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Revolutionary War: Biographies

This is a collection of biographies on the men and women involved in the Revolutionary War. Learn about George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, King George III, Samuel Adams, Benedict Arnold, Crispus Attucks, Nathan Hale, Ethan Allen, and more. Includes portraits, some videos, and letters from spies. There are links to eThemes Resources on Paul Revere and the Revolutionary War.


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Read a brief biography of Washington. Click on the links at the right to learn more about his roles as a soldier, president, and husband. Includes pictures.
Click on a person's name to read their biography. Includes one on Arnold Benedict and his role as a traitor.
This site offers a good biography about Benjamin Franklin. Use the links at the bottom to learn more about him. Includes a timeline.
This is the official site for Monticello, Jefferson's home. You can also find a biography and other information about Jefferson's life. Take a virtual tour of the house and surrounding grounds of Monticello.
Read about spy letters and the people who delivered them. Learn about the secret methods used and the routes that were taken.
Learn about Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Learn about John Hancock, the man with the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence.
Watch this video about Molly Pitcher, a woman who helped during the Revolutionary War. Includes many illustrations.
Watch this short video on our first president.
Watch the short video about this man and what he did to be called a traitor.
This biography on King George III is from a British Monarchy site. Includes a portrait of the king.
Read about Nathan Hale, a Patriot who was executed for being a spy.
This biography is about Thomas Paine, who is known for his writings. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Read about Crispus Attucks' role in the Boston Massacre and why he's considered a hero. NOTE: The site includes ads.
These sites are about the life of Paul Revere. Includes information and a map of his famous ride to warn the militia that the British were coming. There are biographies, a poem, artwork, and a short video.
These sites for elementary students focus on the major events leading up to the American Revolution. Learn about the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, the Proclamation of 1763, and more. Includes timelines, videos, and games.
Find out about the men and women who were spies during the Revolutionary War. There are links about women spies, Nathan Hale, and James Armistead Lafayette. Some of the websites include letters that the spies wrote and talk about how spies sent messages without getting caught.

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