Presentation on theme: "Biographies AMERICAN REVOLUTION"— Presentation transcript:
1 Biographies AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1763-1783 Students get their own paper for notes to study from.
2 George Washington Slave owner from Virginia Land surveyor for the British GovernmentFought for the British during the French and Indian War.Sons of LibertyCommander of the Continental Army.
3 Benjamin FranklinArgued against British policies during the American RevolutionMember of the Continental CongressAided in gaining French support during the war
4 Patrick HenrySpoke against the British “Give me liberty or give me death!”Aided in the creation of the US ConstitutionAnti-federalist:thought that the president had too much power for governing the nation
5 King George IIIKing of England who imposed taxes on the colonists to pay for the French-Indian WarLimited the rights of the colonistsEnforced England’s mercantilism policy to control colonial trade
6 Samuel Adams He was “behind the scenes” Arranged protests and public support for independence from England by forming the “Committee of Correspondence”
7 Thomas Jefferson Member of the Continental Congress Wrote the Declaration of Independence because he had beautiful handwriting
8 Marquis de LafayetteA French General who came to help the colonists (patriots) fight the British during the warBrought trained men and supplies as well
9 Thomas PaineWrote the “Common Sense” which influenced the 13 colonies to fight for independence
10 Charles CornwallisLed the British military during the Revolutionary war.He surrenders at Yorktown to George Washington
11 John Peter Zenger1735, wrote stories that criticized a British governor that led to the debate over “freedom of the press”“freedom of the press” was later applied to the Bill of Rights in 1787
12 Paul RevereWas a minuteman (a person who is ready to fight at a moment notice)Rode through Lexington warning the citizens that the British were coming by sea