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Franklin was “a jack-of-all-trades and a master of many”

He was the only person who signed four of the most important documents in U.S. history

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Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine

Paine met Benjamin Franklin who advised him to move to the colonies

He wrote political tracts, his most famous being Common Sense, advocating independence.

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Deborah Sampson

Deborah Sampson

Sampson fought in the Revolutionary War for over a year disguised as Robert Shurtliff, until she received a serious wound.

She was discharged with honors.

http://www.awm.lee.army.mil/Army_Women_Notable/gannett_deborah.htm

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Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin was an astronomer, mathematician, farmer, and surveyor—and probably the best known black person during his time

A clock he invented kept almost perfect time for 50 years

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blbanneker.htm

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Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross

Legend has it that she designed the first U.S. flag

The story first came about 94 years after it was to have first happened

Betsy Ross did sew flags and had an upholstery business.

http://www.usflag.org/about.betsy.ross.html

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Joseph Brant

Joseph Brant

Joseph was a Mohawk Indian leader who fought in the British Army.

He was also a Christian missionary among his people.

He was a leading member of the League of the Iroquois

http://earlyamerica.com/review/1998/brant.html

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