Famous American Links

Famous American Project Information

Start here for a listing of Biographies of Famous Americans:

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/biographies/index.html

Here is a site all about the Civil War

http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/people.htm

Individual Famous American Links:

Abigail Adams - First Lady

1. http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/first-ladies/abigailadams

2. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar723781&st=abigail+adams

3. http://www.uua.org/uuhs/duub/articles/abigailadams.html

4. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/adams/peopleevents/p_abigail.html

John Adams - President

1. http://odur.let.rug.nl/%7Eusa/P/ja2/about/bio/adamsxx.htm

2. http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/ja2.html

3. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar003840&st=john+adams

Samuel Adams - Colonial Leader

1. http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/95sep/adams.html

2. http://www.colonialhall.com/adamss/adamss.php

3. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar003940&st=samuel+adams

Jane Addams - First American Woman Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1. http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/adda-jan.htm

2. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar004180&st=jane+addams

3. http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1931/addams-bio.html

4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Addams

Susan B. Anthony - Women's Rights Leader and Abolitionist

1. http://www.biography.com/people/susan-b-anthony-194905#awesm=~oEI8nnaowlhoUv

2. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAWanthony.htm

3. http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/susan-b-anthony.htm

4. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar023980&st=susan+b+anthony

James Audubon - Artist & Naturalist

1. http://www.audubon.org/nas/jja.html

2. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/artists/audubon/

3. http://search.eb.com/eb/article-9011224

4. http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdaudu.htm

Clara Barton - Founder of the American Red Cross

1. http://www.civilwarhome.com/bartonbio.htm

2. http://www.nps.gov/clba/

3. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar047960&st=clara+barton

4. http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/95dec/barton.html

Daniel Boone - Explorer

1. http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/95nov/boone.html

2. http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9219543

3. http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/daniel_boone.html

4. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar070020&st=daniel+boone

Mathew Brady - Civil War Photographer

1. http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/About%20Mathew%20Brady.htm

2. http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/biographies/mathew-brady.html

3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathew_Brady

4. http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/mathew-brady

5. http://www.mathewbrady.com/index.htm

Margaret Brent - First Feminist and Woman Lawyer

1. http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/speccol/sc3500/sc3520/002100/002177/html/brochure.html

2. http://www.aboutfamouspeople.com/article1014.html

3. https://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/margaret-brent/

4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Brent

John Brown - Abolitionist

1. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/brown/

2. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1550.html

3. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar079060&st=john+brown

4. http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=27

Joshua Chamberlain - College Professor and Civil War General from Maine

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Lawrence_Chamberlain

2. http://www.civilwarhome.com/jlchamberlainbio.htm

3. http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/getttour/sidebar/chambln.htm

4. http://www.nps.gov/archive/pete/mahan/edbiosjc.html

Davey Crockett - Hero, Warrior, Backwoods Statesman

1. http://www.biography.com/people/davy-crockett-9261693#awesm=~oEgf1kddTnZkwA

2. http://etext.virginia.edu/railton/projects/price/acrocket.htm

3. http://www.history.com/topics/davy-crockett

4. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar141150&st=davy+crockett

5. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett

Emily Dickinson - Famous American Poet

1. http://www.online-literature.com/dickinson/

2. http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/155

3. http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/emilydickinson/

4. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar158160&st=emily+dickinson

Frederick Douglas - Abolitionist

1. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1539.html

2. http://www.frederickdouglass.org/douglass_bio.html

3. http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/douglass/

4. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/doughtml/

Olaudah Equiano - African American Writer - Abolisionist

1. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1p276.html

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olaudah_Equiano

3. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Sequiano.htm

Ben Franklin - Printer, Writer, Inventor

1. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar209260&st=benjamin+franklin

2. http://www.biography.com/people/benjamin-franklin-9301234#awesm=~oE9T5WRv1HlYDa

3. http://www.ushistory.org/FRANKLIN/info/

4. http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/benjamin-franklin

5.  http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/

Robert Frost - Famous American Poet

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Frost

2. http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/192

3. http://www.answers.com/topic/robert-frost

Ulysses S. Grant - Civil War General & American President

1. http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/ug18.html

2. http://www.empirenet.com/~ulysses/

3. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/grant/

4. http://americancivilwar.com/north/grant.html

Rose Greenhow - Civil War Conferderate Spy

1. http://www.civilwarhome.com/greenhowbio.htm

2. http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/scriptorium/greenhow/

3. http://www.civilwar.si.edu/leaders_greenhow.html

4. http://americancivilwar.com/women/rg.html

Sarah and Angelina Grimke - Abolisionists

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Grimke

2. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USASgrimkeS.htm

3. http://www.greatwomen.org/women.php?action=viewone&id=70

4. http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ww/people_grimke.html

5. http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar236860&st=sarah+grimke

Nathan Hale - Patriot

1. http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/biographies/hale/

2. http://www.connecticutsar.org/patriots/hale_nathan.htm

3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Hale

4. https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2007-featured-story-archive/nathan-hale.html

Alexander Hamilton - Political Leader

1. http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0822513.html

2. http://www.alexanderhamiltonexhibition.org/

3. http://odur.let.rug.nl/%7Eusa/B/hamilton/hamilxx.htm

John Hancock - Merchant and Patriot

1. http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/hancock.htm

2. http://www.colonialhall.com/hancock/hancock.php

3. http://www.sacklunch.net/biography/H/JohnHancock.html

Patrick Henry - Patriot

1. http://www.history.org/Almanack/people/bios/biohen.cfm

2. http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/related/henry.htm

3. http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb/colonial/henry_1

4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Henry

Anne Hutchenson - Advocate for Women's Rights and Freedom of Religion

1. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar268180&st=anne+hutchinson

2. http://www.history.com/topics/anne-hutchinson

3. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/277653/Anne-Hutchinson

4. http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/anne-hutchinson.html

Andrew Jackson - President

1. http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/aj7.html

2. http://www.millercenter.virginia.edu/academic/americanpresident/jackson

3. http://www.americanpresidents.org/presidents/president.asp?PresidentNumber=7

4. http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/ajackson.html

Thomas Jefferson - President

1. http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/tj3.html

2. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar286800&st=thomas+jefferson

3. http://odur.let.rug.nl/%7Eusa/P/tj3/about/jeffersonxx.htm

4. http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/jefferson/jefferson.html

Andrew Johnson - 17th President of the United States

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Johnson

2. http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/andrewjohnson/

3. http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar289580&st=andrew+johnson

John Paul Jones - Father of the American Navy

1. http://www.jpj.demon.co.uk/jpjlife.htm

2. http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/naval/p/johnpauljones.htm

3. http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9357409

Henry Knox - Colonial General and First U.S. Secretary of War

1. http://totallyhistory.com/henry-knox/

2. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar303240&st=henry+knox

3. http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Henry_Knox.aspx

4. http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/knox.html

Robert E. Lee - Civil War General

1. http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/robert-e-lee

2. http://www.biography.com/people/robert-e-lee-9377163

3. http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/B/relee/relee.htm

4. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar317720&st=robert+e+lee

Lewis and Clark - Explorers of the American West

1. http://www.lewis-clark.org/

2. http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/

3. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/

4. http://www.edgate.com/lewisandclark/

5. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar321480&st=lewis+clark

Sybil Ludington - The Female Paul Revere

1. http://www.historicpatterson.org/Exhibits/ExhSybilLudington.php

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybil_Ludington

3. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyeccdar/sybil_ludington.htm

4. http://www.military.com/Content/MoreContent/1,12044,ML_ludington_bkp,00.html

5. http://www.ridgefielddiscovery.org/ContentPage.php?page=Sybil

William Penn - Founder of Pennsylvania - Champion of Democracy and Religious Freedom

1. http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb/colonial/penn_1

2. http://www.ushistory.org/Penn/history/bio.htm

3. http://www.ushistory.org/Penn/history/index.htm

4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Penn

Eliza Lucas Pinkney - First Important Agriculturist in the United States

1. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar430890&st=eliza+pinckney

2. http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/biographies/pinckney.html

3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliza_Lucas

4. http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/exhibits/enterprisingwomen/farm/pinckney.html

Abraham Lincoln - President

1. http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/al16.html

2. http://www.historyplace.com/lincoln/

3. http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/abio.html

4. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar324600&st=abraham+lincoln

Dolley Madison - First Lady

1. http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/firstladies/dm4.html

2. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar337300&st=dolley+madison

3. http://www.nationalcenter.org/WashingtonBurning1814.html

James Madison - President

1. http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/jm4.html

2. http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/jmadison.html

3. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar337320&st=james+madison

4. http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa/madison

Metacomet - Wampanoag War Chief

1. http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/enquirer/king_philip.htm

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metacomet

3. http://www.answers.com/topic/metacomet

4. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar426840&st=metacomet

Mercy Otis Warren - Poet, Dramatist, Satirist, and Historian

1. http://www.greatwomen.org/women.php?action=viewone&id=195

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercy_Otis_Warren

3. http://www.pinn.net/~sunshine/whm2002/warren.html

Thomas Paine - Political Theorist

1. http://www.ushistory.org/paine/

2. http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/paine.html

3. http://odur.let.rug.nl/%7Eusa/B/tpaine/paine.htm

Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley (Molly Pitcher)

1. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar432600&st=molly+pitcher

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molly_Pitcher

3. http://sill-www.army.mil/pao/pamolly.htm

4. http://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/bios/Pitcher__Molly.html

Pocahontas - Indian Princess and Peacemaker

1. http://www.apva.org/history/pocahont.html

2. http://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/pocahontas

3. http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/pocahonta/aa_pocahonta_subj.html

4. http://www.incwell.com/Biographies/Pocahontas.html

5. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar435960&st=pocahontas

Paul Revere - Silversmith and Patriot

1. http://www.paulreverehouse.org/

2. http://www.earlyamerica.com/paul_revere.htm

3. http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9456172

4. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar466640&st=paul+revere

Betsy Ross - Seamstress and Patriot

1. http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flaglife.html

2. http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9464205

3. http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagtale.html

4. http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/

Sacagawea - Native American Guide to Lewis and Clark

1. http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/saca.html

2. http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/sacagawea.htm

3. http://www.imahero.com/herohistory/sacagawea_herohistory.htm

4. http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/golden_dollar_coin/index.cfm?action=sacAbout

Deborah Sampson - Female Revolutionary War Soldier

1. http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/biographies/sampson.html

2. http://www.canton.org/samson/

3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deborah_Sampson

4. http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/deborah-sampson/

Francis Scott Key - Writer of the "Star Spangled Banner"

1. http://www.francisscottkey.org/

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Scott_Key

3. http://www.answers.com/topic/francis-scott-key

Chief Seattle - Native American Leader and Spokesperson

1. http://www.powersource.com/gallery/people/seattle.html

2. http://www.historynet.com/chief-seattle.htm

3. http://www.suquamish.nsn.us/chief.htm

4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Seattle

Daniel Shays - American Soldier & Revolutionary

1. http://www.history.com/topics/shays-rebellion

2. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/539191/Daniel-Shays

3. http://www.bookrags.com/biography/daniel-shays/

4. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar505425&st=daniel+shays

5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shays'_Rebellion

Sitting Bull - Courageous Lakota Chief

1. http://www.sittingbull.org/

2. http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/sittingbull.htm

3. http://www.powersource.com/gallery/people/sittbull.html

4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitting_Bull

Squanto - Interpreter, Advisor and Friend to the Pilgrims

1. http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/biographies/squanto/

2. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/561611/Squanto

3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squanto

4. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar527280&st=squanto

Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Leader for Woman's Rights

1. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar529440&st=elizabeth+cady+stanton

2. http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio/blstanton.htm

3. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAWstanton.htm

Sojourner Truth - Slavery Activist, Abolitionist, Speaker for Women's Rights

1. http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/sojourner-truth

2. http://womenshistory.about.com/od/sojournertruth/a/sojourner_truth.htm

3. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAStruth.htm

4. http://www.pbs.org/thisfarbyfaith/people/sojourner_truth.html

Harriet Tubman - Leader of the Underground Railroad and Abolitionist

1. http://www.nyhistory.com/harriettubman/life.htm

2. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html

3. http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa/tubman

4. http://www.incwell.com/Biographies/Tubman.html

Elizabeth Van Lew - Famous Union Spy

1. http://www.civilwarhome.com/vanlewbio.htm

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Van_Lew

3. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/elizabeth-van-lew-an-unlikely-union-spy-158755584/?no-ist

4. http://www.answers.com/topic/elizabeth-van-lew

5. http://www.nps.gov/resources/person.htm?id=116

Jennie Wade - Only Civilian Casualty at Gettysburg

1. http://www.army.mil/gettysburg/profiles/wade.html

2. http://july1863.homestead.com/jenniewade.html

3. http://www.nps.gov/resources/person.htm?id=117

4. http://jennie-wade-house.com/

5. http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/gettysburg-tours/jennie-wade-house/

6.http://www.history.com/news/remembering-the-only-civilian-to-die-at-gettysburg

George Washington - President

1. http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/gw1.html

2. http://odur.let.rug.nl/%7Eusa/P/gw1/about/washingt.htm

3. http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9524786

4. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar592940&st=george+washington

Martha Washington - First Lady

1. http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/firstladies/mw1.html

2. http://worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar592980&st=martha+washington

3. http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/martha.html

Phillis Wheatley - African American Poet

1. http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/exhibits/treasures/american/wheatley.html

2. http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/whea-phi.htm

3. http://www.earlyamerica.com/review/winter96/wheatley.html

Laura Ingalls Wilder - Writer

1. http://www.answers.com/topic/laura-ingalls-wilder

2. http://www.incwell.com/Biographies/Wilder,LauraIngalls.html

3. http://www.notablebiographies.com/We-Z/Wilder-Laura-Ingalls.html


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