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Who is Henry clay?
compromiser for slavery, Kentucky (boderstate)
Who is Daniel Webster?
Massachusetts Man, leading American senator from Massachusetts during the period leading up to the Civil War.
Who is John C. Calhoun?
South Carolina, "states right guy" political theorist during the first half of the 19th century
Who is Robert E. Lee?
Southern general, most famous general, commanded the confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War
Who is Ulysses S. Grant?
Northern general, became president after Civil War, struggled with alcohol. 18th president, Military commander in the American Civil War
What was the Underground Railroad?
a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th century slaves of African except in the US to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who where sympathetic to their cause.
Who was Harriet Tubman?
African-American abolitionists, humanitarian, and union spy during the Civil War
Who is John Wilkes Booth?
American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Fords Theater, in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865
Who is Dred Scott?
Was a black slave in the US who unsuccessfully used for his freedom and that of his wife and 2 daughters in the Dred Scott vs. Sanford case of 1857, ("Dred Scott Decision")
Who is Thomas (stonewall) Jackson?
Confederate military general during the American civil war, and one of the best-known confederate commanders after General E. Lee (southern general) he dies before the war is over.
What did Harriet Beecher Stowe write?
Uncle Toms Cabin (1852)
Which president was impeached soon after the Civil War?
Who is John Brown?
Was a white American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the US
Who is Stephen Douglas?
An American politician from Illinois and the designer of the Kansas-Nebraska act. he was a us rep., a us senator, and the Democratic Party nominee for President in the 1860 election, losing to Republican Abraham Lincoln.
What "deal" was reached for Rutherford B. Hayes to become president?
he agreed to pull the southerners out of the south and put one in office
Who is Thomas Nast?
a cartoonist, he did political cartoons and made fun of Boss Tweed in the cartoons
Who was Boss Tweed?
Ex-politician and he was bad
Who Invented the telephone?
Alexander Graham Bell
Who invented the telegraph?
Who invented the steel plow?
Who is Elisha Otis?
Invented safety elevators
What famous military man was killed along with his troops at the battle of the little big horn?
What was the supreme case "plessy Vs. ferguson" about?
important court case said you could have separate places for blacks
Who is Charles Lindbergh? Why is he famous?
he flew across the Atlantic, he was the FIRST to fly across the Atlantic by himself
What does TVA stand for?
Tennese value authority
What does CCC stand for?
Civilian Conservation Corps
What does WPA stand for?
Works Progress Administration
Who led the terrorist organization called Alo Qaeda until his death in 2011?
Osama Bin Laden
What cities where the two atomic bombs dropped on? Which city was hit first?
Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Hiroshima was hit first.
What was the name of the famous "monkey trial" I'm Tennessee that debated evolution and creationism?
John Scopes trial
What was the "lightening war?"
What was the aid plan to Europe after WWII called?
The Marshall plan
Who is Billy Graham?
Who first discovered a vaccine for polio?
Which US senator held hearings (witch hunts) during the 1950s?
Who was the first African-American to cross the color line in professional baseball?
Which Supreme Court case ended segregation in the public schools? ON TEST!!!!
Brown Vs. board of education, they brought in a little girl who had to walk past a white school to get to her black school every day to get to hers and they said she had to walk further and it was not equal
Who is Fidel Castro?
Who ran for president in 1960? Who won?
John F. Kennedy and Nixon ran. JFK won.
Who made the famous "I had a dream" speech?
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Who is Lee Harvey Oswald?
He assassinated JFK
What is the name of the scandal that caused Richard Nixon to resign?
Who first said the term "iron curtain?"
Which president called for the US to put a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s?
JFK. (Nixon is president when they GET someone on the moon)
Who is Jefferson Davis?
The only president of the south (confederate)
What was the Populist Party?
farmers. they wanted an easy money system they wanted more cash to pay of there loans the populist movement was in favor of the free silver movement
Who was president during WWI? What was his peace plan called?
Woodrow Wilson, League of Nations.
Who was president during the Great Depression?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dictator of Japan
When, what, and where was D-Day in WWII?
1944 in Normandy
What are some important events in Theodore Roosevelt's life?
He was a republican, took over assassination, after 2/3 years left office and went hunting in Africa
Who where the "doughboys" during WWI?
also called the GI's (government issue) they where American soldiers
Who was the most decorated American Soldier in WWI?
Alvin C. York
What happened to Amelia Earhart?
Was trying to fly a plane around the world, got lost in the pacific, she had a male companion. (because they didn't let women fly alone)
What country did Winston Churchill lead during WWII?
What was the Marshall plan?
how he fed Europe
Who is Rosa Parks
she said "No"
Who said "I shall return" as he left the Philippines in 1942?
Who led the "rough riders?"
Which American president was called the "great communicator"?
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