In 1774, Jefferson penned his first major political work, "A Summary View of the Rights of British America," which established his reputation as one of the most eloquent advocates of the American cause. In June 1776, the Continental Congress appointed a five-man committee to draft a Declaration of Independence. The committee then chose Jefferson to author the declaration 's first draft. Over the next 17 days, Jefferson drafted one of the most beautiful and powerful testaments to liberty and equality in world history. After authoring the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson returned to Virginia, where, from 1776 to 1779, he served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.
This led to a Native and Quaker treaty being formed in 1682 which was signed in 1683 and 1684. It gave Indian equal rights in Pennsylvania and began the longest-lasting era of peace between colonists and Natives. Pennsylvania became the first colony to receive the Native’s trust and have an era of peace which made Pennsylvania into a prominent frontier in an idea-based way. In the textbook Creating the Thirteen Colonies, Hakim outlines the effects Quaker beliefs had on Pennsylvania by explaining how Penn wanted all people to be treated fairly and given equal rights: even servants, Negroes, and the Native Americans. (Making Thirteen Colonies, Hakim, 107) Another idea that made Pennsylvania into a frontier religiously/politically was that Penn also incorporated his ideas of religious toleration and “natural right” into the founding of his colony.
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.
To this day we believe that the British government, changed the found fathers view on government after limiting the king’s power. The Enlightenment thinkers also influenced us with their intelligence and discoveries. It is also believed that the failures of the Articles of Confederation influenced the United States Constitution because the founding fathers did not want for their government to fail, like it did with the articles. Without the influences of the United States Constitution, the United States government today would not be the same. For example without the United States Constitution, marriage rights could be denied to same sex couple, we would have our democratic right to vote for a president every 4 years, and etc.
So, under the pseudonym of Publius; James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and James Jay: three federalists (people who supported the constitution and favored a strong central government with power shared between states), wrote the Federalist Papers. This series of 85 essays and articles were written to try to gain support in favor of the Constitution by giving explanations of what the Constitution was and its purpose. Federalist 51, one of the previous stated
In the book The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89, Edmund S. Morgan uses narrative analysis to describe an account of the beginnings of the American government. He explains in depth how the problems of British taxation made the Americans want to search for alternative, established standards to secure their own freedom, and how it led to Revolution. It is obvious, as it is shown in the bibliography, that Morgan used much research to secure his claims. He enjoys saying, “When you construct a building, you put up scaffolding. But when the building is finished, you take the scaffolding down.” (Foreword to the Fourth Edition, Joseph J. Ellis, xi).
He was an American lawyer, author, statesman, and diplomat. He was a founder father which also made him a leader for the independence of America from Britain. He made a strong central government. His key advisor was Abigail. Samuel Adams was his cousin who help him.
This essay will be discussing and analyzing the document: Common Sense by Thomas Paine. Thomas Paine was an American founding father and very influential in the the enlightenment movement that started in 1714. Thomas Paine wrote common sense so people would begin thinking and discussing the way the British had been treating the colonies in the recent years. Paine believed that King George and the British parliament were tyrannical and that the colonies should do something about it. Common Sense appealed to many of the colonists because of the plain language Thomas Paine used.
John Stuart Mill (1801-1856) was the British philosopher, political theorist and economist whose works have influenced the social and political context significantly. He has been one of the prominent thinkers on liberal philosophy and is still regarded as a distinguished identity within the liberal school of thought. His ideas have given a new dimension to the already established by his predecessors like Jeremy Bentham’s utilitarianism. His prominent works include, On Liberty, Representative Government, Principles of Political Economy, A System of Logic, Utilitarianism, Three essays on Religion, The Subjection of Women and his Autobiography. Apart from these significant works, many of his writings, letters and newspaper articles also form
His strong decisions, as the commander and chief, turned the executive branch into a powerful position, in certain aspect, supreme to the Courts and Congress. Abraham Lincoln, without a doubt, established a precedence for future White House leaders that justified, often unconstitutional actions, for the great good of public safety. He also gave the office of the presidency a new meaning in which stood as the guardian to act in crisis in order to preserve the Union and overall well being of the country. Abraham Lincoln helped to shape American politics for many decades after his tragic death .Most of the historian judge Lincoln, as one of the prominent presidency in the history of the United Sates. Most importantly because how he navigated and executed power during the crisis of the Civil War.
In 1837, Horace Mann, one of the great education reformers, created grade levels, common standards to reach those said grade levels, and mandatory attendance. McGuffey readers, authored by William Holmes McGuffey, were used as textbooks. A standardization of American spelling was solidified by Noah Webster in 1828 with his American Dictionary of the English
Elisha M. Pease was born in Enfield, Connecticut on January 3, 1812.His parents were Lorrain Thompson and Sarah Thompson. He was the fifth and thirteenth governor of Texas. When Elisha was young, he worked at a general store then later worked as a clerk in a post office. He went to school at Westfield Academy which was located in Massachusetts. He eventually moved to Mexican Texas in 1835 and stayed in Mina where he studied law under D.C. Barrett.
Lord Frederick North was first elected to Parliament in 1754 to represent the family district of Banbury. In 1757, Frederick made his first speech in the House of Commons, the lower house of Parliament. Over the next couple decades Lord North held many different positions in Parliament, including Treasury Board Member, Joint Paymaster-General (alongside George Cooke), Privy Council Member, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Prime Minister. Lord North was a huge supporter of the ideas of King George the Third, like punishment for the Massachusetts colonists because of defiance against the Tea Act, and more power for the king. North issued a handful of laws for the
Parke “graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1849 and was commissioned a brevet second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers”("Maj. General John” 1). During his time at the Army of the Potomac, 4 times he served as commander of 3rd Division, IX
ick Kaufman Mrs. Hodgkins History 8 20 September 2016 Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton was a prominent statesman, and influential interpreter, and one of the few founding fathers of the United States of America. In 1777 Alexander Hamilton was appointed to become George Washington’s advisor. Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755 or 1757, we have not figured out the exact date yet. He was born on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies. One of his biggest challenges was when he had to try and get the people of New York to ratify the U.S constitution.