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Final Review: People

Final Review:US History People

TermDefinition
Puritans Settled in New England for religious freedom; not tolerant of other religious denominations.
Thomas Jefferson Writer of the Declaration of Independence; leader of the Democrat-Republicans; wrote Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom.
Ronald Regan President who is given credit for the end of the Cold War; told Soviet leader to “Tear down this wall” in Berlin, Germany; built up massive amounts of nuclear weapons.
Richard M. Nixon Only U.S. president to resign from Office; Watergate Affair; “I am not a crook.”
George Washington Leader of the Continental Army; Chairman of the Constitutional Convention; first President of the United States.
John Locke Enlightenment philosopher who influenced Jefferson; natural rights of life, liberty, property; social contract; people have the right to rebel if their rights are not being protected by the government
Joseph McCarthy During the Cold War this man accused many government officials and citizens of being communists based on little evidence; put them on trial.
Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington in 1963; Leader of the Civil Rights Movement.
James Madison “Father of the Constitution;” wrote most of the Bill of Rights; authored the Virginia Plan; President of the United States.
Andrew Jackson Responsible for The Trail of Tears; helped encourage voting for the common man; his actions caused the Panic of 1837.
Harry S. Truman President who decided to use the atomic bomb in Japan; during the Cold War said the U.S. should follow a policy of containment to stop communism.
John F. Kennedy Cold War president; assassinated in Texas in 1963; responsible for U.S. military buildup in Vietnam; “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
Abraham Lincoln His election caused the Civil War; first Republican Party president; issued the Emancipation proclamation; was assassinated.
Ulysses S. Grant Leader of the Union (Northern) Army during the Civil War; later President of the United States.
Woodrow Wilson World War I; 14 Points; League of Nations; President of the United States.
Franklin D. Roosevelt “New Deal” to end the Depression; “We have nothing to fear but fear itself”; Elected as President of the United States four times.
Robert E. Lee Leader of the Confederate (Southern) Army; surrendered at Appomattox Court House
Frederick Douglas Escaped slave turned abolitionist; urged Lincoln to use black troops in the Union Army
Henry Ford Invented assembly line manufacturing when producing his Model T Fords.
Sandra Day O'Connor First female Supreme Court Justice.