Who Am I? Midterm
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American inventor of the cotton gin and interchangeable parts
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.
Jefferson's Vice President; killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel
Indian who unified tribes to fight American expansion
Leader of a slave rebellion in 1831 in Virginia. Revolt led to the deaths of 20 whites and 40 blacks.
S.C. Senator & Jackson's first VP - advocate for state's rights, limited government, and nullification
American inventor of the telegraph
"The Social Contract", the country is made by the people and is for the people and the people have the power to overthrow a corrupt government.
the 3rd president of the US, principle author of the Declaration of Independence
Seventh president of the United States; leader in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.
Rights activist on behalf of mentally ill patients
A former slave who spoke against the evils of slavery & for women's rights. Her most famous speech was called "Aint I a Woman?"
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
A prominent advocate of women's rights, Stanton organized the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention with Lucretia Mott
American slave who sued his master for keeping him enslaved in a territory where slavery was banned under the Missouri Compromise.
Robert E. Lee
Commander of the Confederate Army
Ulysses S. Grant
Commanded the Union Army in the Civil War & became the eighteenth President of the United States
President of the Confederate States of America
17th President of the United States was elected VP with Lincoln; was impeached but acquitted by one vote
William Tecumseh Sherman
Union General who destroyed South during "march to the sea" from Atlanta to Savannah, example of total war
Major steel tycoon, controlled all aspects of production
William Jennings Bryan
Democratic and Populist candidate for President in 1896 who advocated a policy of free silver
Coined the term "Gilded Age"
Booker T. Washington
African American educator & civil rights leader; born a slave & later became head of the Tuskegee Institute for career training for African Americans
A New England preacher who helped set off the Great Awakening. Wrote "Sinners In the Hands of an Angry God"
Fanatical abolitionist who killed five at Pottawatomie Creek, seized the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry in western Virginia, and was hanged and became a martyr.
United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith. Took the group to Salt Lake City, Utah
United States inventor and manufacturer of a mechanical reaper
the founder of Hull House, which provided English lessons for immigrants, daycares, and child care classes
After helping to organize the AFL, he headed it for almost 40 years
1830s- education reformer from Massachusetts, established mandatory state system of elementary schools, compulsory and free
John Quincy Adams
Secretary of State to James Monroe, he largely formulated the Monroe Doctrine. He was the sixth president of the United States & later became a representative in Congress.
The founder of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/Mormon in 1830; killed by a mob in Illinois
United States nurse who campaigned for birth control and founded Planned Parenthood
James K. Polk
11th President; committed to westward expansion; provoked the Mexican War after annexing Texas
A self-educated slave who escaped in 1838, he became the best-known abolitionist speaker. He edited an anti-slavery weekly, the North Star.
William Lloyd Garrison
A militant abolitionist, editor of The Liberator & supporter of women's rights
W.E.B. Du Bois
1920's,Co-Founder of NAACP, Opposed Booker T Washington. He insisted on gaining African American Civil Rights
Harriet Beecher Stowe
American author, an abolitionist & author of the famous antislavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Progressive reformer who insisted that education should be child centered and that schools should build character, teach good citizenship, and be instruments of social reform.
Susan B. Anthony
social reformer who campaigned for women's rights, the temperance, & abolitionist, helped form the National Woman Suffrage Association
Senator from Kentucky, ran for president 5 times; a strong supporter of the American System, a war hawk for the War of 1812, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and known as "The Great Compromiser."
Revolutionary leader who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense (1776) arguing for American independence from Britain.
26th President of the U.S., known for: conservationism, trust-busting, safe food regulations, "Square Deal," Panama Canal, Great White Fleet, Nobel Peace Prize for negotiation of peace in Russo-Japanese War
Democratic-Republican president; War of 1812
1870 founder of Standard Oil Company; at one time his companies controlled 85-90 percent of refined oil in America. Standard Oil became the model for monopolizing an industry and creating a trust.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; helped establish the idea of judicial review; his famous court cases include... Marbury v. Madison, McCullough v. Maryland, & Gibbons v. Ogden
Commander of the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War; Chairman at Constitutional Convention; First President
16th president of the United States, promoted equal rights for African Americans in the famed Lincoln- Douglas debates. Wanted to preserve the Union; issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
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