Ethan Allen

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• French and Indian War
Fort Ticonderoga
Revolutionary War
Benedict Arnold


Definition: Vermont native who fought in the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War. He and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold, were instrumental in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, which contained a stockpile of British weapons. He later led an invasion of Montreal that failed miserably. He was captured and later freed in a prisoner exchange. He was commander of the Vermont militia and a leading voice for Vermont's becoming a state.

Related Resources:
The American Revolutionary War
This fun, illustrated article tells you all you need to know about this famous war, from an easy-to-understand point of view.

Elsewhere on the Web:
A Short Biography of Ethan Allen
A student just like you wrote this account of the life of the leader of the Green Mountain Boys.

Virtual Vermont: The Story of Ethan Allen
Learn more about this famous Vermonter.

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