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1 Characters of the Revolutionary War (These are people involved with Objective 5--- not necessarily the main players of the Revolution--)

2 Key American Leaders

3 General Washington General of the Continental Army 1 st President of the United States "I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent."

4 Brigadier General Ebenezer Learned commander of Learned’s Continental Brigade from Massachusetts

5 Colonel Daniel Morgan commander of Morgan’s Continental Rifle Corps

6 General Benedict Arnold Continental Brigade commander and primary American Leader on the battlefield

7 John Adams Signed the Treaty of Paris nd president of the U.S. member of the 1st and 2nd Continental Congress, Ambassador to the Netherlands

8 John Jay member of the 1st and 2nd Continental Congress, President of the Congress from December September 1779, an ambassador to Spain

9 Major General Horatio Gates Commander of Northern Continental Army

10 Benjamin Franklin Ambassador to France

11 George Rogers Clark led 127 volunteers to keep Hamilton from taking over Vincennes

12 De Grasse French General Landed troops in Virginia and trapped Cornwallis’ troops

13 Francis Marion- “The Swamp Fox” Used Guerilla Warfare Quick attacks and quick retreats on the British Pushed the British out of South Carolina

14 Key British Leaders

15 Lord Cornwallis British General who surrendered to Washington in the Battle of Yorktown– this “ends” the American Revolutionary War

16 Lieutenant General John Burgoyne commander of British forces at Saratoga

17 Brigadier General James Hamilton commander of British 2 nd Brigade

18 Brigadier General Simon Fraser commander of British advance corps at Saratoga

19 Major General Baron Friederich von Riedesel commander of the German complement of the British forces at Saratoga

20 Major John D. Acland commander of the British left wing of the Second battle of Saratoga

21 Major Balcarres Commander of the British right wing of the Second Battle of Saratoga

22 David Hartley Member of Parliament Signed the Treaty of Paris 1793


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