• Seaman

    History of Seaman

    During the 1800s, the life of those at sea was harsh and difficult. Many of the sailors lived on ships that had cramped quarters, bad food, low pay, and was filled with disease.

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  • Meriwether Lewis

    History of Meriwether Lewis

    Most famously known as part of the two-man team, including William Clark and the Native Indian Sacagawea that was assigned by Thomas Jefferson

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  • William Clark

    History of William Clark

    William Clark is most noted for being part of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition of the 1800s.

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  • York

    History of York

    York, Pennsylvania, was named after the city of York, England, and was a little known participant in American history that was an important one.

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  • Henry David Thoreau

    History of Henry David Thoreau

    Henry David Thoreau is considered to be one of the most prolific of American poets and writers.

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  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    History of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and writer. His works talked about many subjects, including overcoming hardships and life in America before and after the Civil War.

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  • Walt Whitman

    History of Walt Whitman

    Walt Whitman is considered to be one of the most influential American poets.

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  • Louisa May Alcott

    History of Louisa May Alcott

    Louisa May Alcott is an American writer that created works of fiction for young people. Alcott focused on the issues of her time and was an advocate for a women’s right to vote.

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

    History of Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American author and poet who was heavily influenced by his family’s history in the clergy of the Unitarian Church.

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  • Nathaniel Hawthorne

    History of Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Nathaniel Hawthorne was a successful American author who was known for both his short stories and novels.

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  • Nat Turner

    History of Nat Turner

    Nat Turner became known as the leader of the Southampton County, Virginia, slave rebellions in 1831.

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  • Joseph Smith

    History of Joseph Smith

    One of the most unusual stories in American history is that of Joseph Smith. He was a religious leader that was called an American prophet.

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  • Mark Twain

    History of Mark Twain

    Mark Twain is the pseudonym for writer Samuel Clemens. He is a noted adventurer and writer in America that conveyed wit, humor, and moral lessons in his works.

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  • Harriet Beecher Stowe

    History of Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American author that was most well-known for her social activism and anti-slavery book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

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  • Louis Pasteur

    History of Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur was a chemist and a microbiologist who developed a process of pasteurization that we use today in many of our foods.

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