Person Research Social Studies

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  • Who and What- Marquis de Lafayette and George Washington
  • The Battle of Brandywine, was quite a fight, but we can still win this war if we try, even if the redcoats defeated us there.
  • When and Where- Marquis de Lafayette
  • Marquis de Lafayette coming to America, arriving in Philadelphia
  • Marquis de Lafayette
  • Philadelphia
  • Why and How-Marquis de Lafayette
  • Louis XIV, King of France
  • Please help the colonists and send soldeiers to them. We need your assistance!
  • Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier Marquis de Lafayette, shortly known as Marquis de Lafayette, was a French aristocrat that had fought in the Continental Army, on the colonists' side. He then quickly became a major general and personal friend of George Washington's. He fought at the Battle of Brandywine as well, and he had his own division. He was younger than 20 at the time. He also helped American emissaries pursuade the King of France to send aid to the colonists, when he had gone to France.
  • Marquis de Lafayette
  • George Washington
  • Marquis de Lafayette was born in Chavaniac, France on September 6, 1757, and he died in Paris, France, in May 20, 1834. Also, he came over to America in July 1777 and became an honorary citizen of the United States in 1784. When he first came over to America, he landed in Philadelphia, which is near where he fought the Battle of Brandywine. At the time, he was about 19 years old. But, he remained in America for a long time, and when he went back to France, he still helped America despite the distance. Since he was so helpful and important he was made an honorary citizen.
  • Marquis de Lafayette was a very helpful and influential person in the Revolutionary War. He has helped on America itself and in France, and was called "The Hero of Two Worlds". He helped in France by helping American emissaries, such as Benjamin Franklin, with the persuasion of the King of France to help the colonists. He also fought against armies under Benedict Arnold, and against the British Commander Charles Cornwallis. He defeated Cornwallis by leading him into a situation in which he had to surrender. Along with this, Marquis de Lafayette had sent 6000 soldiers to the colonies to fight against the British Redcoats. He fought beside George Washington in some of the battles.
  • Marquis de Lafayette and the Emissaries
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