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Great General for the Confederacy.
Stood like a stone wall, would not retreat or give up his position in battle.
First and only President of the Confederacy during the Civil War
Robert E. Lee
Confederate General in charge of Confederate troops who surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865
Ulysses S. Grant
Union General in charge of Union troops. General Lee surrendered to Grant in the Civil War on on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
Inventors/brothers in the 1800's who were credited with the first flight in Kitty Hawk, NC
George Washington Carver
Inventor in the field of science.
Best known invention is peanut butter.
Alexander Graham Bell
Inventor in the field of communication.
Best known for invention of the telephone.
Inventor who is best known for inventions of elecricity, lightbulb, and the phonograph
President of US during Spanish American War.
Helped make the United States a world leader
US President who built the Panama Canal. Expanded America's role in the world.
Jazz Age musician during the Harlem Renaissance who played the trumpet
African American poet during the Harlem Renaissance
Famous for being the first baseball player to hit 60 homeruns in one season
Built the first automobile using the moving assembly line
Made the first solo flight across the Atlantic in his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis
US President during the Great Depression. Hoovervilles were shanty towns built by homeless people during the Great Depression.
US President responsible for The New Deal.
Began operating soup kitchens for the homeless.
A 1930's US musician
US author who wrote the novel, Gone With the Wind, about the Civil War
African American Olympic track star during World War II
Harry S. Truman
President of the US who made the decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagaskai during WWII
Dictator of Russia during WWII.
Noted for bringing the Soviet Union into world prominence
Emperor of Japan during WWII
Dictator of Italy who led the country into WWII
Dictator of Germany during WWII
Rosie the Riveter
Woman on poster during WWII. Cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories during World War II
African American pilots during WWII
US Senator during the Cold War when Americans feared Communism. He led Senate hearings during the 1950's against many Americans suspected of being members of the Communist Party.
Leader of the Soviet Union during the Cold War
First African American Supreme Court Justice who won Brown v. Board of Education (1954) that established equality for African Americans in housing, voting, employment, and education.
African American woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus which led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Martin Luther King, Jr.
African American civil rights leader who was assassinated in Alabama in 1968
John F. Kennedy
US President during the Cuban Missile Crisis who was assassinated in 1963
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Author who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin describing the injustices of slavery
US President who kept the Union together during the Civil War
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