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AMERICAN PRESIDENTS




George Washington

1st President of the
United States




John Adams

2nd President of the
United States




Thomas Jefferson

3rd President of the
United States




James Madison

4th President of the
United States




James Monroe

5th President of the
United States




Andrew Jackson

7th President of the
United States




Abraham Lincoln

16th President of the
United States




Theodore Roosevelt

26th President of the
United States




Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd President of the
United States




John F. Kennedy

35th President of the
United States




Ronald Reagan

40th President of the
United States




Barack Obama

44th President of the
United States






OTHER AMERICAN PATRIOTS




Benjamin Franklin

Patriot and Statesman




Francis Scott Key

Wrote the Star Spangled Banner




Molly Pitcher

Heroine








WORLD LEADERS




Constantine

Roman Emperor




Alexander the Great

Greek Conqueror




Winston Churchill

British Prime Minister






INVENTORS




Alexander Graham Bell

Inventor of the telephone




Thomas Edison

Invented the electric light bulb




Wright Brothers

First flight




Nikola Tesla

Inventor




Henry Ford

Invented the automobile




Sequoyah

Invented Cherokee writing




Gutenberg

Printing press inventor




Michael Faraday

First electric motor






EXPLORERS




Christopher Columbus

Discovered America




Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark expedition




John Muir

Explorer and naturalist




Robert Peary

Arctic explorer




Edmund Hillary

Mount Everest




Kit Carson

Scout, Indian agent






WOMEN WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE




Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer




Helen Keller

Blind and Deaf




Florence Nightingale

Founder of the Nursing Profession




Harriet Tubman

Deliverer of Slaves




Clara Barton

American Red Cross




Joan of Arc

Religious & Military Leader




Annie Oakley

Sharpshooter




Susan B. Anthony

Suffragette




Elizabeth Keckley

Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker




Anne Frank

Diarist




Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady, humanitarian




Madam C.J. Walker

Entrepreneur






SCIENTISTS




George Washington Carver

Botanist and educator




Albert Einstein

Physicist and genius




Marie Curie

Physicist, scientist




Louis Pasteur

Chemist, biologist




Sir Isaac Newton

Scientist, astronomer, mathematician




Galileo

Astronomer, physicist




Lise Meitner

Physicist




Norman Borlaug

Green Revolution




Benjamin Banneker

Astronomer - Mathematician






EDUCATORS




Booker T. Washington

Leader and educator




Noah Webster

Wrote speller and dictionary




Aristotle

Greek Philosopher




Mary McLeod Bethune

Educator


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PHYSICIANS




Hippocrates

Father of Medicine




Walter Reed

Army doctor




Albert Schweitzer

doctor, humanitarian






ATHLETES




Lou Gehrig

Baseball hero






INJUSTICE




Salem Witchcraft Trials

Early American event






CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS




Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil Rights Leader




Rosa Parks

Bus desegregation




Sojourner Truth

Former slave, abolitionist




Frederick Douglass

Abolitionist




Gandhi

Civil rights leader in India




César Chávez

Farm workers' rights




William Wilberforce

Abolitionist


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COMPOSERS




Ludwig van Beethoven

Composer




Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Composer






AUTHORS




Laura Ingalls Wilder

Author - Children's Books




Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

Author, humorist




Ernest Hemingway

Author, novelist




Phillis Wheatley

Slave, Poet






ARTISTS




John James Audubon

Artist and Naturalist




Audubon Birds

Drawings




Gutzon Borglum

Sculptor





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