This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Abraham Lincoln - This former U.S. President was born in Kentucky, but moved to Illinois as a small boy.
Stephen A. Douglas - In the 1850s, this politician was a senator from Illinois who was a supporter of territorial expansion and the Mexican War.
Henry Clay - This politician from Kentucky had strong opinions regarding slavery that included the idea that slavery needed to be abolished slowly, and that the freed slaves should be encouraged to move to other countries where America would help them establish a new colony.
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