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American Revolution Posters, Prints & Charts, pg 5/7
for social studies classrooms, history buffs and reenactors.

history > American Revolution Posters 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 < social studies

Notable people in the American Revolutionary War Era ~

John Jay
Thomas Jefferson
John Paul Jones

Henry Knox
Tadeusz Kosciuszko
Marquis de Lafayette

John Lamb
Richard Henry Lee
Robert R. Livingston

Chief Justice John Jay, Giclee Print, Gilbert Stuart Giclee Print
Chief Justice John Jay, Gilbert Stuart
Giclee Print

Chief Justice John Jay
1st Chief Justice, 1789-1794
b. 12-12-1745; New York City, NY
d. 5-17-1829

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Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) Fine Art Print by Rembrandt Peale
Thomas Jefferson
Art Print

Thomas Jefferson (D-R)
(3rd US President, 1801-09)
b. 4-13-1743; Albemarle Co., VA
d. 7-4-1826, Monticello, VA

Committee of Five, drafting the Declaration of Independence.

Lewis & Clark posters
architects posters
decimal chart - Thomas Jefferson proposed the decimal system for the US currency.

John Paul Jones, Giclee Print
John Paul Jones
Giclee Print

John Paul Jones
b. 7-6-1747; Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
d. 7-18-1792; Paris, France; interred at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD in 1913

John Paul, who added the ‘Jones’ after settling in the colonies, was the first well known United States naval officer. Jones was able to harass British shipping as well as invade the English port of Whitehaven in 1778.

John Paul Jones's 'Ranger' Ship, 1793, Giclee Print
John Paul Jones's 'Ranger' Ship,
Giclee Print

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Routes of the American Ships Ranger and Bonhomme Richard Raiding the British Isles, Giclee Print
Raiding routes ‘Ranger’ and
‘Bonhomme Richard’,
Giclee Print

Major General Henry Knox, Gilbert Stuart, Giclee Print
Major General Henry Knox, Giclee Print

Henry Knox
b. 7-25-1750; Boston, MA
d. 10-25-1806; Maine

Henry Knox, a self-educated bookseller from Boston, became the chief artillery officer of the Continental Army and later the nation's first Secretary of War.

Knox was present at the Boston Massacre, was in charge of moving Washington's army across the Delaware River for the Battle of Trenton, and was eventually the first U.S. Secretary of War.

FYI - Fort Knox, KY is named for Henry Knox.

Portrait of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Engraved by William Holl, Giclee Print
Tadeusz Kosciuszko,
Giclee Print

Tadeusz Kosciuszko
b. 2-4-1746; Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
d. 10-15-1817; Switzerland (typhoid)

Tadeusz Kosciuszko served the American cause as a military engineer, first as a volunteer and later a commissioned officer. The fortifications he supervised contributed significantly to the American victory at Saratoga.

Kosciuszko became a naturalized citizen and was awarded a grant of land by Congress; Kosciuszko also wrote his will instructing Thomas Jefferson, as the executor, that proceeds from his estate should be used to purchase the freedom of black slaves.

Kosciuszko returned to Poland where he revered as a national hero. He also freed his serfs before his death from typhoid fever.

Baron von Steuben Drilling Troops at Valley Forge, Edwin Austin Abbey, Ill., Giclee Print
Giclee Print

Marquis de Lafayette
b. 9-6-1757; Chavaniac, France
d. 5-20-1834; Paris

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, marquis de la Fayette, simply known as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer. He renounced his title and donated both money and his time to the American colonies in their fight for independence from Britain. Lafayette also worked for the abolition of slavery, and participated in the French Revolution. Many places in the U.S. are named Lafayette, Fayette, or Fayetteville in commemoration of him.

John Lamb (1735-1800) Speaking at the Sons of Liberty Meeting at New York City Hall, Giclee Print
John Lamb
Speaking at the Sons of Liberty Meeting at
New York City Hall,
Giclee Print

John Lamb
b. 1-1-1735; New York City, NY
d. 5-31-1800

John Lamb was a leader in the Sons of Liberty prior to the Revolutionary War, served and was wounded in the Battle of Quebec, and commanded artillery at West Point 1779-80. He was an Anti-Federalist.

Richard Henry Lee, print
Richard Henry Lee,

Richard Henry Lee
b. 1-20-1732; Westmoreland Co., Virginia
d. 6-19-1794; VA

Richard Henry Lee, a Virginia planter is best remembered for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' independence from Great Britain. Lee's famous June 1776 resolution (issued verbatim from the instructions he received from the Virginia Convention) led to the United States Declaration of Independence, which he signed.

Lee also served a one-year term as the President of the Continental Congress, and was a U.S. Senator from Virginia from 1789 to 1792, serving as one of the first Presidents pro tempore when necessary.

(FYI - Richard Henry Lee was second cousin to the father of Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee, the father of Robert E. Lee.)

Robert R. Livingston, a Member of the Committee Which Wrote the Declaration of Independence, Giclee Print
Robert R. Livingston,
Giclee Print

Robert R. Livingston
b. 11-27-1746; New York City, NY
d. 2-26-1813; Clermont, NY

Robert Livingston, “The Chancellor”, was a lawyer and one of the Committee of Five who drafted the Declaration of Independence though he was recalled by New York before he could sign the document. Livingston also administered the Oath of Office to George Washington.

Exterior View of the Clermont Manor House, Owned by the Livingston Family, Hudson River Valley, Giclee Print
Exterior View of the Clermont Manor House, Owned by the Livingston Family, Hudson River Valley, Giclee Print

As a diplomat he served as the U.S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs from 1781 to 1783 and negotiated the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. While in France he met Robert Fulton, who developed the first viable steamboat - it was named the Clermont for Livingston's family home.

Continental Army officer James Livingston, another member of this influential family, thwarted Benedict Arnold's plans and was the maternal grandfather of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

FYI - The Court of Chancery, established in 1701, was the original judiciary in New York and overseen by the colonial governor acting as Chancellor.
FYI - The Livingston family is also connected to the family of President Bush.

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