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6th Grade Presidents & First Ladies

The Presidents (www.whitehouse.gov) -- This website is an excellent source of information on each president from George Washington to Barack Obama.

The First Ladies (www.whitehouse.gov)-- In addition to great information on all the Presidents you can find information on each First Lady from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.

National First Ladies' Library (www.firstladies.org) --This website provides a ton of information on the First Ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. The First Ladies are listed in chronological order.

U.S. Presidents' Biographies (www.teachervision.com) -- This website includes biographies of the presidents and links to more resources.

Fact Monster (www.factmonster.com) -- Fact Monster has biographies of the presidents plus information about Vice Presidents, First Ladies and much more!

5th Grade Famous Colonials

Abigail Adams-- was the wife of President John Adams, the mother of President John Quincy Adams and the second First Lady of the United States,

John Adams -- American lawyer, author, statesman, Founding Father and diplomat. He served as the second President of the United States (1797–1801), the first Vice President (1789–97).

Samuel Adams--American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Crispus Attucks-- an African African man who was the first casualty of the Boston massacre and is widely considered to be the first American casualty in the American Revolutionary War.

Daniel Boone--was an American pioneer, explorer, woodsman, and frontiersman.

William Bradford-- traveled to America aboard the Mayflower and helped to establish Plymouth Colony and served as the Governor of Plymouth Colony.

John Butler-- was a Brigadier General in the Hillsborough District militia during the American Revolutionary War. (Online search: John Butler, Revolutionary War)

Lt. Col. James Chalmers--was a Loyalist officer and pamphleteer in the American Revolution. In 1776 he wrote a pamphlet entitled Plain Truth, as a response to Thomas Paine's Common Sense.

George Rogers Clark-- surveyor, soldier, and militia officer from Virginia and the highest ranking American military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War.

George Clymer-- was an American politician from Pennsylvania and Founding Father. He was one of the first Patriots to advocate complete independence from Britain.

John Jay-- American statesman, Patriot, diplomat, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and first Chief Justice of the United States

Amos Fortune--was a prominent African-American citizen of Jaffrey, New Hampshire in the 18th century.

Benjamin Franklin-Founding Fathers of the United States, author, printer, political theorist, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

William Franklin--was an American soldier, attorney, and colonial administrator, the acknowledged illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was a steadfast Loyalist throughout the American Revolutionary War

Nathanael Green-- major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War, known for his successful command in the Southern Campaign

John Hancock-- American merchant, smuggler, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. (Online search: John Hancock person)

John Hanson-- was a merchant and public official from Maryland during the era of the American Revolution and he became the first president to serve a one-year term under the provisions of the Articles of Confederation.

Thomas Jefferson--American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the 3rd President of the United States.

John Paul Jones -- Scottish American sailor and the United States' first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War.

Henry Knox-- Self taught master of artillery

Marquis de Lafayette-- French aristocrat and military officer who fought for the United States in the American Revolutionary War. A close friend of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson,

James Madison-- American statesman who served as the fourth President of the United States, called the "Father of the Constitution" for his role in writing the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights

Thomas Mifflin-- American merchant and politician from Philadelphia,and one of the first Governors of Pennsylvania.

James Monroe--was the fifth President of the United States and Founding Father of the United States.

Thomas Paine--English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, author of Common Sense and The American Crisis pamphlet series.

William Penn--was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania,

Mary Ludwig Hays (Molly Pitcher) --At the Battle of Monmouth in June 1778, Mary Hays helped the Revolutionary soldiers by giving them water earning her the nickname, "Molly Pitcher."

Samuel Prescott--Massachusetts Patriot during the American Revolutionary War. He warned the townspeople of Concord of the impending British army move to capture guns and gunpowder kept there at the beginning of the American Revolution.

Paul Revere--American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a Patriot in the American Revolution. He alerted the Colonial militia that the British were coming before the battles of Lexington and Concord,

Friedrich Von Steuben -- Revolutionary War general

George Washington--was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States

Martha Washington-- wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States.

Phillis Wheatley--was the first published African-American female poet

George Wythe--was the first American law professor, a noted classics scholar and Virginia judge. Wythe taught Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Henry Clay and other American leaders.

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