Presentation on theme: "He was a skilled Confederate general from Virginia."— Presentation transcript:
1He was a skilled Confederate general from Virginia.
2He was a major author of the Declaration of Independence He was the leader of the Democratic Republicans. He favored a weak national government. He supported states’ powers and small business and farmers. He opposed a national bank.He bought Louisiana from France (Louisiana Purchase).Lewis and Clark explored this new land west of the Mississippi River.
3He was the leader of the Army of Northern Virginia He was the leader of the Army of Northern Virginia. He was offered command of the Union forces at the beginning of the war but chose not to fight against Virginia. He opposed secession, but did not believe the union should be held together by force. He urged Southerners to accept defeat at the end of the war and reunite as Americans when some wanted to fight on.
4He was the author of the Bill of Rights He was the author of the Bill of Rights. The War of l812, which was fought during his presidency, caused European nations to gain respect for the United States.
7He claimed the Mississippi River Valley for France.
8He was Commander of the Continental Army He was Commander of the Continental Army. During his presidency the federal court system was established, political parties grew out of the disagreements between Hamilton and Jefferson over the proper role of the national government, the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution of the United States of America, plans were initiated for development of the national capital in Washington, D.C.
9He was the British general who surrendered at Yorktown.
10He championed the cause of independence He championed the cause of independence. A two-party system emerged during his term as president.
11He was an outspoken member of House of Burgesses He was an outspoken member of House of Burgesses. He inspired colonial patriotism with “Give me liberty or give me death” speech.
12He was President of the United States He was President of the United States. He opposed the spread of slavery and issued the Emancipation Proclamation. He was determined to preserve the Union—by force if necessary. He believed the United States was one nation, not a collection of independent states. He wrote the Gettysburg Address that said the Civil War was to preserve a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”Following Lincoln’s election, the southern states seceded from the Union. Lincoln and many Northerners believed that the United States was one nation that could not be separated or divided.
13He was a prominent member of Continental Congress; he helped frame the Declaration of Independence.
29This gentleman explored this new land west of the Mississippi River This gentleman explored this new land west of the Mississippi River. In the Lewis and Clark expedition, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark explored the Louisiana Purchase from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.
30African American sailor and later a Union naval captain, was highly honored for his feats of bravery and heroism. He became a Congressman after the Civil War.
35The cotton gin was improved by this guy The cotton gin was improved by this guy. It increased the production of cotton and thus increased the need for slave labor to cultivate and pick the cotton.
36He explored this new land west of the Mississippi River He explored this new land west of the Mississippi River. In the Lewis and Clark expedition, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark explored the Louisiana Purchase from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.
37He was President of the Confederate States of America.
38He was a slave who worked with Cyrus McCormick to invent the reaper.
39He was the man whose ideas include: people have natural rights to life, liberty, and property; government is created to protect the rights of people and has only the limited and specific powers the people consent to give it.