This author has contributed to the following articles in the Encyclopedia.Adams-Lee JuntoThe Adams-Lee Junto was a faction in the Second Continental Congress.Adams, Abigail - BiographyAbigail Adams was the wife of John Adams, second President of the United States and the mother of the sixth President, John Quincy Adams. Her letters and memoirs of the Revolutionary era are considered to be major historical documents.Adams, John - BiographyJohn Adams was a Founding Father, America's First Ambassador to the Court of St. James and the Second President of the United States. He was also the first Vice President, serving two terms under George Washington.Allen, Ethan - BiographyEthan Allen was a Revolutionary War hero, and leader of the Green Mountain Boys. He was also a key figure in the push for independence and statehood for Vermont.Barbary War, First (1801–1805)The First Barbary War (1801-1805) was the first overseas war conducted by the United States. The nations on the Barbary Coast of Morocco involved were Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli. The war ended in victory for the United States, with peace treaties between the three Barbary States and Morocco.Green Mountain BoysThe Green Mountain Boys was a militia group formed by Ethan Allen to keep the New Hampshire Grants from becoming part of New York. During the American Revolution, they captured Fort Ticonderoga.Mott, Lucretia - BiographyLucretia Mott was an early advocate for abolition, women’s rights and Woman Suffrage. She was a member of the American Anti-Slavery Society in the 1830s and helped found the Philadelphia Anti-Slavery Society in 1833. After she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton in London, England in 1840, she became involved in the women’s rights movement and helped organize the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. Paine, Thomas - BiographyThomas Paine was a Founding Father, the philosopher of the American War for Independence, and a true revolutionary. His essays and pamphlets, especially Common Sense, noted for its plain language, resonated with the common people of America and roused them to rally behind the movement for independence. Following the American Revolution, Paine immigrated to Europe where the British government declared him and outlaw for his anti-monarchist views, and where he actively participated in the French Revolution.Quasi-War (1798–1800)The Quasi-War (1798-1800) was an undeclared naval war between the United States and France during the Presidency of John Adams. It grew out of the XYZ Affair and ended when French politics changed direction after Napoleon came into power.Stanton, Elizabeth Cady - BiographyElizabeth Cady Stanton was a leading figure in the movements for abolition, women’s rights, and Woman Suffrage. She played a key role with Lucretia Mott in the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 and is the author of “The Declaration of Sentiments,” which called for social and legal changes to the status of women. She also collaborated with Susan B. Anthony on speeches, books, and articles devoted to the Woman Suffrage Movement.XYZ Affair (1797–1798)The XYZ Affair was a diplomatic incident between France and the United States that resulted in a limited, undeclared naval war with France known as the Quasi-War.Yorktown, Battle of (1781)In the decisive battle of the American Revolution, Cornwallis surrendered his army to Washington on October 19, 1781 at Yorktown.