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Discovered that America was not the Indies and had America named after him
explorer, financer, navigator and cartographer
Sir Walter Raleigh
Popularised tobacco in England
Aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, explorer
Samuel de Champlain
Founded New France and Quebec city on July 3, 1608
navigator, cartographer, draughtsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, chronicler
One of the Founding fathers of the US
Author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, Satirist, civic activist, diplomat
Alerted Militia of approacing british forces before the battle of lexington and Concord 1775
The author of the Declaration of Inderpendence in 1776 and was also the third president of the US 1801
1st President and was the dominant military and political leader of the US 1775
President, Commander-in-chief of the continental army
Had a large stylish signature on the Declaration of Inderpendence, funded much of the "sons of liberty"
merchant, statesman, prominent patriot of the American Revolution
Founding father of the US, Made the book common sense which convinced the US to break away 1776
Author, pamphleteer, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary
Marques de Lafayette
Major General of the continental army, supported the American army with lots of money
Aristocrat, military officer
Sued unsuccessfully for his freedom in a hope to strengthen the Abolitionists cause but instead helped the slavers cause 1857
William Lloyd Garrison
American Abolitionist who wrote the newspaper "the Liberator", promoted immediate emancipation of slaves
Virginia Indian Chiefs daughter that saved Jamestown, married an English man and promoted movement to US
A black conductor on the underground railway who freed over 300 families and "never lost a passenger"
Lewis and Clark
First transcontinental expedition to the pacific coast by the US 1804-1806
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