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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)