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.
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.
Revere, Paul (1735-1818), an American patriot, silversmith, and engraver. His fame as a hero of the American Revolution is largely due to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's popular, though somewhat inaccurate, poem Paul Revere's Ride. See more »