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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: PERSONALITIES BY NANDINI MAHARAJ
ABOUT ME Nandini Maharaj BA Hons. History (Lady Shri Ram College) . MA Human Rights (Sheffield Hallam University) .Reader, dancer . Rate, review, and recommend!
TOPICS Thomas Paine .George Washintor .John Adams Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Franklin
THOMAS PAINE 1737-1809 . An English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary Authored 'Common Sense' Later involved in the French Revolution Propagated ideas of democracy, republicanism, liberalism, inalienable rights, reason, nature, happiness(as against medieval idea of suffer now be happy in your next life), progress of society
GEORGE WASHINTON 1732-1799 First President of the United States . Leader of the American Revolutionary War Participated in drafting of the Constitution "Father of the country"
JOHN ADAMS . 1735-1826 Second President of the United States A lawyer, diplomat, statesman, political theorist . (In)Famous for defending British soldiers accused of murdering 5 civilians in the Boston Massacre . Massachusetts delegate in the Continental Congresses .Rejected proposal for reconciliation with Britain
THOMAS JEFFERSON 1743-1826 Third President of the United States Principal author of the Declaration of Independence . Proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights . Motivated American colonists to break from Great Britain and form a new nation, . Drafted the law for religious freedom
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 1706-1790 . A renowned polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, composer, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat . Known for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity Foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. .On the Committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence