The Radicalism of the American Revolution Character Descriptions

Gordon S. Wood
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Character Descriptions

Benjamin Franklin - This man gained fame as a printer in Philadelphia and became Deputy Postmaster General of North America in 1753.

George Washington - As a youth, this man followed and was guided by the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation." The man retired to Mount Vernon in 1783.

Thomas Jefferson - This revolutionary leader was the first of his family to go to college. He called for unlimited freedom of speech, which led to the "Revolution of 1800."

John Adams - This Harvard graduate opened a law office in Boston and eventually became the first vice president.

John Quincy Adams - As President, this man failed to turn out of office his predecessor's men that opposed him. He was also the son of a President.

Samuel Adams - This Harvard educated man lived in poverty and was devoted to public service.

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