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Western Expansion & Reform (1829-1859)

Civil War (1860-1865)

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Discover Amazing Americans

Learn about the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made this country what it is today.

Trumbull's Declaration of IndependenceLeaders & Statesmen
They led this country to greatness in many ways.

U.S. Presidents

Activists & Reformers
They struggled for change to make America a better place for all.

  • Jane Addams

  • Rachel Carson

  • Cesar Chavez

  • Frederick Douglass

  • W.E.B. Du Bois

  • Helen Keller

  • Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  • Harriet Tubman

Adventurers & Explorers
They took great risks to achieve great things.

Musicians & Composers
Their passion was music and they shared it with the world.

  • Leonard Bernstein

  • Duke Ellington

  • Jenny Lind

  • John Philip Sousa

Writers & Artists
Their genius led to great books, buildings, photographs and other creations.

  • Langston Hughes

  • Dorothea Lange

  • Mark Twain

  • Frank Lloyd Wright

Industrialists & Entrepreneurs
Their success in business provided jobs and other benefits to many Americans.

  • Andrew Carnegie

Scientists & Inventors
They invented products and made discoveries that improved our lives.

  • George Washington Carver

  • Thomas Alva Edison

Athletes & Entertainers
Their achievements excited and engaged us.

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