A People's History of the United States Character Descriptions

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Christopher Columbus

This historical figure, born in 1451, was a merchant, part-time weaver, and accomplished sailor from Genoa, Italy. He is credited with discovering America.

Hernando Cortes

This historic figure, born in 1485, was a well-known Spanish Conquistador that was credited with turning Mexico over to the Spaniards.

Nathaniel Bacon

This individual led an attack of white frontiersmen, slaves and servants against the settlers in Jamestown for their actions against the Indians.

King George III

This English ruler was the main adversary of the American colonists. He imposed taxes and levies against American products which in part caused the revolt that led to the Revolutionary War.

George Washington

This American Founding Father, born in 1732, was the first President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief during the American Revolutionary War.

Thomas Jefferson

This American Founding Father was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the...

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