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Charles Carroll Biography

Born into a rich family, Charles Carroll became an associate of the Continental Congress as the American Revolution loomed. Carroll missed the vote on autonomy but signed the final draft of the Declaration on Independence, becoming the only Catholic to do this. He was an associate of the Maryland state ...

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Patrick Henry Biography

Henry was an influential leader in the extreme resistance to the British government, but simply accepted the new federal government following the passage of the Bill of Rights, that he was in great measure responsible. With his powerful and enthusiastic addresses, famous patriot Patrick Henry helped kickstart the American Revolution. ...

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Phillis Wheatley Biography

The Wheatleys taught Phillis, and she soon mastered Latin and Greek, and started composing poetry. The Wheatleys died in Boston in 1784. A pioneering African American poet, Phillis Wheatley was born in Senegal around 1753. In age 8, poet Phillis was kidnapped and brought to Boston on a slave ship. ...

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