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  • Abraham Lincoln : sixteenth President of United States of America
    - Abraham Lincoln was well-known for his anti-slavery views which gave rise to the American Civil War, which lasted 4 years. He put together the 'Emancipation Proclamation', which suppressed the revolts opposing his anti-slavery views. In his famous Gettysburg address, he described a democracy as 'a government of the people, by the people, for the people'. He was assassinated by John Wilkes-Booth on 15th April 1865 during one of his performances in the Ford's Theater.

  • Andrew Jackson : seventh President of United States of America
    - Andrew Jackson was born in South Carolina. He was well-known for introducing the Hendian Removal Act of 1830. He also dismantled the 'Bank of the United States'. He died in Tennessee.

  • Benjamin Franklin : American statesman who negotiated Treaty of Paris
    - Benjamin Franklin was very interested in science and he proved that lightning is an electrical phenomenon. He also invented the lightning rod. He is famous for the vital role he played in the American Revolution. He negotiated the Treaty of Paris in 1783. He also worked to put an end to slavery.

  • George Washington : first President of United States of America
    - George Washington was the first President of United States of America. He was nicknamed as 'The Father of the Country'. He was born in Virginia, United States of America. He played a vital role in America's freedom struggle. He crushed the Whisky Rebellion in 1794. He was elected as the President for two consecutive terms. He also died in Virginia.

  • Horatio Nelson : British commander
    - Horatio Nelson was born in England. He was very famous for his victories against Napoleon, the French general. He was well-known for his victory against Napoleon in the Battle of the Nile in 1978. His greatest victory against Napoleon was the Battle of Trafalgar, but he died in this battle.

  • John Adams : second President of United States of America
    - John Adams was born in Massachusetts, United States of America. He played a vital role in the drafting of the Massachusetts Constitution. He served as vice-president under George Washington's presidency. He died in Massachusetts.

  • Napoleon Bonaparte : Emperor of France
    - Napoleon Bonaparte was a very famous military dictator and Emperor of France. He conquered most of western and central Europe. His attempts to conquer Great Britain were thwarted by Admiral Nelson. He was nicknamed 'The Little Corporal'. He was defeated by the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo. He was born in Corsica. He was exiled to the island of Elba. Later, he was also exiled to the island of St. Helena, where he died.

  • Otto von Bismarck : Prime Minister of Prussia
    - Otto von Bismarck was born in Prussia. He was the first Chancellor of the German empire. He played an extremely vital role in unifying Germany.

  • Simon Bolivar : South American freedom-fighter
    - Simon Bolivar led the independence movements in many South American countries like Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador and Peru. He created 'Gran Colombia', a country freed from the Spanish, and became its President. He resigned from office when 'Gran Colombia' collapsed in 1828.

  • Thomas Jefferson : third President of United States of America
    - Thomas Jefferson wrote the 'Decleration of Independence'. He was the founder of the Democratic Party. He was born in Virginia, United States of America. He was the first President to work from the White House. He was also the Governor of Virginia as well as the Secretary of State. He died in Virginia.

  • William Pitt : Secretary of State of England
    - William Pitt was the British Secretary of State. He was also the nominal Prime Minister twice. He opposed the Treaty of Paris. He was the first Earl of Chatham and he accepted this title in 1766.

  • Woodrow Wilson : twenty-eighth President of United States of America
    - Woodrow Wilson was born in Virginia, United States of America. In his well-known Fourteen Points address, He brought up the idea of the 'League of Nations'. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919. He died in Washington D.C.

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