Trumbull, Jonathan (1710-1785), an American colonial official. He was governor of Connecticut, 1769-84, and at the start of the Revolutionary War was the only colonial governor to support the Patriot cause.
WHAT'S INSIDE: REVOLUTIONARY WAR
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- American Leaders
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- British Leaders
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- Historical Landmarks
- Post-Revolutionary War
President Jefferson sent a couple of his representatives over to France to buy the city of New Orleans. What he got was the Louisiana Purchase, a patch of land that nearly doubled the size of the young nation.
In the dark of night on Dec. 16, 1773, residents of Boston poured more than 90,000 pounds of tea into the harbor. But they weren't trying to set a world record for the most cups of tea made at one time. They were protesting the British government.