He is one of the founding father of the U.S. and authored the most influential pamphlets at the of the American Revolution and inspired rebels to declare independence from Britain. He migrated to the British American colonies in 1774, and published Common Sense on January 1776 and many theories of his pamphlet series.
“Give me Liberty or give me death,” said Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775, at the Virginan . Patrick Henry was known as a great public speaker who advocated for becoming an independent nation and protecting our rights in our newly formed country. On May 29, 1736, in Studley, Virginia, United States Henry was born. Henry was an anti-Federalist and a radical revolutionary who shaped our country’s past by giving impactful and influential speeches. In his speeches, Henry demanded independence from England.
Orphaned at the age of sixteen, Robert Morris was alone in a new continent. Future signer of the Declaration of Independence, Morris thrived at a young age and was able to make a living for himself. Although many are not familiar with his name, and how he contributed to the revolutionary war, he played an essential role in the success of the war against England. Morris, almost single handedly financed the Revolutionary War, and the development of the Bank of the United States following. Like many others of his time, Morris was born in England in 1734, and at the age of 10 came to the Chesapeake Bay.
He also assisted in the creation of the U.S. Constitution. “At the end of the convention, in September 1787, he urged his fellow delegates to support the heavily debated new document. The U.S constitution was ratified by the nine states in June 1788.” (“History”). Benjamin heavily debated with his fellow delegates before persuading them to decide to create the U.S. Constitution. Without Franklin, the Constitution may not have been
As Tackett in his book states that “the electoral system, patched together by the royal government in 1789, had brought in elites of local, regional, and national stature from every part of the kingdom.”(p. 119) In order to bring back his power, the King planned leaves the country and asks help for foreign army to regain his power and launch a counterrevolutionary against the new republic. However, he could not be successful in maintaining his
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 would always respond with “no.” Later on, Washington eventually allowed Hamilton to be trusted with orders and commands, such as in the battle of Yorktown where he was given permission to lead an attack, and eventually force the British to surrender.
His father died shortly before Andrew’s birth and his mother tried to raise him to be educated. In 1812, He had become a wealthy Tennessee lawyer and rising young politician. In 1824 and 1828 election he stands as some of the dirtiest campaign ever waged for the Presidency. Jackson won the popular vote handily in 1824. Andrew Jackson was the first so called "people 's president".
Leading some of the greatest military feats in history, Bolivar deserves to be known. Because of his prestigious upbringing and education in the early years of his life, his valiant efforts in leading the revolutionaries to independence, and his political career of becoming one of the most powerful men in history, Simon Bolivar is one of the greatest men in world history. Bolivar was born to a wealthy Creole family in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 24, 1783. He was orphaned at an early age with the death of his father at age three and mother six years later. Bolivar was exposed to teachings of the Enlightenment from his mentor Simon Rodriguez.
John Davidson Rockefeller was an influential character in history. His wealth, character, and aggressiveness directed him to create one of the first and most known monopolies in modern history. Throughout the Industrial and Gilded eras Rockefeller dominated his pitiful competition destroying the oil industries. Rockefeller might have been a businessman not an inventor, but in creating the monopoly he chooses to be something a different an in-between. John Davidson Rockefeller born July 8, 1839 in the small, quant town of Richford, New York.
Through warfare and tactics, we will see the pros and cons that both revolutions won them for their countries. In 1791 the Haitian Revolution begins to take place, before this they had spent the last almost 300 years under Spanish and French rule. Located in the Caribbean Sea it was the first independent nation in the Caribbean, the second democracy in the western hemisphere, and the first black republic in the world. As we look at the pros we see Haiti was the first revolution that was successfully done by slaves. In that day and age, it would’ve been very risky and dangerous to attempt such an ordeal when you had no control over your life, liberty and freedom.