Susan Brownell Anthony is asocial
15, 1820
– March
13, 1906)
who played a pivotal role in the
women's suffrage movement. Susan
B. Anthony as a historical figure is
synonymous with women’s political
leadership. She is committed to
social equality, she collected antislavery petitions at the age of 17.
In 1856, she became the New York
state agent for the American AntiSlavery Society.
Louisa May Alcott was an American
and 29,
as the
– March
6, 1888)
author of the novel Little Women
(1868) and its sequels Little Men
(1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Writing
her first successful book, Hospital
Sketches, a collection of letters
home; Little Women which brought her
to fame was based on her actual
family. She wrote short stories called
lurid which usually involved powerful
women, murder, suicide, madness,
passion, and drug experimentation.
Arthur Holly was an American physicist
(September 10, 1892 – March 15, 1962)
who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in
1927 for his 1923 discovery of the
Compton Effect, which demonstrated
the particle nature of electromagnetic
radiation. It was a sensational
discovery at the time: the wave nature
of light had been well-demonstrated.
He is also known for his leadership of
the Manhattan Project's Metallurgical
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an
(October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919)
American statesman, author, explorer,
soldier, naturalist, and reformer who
served as the 26th President of the
United States from 1901 to 1909. He
also served as the 25th Vice President
of the United States and as the 33rd
Governor of New York. Roosevelt
completed the transition to a strong,
effective executive. Roosevelt did this
through the force of his personality
and through aggressive executive
(August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843)
Francis Scott Key was an American
lawyer, author, and amateur poet
from Frederick, Maryland and
later Georgetown, D.C., near
Washington, D.C. who wrote the
lyrics for a poem entitled at first
"The Defence of Fort McHenry",
which when set to an old English
gentlemens' society tune,
eventually became the United
States' national anthem, "The
Star-Spangled Banner".