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7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency; Indian Removal Act
American patriot, writer, printer, and inventor. During the Revolutionary War he persuaded the French to help the colonists.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
United States suffragist and feminist; Co-founded the 1848 Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York
United States abolitionist who escaped from slavery and became an influential writer and lecturer in the North
Military commander of the American Revolution. He was the first elected president of the United States (1789-1799). (p. 581)
James K. Polk
President of United States who had territorial aspirations, leading to conflict with Mexico, resulting in a war.
5th President of the U.S. 1817-1825 acquired Florida from Spain; declared Monroe Doctrine to keep foreign powers out.
John Paul Jones
American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792) said " I have not yet begun to fight."
brought over from Britain the idea of a textile factory and one building for all processes
former slave who became an abolitionist and women's rights activist; "Ain't I a Woman?" speech
author of the Declaration of Independence; President at the time of the Louisiana Purchase
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