He was a great Orator (speaker). He led the opposition to the Stamp Act. He said, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” He was later an outspoken Antifederalist.
Who was John Adams?
He was a Boston lawyer who defended the British soldiers after the Boston Massacre. He was a patriot. He was later a Federalist and vice president under Washington. He became the second president.
Who was William Blackstone?
He was an English Lawyer and Judge. He wrote commentaries on the laws of England. He explained English Common Law. He defined the rights of individuals & property. His work influenced James Madison & Thomas Jefferson.
Who was Thomas Paine?
He was an advocate for American independence. He wrote, Common Sense and the American Crisis.
Who was John Locke?
He was a political philosopher that challenged the theory of divine right of the king to rule. He said government gets its power from the people. It’s a “Social Contract.” Thomas Jefferson used my ideas when he wrote the Declaration of Independence, “Life, liberty, and property.”
Who was Benjamin Franklin?
He was a student of the Enlightenment. A printer, scientist, mathematician, and statesman. He helped draft the declaration of independence. He was postmaster general. He helped convince France to help the Colonists in the American Revolution.
Who was George Washington?
A member of the Continental Congress. He was leader of the Continental Army. He was later the first president.
Who was Crispus Attucks?
He was the first person killed in the Boston Massacre. He was a free African-American.
Who was Abigail Adams?
She was wife of John Adams. Their letters reveal much about the Continental Congress. She asked them to, “Remember the Ladies.”
Who was Mercy Otis Warren?
She supported independence through her writing of poems and essays. She convinced many to take up the Patriot cause. She wrote the first history of the American Revolution.
Who was King George III?
He was the leader of England during the American Revolution.
What are unalienable rights?
Rights that can't be taken away from you like: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
What are the Patriot advantages in the War?
They are fighting on their own ground so they know it better. They had a greater sense of purpose (they are defending their homes.) The leadership of George Washington was strong.
What are the British advantages in the War?
They had the strongest navy. They had a large well trained army. They had more money. They had a bigger population.