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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Historical biographies
Grade:
5

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phillis

helps the war

1753 - born1761 - sold into slavery1778 - married1784 - died

Phillis Wheatley inspired abolitionists,who were important to the war though her poetry. this is the poem that inspired so many men to join & told George Washington in person, " In every human beast, god has inplanted a principle, which we call love of freedom; it is impaint of oppresion, & plants for deliverance." So, i'd say her poems helped make people want to join the war.

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website: Nussbaum Education Network, LLC. phillis wheatleys biography for kids. mrnussbaum.com/phillis wheatley/

Phillis Wheatley

Biography

Phillis Wheatley was born on May 8, 1753 & was sold into slavery to John & Sussanah Wheatley. She didn't go to school, but her master taught her to read & write different languages. She wrote 100 poems, but 30 were lost. She is well known for her poems. She married John Peters & gave birth to 3 children, but they died as infants. Phillis died at the age of 31 on december 5, 1784.

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Phillis Wheatley's husband John Peters

phillis wheatley's owners john and sussanah wheatley plus their child

one of the three children of phillis's children that all died

one of the three children of phillis's children that all died


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