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  1. Zebulon M. Pike
  2. Stephen F. Austin
  3. Hiram Revels
  4. Stephen A. Douglas
  5. William Pitt
  1. a English leader in Parliament who apposed taxing American colonists, but also opposed their requests for independence.
  2. b American politician and pro slavery nominee for president; he debated Abraham Lincoln about slavery during the Illinois senatorial race. He proposed the unpopular Kansas-Nebraska Act, and he established the Freeport Doctrine, upholding the idea of popular sovereignty.
  3. c Army officer sent of a mission to explore the West, he was ordered to find the headwaters or the Red River. HE attempted to climb what is now known as Pikes Peak in Colorado.
  4. d American colonizer in Texas; after helping Texas win independence from Mexico he became secretary of State for the Texas Republic.
  5. e American clergyman, educator and politician; he became the first African American in the U.S. Senate.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. English politician whose policy of taxing the American colonists contributed to the start of the American revolution.
  2. wife of John Adams, mother of John Quincy Adams, writer and American feminist, she was also the first First Lady to live in what was later known as the White House.
  3. American lawyer and commander of Texas Forces at the Alamo.
  4. American general; he refused Lincoln's offer to head the Union Army and agreed to lead Confederate forces. He successfully led several major battles until his deeat at Gettysburg, and he surrendered to the Union's commander General Grant at Appomattox Court House.
  5. Quaker leader who founded a colony in Pennsylvania; the colony provided an important example of representative self-government and became a model of freedom and tolerance.

5 True/False questions

  1. Ulysses S. GrantAmerican clergyman and educator; he became influential in the Second Great Awakening after a dramatic religious experience and conversion.


  2. Eliza LucasPlantation manager in the Carolinas; she was the first person to successfully grow Indigo in the colonies.


  3. Robert FultonAmerican engineer and inventor; he built the first commercially successful full-sized steamboat, the Clermont which led to the development of commercial steamboat ferry services for goods and people


  4. Sir Francis DrakeEnglish naval captain; he circumnavigated the globe in 1577; plundering Spanish ships sand towns as he sailed.


  5. John BrownAmerican Abolitionist; he started the Pottawatomie Massacre in Kansas to revenge killings of abolitionists. He later seized the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, to encourage a slave revolt. He was tried and executed.