Important Figures in the American Revolution
Thomas Paine, King George III, and Marquis de Lafayette all made interesting contributions to the American Revolution. Thomas Paine, known as the father of the Revolution, is best known for writing the pamphlet “Common Sense”, which was a pro-independence pamphlet. King George III was the king of Great Britain and considered to be the cause of the Revolution due to his critical mentions in the Declaration of Independence. His heavy tariffs and taxes had fed up the people and he waged war against them when they opposed him. The Marquis de LaFayette was a French military general who helped serve under George Washington in the Revolution during the Siege of Yorktown.