Anne Hutchinsonwas one of the colonists of the
Massachusetts Colony but her feminist ideals and
her religious beliefs led to her banishment from
Boston causing her to flee to the Rhode Island
John Winthrop was an early colonist who became
the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay
Colony. He was a staunch Puritan and wanted to
establish a pure church in New England.
Peter Stuyvesant was the Dutch colonist and the
last Dutch Director-General of the colony of New Netherland
was ceded to the English in 1664 and renamed New York.
William Penn a fervent Quaker and the leader of
the Pennsylvania Colony and a planner of city of
Philadelphia. He led the Society of Friends.
James Oglethorpe was a colonist who was famous
as a social reformer, philanthropist and
humanitarian who was the leader of the Georgia
George Washington was a real patriot and hero of
the American revolutionary war in which he lead
America in their victory over the British. His
successful military career led to an equally
successful political career and he became the fIrst president of the United States.
John Jay was a political activist and lawyer who
was a Founding Father of America. He negotiated
the Jay Treaty with the British.
James Madison is popularly known as the “Father
of the Constitution”. He wrote a proposal that
formed the basis of the American Constitution
and succeeded Thomas Jefferson as president of
the United States.
Thomas Jefferson was leader of the revolutionary
movement in Virginia and as a delegate to the
Continental Congress, he drafted the Declaration
of Independence. He later negotiated of the
Louisiana Purchase with France resulting in the
land size of the United States doubling.
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding
Fathers and had numerous skills including those
of a printer, inventor, author, politician and
scientist. He is particularly known for his
research in electricity and became the first
United States Postmaster General.
Samuel Adams was a patriot and successful
politician in colonial Massachusetts. He was an
American statesman who became a prominent leader
of the American Revolution and one of the
Founding Fathers of the United States.
Otis was the patriotic lawyer in colonial
Massachusetts who opposed the Writs of
Assistance (Search Warrants) that were deemed to
be a form of tyranny.
Crispus Attucks was black American and was the
first to fall during the Boston Massacre and is
acknowledged as the first martyr of the American
John Hancock was a patriotic leader of the Sons
of Liberty in Massachusetts and the first to
sign the Declaration of Independence.
Patrick Henry was the great American patriot and
orator well known for his speech that included
the words "If this be treason, make the most of
it!" and "Give me liberty or give me death!"
Paul Revere was a patriot and political activist
well known for his roles in the Boston Massacre
and the Boston Tea Party. His actions were immortalized in the poem “The Paul Revere’s Ride” by
Henry W. Longfellow.