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Woodrow Wilson .
PAGE Sir Humphrey Gilbert .
22 Captain John Smith
23 Lord Delaware
24 Sir William Berkeley, Governor of Virginia
27 Lady Berkeley, wife of Sir William Berkeley
28 Cecilius Calvert, second Baron Baltimore
29 John Winthrop
36 Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon
46 William Penn, at the age of twenty-two
51 La Salle
74 Patrick Henry
96 Patrick Henry addressing the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1765 in support of his Resolutions against the Stamp Act
99 Daniel Boone
107 Lord Dunmore
109 William Pitt, Earl of Chatham
114 Washington as a Virginia Colonel, from portrait by Peale painted in 1772
117 Statue of Minuteman at Concord
118 Charles Carroll of Carrollton, last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence
127 Benjamin Franklin
147 George Rogers Clark
152 Benedict Arnold .
161 Henry Lee, known as “Light Horse Harry” Lee :
163 Daniel Morgan
164 Anthony Wayne
167 Marquis de Lafayette
168 John Jay
204 John Adams.
207 Thomas Jefferson .
212 Robert Fulton
Facsimile of Inscription written by Jefferson for his Tombstone 228
230 Oliver H. Perry
242 John Quincy Adams
266 Andrew Jackson.
274 Thomas H. Benton
275 John C. Calhoun .
280 Nicholas Biddle, President of the Bank of the United States 282 General Sam Houston
286 Henry Clay.
289 Daniel Webster
292 General Winfield Scott.
302 Stephen A. Douglas
326 John Brown.
337 Abraham Lincoln .
343 Alexander H. Stephens
347 Jefferson Davis
354 General Beauregard
358 General McClellan
361 General Albert Sidney Johnston
365 Admiral Farragut
367 John Ericsson, inventor of the Monitor
369 General Joseph E. Johnston.
370 General “Stonewall” Jackson
372 General Longstreet
376 General Pickett
387 Robert E. Lee. His last photograph, taken in 1869
412 General Philip H. Sheridan
414 General William T. Sherman
416 Valentine's Recumbent Statue over the Tomb of Lee, in the Chapel
of Washington and Lee University at Lexington, Virginia 420 Thaddeus Stevens
432 Andrew Johnson.
437 Horace Greeley
442 Rutherford B. Hayes
446 James A. Garfield
451 Winfield S. Hancock
452 Chester A. Arthur
454 Grover Cleveland
456 Benjamin Harrison
461 William Jennings Bryan
James G. Blaine
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THE NEW WORLD
As late as the fifteenth century men knew surprisingly little of the planet on which they dwelt. In the maps that have come down to us from the Middle Ages the shores
Limits of of the Mediterranean and of western Europe are geographical clearly outlined, but there all accurate geograph- in the
knowledge ical knowledge ends. The coast line of northern fifteenth Europe is badly contracted, Africa is unknown century below the Tropic of Cancer, and Asia bulges out into an ill-defined land of mystery.
By the middle of the thirteenth century European adventurers had followed the trade routes into eastern Asia and brought back marvelous tales of adventure, of vast cities and empires, and of untold wealth. The most celebrated of these travelers was Marco Polo, a Venetian, who after a sojourn of twenty years at the court of the Great Khan at Peking returned to Italy at the close of the century and wrote an account of his travels which within a few years was widely read throughout Europe.
Cathay, the name given to China by Marco Polo and his contemporaries, became a land of intense interest to Europeans. Polo did not visit Japan, but under the name of Cipango he describes the great island lying a thousand miles east of Cathay. A copy of his travels with marginal notes