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There was outstanding leadership at all levels in the revolution. There was a combination of minds and spirit that we couldn't begin to repeat today. George Washington was a giant among men; Ben Franklin was a master diplomat. Many European officers volunteered to fight for pay, and there was the Marquis de Lafayette. He was 19 years old when he became a major general in the colonial army. There was General Nathanael Green who in 1781 in North Carolina by his strategy of delay he exhausted the British troops. He finally succeeded in clearing most of GA and SC of British troops. The frontiersman George Rogers Clark came up with an idea to seize forts by surprise in 1778-1779 on the Ohio River. He organized 175 men and captured Kaskaskia, Cahokia, and Vincennes forts. The end result was his occupation of the southwest corner of the great north of the Ohio forced the British to cede the whole region to the US at the peace table in Paris.

The infant navy had some daring officers of whom the most famous was John Paul Jones. The navy never did make a real dent in the British fleet, but they contributed by destroying the British merchant shipping, and bringing the war to the waters around the British Isles. Added to this was the fast small privateers that had about 70,000 seamen and they captured some 600 British prizes.

All in all there were a lot of nameless men and women who fought in the American revolution to make this country. One person that isn't written about much is the French Admiral de Grasse who, along with Rochambeau, helped Washington corner Cornwallis at Yorktown. While De Grasse blockaded by sea the French/American army beset the British by land. Completely cornered Cornwallis surrendered his entire force of 7000 men on October 19, 1781.

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As with any army in any war there were multiple leaders. The military hierarchy was about this: George Washington>Horatio Gates, Henry Knox>Benedict Arnold (His position in this hierarchy caused his betrayel), Baron Freidrich von Steuben>multiple brigadier generals>John Paul Jones, Ethan Allen, and Henry Morgan. However, this can be misleading. Henry Morgan and Baron von Steuben contributed drastically to the American cause and reformed the Continental army in ways that leveled it with and gave it enormous advantages over the British.

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There was outstanding leadership at all levels in the revolution. There was a combination of minds and spirit that we couldn't begin to repeat today. George Washington was a giant among men; Ben Franklin was a master diplomat. Many European officers volunteered to fight for pay, and there was the Marquis de Lafayette. He was 19 years old when he became a major general in the colonial army. There was General Nathanael Green who in 1781 in North Carolina by his strategy of delay he exhausted the British troops. He finally succeeded in clearing most of GA and SC of British troops. The frontiersman George Rogers Clark came up with an idea to seize forts by surprise in 1778-1779 on the Ohio River. He organized 175 men and captured Kaskaskia, Cahokia, and Vincennes forts. The end result was his occupation of the southwest corner of the great north of the Ohio forced the British to cede the whole region to the US at the peace table in Paris. The infant navy had some daring officers of whom the most famous was John Paul Jones. The navy never did make a real dent in the British fleet, but they contributed by destroying the British merchant shipping, and bringing the war to the waters around the British Isles. Added to this was the fast small privateers that had about 70,000 seamen and they captured some 600 British prizes. All in all there were a lot of nameless men and women who fought in the American revolution to make this country. One person that isn't written about much is the French Admiral de Grasse who, along with Rochambeau, helped Washington corner Cornwallis at Yorktown. While De Grasse blockaded by sea the French/American army beset the British by land. Completely cornered Cornwallis surrendered his entire force of 7000 men on October 19, 1781.

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Some important ones are: American - George Washington, Paul Revere, Deborah Sampson British - Sir Bandstre Tarleton, King George the third

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There were many British leaders during the American Revolution, but the main leader was the British king - King George III.

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Some of the many significant figures who participated in the American Revolution include Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and John Adams. Another prominent figure was Thomas Jefferson.

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Who were the major leaders of the american revolution war

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George washington

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