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  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. Ulysses S. Grant
  3. John C. Breckinridge
  4. Rutherford B. Hayes
  5. William Bradford
  1. a Nineteenth president of the United States; he was a Civil War general and hero and, in the disputed presidential election of 1876, he was chosen president by a special electoral committee.
  2. b Eighteenth president of the United States; he received a field promotion to lieutenant general in charge of all union forces. He accepted General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War.
  3. c Leader of the Pilgrims who came to New England aboard the Mayflower and established a colony at Plymouth; he served as the governor of Plymouth from 1621 to 1656.
  4. d American politician; he se4rved as vice president under President James Buchanan and ran for president as a Southern Democrat in 1860.
  5. e Sixteenth president of the United States; he promoted equal rights for African American in the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation and set in motion the Civil War, determined to preserve the Union. HE was assassinated in 1865.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Army officer sent of a mission to explore the West, he was ordered to find the headwaters or the Red River. HE attempted to climb what is now known as Pikes Peak in Colorado.
  2. Shoshone woman who, along with French fur trapper husband, accompanied and aided Lewis and Clark on their expedition.
  3. American clergyman and educator; he became influential in the Second Great Awakening after a dramatic religious experience and conversion.
  4. French statesman and officer who viewed the American Revolution as important to the world; he helped finance the Revolution and served as a major general
  5. American writer and transcendentalist philosopher; he studied nature and published a magazine article "Civil Disobedience," as well as his famous book, Walden Pond.

5 True/False Questions

  1. John C. CalhounAmerican politician and supporter of slavery and states; rights; he served as vice president to Andrew Jackson and was instrumental in the South Carolina nullification crisis.


  2. Christopher ColumbusItalian explorer who reached the Americas in 1492 while searching for a western sea route to Asia.


  3. PowhatanAlgonquin Indian chief who was the head of the Powhatan Confederacy of Algonquin Peoples; father of Pocahontas.


  4. Martin van BurenLeader of Mali who held power from 1307 to 1332.


  5. Noah WebsterAmerican author who published works on American grammar and language, his most famous work was An American Dictionary of the English Language, included thousands of words that had not been previously defined in other dictionaries.


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