George Washington's Unsung Heroes
He Couldn't Have Done it Without Them. The Men and Women Who Helped
Win the American Revolution
Do You Have Any Friends
If you were alive in the days
of the American Revolution, chances are you would have known some
of these people. Maybe you wouldn’t have bumped into George Washington,
but you could have lived near Joseph Plumb Martin, the 14 year old
who ran away from home to enlist in the army and fight for freedom.
Francis Marion might have been a friend of your father
and mother. He became known as the Swamp Fox. No matter how hard
the British tried—and they tried very hard because he caused them
a lot of trouble— they could never catch him.
Abigail Adams and her seven year old son, John Quincy,
watched the Battle of Bunker Hill from a hilltop near their home!
Her husband, John Adams, became the second president of the United
States. She encouraged him to support many important issues that
would benefit women. And when John Quincy became the 6th US
president, she became the first woman to be both wife and mother
to a president.
This is not just any old history book. This is a book
about the adventures of real people, men and women of all colors,
religions and nationalities, who made America truly the land of the
free and the home of the brave.
Spend a little time with them. Enjoy becoming their friends.