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Shaping America: Early America to the Civil War

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Language Arts And English +6 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

Meet the politicians, reformers, inventors, authors, soldiers and others who shaped the course of American history from the colonial era to the end of the Civil War. Students will analyze portraits to learn about the diverse and significant contributions to American society made by individuals in the Portrait Gallery’s collection.

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Pocahontas

National Portrait Gallery

Benjamin Franklin

National Portrait Gallery

Bishop George Berkeley

National Portrait Gallery

Anne Catharine Hoof Green

National Portrait Gallery

George Washington (Lansdowne Portrait)

National Portrait Gallery

Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson

National Portrait Gallery

Alexander Hamilton

National Portrait Gallery

Sequoyah

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William Clark

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Noah Webster

National Portrait Gallery

Susan B. Anthony

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

National Portrait Gallery

Harriet Tubman

National Portrait Gallery

Clara Barton

National Portrait Gallery

Frederick Douglass

National Portrait Gallery

Men of Progress

National Portrait Gallery

Ulysses S. Grant

National Portrait Gallery

Robert E. Lee

National Portrait Gallery

Abraham Lincoln

National Portrait Gallery