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  1. AMERICAN/PATRIOTThomas Hutchinson - Hutchinson was a British official who played many roles in the years leading up to the American Revolution. He served as chief justice of the Massachusetts supreme court that heard James Otis' case against the writs of assistance; as lieutenant governor of Massachusetts during the Stamp Act crisis; and finally, as the royal governor. THOMAS HUTCHINSON

  2. James Otis - James Otis was an influential Bostonian heavily involved in the fight for colonial rights. Most notably, he argued the case against the writs of assistance in front of the Massachusetts supreme court. Though unsuccessful in his case, Otis succeeded in illuminating the core of the colonists' oppocoloniessition to James Otis considered himself a loyal British subject. Yet in February 1761, he argued against the Writs of Assistance in a nearly five-hour oration before a select audience in the State House. His argument failed to win his case, although it galvanized the revolutionary movement .

  3. Betsy Ross • Betsy Ross presenting the first American flag to General. • Betsy Ross (January 1, 1752 – January 30, 1836) • Betsy Ross was born to Samuel Griscom and Rebecca James Griscom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. • She grew up in a household where the plain dress and strict discipline of the Society of Friends dominated her life. • She learned to sew from her great-aunt Sarah Elizabeth Ann Griscom. • Her great-grandfather Andrew Griscom, a Quaker carpenter, emigrated in 1680 from England

  4. Benedict Arnold • was a general during the American Revolutionary War. • Arnold was a merchant operating ships on the Atlantic Ocean when the war broke out in 1775. • Arnold's father was a successful businessman, and the family moved in the upper levels of Norwich society • Arnold began the war as a captain in Connecticut's militia, a position to which he was elected in March 1775. • On February 22, 1767, Arnold married Margaret Mansfield, daughter of Samuel Mansfield

  5. William Franklin • William Franklin (ca. 1730 – November 1814). • was an American soldier, attorney, and colonial administrator, the acknowledged illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin. • He was appointed as the last Colonial Governor of New Jersey (1763–76). • As his father (Benjamin Franklin) was one of the most prominent Patriots and a Founding Father of the United States, their differences caused an irreconcilable break between them. • Franklin was a steadfast Loyalist throughout the American War of Independence. • In 1763, William Franklin was appointed as the Royal Governor of New Jersey, due to his father's influence with the British Prime Minister. • After the Declaration of Independence on 4 July, Franklin was formally taken into custody by order of the Provincial Congress of New Jersey, an entity which he refused to recognize, regarding it as an "illegal assembly"

  6. James Otis • James Otis, Jr. (February 5, 1725 – May 23, 1783) • was a lawyer in colonial Massachusetts, a member of the Massachusetts provincial assembly, and an early advocate of the Patriot views against British policy that led to the American Revolution.