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author of the Declaration of Independence; President at the time of the Louisiana Purchase
Military commander of the American Revolution. He was the first elected president of the United States (1789-1799). (p. 581)
American patriot, writer, printer, and inventor. During the Revolutionary War he persuaded the French to help the colonists.
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.
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
brought over from Britain the idea of a textile factory and one building for all processes
William Tecumseh Sherman
Union General who destroyed South during "march to the sea" from Atlanta to Savannah, example of total war
former slave who became an abolitionist and women's rights activist; "Ain't I a Woman?" speech
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