Mrs. Amann's Living Wax Museum Historical Figures

By RAmann
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    Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin was a great inventor and statesman in the establishment of the United States.
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    Daniel Boone

    Daniel Boone was a pioneer explorer who explored Kentucky and created the Wilderness road through the Appalachian mountains.
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    Abigail Adams

    Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams and the mother of John Quincy Adams. She wrote many letters to her husband John when he was serving at the Continental Congress. Abigail was one of the early women's rights advocates and was famous for her quote to, "...remember the ladies...".
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    Franklin explores electricity.
    Benjamin Franklin experiments with electricity by flying a kite in a storm.
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    Molly Pitcher

    Molly Pitcher fought at the Battle of Monmouth, also known as Mary Hays.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Franklin, Adams and Jefferson worked on the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence was actually not signed until August 2, 1776.
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    Sacagawea was a Shoshone woman who helped the Lewis and Clark expedition. Her interactions with Native Americans helped the expedition by creating peaceful meetings with various tribes. Sacagawea also gave birth to her son on the journey. Lewis recorded her son's birth on February, 11th 1805.
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    Sam Houston

    Sam Houston led the battle of San Jacinto to gain the independence of Texas from Mexico. He later brought Texas into the United States as a state.
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    Stephen F. Austin

    Stephen F. Austin is known as a Father of Texas because he brought 300 families to settle Texas in 1825.
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    Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth worked to end slavery and extend rights to women.
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    Sacagawea with Lewis and Clark at Three Forks
    Young Sacagawea had originally been captured by the Hidatsa at the Three Forks and been sold to her husband a trapper and taken to live in North Dakota with the Mandan tribe. She returned to this dramatic spot on her journey with Lewis and Clark where the explorers named the Three Forks Jefferson, Gallatin, and Madison in honor of the President, Secretary of the Treasury, and Secretary of State..
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    Juan Nepomuceno Seguín

    Helped to lead the fight for the independence of Texas in the Texas Revolution.
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    William B. Travis

    Colonel Travis fought for the independence of Texas at the Alamo.
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    Kit Carson

    Kit Carson was a fur trapper, mountain man and wilderness guide who fought in the Mexican-American war in California.
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    Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist and prolific writer most famous for Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
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    Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass was a social reformer who fought against slavery and wrote a highly persuasive autobiography.
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    Clara Barton

    Clara Barton was a Civil War nurse who founded the American Red Cross.
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    Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman is famous for her work developing the Underground Railroad. She is a hero for her abolitionist work. Her birthday (see below) is an approximation; she was born into slavery, but escaped and helped others to make a perilous journey to freedom.
  • The Surrender of Santa Anna

    The Surrender of Santa Anna
    Santa Anna surrendered to Sam Houston at the battle of San Jacinto.
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    John Muir

    The woodsman John Muir argued for preserving wilderness through his writings. He helped to preserve national parks and hiking trails.
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    Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison created an invention company in Menlo Park. He is credited with many inventions including the light bulb and motion pictures.
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    Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell invented many audio-related machines including the telephone.
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    Walter Reed

    Walter Reed was an Army doctor who discovered the cause of yellow fever.
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    George Washington Carver

    George Washington Carver invented many uses for the peanut in order to encourage economic independence in the South.
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    Henry T. Ford

    Henry T. Ford established the Ford Company and used the assembly line to manufacture cars for the average American which revolutionized culture.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Abraham Lincoln delivered a famous speech in honor of the deaths of many soldiers after a devastating battle at Gettysburg.
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    Orville Wright

    Orville Wright and his brother Wilbur invented the first airplane to successfully fly.
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    Helen Keller

    Helen Keller was the first deaf-blind student to earn a bachelor's of arts degree. The Miracle Worker was a film that portrayed her and her teacher Anne Sullivan who together overcame communication challenges to open up a whole new world of opportunities.
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    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt was Teddy Roosevelt's niece and Franklin D. Roosevelt's wife. She was the first lady from 1933 to 1945 and was a civil rights activist.
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    Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The Wright Brothers Flight

    The Wright Brothers Flight
    The Wright brothers learned to make the first airplane that successfully flew.
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    Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall is a Justice of the Supreme Court and the leading attorney for civil rights who won the Brown v. Board of Education case that desegregated schools.
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    Rosa Parks

    Rosa Park is a famous civil right hero who refused to give up her bus seat to a white man. She was chosen to represent the Montgomery Bus Riots out of several women arrested for the cause because of her upstanding character.
  • World War I

    World War I
    On April 6, 1917, the US entered the Great War on the side of the Allies. Two million American soldiers fought in France.
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    Cesar Chavez

    Cesar Chavez led the great boycott in California to support labor rights for farm workers.
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    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. led the civil rights movement as a Baptist minister. He led the Montgomery bus boycott and gave the I Have A Dream speech.
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    Colin Powell

    Colin Powell was a four-star general of the US Army and Secretary of State under George W. Bush.
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    Jessie Jackson

    Jessie Jackson is an civil rights activist, Baptist minister and politician who has served in Congress.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The US entered World War II when the Japanese bombed our ships in Pearl Harbor.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks work at the Montgomery bus boycott. Rosa Parks was arrested for her peaceful demonstration in the Montgomery bus boycott to overturn segregation on buses.
  • Cesar Chavez

    Cesar Chavez
    Cesar Chavez led the unionization of farm workers in California which led to the 1975 California Agricultural Labor Relations Act.
  • 9/11

    An airplane flown by terrorists hit the The Twin Tower of the World Trade Center in New York.