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This is a presentation that gives a brief overview of some of the important contributors to the American Revolution and an intro for students to learn more about these famous figures.

This is a presentation that gives a brief overview of some of the important contributors to the American Revolution and an intro for students to learn more about these famous figures.

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    Roadto Independence (Masse_u05a2) Roadto Independence (Masse_u05a2) Presentation Transcript

    • The Road to Independence
      Who actually travelled this road?
      Meet some important friends who made freedom possible for America!
    • Benjamin Franklin
      Best known for his great printing and writing skills.
      Was elected to the Second Continental Congress.
      One of five men to write the Declaration of Independence.
    • Benedict Arnold
      Was nominated to the Continental Congress by George Washington.
      Was a colonel in the army.
      Bargained with the British.
      Which side was he really on?
    • John Hancock
      The first to sign the Declaration of Independence, in very large print.
      Elected as President of the Continental Congress.
      Was governor of the State of Massachusetts.
    • Samuel Adams
      Was a tax collector and suspected spy of the British.
      Member of the First Continental Congress.
      Passionate advocate for independence from Britain.
    • Paul Revere
      Known for the midnight ride.
      Excellent silversmith.
      Led patriots in the Boston Tea Party.
      Was a mounted messenger for the Patriots.
    • Thomas Jefferson
      Primary author of the Declaration of Independence.
      Fluent in five languages and a negotiator.
      Vice-president and President of the United States.
    • George Washington
      Commander inchief of the Continental Army.
      First president of the United States.
      Freedom would not have been won without George Washington.
    • Significant Contributors
      Ethan Allen
      Nathanael Green
      Patrick Henry
      Thomas Paine
      William Prescott
      Crispus Attucks
      Molly Pitcher
      Betsy Ross
      King George III
      Nathan Hale
      John Adams
      John Andre
    • Assignment
      There are a number of people that were instrumental in the Americans gaining independence from England. Choose someone who had a significant impact on the American Revolution.
      Create a powerpoint presentation using the presentation rubric.