Important People from the Civil War Era


Directions: In this assignment, you will be researching important people from the 1850's through the Civil War. Your job is to find the reason why each person is important to the Civil War era. Do not just copy from the Internet. You must write in your own words. If you do not know what something means, look it up, or don't write it. You will be typing your responses in a PowerPoint. You must also include a picture of each person.

The following is the list of people to research. Click on their name to find the information.

If you don't want to use the links below, you can also use Important People Of The Civil War.

William Lloyd Garrison
Dred Scott
Sojourner Truth - What is the name of her famous speech?
Harriet Tubman
Henry Clay - What compromise did Clay author? What did the compromise do?
Daniel Webster - search the website for "Civil War."
Harriet Beecher Stowe - Read the second paragraph.
Stephen Douglas
Frederick Douglass
John Brown
Nat Turner
Denmark Vesey - Insurrection means revolt.
Jefferson Davis
Robert E. Lee
Ulysses S. Grant
Stonewall Jackson
George Pickett
Robert Gould Shaw
Abraham Lincoln
Clara Barton
Dorothea Dix
Theodore Weld
John Quincy Adams - search the website for "slavery"
John Wilkes Booth

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