U.S. History--Meet the People
Wife of John Adams, fought for women's rights and voice as early as the Revolution
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
American patriot, writer, printer, and inventor. During the Revolutionary War he persuaded the French to help the colonists.
Colonial man of African descent who was killed in Boston Massacre
invented the mechanical reaper
invented the cotton gin and interchangeable parts
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)
Former slave who helped slaves escape on the Underground Railroad
James K. Polk
President of United States who had territorial aspirations, leading to conflict with Mexico, resulting in a war.
President during the War of 1812; Father of the US Constitution
5th President of the U.S. 1817-1825 acquired Florida from Spain; declared Monroe Doctrine to keep foreign powers out.
founder of Georgia as a colony for debtors
Massachusetts patriot; 2nd President
invented the steel plow
American revolutionary patriot who was president of the Continental Congress
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court establish judicial review
John Paul Jones
American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792) said " I have not yet begun to fight."
leader at Jamestown, Virginia; "If you don't work, you don't eat."
King George III
King of England during the American Revolution
Marquis de Lafayette
French soldier who served under George Washington in the American Revolution
Virginian patriot; said "Give me liberty or give me death."
daughter of Powhatan, acted as an intermediary between settlers and Indians
inventor of the steam boat that could sail against current and wind
Massachusetts patriot; member of Sons of Liberty; leader of Boston Tea Party
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
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
author of the pamphlet "Common Sense"
The founder of the Quaker colony, Pennsylvania
William Tecumseh Sherman
Union General who destroyed South during "march to the sea" from Atlanta to Savannah, example of total war