There of her job during the battles. Molly

There have been many wars around the world.  However, one stands out, the United States Revolutionary War.  Although there were many parts to this war, the people were were very important.  Some of these people became heroes because of what they did to help the Colonists.  Who were the Heroes of the Revolutionary War? Why were they so important  and why do people consider them heros?One hero was Nathan Hale.  He was born June 6, 1755.  Hale had a friend who was a friend of George Washington.  He went to school at Yale University. Hale became a schoolteacher.  In 1776, he joined the militia and became a captain who also became a spy.  He spied on the British and got information for the Colonists.  The British finally finally caught him and they tricked him into telling about what he was doing.  He was interrogated until the British received information.  People say that his final words were, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”  Hale was hanged.  Hale is a hero because he got information for the Colonists and was willing to give his life.  Another hero was Mary Hayes.  She was also known as “Molly Pitcher” because of her job during the battles.  Molly followed the troops into battle and helped them.  She carried pitchers of water to thirsty soldiers and also brought water for their cannons.  Molly played an important role in the the 1778 Battle of Monmouth.  Molly’s husband was fighting in this battle while she was carrying water.  Her husband fell because he was either too hot or wounded.  When Molly saw this she dropped the water and ran to the cannons.  She continued fire the cannon because her husband could not.  Some people say that a cannon ball flew between her legs and ripped her skirt.  Some people said that she said, “well, that could have been worse.”  Molly is a hero because she stepped up to man the cannons.  Even though it was a man’s job to fight in the battle, she did the job anyway.  After the war she received payment for her job.  She showed that girls can do anything that a boy can do. Alexander Hamilton is another Revolutionary War hero.  He grew up in the Caribbean but his his family sent him to King’s College in New York City.  He was smart and got a Bachelor’s Degree in one year.  After school he moved to Boston to show his support for the Colonists.  He wrote many pamphlets that showed the people why freedom from Great Britain was good.  These pamphlets got the people all riled up and help the Colonists support their cause.  Hamilton also met George Washington.  Washington was impressed with Hamilton and made him his own secretary.  Washington allowed Hamilton to fight in the 1778 Battle of Monmouth.  Hamilton led the troops to fight successfully against the British.  Hamilton is a hero because he inspired both the people and the Colonists to fight for their freedom.   One of the biggest Revolutionary War heroes was George Washington.  He was born on February 22, 1732, in Virginia.  He studied math and surveying.  In 1752, his brother died and he inherited land including Mt. Vernon.  At first, Washington was not successful in war.  He began to bring troops together in Virginia when the Revolutionary War began.  He led troops that did not have shoes or enough food and supplies.  June 15, 1775, Washington became the commander of the Continental Army.  On Christmas night in 1776, Washington crossed the Delaware River.  He had a plan.  His plan was to take 800-900 British soldiers and capture them.  It was successful.  This was known as Washington’s Crossing.  It helped the Colonists feel confident about the war.  George Washington was a hero because he a good leader and because the first president of the United States.  He was re elected in 1792 but refused to do a third term.  On December 14, 1799, Washington died.The Revolutionary War was a long and violent War, in every battle many people died. What would the United States look like if it  had lost the war?  But people, yes people were brave enough to risk  their lives. These are just a few of the brave people who were the heroes of the U.S Revolutionary War, but there are many more.