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Hail, Columbia! happy land!
Hail, ye heroes! heaven-born band!
Who fought and bled in Freedom's cause.
-- Joseph Hopkinson
Adams (1735-1826) - Vice President to
President, and Founding Father of the United States.
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) - The son of
Founding Father, John Adams, he was a
politician, diplomat, and served as the 6th
President of the United
Adams (1722-1803) - One of Founding Fathers of the United States,
Adams was a statesman, political philosopher, and leader of the
movement that became the American Revolution.
Susan "Doc Susie" Anderson
(1870-1960) - One of the first female pioneer physician in the West.
Brownell Anthony (1820-1906) Leader in the American AntiSlavery
Society, she later turned her life's devotion to women's suffrage and,
with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National Woman Suffrage
Association and the newspaper Revolution.
Bacon (1640s-1676) - A wealthy colonist of the Virginia Colony who
instigated Bacon's Rebellion of 1676.
B. Wells Barnett (1862-1931) -
A black journalist and militant civil rights leader, she was a cofounder
of the NAACP and the first president of the Negro Fellowship League.
Clara Barton (1824-1912) Called the "Angel
of the Battlefield" for her first aid heroism during the
she was instrumental in founding the American Red Cross.
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) -
Scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with
inventing the first practical telephone.
(1817-1901) - An energetic heroine whose sole aim during the
was to more efficiently care for wounded Union soldiers.
Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) The
daughter of former slaves, Mary became a writer, educator, a champion of
humanitarian causes, and an advocate of civil rights and education for
(1734-1820) - Frontiersman, pioneer, surveyor and Indian Fighter
who blazed the trail known as the Wilderness Road in 1775.
(1796-1836) - An aggressive frontiersman, pioneer, explorer, and commander of
the volunteers at the Alamo,
where he died.
Buffalo Soldiers - Though African Americans have fought in various
military conflicts since colonial days, they did not receive the nickname of
"Buffalo Soldiers” until they began to battle
warriors in 1867.
Soldier who fought bandits in the Wham
Paymaster Robbery and awarded the Medal of Honor.
Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) -
Scottish-American industrialist, businessman, entrepreneur and a major