loud speaker

Teachers and Parents: Use the coupon code "Snow Day" on or before January 31 to receive 50% off your subscription to MrN 365! The code is valid for all subscription types.

arrow up
Home > History > James Armistead Lafayette Biography

James Armistead Lafayette Biography

This is a short biography on American spy James Armistead Lafayette.
James Armistead Lafayette
 

In the Revolutionary War, one of General George Washington's most effective weapons against the British was an African American slave named James Armistead. Armistead was enlisted as a patriotic spy who worked as a "double-agent" on behalf of the United States. Pretending to be a runaway slave, Armistead was able to infiltrate the British defenses and acquire countless important British war secrets which helped turn the tide of the Revolution in favor of the Americans. Marquis de Lafayette helped him by writing a letter of recommendation for his freedom, which was granted in 1787. In gratitude, Armistead adopted Lafayette's surname and lived as a farmer in Virginia until his death in 1830.

UPGRADE TO MRN365.COM

Upgrade to MrN 365 to access our entire library of incredible educational resources and teacher tools in an ad-free environment. If you like MrNussbaum.com, you will LOVE MrN 365!

Learn More