Chapter 5 Section 4. US HIstory. Second Continental Congress – May 10, 1775 John Adams, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, Richard Henry Lee, and George Washington Benjamin Franklin – respected Pennsylvania member of legislature
to Thomas Jefferson in discussing which of them should write the Declaration of Independence in 1776
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16 Age of Sibyl Ludington, who in 1777 made a 40-mile midnight ride like Paul Revere’s, shouting “The British are coming!”
10,000 The approximate number of enslaved persons who earned their freedom by fighting against the British
200 Number of American doctors with actual medical degrees in 1776
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