Hamilton wanted a well-developed Treasury and was determined to make it one. Hamilton had many Cabinet battles with Thomas Jefferson (the Secretary of State) and other political members, battling over how much power the Treasury should have in the Government. Hamilton also desired to start the First Bank of the U.S. This bank was going to help America pay back the millions of dollars it owed to France and other allies. In 1791, his Bank was
He then rested at Mt. Vernon until 1799 when he died and was buried on the estate. In my opinion George Washington had a huge historical significance. He had not only helped America during the Revolutionary War. But also by leading America and setting a example for the leading presidents after him.
Hamilton was shot by a Burr of most likely no intention to kill Hamilton after he accepted the duel offer. Burr 's shot hit Alexander Hamilton causing death the next day. Even though Burr most likely did not mean to kill Hamilton, the duel was one of the biggest reasons why Dueling was banned in the United States. Who was Burr really? What was Alexander 's childhood like?
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.
During the American Revolution, congress felt the need for a stronger union, and a stronger government to defeat Great Britain. A year after America declared independence on July 4, 1776 congress had drafted the Articles on March 1, 1781 they ratified America’s first written constitution, The Articles of Confederation. The Confederation was still facing economic, political, and diplomatic problems. A group of men called the Nationalist decided to step in. They believed in stronger government to protect America’s interest and decided to meet in George Washington home back in Philadelphia.
In 1781, he forced the surrender of Cornwallis with the help of French allies. Later, George had thoughts of retiring, but then soon realized the Articles of confederation wasn’t operating well, so he became a big part in the steps of leading to the Constitutional Convention. When the Constitution was confirmed, George was unanimously elected as the first ever President of the United States of America (“George
He talked for a whole day and convinced the House of Commons that the Stamp Act was not really good for England.” Quote from source 2: “Nevertheless, he threw his energies behind the cause of independence and got himself appointed to the Second Continental Congress. He also traveled to Canada to get the Canadians to join the colonial fight for independence.” Quote from source 3: “In October 1776, Franklin and his two grandsons sailed for France. There he achieved an amazing personal triumph and gained critical French aid for the Revolutionary
The downfall of Hamilton occurred gradually. Because of many of his radical views, he gained a lot of opposition in both the Federalist and Democratic-Republican parties, and was forced to resign, yet still remained popular, with a greatly valued opinion (Brookhiser). Hamilton then lost his firstborn son (Phillip) in a duel when Phillip challenged George Eacker to uphold his father’s honor. And yet Hamilton refused to remain quiet and openly opposed Aaron Burr in the election of 1800, and worked against Burr again when the Vice President ran for New York governorship. In an attempt to heal his wounded pride, Aaron Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel, and the discredited Alexander Hamilton died the day after.
William Henry Harrison- ninth us present. Major General Harrison became famous for his victory over Tecumseh at Tippecanoe. Andrew Jackson- also known as “Old Hickory” Jackson was the seventh us president (1829-1837) Jackson became popular thanks to several indian campaigns against the creek indians and his stunning victory over British forces at New Orleans in January of 1815. Thomas Jefferson-the third US president (1800-1808) Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independance and the leading American political philosopher. Despite the unpopularity of his 1807 Embargo Act,he was followed in the presidency by his hand-picked successor James Madison.
Perhaps if Adams decided to go to war the history of the United States would have been very different. Adams is also remembered for his opinions on Republicanism, which introduced Republican ideas to the American government. However Adams is negatively remembered as a vain, eccentric, and stubborn man, and most of his cabinet and Congress believed he was unfit for president. This was evident when he lost his attempt at re-election to Thomas Jefferson and become the first president of the United States to serve 1 term. Despite these opinions Adams had a significant impact on American history and the formation of the United States into what it is