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important people from chapter 18

Lewis Cass

War of 1812 Veteran, senator, ran for President and lost. Father of popular sovereignty

Zachary Taylor

Mexican American War Hero, victorious at Buena Vista. Became 12th President

Harriett Tubman

illiterate escaped slave who rescued 300 slaves by leading them through the underground railroad

Millard Fillmore

New York Lawyer turned Politician, 13th President, helped ease tensions between the North and the South in 1850

Franklin Pierce

Unrenowned lawyer-politician and 14th President of the United States. Pro-southern Northerner

William Walker

he tried repeatedly to take control of Nicaragua in the 1850s, backed by an armed force recruited largely in the South, he installed himself as president in July 1856 and promptly legalized slavery

Caleb Cushing

American diplomat who negotiated the Treaty of Wanghia with China in 1844

Matthew C Perry

Orchastrated the Treaty of Kanagawa with Japan

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