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.
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.
John C. Fremont
This politician was a general who led Union troops in Missouri and would find and execute rebels and free their slaves.
General Benjamin F. Butler
This individual was Commander of Fortress Monroe at the beginning of the Civil War.
General William T. Sherman
Toward the end of the Civil War as the...
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