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Ch 3: Important People of the Revolutionary War

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This chapter reviews the roles played by Crispus Attucks, Bernardo de Galvez, Haym Salomon, King George III and other important people of the Revolutionary War.

Important People of the Revolutionary War - Chapter Summary

Our subject-matter experts present information about important people of the Revolutionary War. The roles of Wentworth Cheswell, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson are looked at in these lessons, along with:

  • Facts and overview of John Adams
  • Biography, facts and accomplishments of Abigail and Samuel Adams
  • Biography of James Armistead Lafayette
  • Role and importance of Ben Franklin in the American Revolution
  • Pamphlets of Thomas Paine
  • Facts and poems of Mercy Otis Warren

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15 Lessons in Chapter 3: Important People of the Revolutionary War
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Who Was John Adams? - Facts & Overview

1. Who Was John Adams? - Facts & Overview

Read about the remarkable life of John Adams, including his role in drafting and promoting the Declaration of Independence. Learn about his relationship with Thomas Jefferson, and test your understanding of Adams's key historical roles with a quiz.

Abigail Adams: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

2. Abigail Adams: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

Abigail Adams was the wife of President John Adams and the mother of John Quincy Adams. She proved to be much more than a figure head first lady, as she had great influence with President Adams.

Samuel Adams: Biography, Facts & History

3. Samuel Adams: Biography, Facts & History

The patriots needed someone radical, like Samuel Adams, when tensions with England were rising. Read more about this revolutionary with a rebellious nature was one of the major factors in the United States becoming an independent nation.

James Armistead Lafayette: Biography & Facts

4. James Armistead Lafayette: Biography & Facts

The American Revolutionary War was fought by many who risked it all to fight for their freedoms, some more literally than others. In this lesson we'll talk about the life of former slave James Armistead Lafayette and his service in the war.

Who was Crispus Attucks? - Biography, Facts & Timeline

5. Who was Crispus Attucks? - Biography, Facts & Timeline

Almost nothing is known about his life before 1770--but his legacy afterwards has been immortalized. Crispus Attucks' status as the 'first to defy, the first to die' in the American Revolution has become a part of the permanent mythology of the American Revolution.

Wentworth Cheswell: Biography & Role in the Revolutionary War

6. Wentworth Cheswell: Biography & Role in the Revolutionary War

In this lesson we will learn about the life of Wentworth Cheswell, highlight his role in the American Revolutionary War, and find out why he was an important figure in history.

Benjamin Franklin and the American Revolution: Importance & Role

7. Benjamin Franklin and the American Revolution: Importance & Role

Benjamin Franklin was in many ways the premier American Renaissance man. His life and career were as eclectic as they were extraordinary. Learn about the man, and read more about his role in the American Revolution.

Bernardo de Galvez: Biography & Role in the Revolutionary War

8. Bernardo de Galvez: Biography & Role in the Revolutionary War

Bernardo de Galvez and his Spanish-led military campaigns helped the United States gain independence from the British. Read on to learn the story of this little-known hero of the American Revolution.

King George III: Biography, Facts & Quotes

9. King George III: Biography, Facts & Quotes

George III is most famous in United States History as the King of Great Britain and Ireland who lost the Revolutionary War. His period of rule as was filled with conflict and scandal. There was a reason some people called him 'Crazy George'.

Patrick Henry: Quotes & Overview

10. Patrick Henry: Quotes & Overview

Patrick Henry was a leader in the American Revolution who served as a governor of Virginia and a member of the Virginia House of Burgess and the Virginia House of Delegates. He was a strong advocate for independence and denounced British policy for many years.

Thomas Jefferson: Facts & Presidency

11. Thomas Jefferson: Facts & Presidency

In this lesson, you'll learn about the key contributions of philosopher, statesman, and third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Read on to learn about his authorship of the Declaration of Independence, his negotiation of the Louisiana Purchase, and his philosophical principles that shaped the early United States.

Marquis de Lafayette: Biography, Facts & Quotes

12. Marquis de Lafayette: Biography, Facts & Quotes

The Marquis de Lafayette was an aristocratic Frenchman who joined the American Revolution and befriended George Washington. He also played a key role in the French Revolution.

Who Was Thomas Paine? - Pamphlets & Facts

13. Who Was Thomas Paine? - Pamphlets & Facts

This lesson discusses Thomas Paine and two of the most important pamphlets of the Revolutionary Era. Learn more about Paine's life and the influence of his writing, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Haym Salomon: Biography & Role in the American Revolution

14. Haym Salomon: Biography & Role in the American Revolution

The Revolutionary War was full of heroes, but not all of them were soldiers. In this lesson we'll explore the life of Haym Salomon and the financing of America's revolution.

Mercy Otis Warren: Biography, Facts, Timeline & Poems

15. Mercy Otis Warren: Biography, Facts, Timeline & Poems

Mercy Otis Warren was a prominent poet, writer, political activist, playwright, and historian. She is best known as the author of a three-volume work on the American Revolution.

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