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- Abraham Lincoln : (1809-65) Born in Illinois, President of the United States during the American Civil War.
- American Civil War : Major war 1861-65 fought over slavery in which the U.S. defeated the secessionist Confederate States of America.
- Australia : Continent in the Southern Hemisphere and the federal parliamentary nation that occupies it.
- British Empire : The worldwide domain controlled by Britain from its origins about 1600
- Carpetbagger : American northerners who moved to the South during Reconstruction after the American Civil War.
- Frederick Jackson Turner : (1861–1932) Influential early 20th century American historian. Formulated the Turner Thesis (Also known as the Frontier Theory)
- George H. W. Bush : (1924–) 41st U.S. President (Republican), elected in 1988 and serving one term; Director of Central Intelligence; U.S. Ambassador to China; youngest naval aviator in WWII
- German Americans : The largest ethnic group in the United States, with over 45 million people, comprising over a fourth of the white population.
- J. Franklin Jameson : (1859-1937) American historian who help define American historians in the early 20th century.
- Jeannette Rankin : (1880 - 1973), first woman in Congress, suffragist and social worker, and the only member of Congress to vote against World War I (1917) and World War II (1941).
- Merle Curti : (1897–1997) American "Progressive" historian and a leader in social and intellectual history.
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin : Name of the largest city and largest county in the state of Wisconsin and 22nd-largest city in the U.S.A.
- Rutherford B. Hayes : (1822-1893) The Republican President of the United States, 1877-1881.
- Second Great Awakening : (1800–1830s): the second great religious revival in American history and consisted of renewed personal salvation experienced in revival meetings combined with dramatically increased interest in philanthropic projects.
- Social History, U.S. : Add brief definition or description
- Stephen A. Douglas : (April 23, 1813 – June 3, 1861) American politician from the western state of Illinois, who was the Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860, losing to Republican Party candidate Abraham Lincoln.
- WASP : An acronym widely used in the U.S. and Canada and referring to White Anglo Saxon Protestants, particularly those who are upper class, wealthy and politically influential.
- Wisconsin : An American state in the upper Midwest with an area of 65,498 square miles (169,639 km²);estimated population (2008) is 5,627,967.