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North & South People

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Harriet Tubman most famous for the underground railroad ,(a way to free the slave), conductor
Nat Turner led a violent slave rebellion that resulted in 60 white deaths, mainly unsuccessful
Frederick Douglass was an escapee of slavery and later became the leader of an abolitionist movement, does this through writing, aimed for the whites, non-violent
Eli Whitney the inventor of the cotton gin and interchangeable parts, hoping to decrease the number of slaves but ended up increasing the number of slaves
William Gregg factory owner in the South
John Brown white man that believed “armed insurrection” was the only way to abolish slavery
Dred Scott The supreme court ruled that as a slave, he could not sue for his freedom because he was not a citizen
Abraham Lincoln a president in the early 1800s that was in support of slavery, debated slavery with Douglas. he didn't want the nation to be divided and didn't want slavery to be spread to the new states/ territory. His names wasn’t on any southern ballot
Jefferson Davis American soldier and politician who was president of the Confederate States of America during the civil war
Stephen A. Douglas politician who lost against Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 election for president, debated slavery with Lincoln
Samuel Morse painter and inventor, that helped invent a single-wire telegraph and co-developed the morse code. The south used telegraph lines to communicate much faster
John Deere fashioned/invented a lightweight plow from polished steel to replace the formerly used iron plows
Elias Howe invented the first American sewing machine
Cyrus McCormick inventor of the mechanic reaper, and founder of McCormick Harvesting Machine Company
Harriet Beecher Stowe abolitionist and author who wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin.Wrote about what it was like to be on a plantation
Robert Fulton engineer and inventor credited with developing the steamboat Clermont
Roger Taney fifth chief justice of the supreme court, thought African-Americans and slaves were not U.S. citizens and slaves were a piece of property and the constitution says the government cannot take away property(part of the Dred Scott case)
Solomon Northup American abolitionist and primary author of the memoir Twelve Years a Slave
Preston Brooks a Democratic Representative from South Carolina, serving from 1853 until his resignation in July, 1856, and again from August, 1856 until his death. Brooks was a fervent advocate of slavery and states' rights. Beat a guy with a cane
Peter Cooper an American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States, invented the steam locomotive
William Lloyd Garrison a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, suffragist, and social reformer. Spoke with Frederick Douglass, and compared them said what makes Frederick Douglass property and me free? Was one of the first whites that wanted to free the slaves
Created by: pschermier65