Inventor of the cotton gin, caused higher demand for slaves
A Boston school teacher involved in social reform (better care of criminals and mentally ill)
Susan B. Anthony
Fought for woman's rights and also for African Americans rights
Abolitionist and freed slave and publisher of the North Star
William Lloyd Garrison
Started the Liberator
"Conductor" on the Underground Railroad help over 70 slaves to freedom
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin
White abolitionist led raid on Harpers Ferry (arsenal wanted to give slaves the guns so they could revolt)
16th president of the United States during the Civil War, republican, shot by John Wilkes Booth
Gen. at battle of bull run led south (victory for the south)
Ulysses S. Grant
Head of the union army, declared total war (destroy everything in sight)
Became president after Lincoln was shot, president during reconstruction
Started Carnegie Steel
John D. Rockefeller
Started Standard Oil Co.
J. Pierpont Morgan (J.P Morgan)
Most powerful banker in the late 1800's in the U.S, bought Carnegie Steel
Started Ford Motors, used assembly line
Thomas Alva Edison
Invented the light bulb
a political boss that cheated NYC out of $100,000,000
wrote Rags to Riches, appealed to immigrants
wrote the Jungle, exposed the unsanitary conditions of the mat packing industries
President of the U.S.A, trust buster, broke down bad trust like the Standard Oil Co.
Progressive governor in Wisconsin, suggested the Wisconsin idea
First women to be elected to the House of Representatives
28th president, had a plain called the 14 points (main goal was to keep peace between countries)
often blamed for the Great Depression, didn't believe in helping business or setting up relief programs for the jobless, seen as "ogre"
Franklin D. Roosevelt
often referred to by his initials FDR, was the thirty-second President of the United States. Elected to four terms in office, he served from 1933 to 1945, and is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms of office. He was a central figure of the 20th century during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war.
U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, and the first woman ever appointed to the cabinet.
Rosie the Riveter
Advertising campaign character who encouraged women to take factory jobs, during WWII.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
leader of the Allied forces in Europe (leader of D day) then was elected to be Pres. of the USA
became 33rd President of the United States on Roosevelt's death in 1945 and was elected President in 1948; authorized the use of atomic bombs against Japan (1884-1972)
United States civil rights leader who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery (Alabama) and so triggered the national civil rights movement (born in 1913)
Martin Luther King Jr.
African American civil rights leader. led march of washington. Won Nobel Peace Prize