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American Revolution

  1. 1. Key Individuals of the Revolutionary War Or Who’s Who in the Revolutionary War?
  2. 2. Directions: <ul><li>As you view each numbered slide, try to guess the name of the person being described. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, go to the next slide. Was your guess correct? </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1. He was a major author of the Declaration of Independence.
  4. 4. Thomas Jefferson!
  5. 5. 2. He was Commander of the Continental Army .
  6. 6. George Washington!
  7. 7. 3. He was the British general who surrendered at Yorktown .
  8. 8. Lord Cornwallis!
  9. 9. 4. He championed the cause of independence.
  10. 10. John Adams!
  11. 11. 5. He was an outspoken member of House of Burgesses. He inspired colonial patriotism with “Give me liberty or give me death” speech.
  12. 12. Patrick Henry!
  13. 13. 6. He was a prominent member of Continental Congress; he helped frame the Declaration of Independence.
  14. 14. Benjamin Franklin!
  15. 15. 7. He was a journalist and author of Common Sense.
  16. 16. Thomas Paine!
  17. 17. 8. She was a former slave who wrote poems and plays supporting American independence.
  18. 18. Phillis Wheatley!
  19. 19. 9. Patriot who made a daring ride to warn colonists of British arrival.
  20. 20. Paul Revere!
  21. 21. <ul><li>He was the British king during the Revolutionary era. </li></ul>
  22. 22. King George III !
  23. 23. 11. He was a patriot who formed the Sons of Liberty and helped Paul Revere at the Boston Tea Party.
  24. 24. Sam Adams!!

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