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Name _____________________________
Chapter 14 People
For each definition, identify the person being described. Except for Native Americans, people have full names. All names need to be spelled correctly and capitalized.

1. ___________________________ Worked for temperance, abolition, and women’s rights, especially wanted to see women get the right to control their own property and wages


2. ___________________________ French born artist who is best known for his paintings of Birds of America
3. ___________________________ Wrote novels set on the American frontier, the most famous being The Last of the Mohicans
4. ___________________________ American poet who wrote about nature, love, and death, most poems were published after her death
5. ___________________________ Believed that the mentally ill were being treated harshly, starting in 1841 she began working to improve conditions
6. ___________________________ Former slave who escaped in 1838 and became one of the speakers for the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, published an anti-slavery newspaper called The North Star
7. ___________________________ A founder of the Hudson River School, most famous painting “Kindred Spirits” was done in 1849
8. ___________________________ Writer who wanted Americans to take pride in their own culture, member of a group of thinkers who started transcendentalism
9. ___________________________ Started publishing the anti-slavery newspaper The Liberator in 1831
10. __________________________ Even though they were raised on a South Carolina plantation, they believed that slavery was morally wrong

__________________________ and move north to help in the fight to end it


11. __________________________ Wrote about love, guilt and revenge in Puritan America, most famous book is The Scarlet Letter
12. __________________________ America’s first author to win European respect, most famous for “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
13. __________________________ Wrote poems celebrating America’s past, his poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” made sure that Revere would be known to school children for generations to come
14. __________________________ In 1837 became the head of the 1st state board of education, known as the “Father of Public Education” believed that education was “the great equalizer”
15. __________________________ Wrote thrilling novels set at sea, his most famous novel, Moby Dick, published in 1851 told the of a hunt for a great white whale
16. __________________________ Took up the cause of Women’s Rights when they were denied access to the World Anti-Slavery Convention in

___________________________ London in 1840, helped organize a convention on the subject in their New York hometown


17. __________________________ Created the 1st detective story when he wrote “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, also wrote stories that influenced today’s horror stories
18. __________________________ Student of Emerson who believed that people should live up to their own individual standards, also thought that people should not obey laws they considered unjust
19. __________________________ Born into slavery, her original name was Isabella Baumfee, fought through the courts to regain her son, fought for abolition and women’s rights
20. __________________________ Born into slavery, most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad, even though there was a price on her head, she made 19 trips into the South to help lead others to freedom
21. __________________________ Teacher and lawyer who published his 1st dictionary in 1828, revised it in 1840, helped to create American English
22. __________________________ His poems praising ordinary people changed American poetry when Leaves of Grass was published in 1855


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