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Important People

U.S. History

TermDefinition
Susan B. Anthony Active for women's suffrage; leader of the Women's Right's movement.
Andrew Carnegie Industrialist and philanthropist; built a major steel company.
Frederick Douglass Escaped slave, abolitionist and founder of the North Star.
Dorothea Dix 19th century reformer who revolutionized mental health reform.
Henry Ford His designs and production methods made it possible for the average American to own an automobile.
W.E.B. Du Bois Founder of the NAACP; civil rights leader.
Samuel Gompers Organized the American Federation of Labor (AFL), a craft union of skilled workers.
Alexander Hamilton Secretary of Treasury promoted the economic development of the nation.
Malcolm X Leader of the "black power" movement.
John Marshall First chief of justice of the U.S. Supreme Court - in Marbury v. Madison confirmed the right of the court to declare federal laws unconstitutional.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Upton Sinclair Muckraker and journalist of the Progressive Era; wrote "The Jungle" about the meatpacking industry.
Jane Addams Founder of settlement houses to help immigrants adjust to U.S.
Marcus Garvey Founder of the "Back to Africa" movement.
Martin Luther King Jr. Leader of the Civil Rights movement for African-Americans; used civil disobedience and marches to achieve an end to segregation.
Joseph McCarthy Led a campaign to find suspected Communism in the U.S. during the 1950's.
Rosa Parks Refused to give up her seat on the bus; inspired the Montgomery Bus Boycott to end racial segregation.
Jacob Riis Journalist, photographer and social reformer; used his writings and photos to show need for better housing for the poor.
Booker T. Washington Founded the Tuskegee Institute; African-American educator, author, and leader.
Sacco & Vanzetti Italian immigrants and anarchists who were executed for armed robbery and murder in the 1920's.
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