Thomas Jefferson was born April 13, 1743 at Shadwell, which was a slave plantation in Central Virginia. During Thomas’s school years, he studied Latin, Greek, and French; and in 1760, he went to the College of William and Mary. He learned how to play the violin and was a very skilled horseman by the age of thirteen. When his father, Peter Jefferson died, he left almost thirty slaves and about three thousand acres of land to Thomas in his will. On New Year’s Day, Martha Wayles Skelton, who was a widow, and Thomas got married.
His father then moved to Mexico because of all the racism that was being directed towards the African Americans during that time. James was raised by his grandmother until he was thirteen years old .She would often tell him stories that would make him feel proud to be an African American. It was during this time that James started to feel close to his heritage and it made him feel like he was a part of something. Then he moved to Lincoln, Illinois, to live with his mother and her new husband. It was in Illinois that Hughes started to write poetry.
Do you know who Marquis de Lafayette is? Well you should know a lot more information about him after you read this essay about him and his life in the American Revolutionary army. “Marquis de Lafayette was born on September sixth, 1757, in Chavaniac, France” (Biography.com 1). Before turned two his father, a general in the Royal Army and was currently serving in the seven years’ war, was killed. When he was twelve his mother died, and a few weeks later his grandpa also died.
A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier, Some of the Adventures, Dangers, Sufferings by Joseph Plumb Martin, is a collection of tales starting from when he was just a young boy at the age of seven and quickly goes through his childhood on the farm with his grandparents on his mother's side. Mr. Martin describes his memories from a much later stage in his life at the age of 70 in the year 1830. This is the tales of the crippling weather conditions, terrible living conditions and war stories told by a young enlisted soldier during the war. Mr. Martin was born to a preacher and his wife in 1760 in western Massachusetts. The story begins when he was just a young boy who was sent to live with his grandparents on a farm.
Analysis Part 1: The political cartoon I picked was created by Joseph E. Baker an American artist.He was born in 1837 in Maine. He was an apprentice at first for John H. Buford lithography. Though after Buford death in 1970, Joseph Baker worked for Forbes & Company, where he made playbills and advertisement. Through his life he created several works during the civil war. He was most remembered for his work of Abraham Lincoln..
According to, poets.org, Hughes was born James Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Langston Hughes, both mother and father divorced while he was a young child forcing him to relocate with his father to Mexico. His grandmother raised Hughes until the age of thirteen, when he relocated once again to Lincoln, Illinois, to live with his mother and husband who would ultimately settle once and for all in Cleveland, Ohio. While Hughes was living in Ohio he began writing poetry. Hughes citied Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg, and Walt Whitman as some of his main inspirations.
Walter “Walt” Whitman was born May 31, 1819 in West Hills, Long Island to Walter and Louisa Whitman, as the second of eight surviving children. At age eleven, Whitman began working in printing to help support his family, moved on to teaching at seventeen, then in 1841 moved on to journalism, founding the Long-Islander. After five years publishing under his own paper, he became editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. In four years, he worked for seven newspapers, often losing his jobs for his radical political positions. Upon moving to New Orleans in 1848, Whitman was exposed to the slave-trade firsthand.
Louis XIV was the King of France, whose full name was Louis de Bourbon (Bernard, L.L). He was born on September 5th 1638 and died at the age of 77 on September 1st 1715 (Bernard, L.L). Louis de Bourbon had a Catholic education where he was taught how to be a king (Louis XIV). He lived an unideal childhood where he almost faced death from the smallpox he contracted. He also came across the civil war at a young age where he saw the extremes of the war (Louis XIV).
History Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was born into slavery on 1818 in Talbot County, Maryland and choose to celebrate his birthday on February 14. His actually name was Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. His mother died when Douglass was 10 and lived with his grandmother Betty Bailey afterwards. When he was bought by Hugh Auld his wife Sophia started to teach Douglass the alphabet at the age 12 until her husband put a stop to it which lead to Douglass
Scott Joplin was born November 24 1868. Scott Joplin was the second of the six children born to Giles Joplin and Florence Givins near Linden, Texas. Scott Joplin was an ex-slave from North Carolina and Givins from Kentucky, a Free born African American.The first post – slavery generation of the African Americans was represented clearly during the birth of Scott Joplin. When Joplin was seven years old, the family moved over to Texarkana where Giles was employed as a railroad employee and Florence took up cleaning and laundry washing as a source of additional income for the family. The family had a musical setup that started Joplin’s passion for music.
Frontier revolutionary leader and author of the first deistic work by an American, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Allen and Mary Baker, farmers. Allen served briefly in the French and Indian War and in 1762 began operating a productive iron forge in Salisbury, Connecticut. That same year he married Mary Brownson, with whom he would have five children. But Allen’s deism and aggressive personal conduct ruined his early prospects: he was warned out of Salisbury in 1765 and Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1767. Allen turned next to hunting, at which he excelled.
At a young age, Douglass was designated to live in the home of the plantation owners. His mother, died when he was around 10. His father is thought to be one of the slave owners’ which he lived with. Frederick Douglass was ultimately sent to the Baltimore, to the home of Hugh Auld. Hugh Auld’s wife Sophia taught Douglass the alphabet when he was around 12, in disregard to the ban of teaching slaves.
Clark invited them to move with them to Missouri in1809, he then enrolled her son in a boarding school she was more than happy. He was to be educated like a white man. A year later her daughter Lizette was born to her soon after Sacagawea became ill and suffered a putrid fever. Fifteen men were killed in an Indian attack near the Bighorn River. Sacagawea’s daughter Lizette, was among the few.
He returned to the United States in 1854 and two years later moved to Newport, Rhode Island, where he painted and took a few pupils. Hunt settled in Boston, Massachusetts, where his portraits grew. In 1872 something terrible happened, the great Boston fire, where it destroyed William Hunt’s Summer Street studio and his collection of French paintings. William Morris then drowned off to the coast of Appledore, New Hampshire in 1879 (“Smithsonian American Art museum”). William has 131 art work painting.