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Important People

People who greatly mattered in chapters 15 & 16

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James Polk A democrat from Tennessee, he won the presidential election in 1844. He was responsible for Texas becoming a state in 1845.
Henry Clay From Kentucky, helped to pass the senate bill by dividing it into three proposals.
John C. Calhoun Proposed that congress or any other forms of governments had the right to ban or regulate slavery in any way, opposed Clay's plan.
Zachary Taylor A southerner, the Whigs presidential candidate, and a hero of the Mexican War.
Martin Van Buren Former president, and Free-soil Party's chosen presidential candidate.
Millard Fillmore President during 1850, supported a compromise between Clay and the Congress.
Stephen A. Douglas Desperately tried to solve the problems with the proposal, split it into separate parts that the Congress could vote on individually. Nominated as democratic presidential candidate in 1860.
John Brown An abolitionist who believed it was his duty to stop slavery. He vowed to "Strike terror on the hearts of pro-slavery people".
John C. Fremont Republican presidential candidate in the election of 1856.
James Buchanan Democratic presidential candidate in the election of 1856, became president in 1857.
Dred Scott An enslaved African American who fought for his and other slaves' freedom
Abraham Lincoln Republican abolitionist who was elected as president in 1860, worked to free slaves.
Jefferson Davis A pro-slavery southerner, president of the Confederate, and an experienced soldier.
Thomas Jackson Known as "Stonewall Jackson", a confederate general who wouldn't give up when the Yankees drove the confederates out.
George B. McClellan Union general, appointed by Abraham Lincoln.
Harriet Tubman A women who escaped slavery herself and help hundreds of other slaves do the same thing.
Clara Barton A U.S. Patent Office clerk, delivered supplies and to tended to the wounded and dying during battle.
Loretta Janeta Velázquez Fought for the South at he First Battle of Bull Run and Shiloh, Later became a Confederate spy.
Dorthea Dix Leader of prison reform, she thought that the living conditions of prisoners were unbearable and she went around the country trying to fix them.
General William Tecumseh Sherman Won an important victory in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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