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Josiah Strong

Josiah Strong (1847-1916) was a clergyman and writer who preached of the saving power of Protestant religious values. He is best known for his book, Our Country: Its Possible Future and Its Present...

José Rizal

José Rizal (1861-1896) was a Filipino intellectual who fought to reform, and ultimately to oust, the Spanish colonial government. He is best known for his controversial novel, Noli Me Tangere...

Andrés Bonifacio

Andrés Bonifacio (1863-1897) was a key leader in the Filipino revolutionary struggle against Spanish colonial rule.In July 1892, Andrés Bonifacio, a follower of Filipino nationalist Jos&#...

Frederick Jackson Turner

Frederick Jackson Turner (1861-1932) was an American historian best known for his book, The Significance of the Frontier in American History, in which he presented his "Frontier Thesis." This centr...

Enrique Dupuy de Lôme

Enrique Dupuy de Lôme (1816-1885) was a Spanish diplomat who is best known for a letter he penned to a Spanish official in Cuba in 1898. The private correspondence, which criticized President...

Máximo Gómez

Máximo Gómez (1836-1905) was general who led Cuban insurgents against the Spanish colonial government in the Ten Years' War (1868-1878), and later served as a key leader of the Cuban Libe...

William McKinley

William McKinley (1843-1901) was the twenty-fifth president of the United States. The Republican candidate for president in 1896, he defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan. He was reelected in 19...

Emilio Aguinaldo

Emilio Aguinaldo (1869-1964) was a Filipino general who played an important role in the Philippine Revolution against Spain, and later led Filipino insurgent soldiers against American forces.In 189...

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was the 26th president of the United States and a proponent of the "New Nationalist" variety of Progressivism. A master of populist rhetoric and public charm, Rooseve...

Mark Twain

Mark Twain (1835-1910) was the pen name for Samuel Langhorne Clemens, an American writer, humorist, and political critic who is best known today for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Th...

John Hay

John Hay (1938-1905) was an American political figure who served as an assistant to President Abraham Lincoln, and later as Secretary of State under President William McKinley. After McKinley's ass...

José Martí

José Martí (1853-1895) was a Cuban intellectual, poet, and revolutionary leader who founded El Partido Revolucionario Cubano (Cuban Revolutionary Party) in 1882. He is still revered as a...

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a British author and poet best known for his short stories, children's books, and a number of poems and essays that reflected the values of empire. Kipling won the N...

Orville H. Platt

Orville H. Platt (1827-1905) was a Republican Senator from Connecticut who is best known for authoring the 1901 amendment that established the conditions for American withdrawal from Cuba.Under Sen...

Brooks Adams

Brooks Adams (1848-1927) was the grandson of President John Quincy Adams. As a historian, he is best known for his study of the American economy and his warnings concerning the rapid growth of citi...
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