Thomas Gage: British, took Minutemen's weapons
Benedict Arnold: Joined Ethan Allan to takeover Ft. Ticonderoga
Samuel Adams: organized Boston Tea Party
Paul Revere: Warned the patriots of British invasion
William Dawes: partner with Revere
George Washington: commanded Continental Army
"shot heard round the world": the first shot, at Lexington/Concord, MA
First Continental Congress: met in Philly, debated whether to start army,
compromised with Declaration of Rights
Second CC: Decided how to react to fighting, offered "olive branch petition" for last chance at peace with Britain
Battle of Bunker Hill: First big battle the patriots won, showed colonists could defend themselves
Thomas Pain: Wrote "common sense" and "crisis"
Jefferson: on 2nd cont. congress. main author of "declaration of independance"
Abigail Adams: agitated for women’s rights,
Patrick Henry: Talked to house of burgesses about forbidding slavery
King George III: violated the rights of colonists
Writing of the Declaration of Independence (July 4th, 1776)
Writing of “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine
Choosing sides, patriots pulled down a statue of
king george and loyalists fled to Canada
1783 MA abolished Slavery, 1784 all of NE ends slavery
George Washington: general of the Continental Army
William Howe: General of the British Army
James Forton: teenager who served in the Continental Army.
Molly Pitcher: brought water to thirsty Patriot troops. Her real name was Mary Ludwig Hs. She served in the war by loading cannons after her husband was injured.
Lord Dunmore: issued a proclamation, promised freedom to any slave who fought for the British.