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i Abigail Adams                                      I
Remember the Ladies
2 John Adams                                        9
Facts are stubborn things
the most insignificant office that ever the invention
ofman contrived
The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of
the people
Thomas Jefferson survives
3 Anonymous                                         21
E Pluribus Unum
Yankee Doodle went to town
4 John Dickinson                                    27
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall
United, we stand- Divided, we.fall
5  Olaudah Equiano                                  33
The shrieks of the women, and the groans of the dying
6 Benjamin Franklin                                 41
Early to bed and early to rise
Let the experiment be made
Join, or Die
Don't tread on me
We must ... all hang together or most assuredly
we shall all hang separately
A republic ifyou can keep it
7  Nathan Hale                                      57
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for
my country
8  Alexander Hamilton                               65
I never expect to see aperfect work from
imperfect man
Your people is a great beast
9 John Hancock                                      73
I write so that King George III may read
without his spectacles
to  Patrick Henry                                    81
If this be treason, make the most of it
Give me liberty, or give me death
ii  ThomasJefferson                                  89
We hold these truths to be self4evident
a wall ofseparation between church and state
I like a little rebellion now and then
a government without newspapers or newspapers
without a government
We have the wolfby the ears
Is it the Fourth?
I2  John PaulJones                                   Io5
I have not yet begun tofight
13   Francis Scott Key                                I[3
0! say can you see
In God is our Trust
14  James Madison                                     121
If men were angels, no government 'would be necessary
Congress shall make no law
i5  John Marshall                                     131
An act of the legislature, repugnant to the
Constitution, is void
The government of the Union is, emphatically
and truly, a government ofthe people
The people made the Constitution, and the people
can unmake it
16   George Mason                                    139
All men are ,by nature equally free and independent
17  James Otis                                       147
Taxation without representation is tyranny
No taxation without representation
18  Thomas Paine                                      155
We have it in ourpower to begin the world over again
These are the times that try men's souls
19   William Prescott                                I65
Don't fire till you see the whites oftheir eyes
20  Paul Revere                                      173
One, if by land, and two, if by sea
The British are coming
21  Tachnedorus                                       181
Who is there to mournfor Logan? Not one
22   George NWashington                                  189
I can't tell a lie
I heard the bullets whistle
their marches might be traced by the bloodfrom
their feet
If their citizens should not be completely free and
happy, the fault will be entirely their own
My movement to the chair ofgovernment will be
accompanied by feelings not unlike those of a
culprit who is going to the place of his execution
entangling alliances with none
First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of
his countrymen
23   Phillis Wheatley                                    205
In every human breast, God has implanted a principle,
which we call love of freedom
24  James Wilson                                         213
We the people
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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Quotations, American, United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Miscellanea, United States Quotations, maxims, etc