Influential People of American History 5

These people made their mark in the early to mid 19th century.
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Democratic Republican who became the 4th president
James Madison
Most prominent "War Hawk" in Congress, came up with Missouri Compromise
Henry Clay
Military leader of the traditionalist Native Americans
Defeated Native Americans at the Battle of Tippecanoe
William Henry Harrison
Wrote the National Anthem
Francis Scott Key
Led the Americans at the Battle of New Orleans after the war had ended
Andrew Jackson
Father of the Industrial Revolution, brought British textile technology to America
Samuel Slater
Invented the cotton gin
Eli Whitney
Wrote the first dictionary containing American words
Noah Webster
Created literary characters such as The Headless Horseman and Rip van Winkle
Washington Irving
Painted American landscapes and founded the Hudson Valley School
Thomas Cole
First president from the Democratic Party
Martin Van Buren
Became president as a result of the corrupt bargain
John Quincy Adams
Came up with the idea to build the Erie Canal
DeWitt Clinton
Famous Second Great Awakening Preacher who promoted equal rights
Charles Grandison Finney
Founded the Mormon Church
Joseph Smith
Advocated for humane treatment of the mentally ill
Dorathea Dix
Leader of the transcendentalist movement
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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