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  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. Rutherford B. Hayes
  3. Count de Rochambeau
  4. William Penn
  5. Jefferson Davis
  1. a 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.
  2. b American statesman; he was a philosopher, scientist, inventor, writer, publisher, first U.S. postmaster, and member of the committee to draft the Constitution.
  3. c French General who led troops against the British army during the revolutionary war.
  4. d First and only president of the Confederate States of America after the election of president Lincoln in 1860 led to the secession of many southern states
  5. e Nineteenth president of the United States; he was a Civil War general and hero and, in the disputed presidential election of 1876, he was chosen president by a special electoral committee.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. American reformer; she planned the Seneca Falls Convention with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the first organized meeting for women's rights in the United States.
  2. American Educator and the daughter of Lyman Beecher; she promoted education for women in such writings as An essay on the Education of Female Teachers. She founded the first all-female academy.
  3. Spanish explorer who explored parts of the southerwestern United States in search of the legendary Seven Cities of Gold.
  4. American writer and transcendentalist philosopher; he studied nature and published a magazine article "Civil Disobedience," as well as his famous book, Walden Pond.
  5. American 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.

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  1. James PolkLeading Revolutionary figure, negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase, and the firth president of the United States. He put forth the Monroe Doctrine establishing the U.S> Sphere of influence in the Western Hemisphere that became the foundation of U.S. foreign policy.


  2. John AdamsAmerican statesman; he was a delegate to the Continental Congress, a member of the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence, vice president to George Washington and second president of the U.S.


  3. Horace MannAmerican educator; he is considered the father of American public education


  4. 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


  5. Lord BaltimoreFounder of the American Red Cross; she administered care to the Union soldiers during the American Civil War.