The first president to actually live in the White House was John Adams , but after only four months was replaced with Thomas Jefferson.
One of the laws imposed by the British was that the Boston port be closed until the colonists pay the amount back from the tea destroyed, instead it just inflamed them.
At the start of the revolution patriots believed in republicanism, often talked about by Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Thomas Paine.
Some historians believe that thousands of people in the American revolution were still loyal to Britain.
This was a book Thomas Paine wrote that George Washington believed in and read to his troops.