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Franklin D. Roosevelt
He was resonsible for the "New Deal" that helped pull Americans out of the Great Depression
John Adams
He was one of the first people to propose American independence and helped draft the Declaration of Independence.
George Washington
He was the first president of the United States.
Neil Armstrong
He was the first man to land on the moon in 1969.
Alexander Graham Bell
He was a teacher of the deaf and an inventor. The telephone is one of his many inventions.
Harriet Tubman
She guided slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad
Rosa Parks
She refused to give up her bus seat to a white man. Her silent protest is an event remembered for sparking the Civil Rights Movement.
Sandra Day O'Connor
She was the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court.
Lyndon B. Johnson
He enforced voting rights by getting rid of the literacy test that was required for African Americans to vote at the time.
Abraham Lincoln
He was the 16th U.S. president who was against slavery and was assassinated.
Richard Nixon
He was the president who was involved in the Watergate Scandal and was the only president that resigned from office.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
He was an African American civil rights activist and Nobel Prize winner who was assassinated in 1968.
John F. Kennedy
He was a popular president in the early 1960's who handled the Cuban Missile Crisis, encouraged awareness of cultural, historial and intellictual excellence, and was assassinated in 1963.
Meriwhether Lewis and William Clark
They were the first Americans to go on an overland exploration of the American West and Pacific Northwest, beginning in May 1804 and ending in September 1806.
Thomas Jefferson
He was the third president of the United States and the author of the Declaration of Independence.
Benjamin Franklin
He was an American philosopher, politician, inventor, and scientist. He is widely known for his contributions of the first American newspaper, bifocals, and electricity.
Samuel Adams
He was an American patriot and revolutionary idealist who was the leader of resisting British policy.
King George III
He ruled the United Kingdom and Great Britain while the colonists were seeking American independence.
Thomas Paine
He was an American political philosopher who was the author of a series of pamphlets entitled "Common Sense" that were widely read.
Henry Cabot Lodge
He was an American statesman who led the opposition to U.S. membership in the League of Nations after WWI.
Theodore Roosevelt
He was one of the strongest and most vigorous presidents in United States history. In battles between business and labor, he extended the power both of the presidency and of the federal government to protect what he saw as the public interest. He also greatly expanded United States involvement in world affairs. His domestic social and economic reforms were the first federal attempts to deal with the problems created by a modern industrial society.
Woodrow Wilson
He led the United States during World War I.
Clarence Darrow
He was an American lawyer, best known for his defense (1925) of John Scopes, a Tennessee high school teacher charged with teaching the theory of evolution.
William Jennings Bryan
He was a U.S. politician whose many reforms for which he worked were eventually adopted. Among the most notable of these were woman suffrage, the national income tax, popular election of U.S. senators, and prohibition.
Henry Ford
He was an American industrialist best known for his pioneering achievements in the automobile industry.
Chalres A. Lindbergh
He was the first man to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
Harry Truman
He was a U.S. president who initiated the foreign policy of containing Communism, a policy that was the hallmark of the Cold War.
Susan B. Anthony
She was an outstanding American reformer, who led the struggle to gain the vote for women.
W.E.B. DuBois
He was a black American historian and sociologist, who conducted the initial research on the black experience in the United States. His work paved the way for the civil rights, Pan-African, and Black Power movements in the United States.
Robert LaFollette
He was one of the principal leaders of the U.S. Progressive movement. He instituted many reforms, including measures for the nomination of candidates by direct vote and the regulation of railroad rates.