John Paul was born to a poor family in Scotland.
John Paul worked on ships that brought slaves to America.
Later, he became a pirate who robbed and murdered people.
Then, he came to America and changed his name.
John Paul became known as John Paul Jones.
John Paul Jones signed up for military service in the American Revolution.
He sailed under the American flag and captured many British ships.
The captured ships became the first American Navy.
John Paul Jones is known as the Father of the American Navy.
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Page created November 10, 2008. Anne Pemberton. Updated Sun, Feb 5, 2012. AP.