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American Revolution: Founding Fathers

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Stephanie Doss

on 7 October 2016

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Transcript of American Revolution: Founding Fathers

Thomas Jefferson
Originally from Virginia; main author of the Declaration of Independence.
Served as a delegate for VA during the Continental Congress.
Main author of the Declaration of Independence
"Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness."
George Washington
Came from a wealthy Virginia family
Fought in the French & Indian War
Also a VA delegate at the Constitutional Congress, and later the main general of the Continental Army.
Essential leader for the army and would become the 1st president
John Adams
Lawyer from MA; defended British soldiers from the Boston Massacre
Delegate from MA to the Continental Congress
First VP and second President of the US
Benjamin Franklin
Conducted scientific research on electricity and physics
As a newspaper editor, strongly championed the right to free speech
Collaborated with Jefferson when writing the Declaration of Independence
PA delegate for the Congress
America's Founding Fathers
American Revolution
Samuel Adams
Born in Boston; became politically active and opposed to British tax policy
Became an important figure in Boston after the French & Indian War
Leader of the Sons of Liberty
Played a role in the Boston Tea Party
Served for MA in the Continental Congress
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