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Seven Revolutionary Leaders. George Washington. Did not chop down the cherry tree (Mason Locke Weems myth) Survived smallpox 6’2” Liked to wear his uniform False teeth may have been made from animal and slave teeth.

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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