Coach Hale's VA/US History SOL People to Know Part 1

John Locke

Enlightenment PHILOSOPHER during the 18th Century who's ideas were most influential in the American belief in self-government.

John Locke

Believed all people are free and have natural rights of life, liberty, and PROPERTY.

John Locke

Introduced the Idea of Social Contract and Popular Sovereignty.

Thomas Paine

Author of "Common Sense".

Thomas Jefferson

Author of the "Declaration of Independence".

Thomas Jefferson

Believed in unalienable rights such as life liberty, and PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.

Patrick Henry

Said, "Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!

George Washington

General of the American Army during the Revolutionary War.

Benjamin Franklin

Diplomat to France that negotiated a Treaty of Alliance with France.

George Mason

Author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights.

James Madison

Father of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

George Washington

President of the Constitutional Convention.

Thomas Jefferson

Author of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom.

James Madison

Author of the Virginia Plan.

George Washington and James Madison

Leading Federalist who were pro-ratification of the Constitution

Patrick Henry and George Mason

Leading Anti-Federalist who were anti-ratification of the Constitution.

John Marshall

Supreme Court Chief Justice that strengthened the role of the government through Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch v. Maryland, and Gibbons v. Ogden.

John Adams and Alexander Hamilton

Leaders of the Federalist Political Party.

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison

Leaders of the Democratic Republicans Political Party.

Thomas Jefferson

Winner of the Election of 1800.

Thomas Jefferson

President during the Louisiana Purchase.

Lewis and Clark

Explorers of the Louisiana Purchase.


Native American Women who served as Lewis and Clark's guide and translator.

Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin.

Andrew Jackson

The Common Man.

Andrew Jackson

Implemented the Spoils System

Andrew Jackson

President during the Nullification Crisis that threatened to send troops to collect tariffs.

Nat Turner and Gabriel Prosser

Slaves that led slave revolts in Virginia.

William Lloyd Garrison

Author of the "Liberator".

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

Leaders of the Women's Suffrage Movement.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin".

Abraham Lincoln

Won the President election of 1860, and was President during the Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln

Issued the "Emancipation Proclamation".

Abraham Lincoln

Delivered the "Gettysburg Address".

Ulysses S. Grant

Union General that later become President.

Robert E. Lee

Confederate General and Leader of the Northern Army of Virginia.

Robert E. Lee

Served as President of Washington and Lee College.

Robert E. Lee

Urged Southerners to reconcile and rejoin the United States.

Jefferson Davis

President of the Confederate States of America.

Fredrick Douglass

Former enslaved African American who become a prominent abolitionist and urged the recruitment of former enslaved African Americans to fight in Union army. Severed as ambassador to Haiti.

Andrew Johnson

First President to be IMPEACHED.