This photograph from 1844 shows Thomas Fitzgerald, who was pretty involved in the American political scene. He took part in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812, where he was seriously injured.
Later, he studied law and became a member of the State House of Representatives. In 1848, Lewis Cass resigned, and Fitzgerald was appointed to fill the vacancy as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate.
This portrait photograph taken in Minnesota, back in 1862, shows a Sioux woman, that was known as Old Betsey (or old Bets) during her time. She was admired for her bravery and her compassion.
During the Dakota War, she took care of women and kept children safe after they had been taken captive.
This picture of Henry S. Foote was taken around 1844, by photographer Mathew Brady, who was really famous back then.
Henry S. Foote was highly involved in politics and he served as a Democratic Senator, and later he became the chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
During the Civil War, he became a member of the Confederate House of Representatives, where he used to criticize the war policies of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.