Presentation on theme: "Famous People of the American Revolution"— Presentation transcript:
1 Famous People of the American Revolution (Otherwise known as---the people who helped us WIN!!)
2 Patriots of the American Revolution The following are people that had various positions to fight in the American Revolution.
3 George WashingtonHe was the chief general in the Revolutionary War and later became the first president of the U.S.He was born on Feb. 22, 1732 and died on Dec. 14, 1799.Abby Sallee
4 Nathan Hale Connecticut Officer Gave GW information about the movements of General HoweCaptured and put to deathFAMOUS QUOTE:“I regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”
5 Marquis de Lafayette French nobleman First foreign leader to bring TRAINED soldiers to help GWBecame close friends with GWWas made a major-general in Continental Army
6 Born: Boston Mass. Sept. 17, 1722 Died: Boston Mass. Oct. 2, 1803 Samuel AdamsBorn: Boston Mass. Sept. 17, 1722Died: Boston Mass. Oct. 2, 1803Samuel Adams is important to the American Revolution because he founded the Sons of Liberty, the Top Secret Resistance that was the turning point for the Americans.
7 John HancockFirst person to sign the Declaration of Independence and signed in BIG lettersPresident of the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1777
8 Thomas Jefferson Third president Born in 1743 Died in 1826 Was a vice presidentWrote the Declaration of IndependenceChase Hogg
9 Thomas Paine Born in 1737 Published “Common Sense” on Jan. 10, 1776 Served in Continental ArmyConvicted of treason in France, but released by James Monroe saying he was AmericanDied in 1809
10 Crispus Attucks First patriot killed in the Revolution. Former slave Died during the Boston Massacre
11 General Rochambeau French military leader Speaks in a French accent Forced General Cornwallis to surrender
12 John Adams Vice President to George Washington 2nd President of US Played a large role in adopting the Declaration of Independence
13 Ben Franklin Born: Boston, Mass. January 17, 1706 Died: Philadelphia, Penn. April 17, 1790Was important to the American Revolution because he was a one of the people who help set peace between Britain and America.He wrote Poor Richard’s Almanac in 1742
14 Patrick Henry “Give me Liberty or give me Death!” Powerful and inspirational speaker during the Revolutionary War
15 Robert LivingstonOne of 5 men who drafted the Declaration of IndependenceChancellor of New York
16 Roger Sherman American lawyer and politician Helped draft the Declaration of Independence
17 John Paul Jones American Sea Captain Commander of the ship Bonhomme RichardAttacked British Ships near EnglandJumped right onto ships and fought in hand to hand combatFAMOUS QUOTE:“I have not yet begun to fight”
18 Paul Revere Born on January 1, 1735. Died May 10, 1818. Before the war he was a sliversmith.He warned the minutemen that were close to the area and told them the British were coming.
19 Women of the American Revolution The women are sometimes left out in our history books. Here are a few that we remember from the American Revolution.
20 Martha Washington Tended the sick and wounded at Valley Forge. Helped whenever she couldMarried to GW-First- First Lady of our country
21 Betsy Ross Seamstress from Philadelphia Is said to have been the person to sew First American Flag
22 Mary DraperHelped make bullets and weapons for patriot soldiers by melting down her family heirlooms
23 Nancy Morgan HartShe stole muskets from British soldiers and took them captive.
24 Molly Pitcher Real Name: Mary Ludwig Hayes Carried water to soldiers at the Battle of Monmouth (New Jersey) in 1778When husband wounded, she took his place firing the cannon!
25 Deborah Sampson “The Secret Soldier” Disguised herself as a man so she could fight in the war.Was wounded in the leg and they found out she was a woman!
26 Phillis Wheatley The first recognized black American poet. 1753-1784 Published her first poem at age 13Brought to America as a slaveHer poetry reflects both the influence of Alexander Pope and her study of Latin.Picture of Phillis Wheatley
27 Abigail Adams Wife of John Adams, the 2nd president Allie ReismanAbigail AdamsWife of John Adams, the 2nd presidentBorn November 11, 1744Died October 18, 1818She was a prodigious letter writerMother of John Quincy Adams, the 6th presidentThe 1st lady to live in the White House
28 Lydia Darragh Lydia Darragh was a Patriot Spy. 1729-1789 She warned Washington about an assault from the British.Lydia spied on the British when they held meetings at her house.When the war was over, she went back to her normal life.Picture of Lydia Darragh
29 Mercy Otis WarrenWarren was the sister of a patriot named James Otis. Mercy was born on September 25, She died on October 19, Warren was also known for being an early American poet and historian and for writing plays.
30 British of the American Revolution There were many important people from Britain in the American Revolution. The following are some of the ones you should know about.
31 King George III Born on June 4, 1738. King of England during the American Revolution.Died on January 29, 1820.
32 General Charles Cornwallis British GeneralBorn Dec. 31,1738-Oct. 5,1805He served 7 years of warCaptured Philadelphia in 1777Served with distinction during the American RevolutionBritish General Charles Cornwallis
33 Benedict Arnold ( )Benedict Arnold was born on January 14th, 1741.Benedict became a captain of the Connecticut militia.Helped win the battle of Fort Ticonderoga for America.Later Benedict became a traitor to America and sided with Britain.