Rhetorical Analysis Possibilities!
- Frederick Douglass- abolitionist, social reformer, writer, early civil rights leader
- Susan B. Anthony- social reformer, feminist, suffragist
- Crispus Attucks- first casualty of the American Revolution, freed man of color part of the Patriot cause
- Patrick Henry- famous orator that influenced American colonists move for independence
- Sojourner Truth-abolitionist, women's rights advocate
- George Washington- general of the Continental Army, 1st president of the US.
- William Lloyd Garrison- abolitionist, journalist, suffragist
- Horace Mann- social reformer, public education
- Tecumseh- Native American leader who resisted colonization
- Chief Red Eagle- Native American leader who resisted removal from land
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton- suffragist, women's rights advocate, radical feminist
- Catherine Beecher - women's rights, education advocate
- Harriet Beecher Stowe- abolitionist writer
- Black Loyalists- during the American Revolution
- African American soldiers service during the Civil War
- Lucretia Mott- American Anti-Slavery Society leader
- Thomas Jefferson - third president of the U.S., writer, founding father
- Angelina and Sarah Grimke- Southern activists that opposed slavery
- Oladuah Equiano- first African writer to publish a detailed account of his experiences during the Middle Passage
- Chief Red Jacket- Seneca chief, defended Native religious practices
- Sarah Bagley- social reformer, women's rights advocate, spoke out against women's mistreatment in the workforce
- Andrew Jackson - U.S. General during the War of 1812, 7th President of U.S.
- Benjamin Franklin- inventor, U.S. diplomat, founding father
- Clara Barton- pioneer nurse, founder of the Red Cross
If you are interested in one of these historical figures, you will need to conduct some research to track down a primary source document for them. This should not be too hard; most are available online.