Henry Adams - Henry Adams Henry Adams was the...

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Unformatted text preview: Henry Adams - Henry Adams was the great-grandson of John Adams, the grandson of John Quincy Adams, and the son of Charles Francis Adams, who served as United States Ambassador to Britain during the Civil War. A historian of the highest repute, Adams' main project was a nine volume history of the United States in the period from 1800-1817, which covered the Presidential administrations of Jefferson and James Madison. Marie-Antoinette - Marie-Antoinette, wife of the fated French monarch, Louis XVI, was known for her opposition to reforms in favor of the lower classes. In the mayhem caused by the French Revolution and the ensuing Reign of Terror, she was executed by guillotine ten months after her deposed husband, on October 16, 1793. Benedict Arnold - Benedict Arnold was a leading general for the American cause during the early stages of the Revolutionary War. After marrying a woman from a loyalist family, the early stages of the Revolutionary War....
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