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Thomas Jefferson
Wrote the Declaration of Independence

Elected third president of the United States of America

Founded the University of Virginia
Thurgood Marshall
Was a lawyer for the NAACP working for equal rights for African Americans

Served as a Federal Judge

Became first Aftican American Appointed to the United States Supreme Court
Jackie Robinson
First African American to play major league baseball in the 20th century which made it possible for other African Americans to play in all major league sports

Spoke out for equal rights for African Americans along with Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall.
George Washington
Elected the first president of the United States of America and called the "Father of our country"

Led the Continental Army to victory against England
Susan B. Anthony
Helped to change the laws to allow women to vote and to hold public office
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Worked to pass Civil Rights laws guaranteeing that all Americans would have equal rights

Believed in using non-violent means to bring about change
Abraham Lincoln
Spoke out against slavery and wrote the Emancipation Proclamation

Slaves were freed after the Civil War

16th president of the United States of America
Benjamin Franklin
Statesman, political leader

Inventor

Proved that lightning was electricity
George Washington Carver
Scientific leader

Grew peanuts, sweet potatoes, and soybeans
Betsy Ross
Made the first flag for the United States of America
Juan Ponce de Leon
Explored the New World for Spain

He wanted to discover riches and land to conquer for Spain

He was the first European to land in Florida

He tried to find the Fountain of Youth
Christopher Columbus
Explored for Spain

Tried to find a western sea rout to Asia

First European to discover a sea rout to America

Discovered the "New World"

He landed at San Salvador
Jacques Cartier
Explored for France

He wanted to colonize the New World

Explored the St. Lawrence River Valley (near Quebec, Canada)

Gave France a North American claim
Helen Keller
Learned to read, write, and communicate even though she was blind and deaf

Worked for women's rights and child labor laws