Clark, George Rogers (1752-1818), an American military leader. As a result of his victories over the British in the Revolutionary War, the peace treaty signed in Paris in 1783 recognized the boundaries of the United States as including all land between Spanish Florida and the Great Lakes, as far west as the Mississippi River.
American civil leaders, such as Patrick Henry and Paul Revere, played important roles in the fight to gain independence. This section contains information about some of the people involved in the birth of the new country.
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