Six Figures of American Revolution
Updated: 1/25/2020
Six Figures of American Revolution
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  • George Washington was a general and commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Known for being strategic and charismatic, some major victories he partook in were the Battles of Trenton, Yorktown, and Saratoga. After the American Revolution, he became the 1st president.
  • Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams, a Founding Father. She was known for being his closest advisor and an independent, smart woman, who asked her husband to “Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.” Abigail is also sometimes considered a Founder of the US.
  • Benjamin Franklin was a inventor, publisher, scientist and diplomat who was a Founding Father of the United States. Witty and wise, he created many inventions that are still used today, such as bifocals, electricity, and the Franklin stove. He also helped draft the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. A famous quote of his is, "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
  • Patrick Henry was an attorney and lawyer and was a key figure in the American Revolution. He is considered one of the Founding Fathers and helped start the Revolution with his powerful and persuasive speeches. His most famous quote from one is “Give me liberty or give me death!”
  • Alexander Hamilton was a major figure in the Founding of the U.S. He was George Washington’s assistant and fought in the Battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Princeton, and Yorktown. After the Treaty of Paris which ended the war, he became the first Secretary of the Treasury.
  • Thomas Jefferson was the main figure who drafted the Declaration of Independence in 17 days. He was the first Secretary of State, the second Vice President under John Adams, and the third president of the U.S. After the war, he conducted the Louisiana Purchase, which expanded America.
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