HISTORY ASSESSMENT TASK 1 - INVESTIGATING THE PAST CHOSEN INDIVIDUAL: Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton was an incredibly intelligent and significant individual in America’s, and the world’s, history. Hamilton was one of America’s Founding Fathers and also features on the American ten dollar note. Alexander Hamilton became a Lieutenant Colonel and George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Revolutionary War and helped lead America to victory. George Washington was impressed by Hamilton’s intelligence and courage, so he promoted him to be his assistant during the Revolutionary War which started on the 19th April 1775. Alexander Hamilton was not satisfied, and constantly asked if he could have a troop to command and lead, although Washington
Anthony Wayne, best known as Mad Anthony for his aggressive way of fighting, was a general who leads the American military in 1792. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives. Mad Anthony was an important figure in history because he was a general who lead his militia to the Battle of Fallen Timbers which derived in the removal of Native American claims. Anthony was a hero because he played major roles in the Battles of the American Revolution that resulted in Great Britain losing, becoming the United States of America they defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War. George Washington appointed Wayne as brigadier general because of his passion and aggressive way he dealt with battles.
The topic I would be doing would be on/about Alexander Hamilton in regards to The Federalist Papers. This topic is significant, because it draws on the Founding Father whose writing influenced/shaped the composition of the Early American Republic, and has given rise to many institutions/developments that can be traced to this day. As quite a controversial and well-debated document, The Federalist Papers was designed as a series of essays used to defend the Constitution—upon which we still call upon today. The five sources that provide a basic foundation to begin the project are: “To Begin the World Anew” by Bernard Bailyn, “The Political Psychology of the Federalist” by Daniel Walker Howe, “Ethos in Law and History: Alexander Hamilton,
John Henrik Clarke was an insightful child, born into a poor sharecropper’s family in Union Springs, Alabama, January 1, 1915. His sharecropping and farming parents were named John and Willie Ella Clark. He moved to New York at 18 years old during the Harlem Renaissance movement. John Henrik Clarke developed a desire to learn about Black history when he came across two writers named Arthur Schomburg and Alan Locke, who helped pioneer the cultural, creative, philosophical and intellectual Harlem Renaissance era or New Negro Movement, 1920s and 1930s. Arthur Schomburg 's "The Negro Digs Up His Past" and Alain Locke 's "The New Negro", 1925 essays were postmarks in Clarke’s life to motivate him to take the first real step on the pathway of intellectual development and historical African discovery.
Cooper was one of America 's first great novelist who helped create a sense of American history through his writings during the post revolutionary time period from 1780’s through the 1830’s. He wrote his novels during the post revolutionary United States literary time period. This time period was from 1780’s through the 1830’s (“James”). During this time period there was a lot of conflict between the Indians and the Americans (Biography). During Cooper early years was when Americans were farming, clearing and
How did this important document start? It all started back when the American Revolution encompassed two interrelated struggles, a colonial war for independence and a revolutionary struggle to change American government and society. Before 1787, the United States was not a strong government like today. Our national government was weak and each state operated as independent countries. During the American Revolution, congress felt the need for a stronger union, and a stronger government to defeat Great Britain.
During the time the American Revolution started taking place, George’s military skill was very well known to the public. George was appointed to be a military advisor for New York in 1775. A while after, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief (“George Washington’s Life”). On the third of July, in 1775, he took command at Cambridge Massachusetts, and entered a war that later lasted six years. In 1781, he forced the surrender of Cornwallis with the help of French allies.
Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech--made in 1963--was primarily about giving the colored people of America the same freedom advantages as white men and women. King had a mission to end racism and start a new beginning for African Americans, and by this, he gets his point across by using devices such as anaphora, allusion, and diction. Martin Luther King uses a literary devices called anaphora, the repetition of words or phrases, to create emotional and logical appeal, numerous times in his speech. One such example comes early in the speech when he emphasizes how long it has been since the Emancipation Proclamation. “But one hundred years later...” (12-16) Dr. King repeats that quote multiple times between lines twelve and sixteen
Early during King Richard II’s reign as king he seemed to be doing great, but he soon took a drastic downward turn. He was betrayed from within his own family. King Richard II was born to be a leader, but his strong presence in the military would eventually become his downfall. To better establish the personal attributes and leadership qualities of King Richard II, his background must first be understood. He was born in England in the year 1367 and ruled England from 1377 to 1399 (Saul, 1997).
African -American history predated the emergence of the United States as an independent country, and African – American literature was similarly deep roots. Lucy Terry was the author of the oldest known piece of African – American literature, “Bars Fight”. Terry wrote the balled in 1746 after an Indian attack on Deer field. She was enslaved in Deerfield at the time of the attack. The balled was first published in 1854, with an additional couplet, in the Springfield Republican and in 1885 in Josiah Holland’s History of western Massachusetts.