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By: Faith McGough and Maddy Baker

Biographies

Abigail Adams was born in Massachusetts on November 22, 1744. Abigail was educated at home by her parents, she developed a love of reading and writing. Adams ran most of the family businesses and advised her husband on political issues. She was married to John Adams. She was the second First Lady. She was remember for many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia. She died on October 28, 1818 at age 73.


John Adams

John Adams was born in Quincy, Massachusetts on October 30, 1735. He studied at Harvard University, where he received his undergraduate and master's, and in 1758 was admitted to the bar. Adams was the first Vice President, and second President of the United States. John Adams was, along with Thomas Jefferson, one of the only two signers of the Declaration of Independence. He also drafted the Treaty of Pairs in 1783 to end the Revolutionary War.


Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 22, 1722. Samuel Adams graduated from Harvard College in 1740. He was an American Statesman political philosopher, and one of the founding fathers of the United States. A strong opponent of British taxations he helped organize resistance to the Stamp Act and played a vital role in organizaing the Boston Tea Party.


Mercy Otis Warren

Mercy Otis Warren was born in Barnstable, Massachusetts on September 14, 1728. Few men and fewer women had education or training. Warren was an exception because she was a playwright and a poet. During the years before the American Revolution, during the Wars of the American Revolution, Warren published poems and played that attacked royal authorities in Massachusetts and urged colonists to resist British infringemnets on colonial rights a liberties.


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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 17, 1706. Self taught, apprenticed as a printer. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford. He was the first President of the American Philosophical Society. He was a colonial Scientist. His first job was at his fathers candle shop. He wanted the Stamp Act repealed. Franklin worked hard to increase French support for the Patriot cause.


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Crispus Attucks

Crispus Attucks was born in Framingham, Massachusetts in 1723. He had no education because he was born a slave. Attucks was a run away slave. He was believe to be the first person shot dead by the British Red Coats during the Boston Massacre.


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King George III

King George was born in London, England on June 4, 1738. He was well educated in science and arts. King George was a King, so his job experience was none. For most Loyalist, he was a hero. He was married to Queen Charlotte in 1765. He also had a disease called porphyria.


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Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry was born in Hanover County, Virginia on May 29, 1736. Patrick was a lawyer and a politician. He was elected in the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1765. He played a prominent role in the May 6, 1776, convention and became the first governor of the commonwealth under its new constitution. Henry served five terms as governor of Virginia.
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George Washington

George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia on February 22, 1732. Little is known about George Washington's education and childhood. He fought in the French and Indian War. The congress planed to make a Continental army to decent the conies and chose a Virginian. Washington was to command this army. He was the first President of the United States of America.


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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell, Virginia on April 13, 1743. He began his formal education at the age of nine, studying Latin and Greek at a local private school. He wrote the Declaration of Independence. In 1786 Thomas Jeffersons supported for freedom was included in the Virginia statue of religious freedom which he was the author of. From the beginning of the struggle Jefferson stood on the Patriot side and had knowledge of political philosophy. He was the 3rd President of the United States.


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Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine was born in Therford, United Kingdom on January 29, 1737. Thomas began working with his father as a corsets maker, and he later worked as an officer of the excise, hunting smugglers, and collecting liquor and tabasco taxes. He was well known through out the colonies for his political pamphlet Common Sense. In his pamphlet, Paine argued for breaking away from Great Britain News spread through the 13 colonies. Common Sense was popular for its meaning and style.


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