Biographies

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Writing Prompts on History
  • Abigail Adams

    History of Abigail Adams

    Abigail Adams was the First Lady of the United States in 1796. Her marriage to John Adams thrust her into the spotlight of the American people.

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  • Benedict Arnold

    History of Benedict Arnold

    Today, the name “Benedict Arnold” is associated with being a traitor. However, for much of his life, Arnold supported the efforts of the colonies even to the point of being a Revolutionary War General.

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  • Benjamin Franklin

    History of Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin was one of the founders of the United States, but he is also well-known for being an inventor and a statesman.

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  • Chief Powhatan

    History of Chief Powhatan

    Many in the world may never have known about Chief Powhatan before the release of the famous Disney movie “Pocahontas.”

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  • Daniel Boone

    History of Daniel Boone

    Daniel Boone was a settler and explorer in the Kentucky frontier in the 1700s. His experience as a woodsman, hunter, tracker and marksman made him the basis for stories that were a combination of truth and legend.

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  • Deborah Sampson

    History of Deborah Sampson

    Deborah Sampson is one of the American Revolution heroes.

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  • George Washington

    History of George Washington

    George Washington is one of the most well-known figures in American history.

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  • John Adams

    History of John Adams

    Beyond being the second president of the United States, John Adams was one of the founders of our country.

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  • John Hancock

    History of John Hancock

    The name of John Hancock is associated with anyone’s signature. The reason for that is due to how John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence.

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  • John Smith

    History of John Smith

    Captain John Smith is often mentioned in American history classes. Still, it wasn’t until the Disney movie “Pocahontas” was released that the world became more familiar with the name and the man.

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  • John Stark

    History of John Stark

    Many people played essential roles in the American Revolutionary War.

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  • Joseph Warren

    History of Joseph Warren

    Joseph Warren was a patriot hero that fought and died at the Battle of Bunker Hill. His primary profession was a physician, but he became an activist for the cause of freedom early in life.

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  • Miles Standish

    History of Miles Standish

    Miles Standish was an officer in the English military who went with the pilgrims on the Mayflower in 1620 to assist in their defense.

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  • Molly Pitcher

    History of Molly Pitcher

    During the Revolutionary War in the United States, men were often helped by women that volunteered to bring water to the battlefields.

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  • Patrick Henry

    History of Patrick Henry

    Patrick Henry was one of the founders of the United States. His talents covered many areas, including being an excellent speaker known to inspire those that listened to him.

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  • Paul Revere

    History of Paul Revere

    No story about the American Revolution is complete without talking about the famous ride of Paul Revere.

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  • Ponce De Leon

    History of Ponce De Leon

    Juan Ponce de León was a Spanish conquistador and explorer in the 1500s.

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  • Samoset

    History of Samoset

    Samoset holds a unique position in American history as he was the first Native Indian to talk to the Plymouth Colony pilgrims.

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  • Sir Francis Bacon

    History of Sir Francis Bacon

    Sir Francis Bacon was a statesman and English philosopher in the 1500s.

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  • Squanto

    History of Squanto

    Squanto played an essential role in early American history, but it wasn’t by his choice. He grew up as a member of the Patuxet Native Indian tribe, learning to hunt with a bow and arrow and studying the culture of his people.

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  • Sybil Ludington

    History of Sybil Ludington

    A majority of people that study American history are familiar with the ride of Paul Revere.

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  • Thomas Jefferson

    History of Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson was one of the founders of the United States and is most well-known as the author of the Declaration of Independence.

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  • William Bradford

    History of William Bradford

    William Bradford is known as one of the first Pilgrims to the New World in search of religious freedom from the Church of England.

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