Major Figures of the American Revolution

Updated: 12/23/2020
Major Figures of the American Revolution
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Causes of the American Revolution

Causes of the American Revolution (1607-1776)

Lesson Plans by Richard Cleggett

The causes of and events leading up to the American Revolution are integral to understanding the revolution as whole, including how it happened, why it happened, and why events unfolded the way they did during the revolution itself. Many of the most crucial developments occurred between the development of the British colonies and the start of the Revolutionary War, and it's important for students to have a good grasp of this background before they dive into the revolution.
Traditional Storyboard Layout

Traditional Storyboard Layout

By Anna Warfield

A storyboard is a graphic organizer that uses images to tell a story. Originally, drawings on separate pieces of paper that told a story were pinned to a board to serve as reference for animators, filmmakers, and more. Walt Disney and Howard Hughes were some of the first to use this process. The traditional storyboard is a perfect start for digital storytelling, creating graphic organizers, and helping students visually reinforce their learning.

Events Leading Up to the American Revolution

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  • Samuel Adams is considered by many as the most influential figure in the early parts of the American Revolution. By aiding rebellions and protests, Samuel Adams proved to be vital.
  • George Washington led the American forces as the Commander of the Colonial armies. A planter from Virginia, Washington would become the hero and icon of the Revolution. He would go on to serve as America’s first president.
  • Thomas Jefferson served as a major political and intellectual leader of the American Revolution. He was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence. He would also go on to serve as our third president.
  • Benjamin Franklin served the revolution in many different ways. He was an ambassador to France and a key figure in creating documents, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris.
  • Born in Braintree, MA, John Hancock helped fund early rebellions against British policy. Later, he would be known for his large signature on the Declaration of Independence, and would eventually become the first governor of Massachusetts.
  • John Adams was a key political and intellectual leader from Massachusetts. By aiding in foreign policy and domestic issues, Adams would go on to become the second President of the United States.