A captain in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, he famously announced "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" just before being executed by the British for being a spy. He grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Yale College. He began his career as a teacher, but when the War for Independence broke out, he accepted a commission as a lieutenant in the Continental Army. He served at Boston and then New York, where he volunteered to go behind British lines to gather intelligence. He was captured by the British and immediately admitted that he was spying for General George Washington.
Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in a small village named Mvezo in South Africa. Mandela’s name was changed to Nelson by his teacher due to the European schooling system. (“Nelson”) At twelve years old, Nelson’s father passed away due to lung disease. Mandela was sent to live with a man named Jangintaba as his ward at the Great Place of Mghekezweni.
One of his biggest challenges was when he had to try and get the people of New York to ratify the U.S constitution. His parents were James A. Hamilton and Rachel Faucette Buck. Alexanders dad left when he was just a young boy and he had to get his first job when he was 11 as a tender.
A hero that was in the Revolutionary War which was John Adams. He was born on October 30,1735, he helped come up with the Declaration Of Independence,and signed the trident of paris. John Adams parents are Susanna Boylston,and John Adams Sr.John Adams went back to school to get a college degree for a lawyer. In this story you will learn about John Adams early life,life as a hero and when he left the world
One of the oldest and most famous suspension bridges in the United States is the Brooklyn Bridge, which spans over New York’s East River and connects Brooklyn to Manhattan. The driving force behind the construction of this iconic landmark is a trailblazing female engineer named Emily Warren Roebling. Emily was born on September 23, 1843 in Cold Spring, New York to an upper middle-class family. She was the second youngest of twelve children, but was especially close to her older brother, Kemble Warren, who enrolled her in a convent school in Washington, D.C. to further her education when she was 15 years old. Emily met her husband, Washington Roebling, at an army camp in 1864 and they were married a year later.
After graduating from Portland Academy, Henry, as planned, attended Bowdoin College skipping high school altogether. ("Stewart, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow") While at Bowdoin College, Henry met Nathaniel Hawthorne, a fellow novelist; Franklin Pierce, the fourteenth U.S. President; and Horatio Bridge, officer of the U.S. Navy; he was also elected into the Peucinian Society and placed fourth in a class of thirty-eight students. The Peucinian Society's book gatherings, debates, and discussions about contemporary writing made Henry consider pursuing a career in writing, much to his father's chagrin. Originally, Henry's father wanted him to be a lawyer, but Henry was dissatisfied with studying law and decided
Stephen King was born September twenty-first, 1947, in Portland, Maine. (Baughan 13). His parents were Ruth King and Donald King (Baughan 13). Before King was born his mother was told she would not be able to have children (Baughan 13). this led to the adoption of David, King's older brother, in 1945 (Baughhan 13).
In 1851 Charles Edmund LaBeaume hired the Scotts for the next seven years. Mrs. Emerson moved to Massachusetts and married Dr. Calvin Chaffee in November 1850. He was an abolitionist and was elected to congress shortly after he was married. He had no idea about his wife and the slavery
Before his death he worked collecting tobacco and beer taxes. His life was not great. His wife and child died at birth. Paine arrived in Philadelphia on November 30, 1774, his first job was there to edit the Pennsylvania Magazine. He had an early article called “African Slavery in America”.
He did all that and much more but during his earlier years he went to school for only 3 years before his parents could afford no
He lived in a house in Braintree, Massachusetts. On February 1778, John Quincy Adams 's dad had to go on a dangerous trip to France and John (Almost 11) was brave enough to ask his father if he could go. Adams attended schools in Paris and Amsterdam. His studies allowed him to join the junior class at Harvard University, and he graduated in 1787. Adams studied law for three years, and in 1790, he began his own practice.
New York Colony New York started out as a small, fought-over colony, but it soon became a thriving state. New York also had a very big impact on the Constitution and politics. One of the signers of the Constitution representing the New York colony, Alexander Hamilton, was a “Political Scientist, Government Official, Journalist, Military Leader, Economist, Lawyer” (biography.com), and clerk. He had a very important role in writing and ratifying the Constitution.
Alexander Hamilton (2004), written by Ron Chernow delineates America's most disputable Founding Father. The book gives a wide perspective on early America, with top to bottom accentuation on Hamilton's whole life, achievements and his relationship to certain Founders. Prior to reading this book, I considered Hamilton to be an amazing yet oppressive man who was much of the time involved in conflicts with other Founders. I recall that he advocated a stronger central government, protectionism, mercantilism, and a national bank. Additionally, I knew that he composed parts of the Constitution and wrote the vast majority of The Federalist Papers.
I decided to pick Alexander Hamilton as my Alter Ego because not only is he one of the founding fathers, he has a broadway musical based on the course of his life. He was the son of James Hamilton, the fourth child of a Scottish Landowner, and Rachel Faucette Lavien. Although his birthplace and birthdate are unclarified, Alexander Hamilton and his family declared that he was born in the year 1757 in Nevis, British West Indies. By the age of fourteen, Alexander and his sixteen year old brother, James, lived the worst times of their lives. Their father disappeared, their mother died of a sickness, their cousin, who was their guardian, committed suicide, and their grandmother, aunts, and uncles had all passed away.