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Quick Facts: Born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family He pursued two intertwined interests: military arts and western expansion. In 1787 when the new Constitution was ratified, the Electoral College unanimously elected Washington President. He was the 1 st President of the United States He died of a throat infection December 14, 1799
Quick Facts: Tecumseh (Shooting Star) was born in 1768 He was a Shawnee Indian and eventually became one of their greatest leaders By the early 1800s, Tecumseh decided that the best way to stop white advancement was to form a confederacy of Indian tribes west of the Appalachian Mountains. He also believed that, if the Indians united together, they would have a better chance militarily against the Americans Tecumseh died at one of the most important battles of the conflict, the Battle of the Thames, in 1813. Tecumseh's death signified the end of united Indian resistance against the Americans.
Quick Facts: Born March 1822 Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well- known of all the Underground Railroad's "conductors." During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom She died in 1913.
Quick Facts: I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky On January 1, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy Elected President in 1860. He was the 16 th President On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth
Quick Facts: Susan B. Anthony was born February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts Joined the women's rights movement in 1852. Soon after she dedicated her life to woman suffrage. She also campaigned for the abolition of slavery, women's rights to their own property and earnings, and women's labor organizations. In 1900, Anthony persuaded the University of Rochester to admit women. died on March 13, 1906.
Quick Facts: Born January 15, 1929 At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city, he was assassinated.
Quick Facts: He was born -on Feb. 11, 1847 - to middle-class parents in Milan, Ohio Inventions: 1879 Invented the first commercially practical incandescent electric lamp. 1891 Invented and patented the motion picture camera. Died October 18, 1931
Quick Facts: born August 5, 1930 is an American aviator and a former astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, and United States Naval Aviator. He was the first person to set foot on the moon. Still living today