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Seven revolutionary leaders

Seven revolutionary leaders

Seven revolutionary leaders

  • Most brilliant 1776American in a generation

  • Interested in politics, government, literature, philosophy, painting, architecture, astronomy, botany, zoology, chemistry, law, PE etc.

  • Intrigued by gadgets – calendars, clocks, desks, duplicate writing device, stoves, wagons, plows, dumbwaiter, swivel chair, synchronized doors etc.

Seven revolutionary leaders

Sally hemings half sister of martha wayles skelton jefferson s wife
SALLY Old EnglishhEMINGS half sister of marthawaylesskelton Jefferson’s wife

Aunt to patsy and polly jefferson
Aunt to patsy and Old Englishpollyjefferson

  • Jefferson’s

  • Concubine

John wayles jefferson
John Old EnglishWayles Jefferson

  • Passing into the

  • white world

Seven revolutionary leaders

Jefferson s grave
Jefferson’s Grave Old English

Benjamin franklin
Benjamin Franklin Old English

Seven revolutionary leaders

  • Universal man like Jefferson Old English

  • Founded the postal system, started circulating library, founded University of Pennsylvania, longest running magazine – Saturday Evening Post, proved lightning was electricity, successful businessman

Seven revolutionary leaders

  • Diplomat to England and France Old English

  • Published Poor Richard’s Almanac- “A penny saved is a penny earned,” “time is money,” “fish and visitors smell in three days”

  • Accepted everyone except his son the loyalist

John hancock
John Hancock Philadelphia’s upper crust

Seven revolutionary leaders

  • Richest man in the colonies Philadelphia’s upper crust

  • Chosen President of the Second Continental Congress

  • Wanted to be general of American forces

Seven revolutionary leaders

Samuel adams
SAMUEL Philadelphia’s upper crustaDAMS

Seven revolutionary leaders

  • “Grand Incendiary” Philadelphia’s upper crust

  • A fire-eating revolutionary led the Sons of Liberty

  • Bankrupted the family beer business

  • Needed a fight to be successful

  • His later life bore no distinction

Paul revere or rivoire
Paul Revere or Philadelphia’s upper crustRivoire

Seven revolutionary leaders

Seven revolutionary leaders

  • W in Lexingtonas captured before he finished his ride

  • An unknown young doctor whose name was Samuel Prescott finished the ride

  • Longfellow published his poem in 1860 about the mythic ride up until then Revere was known only for his silver work

John adams
John Adams in Lexington

Seven revolutionary leaders

  • First VP in Lexington

  • Second President (one term) defeated by his VP Thomas Jefferson

  • Father of John Quincy Adams sixth president of the US

  • Wife Abigail was his chief advisor

Seven revolutionary leaders

Seven revolutionary leaders