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David Farragut

Led the union into victory in the battle of New Orleans

2

Robert E. Lee

Leader of the confederate army, surrendered in the Appomattox courthouse and that ended the war

3

George McCellan

Union leader who tried to capture Richmond but waited to long and failed

4

Ambrose Burnside

Union leader that lost the battle of Fredericksburg, over 13,000 casualties

5

Joseph Hooker

Defeated at the battle of Chancellorsville by the confederates which had half the men

6

George Meade

Led the Union forces at the battle of Gettysburg

7

William Sherman

Tried to inflict fear into the southerners by marching from Atlanta to the sea, destroying everything in his path

8

Abraham Lincoln

President for the Republican Party, proposed the ten percent plan

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Stonewall Jackson

Confederate officer who stood firm at the battle of bull run, he later died at Chancellorsville

10

John Wilkes Booth

Assassinated Lincoln

11

Andrew Johnson

President after Lincoln

12

Hiram Revels

Nations first African American senator

13

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected president after serving as a general during the civil war

14

Rutherford B. Hayes

Republican presidential candidate in 1876, he only won because he promised to end the reconstruction

15

Samuel Tiden

Democratic presidential candidate in 1876, he got the popularity vote but not the electoral vote

16

Homer Plessey

Arrested for sitting on a bench marked " for whites only ". This led to the famous court case

17

Walt Whitman

Wrote the poem " Oh captain, My captain "

18

Mathew C. Perry

He said to Japan in 1858 to open trade

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William Steward

Secretary of State in 1867 and purchased Alaska

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Frederick Jackson Turner

Historian that argued since America expanded, certain american principles and values, were lost forever

21

Alfred T. Mahan

Naval officer who thought the U.S. needed a strong navy

22

Queen Liliuokalani

Hawaiian queen that tried to resist outside forces and keep tradition and order to her people

23

John Hay

Secretary of State in 1899. He issued the open door policy

24

Jose Marti

Cuba's greatest poet, that urged the U.S. To help Cubas independence

25

William Randolph Hearst

Journalist that created extreme headlines in order to sway Americas opinion

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William McKinley

President who pressured into declaring war on Spain in Cuba and the Philippines

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Emilio Aguinaldo

Filipino rebel that took back his country from Spain with help from America

28

Theodore Roosevelt

He supported the Panama Canal, he also was president and made the big stick policy

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William C. Gorges

American expert on diseases, he got rid of the malaria problem in Panama

30

William Toward Taft

President that favored the dollar diplomacy

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Woodrow Wilson

President that wanted to nurture democracy around the world, he dealt with the Mexican rebels

32

Francesco Villa

Mexican rebel who crossed into New Mexico and killed 18 Americans

33

Franz Ferdinand

His assassination set of world war 1

34

Irvin McDowell

Union general in the battle of bull run

35

Arthur Zimmerman

Sent a telegram to Mexico asking for help, and was a German foreign minister

36

Nicholas ll

Russian tsar who was overthrown during the Russian revolution

37

Herbert Hoover

Head of the food administration during the war

38

Eugene V. Debs

Leader of the socialist party and was jailed for speaking out against war

39

John J. Pershing

Commanded the U.S. Soldiers in Europe during WW1

40

Vladimir Lenin

Communist leader of Russia after the Russian revolution

41

Wilhelm ll

Monarch of Germany, stepped down from his position after World War One

42

Henry Cabot Lodge

Republican senator who opposed the League of Nations

43

Josef Stalins

Killed or imprisoned an estimate of 4 million of his own people for charges against his command

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Benito Mussolini

Head of the fascist state in Italy

45

Adolf Hitler

Head of the nazis

46

Haile Selassie

Ethiopia emperor who appealed to the League of Nations

47

Neville Chamberlain

British prime minister who tried to appease Hitler

48

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Tried to keep america out of World War Two

49

Winston Churchill

British prime minister who fought Hitler and would never surrender

50

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Commanded the U.S. Troops in Europe during World War Two

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Douglas MacArthur

Commanded the U.S. Troops in the pacific

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A. Phillip Randolph

Union leader who threatened a massive protest unless Roosevelt ended military discrimination

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Harry S. Truman

He was president after roosevelt and dropped atomic bombs