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Historical Figures and Important People

The people who shaped American History.
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Teaching Through Biographies
Biographies are a great way to bring history to life. This article examines how educators can use biographies to enhance their curriculum.

Biography of Benjamin Franklin
Here is an biography of Benjamin Franklin. His life as a scientist, writer, politician, elder statesmen, and diplomat was hugely significant in the history of America. Learn more about Benjamin Franklin.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the main figures in the Civil Rights Movement. He was born in 1929 and eventually led and influenced millions through his espousal of non-violent protest against segregation and racial discrimination. King was assassinated in 1968. Learn more about this enigmatic and amazing person through this biography.

Biography of William Penn
William Penn was a leading Quaker who founded the Pennsylvania colony as a place of religious tolerance. Learn more about William Penn with this biographical sketch.

Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was truly a courageous woman who helped free countless slaves through the Underground Railroad.

Top 10 Most Influential First Ladies
Over the years many women have fulfilled the role of first lady as their husbands served as president. Some of these women stayed in the background while others played key roles in various issues and in some cases within their husband's administration itself. Each first lady chosen for this list used their position and influence to institute change in perception and/or in fact. The role of first …

Top Ten Founding Fathers
Who were the top ten founding fathers? Here are ten key men who had a huge impact on the new nation.

Top 10 Significant Industrial Revolution Inventors
Want to know who the top ten significant American Industrial Revolution inventors were?

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