By Linda Schmittroth, Mary Kay Rosteck, Stacy A. McConnell
Profiles sixty women and men who have been key gamers at the British or American aspect of the yank Revolution, from John Adams, who turned the second one president, to Eliza Wilkinson, who wrote of the day British squaddies looted her South Carolina domestic.
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Peabody, James Bishop, ed. John Adams: A Biography in His Own Words. New York: Newsweek Books, 1973. Phelan, Mary Kay. The Story of the Boston Tea Party. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1973. 30 American Revolution: Biographies Ethan Allen Born January 21, 1738 Litchfield, Connecticut Died February 12, 1789 Burlington, Vermont Military leader, businessman, writer T he fiery Ethan Allen was one of the first heroes of the American Revolution. He is remembered for leading a small group of soldiers against the British at Fort Ticonderoga, New York, in May 1775, and winning the surrender of the fort with no bloodshed.
The majority of the representatives sought a middle ground. Some delegates from the southern colonies feared that those from Massachusetts wanted to take over the country. Other delegates thought that only the wealthy and well educated should be in charge of the government. Many delegates feared independence because it might ruin the established system of trade and cause rivalries to break out among the different colonies. Instead of breaking ties with England, they wanted to find a way to restore good relations with the mother country.
Believed that the United States should not become involved in international affairs— including wars. Adams disagreed. With the election of Republican Thomas Jefferson to the presidency in 1800, the Federalist party lost its popularity and power, never to regain it. The Federalists The group of colonists who had led the movement to create a constitution for the United States formed the Federalist Party. Its membership included people such as John Adams and Alexander Hamilton, a soldier, political leader, economist, and officer in the Continental army.
American Revolution: biographies by Linda Schmittroth, Mary Kay Rosteck, Stacy A. McConnell