Review Of 12 Weeks

Bree Bowman

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), wrote the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president, was a leading figure in America’s early development. During the American Revolutionary War. Jefferson served in the Virginia legislature and the Continental Congress and was governor of VA. He later served as U.S. minister to France and U.S. secretary of state, and was vice president under John Adams. Jefferson was elected president in 1800. During his two terms, the U.S. purchased the Louisiana Territory and Lewis and Clark.

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George Washington

George Washington was commander in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and was the first president from 1789 to 1797. Washington was raised in VA.. During the American Revolution, he led the colonial forces to victory over the British and became a national hero. In 1787 he wrote the U.S. Constitution. Two years later, Washington became America’s first president. Realizing that the way he handled the job would impact how future presidents approached the position. Three years after leaving office, he died.
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John Brown

John Brown was a radical abolitionist. During the Bleeding Kansas conflicts, Brown and his sons led attacks on pro-slavery residents. Saying his actions as the will of God, Brown soon became a hero in the eyes of Northern. By 1858 he had succeeded in enlisting a small army. In 1859, Brown and 21 of his followers attacked and occupied in Harpers Ferry. Their goal was to capture supplies and use them to arm a slave rebellion. Brown was captured during the raid and later hanged, but not before becoming an anti-slavery hero.
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Dred Scott Case

In March 1857, in one of the most controversial events preceding the American Civil War (1861-65), the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Dred Scott v. Sanford. The case had been brought before the court by Dred Scott, a slave who had lived with his owner in a free state before returning to the slave state of Missouri. Scott argued that his time spent in these locations entitled him to emancipation. In his decision, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, a staunch supporter of slavery, disagreed: The court found that no black, free or slave, could claim U.S. citizenship, and therefore blacks were unable to petition the court for their freedom. The Dred Scott decision incensed abolitionists and heightened North-South tensions, which would erupt in war just three years later
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