His reconstruction plan called for reconciliation. Preservation of the Union was more important to him than punishing the South.
Fought for the adoption of constitutional amendments that guaranteed voting rights. He was a powerful voice for human rights and civil liberties for all.
Robert E. Lee
He urged Southerners to reconcile with Northerners at the end of the war and reunite as Americans when some wanted to continue to fight. He became the president of Washington College, which is now known as Washington and Lee University.
He believed in full political, social and civil rights for African Americans.
Booker T. Washington
He believed that African-Americans could achieve equality through Vocational Education. He also accepted social separation.
Captain of the Steel Industry
John D. Rockefeller
Captain of the Oil Industry
Captain of the Shipping and Railroad Industry
Captain of the Automobile Industry. He also developed the assembly line
Alexander Graham Bell
Invented the telephone
Invented the lightbulb and other electrical devices.