History study guide 2 - History study guide Part I Identifications George III Scapegoat for colonist(instead of parliament reign 1760-1820 from the

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History study guide Part I - Identifications: George III- Scapegoat for colonist (instead of parliament) reign 1760-1820, from the Hanoverian line (not Tudor), determine to control colonies through the intolerable acts. Benedict Arnold- American general, hero in early revelotion war, betrays America sides with Britain, American cause hopeless, planed to betray at west point but discovered, Paul Revere- a silversmith, took part in the Boston Tea Party, principal rider for Boston's Committee of Safety, he devised a system of lanterns to warn the minutemen of a British invasion, (Midnight ride- Revere rode to Lexington warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams of the approaching British.) Richard Henry Lee- from prominent Virginia family, he was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses, was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, where he proposed the colonies should be independent from Great Britain, helped push through the Bill of Rights. Thomas Paine- argued that America should not simply revolt against taxation, but demand independence from Great Britain entirely. He expanded this idea in a 50-page pamphlet called "Common Sense,(changed anger of colonist from laws to governing body)" Congress named Paine secretary to the Committee for Foreign Affairs, he wrote "Public Good" (1780), calling for a national convention to replace the ineffectual Articles of Confederation with a strong central government under "a continental constitution." Benjamin Franklin- Born in Boston, organized the United States’ first lending library and volunteer fire department, Poor Richard’s Almanac , helped draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S Constitution, negotiated the Treaty of Paris, elected to the

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