revolution, and later became the First President of the United States of America
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