T. Roosevelt – (1858 – 19191) 26th President of the United States, (September 14, 1901
to March 3, 1909
Winslow Homer – (1836-1910) was one of America’s greatest artists. Although he died in
1910, his work is still very popular with collectors and museum visitors. Art
historians continue to bring to light new information about Homer and new i
nterpretations of his art.
Harry K. Thaw – (1871-1947) wrote The traitor
Stanford White – was born into a life of wealth and privilege on November 9, 1853,
joined Charles Follen McKim and William Rutherford Mead in founding McKim,
Mead and White, which soon became the most prominent architectural firm in the
country, He died in 1947 at the age of 76.

Evelyn Nesbit – (1884- 1906) at sixteen she was a model, actress and Gibson Girl
Madison Square Garden – sports arena located in New York City, one of the worlds
most known, holds over 50,000 people
Emma Goldman – (1869-1940) a major figure in the history of American radicalism and
feminism, an influential and well-known anarchist of her day, Goldman was an
early advocate of free speech, birth control, women’s equality and independence,
union organization, and the eight-hour work day
Charles Dana Gibson – creator of the Gibson Girl
Harry Houdini – (1874 – 1926) was one the greatest magicians ever, created many new
magic tricks and defined the normal way of magic
Vaudeville – a form of a Burlesque House in the early 1900s
African Safari – the rich went there to hunt elephants
Commander Peary – discoved the North Pole in 1906, first to claim it for America
Ellis Island – was the gateway through which more than 12 million immigrants passed
between 1892 and 1954 in their search for freedom of speech and religion, and for
economic opportunity in the United States. Because of its unique historical
importance, it was declared part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in
Socialism – the means of production are owned by the workers rather than by a rich
minority of capitalists or functionaries. Such a system of ownership is both
collective and individual in nature
Henry Frick – One of Frick’s best customers was Andrew Carnegie, the owner of a large
steel company. The two men became business partners. Carnegie purchased a
controlling interest in the Frick Coke Company and Frick obtained 11 per cent of
the Carnegie Steel Company
Jacob Riis – in the 1880s his work gravitated towards reform and he worked with other
New York reformers then crusading for better living conditions for the thousands
of immigrants flocking to New York in search of new opportunities. His most
popular work, How The Other Half Lives
Tammany Hall – Tammany was a legendary Delaware chief, although he was not listed in
official directories of Roman Catholics honored with sainthood
The Tombs –
Delmonicos – a resturant
Theodore Dreiser – (1871-1945) American author, outstanding representative of
naturalism, whose novels depict real-life subjects in a harsh light
San Juan Hill – Theodore Roosevelt was colonel of the Rough Riders (1st United States
Volunteer Infantry) at the time of the Battles of Kettle and San Juan Hills. He
recorded his recollections of these actions in his book, The Rough Riders. For his
actions and leadership in this battle, he was nominated for a Congressional Medal
of Honor, an honor denied him for political reasons (his efforts to get the troops
away from disease-ravaged Cuba had embarassed the Secretary of War)
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Pierce Arrow – Founded in1957, the Pierce-Arrow Society is dedicated to the
preservation of Pierce-Arrow Motor Cars and trucks, Pierce bicycles and
motorcycles, Pierce-Arrow Travelodge trailers, and the literature, artwork, and
history associated with the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company.

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Barnum ; Bailey Circus – Some say it began on April 3, 1793, when John Bill
Ricketts gave the first circus performance in Philadelphia. Still others say it began
on March 29, 1919, when the first performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum ;
Bailey was held in New York City’s Madison Square Garden
Gen. Tom Thumb – The first public appearance of Tom Thumb in London occurred soon
after the arrival of the party there, at the Princess’s Theatre. A short engagement
only had been made, but it was exceedingly successful. The spectators were
Mrs. Wm. Astor – (1830-1892) : social aspirations of a gentleman
Sigmund Frued – Freud is recognised as the founder of psychoanalysis.
Al Jolson – the master showman of American theatre, whose career spanned fifty years of
American Music history
Jung – Institute in Boston
Coney Island – in


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