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Eli Whitney

invented the cotton gin

Harriet Beecher Stowe

wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin

Thomas Jefferson

Join or Die

Sojourner Truth

Wrote "and ain't i a woman"

Boston Corbett

Killed booth

Lewis and Clarke

explored the louisiana territory, mapping out the new land and describing what they saw

Samuel B. Morse

inventor of the telegraph

Dred Scott

American slave who sued his master for keeping him enslaved in a territory where slavery was banned under the missouri Compromise

Prudence Crandall

abolitionist teacher who began school for African American girls

Samuel Slater

built first spinning mill in Rhode Island was the father of factories

Ullyses S. Grant

was a union general that took control of the west at shilo and memphis

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Co-founded the 1848 Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York also made the declaration of sentiments

Roger Sherman Baldwin

Defended the African Americans in the Amistad Case

Alexander Hamilton

1789-1795; First Secretary of the Treasury. He advocated creation of a national bank, assumption of state debts by the federal government, and a tariff system to pay off the national debt.

William Lloyd Garrison

1805-1879. Prominent American abolitionist, journalist and social reformer. Editor of radical abolitionist newspaper "The Liberator", and one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Clara Barton

Founded the American Red Cross during the civil war

Jefferson Davis

President of the Confederate States of America

Dorthea Dix

dedicated to improving conditions for the mentally ill. led movement to build new mental hospitals and improve existing ones


native american woman who served as a guide an interpreter for the lewis and clark expedition

Francis Cabot Lowell

Visited England and returned to the US to open a mill in Mass. that brought spining and weaving in one building in a town named after him

John Adams

America's first Vice-President and second President. Sponsor of the American Revolution in Massachusetts, and wrote the Massachusetts guarantee that freedom of press "ought not to be restrained."

Abe Lincoln

President during Civil war wrote emancipation Proclamation, freed slaves, etc.

General Robert E. Lee

Commander of Confederate Army. Great leader, Lincoln wanted him as the leader of the Union Army

John Wilkes Booth

United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)

Francis Scott Key

United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812

Nat Turner

United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia


main character in amistad

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