Peter Francisco, also known as the Giant of Virginia or the Hercules of the Revolution, was originally called Pedro Francisco. He is supposedly from a Portuguese Aristocratic Family who had many political enemies. He was kidnapped at a young age. Not much is known about the nature of this, but some think it was arranged by his parents to protect him from their enemies. Whatever the cause was, Pedro was brought to American, where he was taken in by Judge Anthony Winston.
The American Revolution was a result of many years of slowly building hate and mutual misunderstandings. In the beginning, the British put small taxes upon the American Colonies, which have never been taxed before, due to the huge debts the government had. After many attempts, the Colonies got fed up. They formed militias. Unfortunately, the British misunderstood the American’s defensive militias and sent troops to suppress the supposed “uprising”. After much confusion and further conflict, the revolution began. In the end, the Continental Army defeated the British regulars. A new government was established, still representing the image that the American Colonies hoped the revolution would create. The British crown no longer ruled. A new democratic republic was formed in its place. Contrary to the British parliament, which was mostly controlled by the Aristocrats, the American government was formed on the basis that all had some form of control, either by protests or by voting.