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Commander of the continental army

George Washington

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French noble who commanded a division of the continental army

Marquis de Layafette

2

Mercenaries (hired soldiers) from Prussia hired by Britain to help fight

Hessians

3

General from Prussia-trained soldiers, instilled "professional pride" in the continental army

Baron van Stuben

4

"Washington of the West" helped claim western frontier for the US

George Rogers Clark

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Known as "Swamp Fox"- used guerrilla warfare to weaken the British

Francis Marion

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American officer- hero at Saratoga who became a traitor to the U.S.

Benedict Arnold

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Wrote "Common Sense"

Thomas Paine

8

Diplomat to France; helped convince king of France help the Americans at war

Ben Franklin

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King of France

King Louis XVI

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The U.S's governing body during the war, but had little power to raise money to pay for supplies and salaries

Continental congress

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British General who surrendered at Yorktown, the battle that ended the Revolutionary War

Lord Cornwallis

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British General who suffered defeat at Saratoga "Gentlemen Johnny"

General Burgoyne

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British General who occupies New York in 1776 and forces Wahsington to retreat from Philadelphia in 1777

General Howe