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Puritans Settled in New England for religious freedom; not tolerant to other religious denominations
Cavaliers Rich, English nobility who settled in the south; received large land grants from the King of England; started plantations
Quakers settled in Pennsylvania (part of the middle colonies); didn't believe in fighting; most famous is William Penn
Indentured servants poor people who agreed to work on plantations for a period of time in exchange for passage to the colonies
John Locke Enlightenment philosopher who influenced Jefferson; natural rights of life, liberty, and property; social contract; people have a right to rebel if their rights were not being protected by the government
Thomas Paine writer of Common Sense; spoke out against the King of England; contributed to the breakout of the American Revolution
Patrick Henry Virginian writer who wanted the colonies to rebel against England; said, "but as for me, give me liberty or give me death"
Thomas Jefferson writer of the Declaration; President of the US; leader of the Democrat-Republicans; favored states' rights; wrote Virginia Statute for Religious Freedoms
Minutemen Massachusetts militia who fought at the first battles of the Revolution--Lexington and Concord
patriots people who supported the colonies fighting the English in the American Revolution
loyalists colonists who continued to support England during the American Revolution
neutrals people who didn't choose sides during the American Revolution; tried to stay uninvolved
Benjamin Franklin Negotiated a Treaty of Alliance with France during the American Revolution
George Washington leader of the Continental Army; chairman at the Constitutional Convention; President of the US
James Madison "father of the Constitution"; wrote most of the Bill of Rights; authored the Virginia Plan; President of the US
George Mason wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights; said human rights should not be violated by the government
Alexander Hamilton contributed to the Federalist Papers supporting the ratification of the Constitution; leader of the Federal party; wanted a strong central government
John Marshall Supreme Court Chief Justice; Marbury vs. Madison (judicial review) and McCulloch vs. Maryland
Lewis and Clark hired by Thomas Jefferson to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase
Sacagawea Indian woman who served as a tour guide for Louis and Clark
James Monroe US President who said European countries must stay out of affairs of the Western Hemisphere
John Adams US President; leader of the Federalist Party
Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin; resulted in expansion of slavery
Andrew Jackson responsible for theTrail of Tears; issued the most vetos of any prior President; vetoed the existence of the Bank of the US; his actions caused the Panic of 1837
Henry Clay wanted a Bank of the US; ran against Jackson under the National Republican Party, but lost; known as the Great Compromiser because of the Missouri Compromise and Compromise of 1850
William Lloyd Garrison white abolitionist who headed the newspaper, "The Liberator"
Harriet Beecher Stowe abolitionist who wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin"; help fuel anger towards slavery and contributed to the Civil War
Nat Turner & Gabriel Prosser These two slaves led slave rebellions in the South; caused the South to impose harsh laws against runaway (fugitive) slaves.
Abraham Lincoln His election caused the Civil War; first Republican Party President; issued the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address and "A House Divided" speech; did not want to punish the South for the war: "with malice towards know, and charity for all
Stephen Douglas responsible for the Kansas-Nebraska Act which supported popular sovereignty (the right for the people to vote whether their state would be slave or free), ran against Lincoln in the Presidential Election
Dred Scott court case about an escaped slave; favored the South and said fugitive slaves who escaped must be returned to their owners; angered many Northerners
Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony these two women led the women's rights movement; organized the Seneca Falls Convention; wanted women's suffrage
Ulysses S. Grant Leader of the Union (Northern) Army during the Civil War; later becomes President
Robert E. Lee leader of the Confederate (Southern) army
Jefferson Davis first and only President of the Confederacy during the Civil War
Frederick Douglass escaped slave turned abolitionist; urged Lincoln to use black troops in the Union army
Andrew Johnson became President after Lincoln's assassination; very lenient (easy) towards the South during Reconstruction
Henry Bessemer discovered a cheap way to make steel; steel production is important for the Industrial Revolution to occur
Thomas Edison invented the light bulb
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone
Wright Brothers invented the airplane
Henry Ford invented assembly line manufacturing when producing his Model T Fords
Andrew Carnegie big businessman; steel production
Cornelius Vanderbilt big businessman; built railroads
J.P. Morgan big businessman; finance
John D. Rockefeller big businessman; oil
Ida B. Wells led an anti-lynching campaign
Booker T. Washington said blacks should receive vocational education for economic success; said segregation was okay
W.E.B. DuBois said education was meaningless without equality; created the NAACP
Theodore Roosevelt "Square Deal"
Samuel Gompers Man who led the American Federation of Labor
Eugene Debs Man who led the American Railway Union
Woodrow Wilson 14 Points (WWI) freedom of the seas, mandate system, self-determination, League of Nations
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