American revolution hero

American Revolution

  • John Locke (1632-1702)

    John Locke (1632-1702)
    Locke was an English professor who lived in the united kingdom. According to, his works lie at the foundation of philosophical empiricism and political liberalism.
  • Charles Montesquieu (1689-1755)

    Charles Montesquieu (1689-1755)
    Montesquieu was a french political philosopher whose work, the Spirit of Laws, was a significant part of political theory. He is most famous for his articulation of the theory of the separation powers.
  • Samuel Adams (1722-1803)

    Samuel Adams (1722-1803)
    Samuel Adams was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the founding fathers of the U.S. Adams attended Harvard for college when he found his love for politics.
  • Paul Revere (1735-1818)

    Paul Revere (1735-1818)
    Paul Revere was most famous for alerting people that the British had invaded. He had an important role in the Boston Tea Party. He was a principal rider for Boston’s committee of safety. He also devised a system of lanterns to warn the people of the British Invasion. What he did to earn money, as he made a career in being a silversmith.
  • John Hancock (1737-1796)

    John Hancock (1737-1796)
    John Hancock was born on January 23, 1737. John Hancock was the president of the second continental congress and the first and third governor of the Commonwealth Massachusetts. He was also one of the 56 people that signed the declaration of independence.
  • Benedict Arnold (1741-1801)

    Benedict Arnold (1741-1801)
    Benedict Arnold was a military officer that served for the continental army as a general. 1780 he defected to the British. This was surprising because Washington trusted him and put him in charge of the fortifications in West Point, New York.
  • Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)

    Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)
    Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755, and lived his life to the fullest by definition. He was an author, statesman, politician, legal specialist, lawyer, and economist. He was born in Charlestown, Nevis. He is on the 10 dollar bill and even has a musical about his life. He died on July 12, 1804, by injuries from Arron Burr in a duel.
  • French and Indian War (1754-1763)

    French and Indian War (1754-1763)
    The French and Indian War happened because of conflict between the British and French. This war was also known as, the Sevens’ Year War. It started in 1754 and lasted until 1763. It ended because of the Treaty of Paris. The British won this war.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    After Britain won the French and Indian war, the proclamation of 1763 was written by the British. It stated that American Colonists couldn’t claim land west of the Appalachia. Because of the Treaty of Paris, Britain got a lot of very valuable land in North America.
  • Sugar Act (1764)

    Sugar Act (1764)
    The sugar act was the attempt at smuggling sugar and molasses into the colonies so that they weren’t overtaxed by the sugar they wanted to buy and use.
  • Currency Act (1764)

    Currency Act (1764)
    The Currency Act was made by the British. The Currency act was when the British told the colonists they couldn’t print their own paper money. This had a big effect on the colonists because now the colonists didn’t have enough money for trade.
  • Stamp Act (1764)

    Stamp Act (1764)
    The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parlament. It was an act that said you have to pay taxes every time you print a piece of paper. Everything was taxed from Legal Documents to Playing Cards. This Stamp Act was passed on March 22, 1765.
  • Quartering Act (1774)

    Quartering Act (1774)
    The Quartering Act was a law that if the colonies were required to house the British soldiers during the war. If the Barracks were too small to house all the soldiers then people had to house them in the inns and stables of people’s houses.
  • The Declaratory Act (1766)

    The Declaratory Act (1766)
    The Declaratory Act was the accompany of the Stamp Act. The Declaratory Act stated that the British Parlament had as much control over the colonies as they did over Britain.
  • Townshend Review (1767)

    Townshend Review (1767)
    The Townshend Acts were a series of Acts that taxed people to pay the government workers like Governers.
  • Boston Massacre (1770)

    Boston Massacre (1770)
    The Boston Massacre started out with some patriots throwing snowballs at some redcoats in protest of the British (overall). It ended with five people dead.
  • Boston Tea Party (1773)

    Boston Tea Party (1773)
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that happened on December 16, 1773. The Boston Tea Party was when colonists stole tea and dumped it into the ocean. This was because of the new taxation the British had put on the tea.
  • Boston Port Act (1774)

    Boston Port Act (1774)
    The Boston Port Act was one of the intolerable acts established by the British. The intolerable acts were to reaffirm the British power of American colonists. The Boston Port Act was meant to punish the people of Boston for the now known as, the Boston Tea Party.
  • Administration of Justice Act (1774)

    Administration of Justice Act (1774)
    The Administration of Justice Act, or also known as the Murder Act, was when a British Official got charged for harm or murder of colonists, they had to go to England or to another colony to get tried. Colonists didn’t like this because if they were going to England to get tried they wouldn’t be charged because the British didn’t think that is chargeable because they believed they were just doing their job.
  • Massachusetts Government Act (1774)

    Massachusetts Government Act (1774)
    The Massachusetts Government Act was passed by the British Parliament. It was an Act that put a British official in charge as a governor in charge of Massachusetts.
  • Quebec Act (1774)

    Quebec Act (1774)
    The 1774 Quebec Act was Passes by the British Parlament to replace the Canadian government with British control. This was bad for the colonists because it was more control that the British had over North America.
  • The First Continental Congress (1774)

    The First Continental Congress (1774)
    The First Continental Congress was when one man from each colony (except Georgia) and collectively decided to organize a strike against Britain and their units.
  • Minutemen (1775)

    Minutemen (1775)
    Minutemen were colonists who basically made a training group for and during the revolutionary war. They were known for always being ready, hence the name, Minutemen.
  • “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” Speech (1775)

    “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” Speech (1775)
    Patrick Henry presented the speech “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” in March of 1775. In his speech, he emphasized his belief that they needed to fight for the truth. He also mentions that they needed to fight for God's purpose. He indicated that the alternative to fighting is being enslaved by the British.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord (1775)

    Battles of Lexington and Concord (1775)
    The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first battles in the American Revolution. Both battles were fought on April 19, 1775, in the boundaries of the Providence of Massachusetts.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the 13 colonies coming together and after the starting of the Revolutionary War. They mostly talked about battle strategies for the revolutionary war.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill (1775)

    Battle of Bunker Hill (1775)
    The battle of Bunker Hill fought on June 17, 1775, in Charlestown Massachusetts. This battle was important because it was apart of the first battles. All of the first battles were like training for the war they had ahead.
  • Hessians (started fighting in 1776)

    Hessians (started fighting in 1776)
    Hessians were German soldiers that the British hired to fight for their side. The Hessians started fighting for the British around the summer of 1776.
  • Declaration of Independence (Written in 1776)

    Declaration of Independence (Written in 1776)
    The Declaration of Independence was/is one of the most important documents to the United States. This document was written to inform the Brittian of why they were separating from them.
  • Battle of Saratoga (1777)

    Battle of Saratoga (1777)
    On October 17, 1777, the battle of Saratoga took place. This battle was the turning point for the revolutionary war. On this day, 5,895 Hessian and British soldiers surrendered to the patriots.
  • Articles of Confederation (1777)

    Articles of Confederation (1777)
    The articles of confederation was an agreement of the first 13 states of the United States of America, it served as the first constitution. These papers named our nation on November 15, 1777.
  • French Alliance (1778)

    French Alliance (1778)
    The French Alliance was the alliance of The Continental Army and French forces. This was made official by, the Treaty of the Alliance. French would bring supplies to the Continental Army. In return, America would give France land.
  • Battle of Yorktown (1781)

    Battle of Yorktown (1781)
    The battle of Yorktown, occurring on October 19, 1781, ended the revolutionary war. This took place in Yorktown, Virginia. They finally gained their freedom.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris is what ended the Revolutionary war. King George of Great Brittian signed the Treaty of Paris on September 3rd, 1783. The Treaty Stated that America had gained their freedom and can claim any land west of the Mississippi River.
  • US Constitution signing (1787)

    US Constitution signing (1787)
    On September 17, 1787, the signing of the U.S. Constitution took place. This took place in where now known as Independence Hall. Thirty-nine delegates were a part of signing this document and twelve colonies were represented (all but Rhode Island).
  • George and Martha Washington

    George and Martha Washington
    George (1732-1799) and Martha (1731-1802) got married on January 6, 1759. George Washington became president on February 4, 1789. Although normally today, this is when the president's wife would become the first lady but, she didn't get that name until after she died. People did call her Lady Washington.
  • John and Abigail Adams

    John and Abigail Adams
    John (1735-1826) and Abigail (1744-1818) got married on October 25, 1764. Although John Adams was our second president (1797-1801) he had more of a role than just that. He helped lead the American Revolution and helped negotiate the treaty of Paris which ended the war. Not very many people know that he was the first vice president. Abigail Adams was more than just a mom and the second first lady, she acted as a big feminist. She believed that all men AND women should have equal rights.
  • Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
    Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, and died on July 4, 1826, the same day as the second president, John Adams. Thomas Jefferson was our third president. He went into office on March 4, 1801. His two vice presidents were Aaron Burr and George Clinton. He was the founder of a prestige school, University of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson was also the author of the Declaration of Independence.