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Andrew Jackson

military hero and future president

Sequoya

invented writing system of 86 characters for the Cherokee language

Brigham Young

leader of the US's Mormon Church who led the movement of the Mormons west

Stephen Austin

founder of the settlements of english-speaking people in Texas when the territory was still part of Mexico

Santa Anna

President and Dictator of Mexico that engaged in several military actions against the US including his victory at the Alamo

William Travis

Lieutenant colonel in the Texas army, he died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Treaty that ended the Mexican War, granting the U.S. control of Texas, New Mexico, and California in exchange for $15 million

emigrant

person who leaves a country

immigrant

person who settles in new country

Horace Mann

United States educator who introduced reforms that significantly altered the system of public education (1796-1859)

Dorothea Dix

helped care for mentally ill and increase, Rights activist on behalf of mentally ill patients - created first wave of US mental asylums

Frederick Douglass

United States abolitionist who escaped from slavery and became an influential writer and lecturer in the North (1817-1895)

Harriet tubman

United States abolitionist born a slave on a plantation in Maryland and became a famous conductor on the Underground Railroad leading other slaves to freedom in the North (1820-1913)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

United States suffragist and feminist

Seneca Falls Convention

Kicked off the equal-rights-for-women campaign led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony (1848)

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