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Eli Whitney
inventor of the cotton gin
Elias Howe
inventor of the sewing machine
Elizabath Blackwell
she was the first American female physician. She helped to found the U.S. Sanitary Commision to help aid the armies.
H.B. Stowe
author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, it was the causing factor of the Civil War.
LeGree
the villian in Uncle Tom's Cabin. He was portrayed as a mean southern slave owner.
Hutchinson
he was president for a day because Taylor refused to be sworn in on a Sunday.
Freemont
he went to San Francisco to establish CA as a republic. "The Bear Flag Republic"
Sutter
he went to CA to build a sawmill on the Sacramento River. He hired Marhshall to build it. But instead of him doing that he went there and struck gold.
Tubman
"Moses of her people" She helped to free many slaves.
Booth
He assassinated Lincoln at Ford's Theater
Chase
Lincoln's Secretary of Treasury
Stanton
Lincoln's Secretary of War
Harrison
oldest president
longest Inaugural Address
died within 30 days of office
elected in 1840
Tyler
- 1st president to have wife die and to remarry
- fathered the most children
- when he died he was not a citizen of the U.S.
Polk
elected in 1844
youngest president
"dark horse candidate"
signed the Oregon Treaty
died 3 months after term was over
Taylor
"Old Rough and Ready"
defeated Santa Anna at Buena Vists
won the election of 1848
refused to take office on Sunday
died of poisoning
Santa Anna
- leader of Mexico
- sent men to fight the U.S.
- he was captured at San Jastino and forced to sign TX independence
- he signed the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo