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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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  • 1. The Road to Independence
    Who actually travelled this road?
    Meet some important friends who made freedom possible for America!
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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?
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Samuel Adams
    Was a tax collector and suspected spy of the British.
    Member of the First Continental Congress.
    Passionate advocate for independence from Britain.
  • 6. Paul Revere
    Known for the midnight ride.
    Excellent silversmith.
    Led patriots in the Boston Tea Party.
    Was a mounted messenger for the Patriots.
  • 7. Thomas Jefferson
    Primary author of the Declaration of Independence.
    Fluent in five languages and a negotiator.
    Vice-president and President of the United States.
  • 8. George Washington
    Commander inchief of the Continental Army.
    First president of the United States.
    Freedom would not have been won without George Washington.
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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.