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Meet the People in U.S. History
U.S. History--Meet the People
author of the pamphlet "Common Sense"
author of the Declaration of Independence; President at the time of the Louisiana Purchase
Virginian patriot; said "Give me liberty or give me death."
Massachusetts patriot; member of Sons of Liberty; leader of Boston Tea Party
Colonial man of African descent who was killed in Boston Massacre
leader at Jamestown, Virginia; "If you don't work, you don't eat."
Massachusetts patriot; 2nd President
Military commander of the American Revolution. He was the first elected president of the United States (1789-1799). (p. 581)
daughter of Powhatan, acted as an intermediary between settlers and Indians
The founder of the Quaker colony, Pennsylvania
Wife of John Adams, fought for women's rights and voice as early as the Revolution
King George III
King of England during the American Revolution
founder of Georgia as a colony for debtors
American patriot, writer, printer, and inventor. During the Revolutionary War he persuaded the French to help the colonists.
Marquis de Lafayette
French soldier who served under George Washington in the American Revolution
American revolutionary patriot who was president of the Continental Congress
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court establish judicial review
U.S. statesmen, 16th president. Led Union to victory in Civil War. Assassinated.
7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency; Indian Removal Act
5th President of the U.S. 1817-1825 acquired Florida from Spain; declared Monroe Doctrine to keep foreign powers out.
President during the War of 1812; Father of the US Constitution
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
United States suffragist and feminist; Co-founded the 1848 Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York
John Paul Jones
American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792) said " I have not yet begun to fight."
United States abolitionist who escaped from slavery and became an influential writer and lecturer in the North
invented the cotton gin and interchangeable parts
inventor of the steam boat that could sail against current and wind
Samuel F.B. Morse
inventor who patented the telegraph
brought over from Britain the idea of a textile factory and one building for all processes
invented the mechanical reaper
invented the steel plow
William Tecumseh Sherman
Union General who destroyed South during "march to the sea" from Atlanta to Savannah, example of total war
Former slave who helped slaves escape on the Underground Railroad
former slave who became an abolitionist and women's rights activist; "Ain't I a Woman?" speech
James K. Polk
President of United States who had territorial aspirations, leading to conflict with Mexico, resulting in a war.