Flashcards in Important People Of The Revolution Deck (14):
Commander of the continental army
French noble who commanded a division of the continental army
Marquis de Layafette
Mercenaries (hired soldiers) from Prussia hired by Britain to help fight
General from Prussia-trained soldiers, instilled "professional pride" in the continental army
Baron van Stuben
"Washington of the West" helped claim western frontier for the US
George Rogers Clark
Known as "Swamp Fox"- used guerrilla warfare to weaken the British
American officer- hero at Saratoga who became a traitor to the U.S.
Wrote "Common Sense"
Diplomat to France; helped convince king of France help the Americans at war
King of France
King Louis XVI
The U.S's governing body during the war, but had little power to raise money to pay for supplies and salaries
British General who surrendered at Yorktown, the battle that ended the Revolutionary War
British General who suffered defeat at Saratoga "Gentlemen Johnny"