James Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia, was the one to lead English settlers to the colony. The Spanish were there originally, but 1730, when James led the settlers, the Spanish were mainly gone. James led the settlement as a refuge for the poor and debtors. He also made a multifaceted plan for settling and government called Oglethorpe Plan, which will be touched upon further in the governments slide.
John C. Calhoun was born on March 18, 1782 in Abbeville district, South Carolina. He was born to a wealthy family that had recently moved from Pennsylvania. He enrolled in a local academy at eighteen years old and attended Yale College two years later. After college, Calhoun spent a year at law school and studied in the office of a member of the Federalist Party. He was elected to the South Carolina state legislature in 1808 and to the United States House of Representatives in 1811. A passionate politician, he advocated for war with Great Britain shortly after the inception of the United States. He was the chairman on the committees that passed bills supporting roads, permanent roads, and a strong army and navy. During this time, he was a proponent of nationalism, supporting strong national policies. He served as the secretary of war under James Monroe. He was a leading member of the old Republican party (later the Democratic party). When Calhoun was elected as the vice president
On November 16, 1885, 41 year old Louis David Riel was executed. Riel was born on October 22nd , 1844 in Saint-Boniface, Red river settlement. Louis Riel was the oldest child out of the eleven children his parents, Louis Riel Sr and Julie Lagimodière had. Growing up Louis Riel was a smart student. For his education, he went to Collège de Montréal from 1858-1865. Louis Riel returned back to his hometown, after hearing the news that his father passed away. Although Riel left his education at a young age, he became a teacher, a Canadian politician and a lawyer which is considered one of his accomplishments.
Hancock was one of the wealthiest and one of the most influential people of this time. His high status in Massachusetts helped him to become a popular rebel leader throughout the war. Hancock’s most important leadership roles during the war were President of the Continental Congress and Governor of Massachusetts. During the war, he shared his wealth with the rebels to help fight for their independence and without his money they wouldn’t have been nearly as successful. He chose to risk his life and fortune for America’s independence unlike most of the other colonists of his
"George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia" (George Washington, 2016). The late president George Washington would 284 years old today if he was here. "A month after leaving the army, Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis, a widow, who was only a few months older than he"(George Washington. ,2016). George Washington married Martha Washington to whom he would be married to most of his life. "Washington marriage also brought Martha 's two young children, John (Jacky) and Martha (Patsy), ages 6 and 4, respectively. Washington lavished great affection on both of them, and was heartbroken when Patsy died just before the Revolution. Jacky died during the Revolution, and George adopted
Many people wander about the north pole. Everyone knows that someone discovered it, but what you don 't know is that one of the two discoverers is very important to black history, Matthew Henson. He was the first African American explorer to go to the North Pole. Matthew Henson is important to black history because he was one of the first famous black explorers. His past is inspiring ,he discovered the north pole, he didn 't get noticed until 5 decades later
followed the journey of a man, William Moraley, as he traveled to the colonies and then eventually back to England. He faced many obstacles as he tried to find success within the colonies, but ultimately he failed. Through his journey William Moraley was not lazy, he had to network himself and find work so he could make his way back home to England. In addition, Moraley seemed to be constantly running into bad luck and didn’t have the right skills to truly succeed in the colonies.
There are many factors that lead to a dual identity between the North American colonist and the British. One of the first factors during the 18th century was the colonial economy was growing rapidly. This was largely due to the immense immigration. The Dutch, German and Irish began to weave among the population. During this time, the colonial population was growing just as fast as the economy. Much of the population became farmers which provided imports to England. This helped to build a strong bond between Britain and America. The British relied strongly on colonial imports. Macmillan Learning states, “Despite the many differences among the colonists, the consumption of British exports built a certain material uniformity across region, religion,
Many people helped win the Revolution. For example, there was John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. One leader outshines all of these people. This man is George Washington. George grew up in Virginia with his family. When he was eleven, his father died, which changed his whole life. Instead of going to school in England, like all other boys his age, he went to a school where he lived. He did not let his lack of proper education stop him. He overcame his rough childhood and became one of the most powerful leaders of all time. Without this man, the colonies would never be as successful as the were. He created the basis of our federal government and became our first President. Therefore, George Washington deserves to be in the Revolutionary Hall of Fame for his determination to fight, giving our military more strength, and the many great decisions he made in office.
Thomas was a delegate of the Second Continental Congress, and became the first secretary of state, although he never fought in the American Revolution because he was in France. He was also asked
Daniel Sickles was a man who committed murder, and got away with it and almost lost the U.S. the Battle of Gettysburg, and an outspoken politician. Sickles murdered his wife’s lover and pleaded that he was insane, and he got away with it. He was also a very bad general and cost the Union military in the Battle of Chancellorsville and almost lost them the Battle of Gettysburg. As a politician Sickles would be the military of governor of South Carolina during Reconstruction and preserved the Gettysburg battlefield and established it as a National Military Park.
Do you know who Crispus Attucks is? If you don’t, then maybe you have heard of the Boston massacure. In 1775 this action took place in Boston and this man was a major part of it. He was not only a part of the Boston masacure but a start in a very important war in America. He’s life as a slave and a salesmen will have you interested in the Boston Massacure.
Mary Dyer was born in England in 1611. She married William Dyer and went to Massachusetts in 1635. She was a good friend with Anne Hutchinson and shared the same views; they were Quakers. She was the mother of 8 children, two died shortly after birth. Mary had a stillborn daughter that was deformed and they buried in secret, because it was believer that either if a women preached or listen to a woman preacher their child would be deformed or that the deformed child was consequences of the parents sins. The Massachusetts banished the Dyer’s and Hutchinson’s because they stated that they were Quakers, and the colony could do it because of their beliefs. So they went to Rhode Island and co-founded the town of Newport. There now was an act in Massachusetts the anti-Quaker that gave the townspeople the right to banish any Quaker or hang them. Mary Dyer resisted this and came back to Massachusetts, they gave her the choice to be banished but
The United States is possibly the greatest nation in the world, but there is no greatness without hard work, dedication, sacrifice, and much more. Many have lost their lives in order to gain freedom from Great Britain and become an independent country. The foundation of America was a very challenging thing to do, there were many factors to consider, like the Government's roles and the rights of the people. Who were the people responsible for the creation of a democratic government today? Seven people known as the founding fathers of the United States were the key to forming a powerful country and government. One of which was Alexander Hamilton, with his ideas along with the six other founding fathers, The United States became solid and strong. Alexander Hamilton played an important role in the founding of the federal government,
Hugh Glass was no ordinary man; he was very tough and determined. He is also considered top 10 most badass people in the world. Hugh was born in Pennsylvania around the year of 1783. His family was from Ireland and Scottish decent. When he was young he was captured by group of pirates off the coast of Texas and was forced to become a pirate. Then he escaped from being captured for two years. He somehow avoided the Karankawa, the local Indians who were enemies to the pirates. He then began walking north without any supplies or weapons not even a map.