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Brought to you by the those who shaped it.
Jefferson, whose Declaration of Independence sparked the American revolution, came to the presidency in the Revolution of 1800. So deemed because the contentious election resulted in history's first peaceful transfer of power from one political party to another. Featured in Securing the Republic.
Ms. Dix was a tireless crusader for the rights of the mentally ill and indigent. Lobbying before state legislatures and the United States Congress, Dix painted a stark picture of life in early 19th century prisons. Her efforts led to the creation of the first generation of American mental asylums. Featured in Expansion and Reform.
Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in 1797 in upstate New York. 1797 as Isabella, a Dutch-speaking slave in rural New York. In 1826 she walked to freedom and become a noted abolitionist, exposing the cruelty and injustice of slavery. Sojourner Truth is featured in the program, Expansion and Reform.
Henry Clay forged a reputation in Washington D.C. as "Mr. Compromise." A skilled negotiator, Clay worked across the aisle time and again in an effort to prevent disunion and civil war. Henry Clay is featured in Securing the Republic, Democracy in America, and Expansion and Reform.
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