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Sarah Josepha Hale

Sarah Josepha Hale was a renowned 19th-century writer and editor who pushed for girls’ education reform and the establishment of Thanksgiving as a national holiday.
  • Editor,
  • Poet,
  • Writer
  • (1788–1879)


Squanto, also known as Tisquantum, was a Native American of the Patuxet tribe who acted as an interpreter and guide to the Pilgrim settlers at Plymouth during their first winter in the New World.
  • Folk Hero
  • (c. 1580–c. 1622)

William Bradford

William Bradford was a Separatist religious leader who sailed on the 'Mayflower' and eventually became governor of the Plymouth settlement.
  • Governor
  • (c. 1590–1657)

William Seward

William Seward was a New York governor and U.S. senator before serving as secretary of state under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.
  • Governor,
  • Government Official,
  • U.S. Representative,
  • Lawyer
  • (1801–1872)

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves.
  • Civil Rights Activist,
  • U.S. Representative,
  • U.S. President,
  • Lawyer
  • (1809–1865)

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only U.S. president to be elected four times. He led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II.
  • U.S. President
  • (1882–1945)

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