History's HEROES? Dated 1755 - 1776

Nathan Hale

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Place of birth


  • Fought with Connecticut regiment
  • Was a spy
  • Became military leader


  • Brave / Courageous
  • A good and strong leader
  • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
  • Has integrity (stands up for what they believe and act accordingly)
  • Inspiring / Charismatic
  • Determined
  • Kind and compassionate
  • Just and fair minded

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""I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."" - Nathan Hale

The man who was hung for spying.

Nathan Hale went to Yale College. He joined a Connecticut regiment when the American Colonies started to develop war, and became captain in 1776. Hale was captured and hung.

Nathan Hale was born in Coventry, Connecticut and lived there for most of his life. He went to Yale College, graduated, and became a school teacher. He became part of a Connecticut regiment to help in war. Later on in 1776, he was captured by the British and hung for espionage in New York City.

Life in Nathan Hale's world

He fought for his country and a school is named after him now.

Was Nathan Hale a Hero?

  • Was honored as a good and helpful person

Things you might not know about Nathan Hale

He was a warrior, spy and military leader.
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