Why Is John Hancock Important

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Seaton Lowe
Shermer/Deyoung
Social studies 8
20 Desember 2017

John Hancock

Do you know who John Hancock was? and why he was important to American history, and america itself? If you don’t know who he was then I will summarize it for you before I go in depth on the topic. John Hancock was one of the founding father and signed the Declaration of Independence first, and he was also was one of the leaders of the American Revolution and lived from january 12, 1736 to october 8, 1893. (info learned from on John Hancock 1.) Now that you know who he was I will go in depth on why he was influential to the revolutionary war using three reasons in my thesis, and that is: what made John Hancock important was his leadership,
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John Hancock gained most of his wealth from his uncle who was a wealthy merchant and adopted him and gave him a job (info learned from John Hancock). After his uncle died and he gained a very large amount of money and his business; and after this one of his ships were seized by the British and gave him a hatred of the British. This new wealth and social power allowed him to gain important roles like a council member in Boston and he left this as he fled Boston after a order for him to be arrested was given when he made a speech at the funerals of the victims of the “Boston Massacre” (info learned at Biography of John Hancock and John Hancock 2) This made him important to the rebels because of his wealth and open hate against the British made him more able to support things that were more costly. This also made him a large threat to the …show more content…
and why he was important to American history, and america itself? If you don’t know who he was then I will summarize it for you before I go in depth on the topic. John Hancock was one of the founding father and signed the Declaration of Independence first, and he was also was one of the leaders of the American Revolution and lived commander of the continental army during the revolutionary war and only lost to George Washington. He was also a president of the Provisional Congress and a president of the First and Second Continental Congress (info learned from Signers of the declaration of independence). And these made him important because the result of both congresses helped make the revolution less scattered and unorganized, and he was so important that capturing him was one of the main objectives of the British in the battles of Lexington and Concord, and during his time as guvener he helped oversee the constitution ratify in massachusetts (Info learned from John Hancock

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