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.


Jonathan Trumbull

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.

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