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US History Chapter 6 - People

8th Grade Chapter Test Review
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Aaron Burr
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Alexander Hamilton
- 1st Secretary of Treasury under George Washington
- Developed the Bank of the United States
- Wrote the Federalist Papers, which supported ratification of the Constitution
Andrew Ellicot
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Anthony Wayne
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Arthur St. Clair
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Benjamin Banneker
An African American mathematician and astronomer. He was hired by Thomas Jefferson to help survey land for the new capital in Washington, DC.
Edmond Genet
- France's representative to the US/diplomat
- he asked American sailors to help France fight Britain by commanding privateers
- Washington told Genet that violated U.S. Neutrality
Edmond Randolph
Was part of the 1st cabinet as Attorney General
George Washington
- 1st president of the United States
- elected for 2 terms
- Revolutionary War hero and Patriot leader
- served as a representative to Congress
- Commanded the Continental Army
Henry Knox
- Was part of the 1st cabinet as Washington's Secretary of War
James Madison
- 4th president of United States
- Considered to be the "Father of the Constitution"
- delegate to the Constitutional Convention
- Author to some of the Federalist Papers
- led the states through the War of 1812
- like Jefferson, opposed the plan for a national bank
John Adams
- a delegate to the Continental Congress
- a member of the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence
- vice president to George washington
- 2nd president of the United States
- settled the XYZ Affair with diplomacy and avoided war with France
John Jay
- Member of the Congress
- Wrote some of the Federalist Papers
- Negotiated Jay's Treaty with Great Britain to settle outstanding disputes
Josiah Harmar
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Little Turtle
- Miami chief who led a Native American alliance that raided settlements in the Northwest Territory
- Was defeated and forced to sign the treaty of Greenville
- Later became an advocate for peace
Manuel de Godoy
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Martha Washington
George Washington's wife. She was our countries 1st First Lady and knew she had to set a good example. She entertained guests and attended social events.
Pierre L'Enfante
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Thomas Jefferson
- Chairman of the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence
- The Declaration's main author and one of it's signers
- appointed as Secretary of State by Washington
- 3rd president of the United States
- A strict constructionist who wanted a weak central government, believed that state government should be stronger.
- favored the agricultural South
- opposed the plan for a national bank
Thomas Pinckney
US Ambassador who worked with Spain to negotiate a treaty over land west of the Appalachian Mountains