When he got back to the United States he helped contain the British general Cornwallis’s army at Yorktown, while other troops of George Washington’s surrounded the area and forced a surrender. “That was the last major battle of the revolutionary war” (Biography.com 2). After this battle Marquis went back to France. It was December 1781 and Marquis reentered the French army and was the organizer of agreements. “With the country on the edge of political outbreak he advocated for a governing body representing three social classes, suddenly violence broke out and he was in charge of protecting his royal family” (Biography.com 2).
Paul Revere shouted throughout his midnight ride, “The Regulars are coming!” He was an American Patriot in the American Revolution who lived in Boston at the time. His lifespan was from 1735 to 1818, during the American Revolution. One of his famous quotes was “In Medford, I awakened the Captain of the Minutemen; and after that, I alarmed almost every house, till I got to Lexington.” Paul Revere is important to history because if he didn't warn Lexington about the British, America itself might not be known as America. Paul Revere was born January 1, 1735, in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was Apollos Rivoire, a French immigrant who came to America on his own at the age of 13, and Deborah Hichborn, a Boston native and the daughter of an artisan family Paul was important to history because he saved a lot of lives by warning Lexington about the British and that they were coming.
In 1742, his father died and Thomas Hancock, his uncle, later adopted him. He enrolled in Harvard University and received a master’s degree in 1750. After graduating, he worked for his uncles shipbuilding business. John eventually took over the business and became one of the wealthiest men in America. In 1766, John Hancock was elected to the Boston Assembly.
However, after moving to Boston, he decided that he would pursue a career in law instead. Tukey entered the Harvard Law School and graduated after two years in 1843. Francis Tukey was admitted to the Suffolk bar on March 6, 1844. He was later appointed as the City Marshal of Boston by Mayor Josiah Quincy Jr Under Tukey, the force increased to 22 officers during the day and 8 at night. They were dispatched throughout the city at $2.00 per day and $1.25 per night.
He traveled around Burgesses while a lawyer, and while traveling, "he met and fell in love with twenty-three-year-old Martha Wayles Skelton, a wealthy widow and daughter of a prominent Virginia lawyer and landowner" (Onuf). They married in 1772, and got a pretty rundown house, but thanks to Jefferson himself (and some slave laborers), he was able to make it a lot better than how it was. He had seven kids, four girls and three boys. Fighting in the Revolutionary War: Thomas Jefferson was a founding father of America, but of course there was a Battle before that. Jefferson wrote pieces of literature like the "Summary View of the Rights of British America," and the Declaration of Independence.
Where would America be today if Arnold didn't make the decisions he did in battle? On January 14,1741, Benedict Arnold was born to a well off family. A sea-captain and merchant for a father and a widow for a mother. Arnold throughout his life has had to make hard decisions, for in 1752, at age eleven, Arnold was sent away to boarding school. Arnold
Oliver Ellsworth was born on April 29, 1745 in Windsor, Connecticut. He attended Yale in 1762, but transferred to the College of New Jersey which is now known as Princeton University. In 1771, Oliver Ellsworth was admitted to the Connecticut bar and became a lawyer. A year later he married Abigale Wolcott and had six kids with her. In 1777, Oliver became Connecticut’s state attorney for Hartford County, later that year he was chosen as one of Connecticut’s representatives in the Continental Congress.
Washington opposed the Stamp Act of 176. In 1769, Washington proposed a plan for Virginia to protest British goods until the Acts were repealed. In 1775 Washington was selected as a delegate to the First Continental Congress. In May of 1775, Washington went to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia wearing his military uniform. On June 15, he was made the Major General and the Commander-in-Chief against Great Britain.
During the summer of 1786, all over Massachusetts, Shays held conventions and there lists were made to determine certain demands that were to be delivered to state governors’ leaders in Boston. One of the founding fathers, Samuel Adams, became senate president and one of the first things he did was ban all conventions. After elected he spoke to the public and said “Conventions are not only useless, but dangerous. They served an excellent purpose when they were set up, but no more!” As time went on, Shays started to march along with his followers to bring down the arsenal. Samuel Adams feared a Civil War was going to occur and wanted to prevent any occurrence of such thing.
(1) His father was a direct descendent of Puritan emigrants in England, and his mother, Susanna Boylston Adams, was a descendent of Boylston of Brookline a prominent family in the Massachusetts colony. (1) Adams attended Harvard University, on a scholarship, at the age of sixteen; he went on the graduate in 1755 at the age of