The Constitutional Convention was a meeting held in Philadelphia, including 55 delegates that would help rewrite the laws of their country and shape the Constitution. One of those 55 delegates was a Virginian politician, nicknamed “The Father of the Constitution”. Although being one of the youngest delegates, he played a major role in shaping the constitution that runs our country. This man is James Madison Jr. James Madison was born on March 16, 1751 at Port Conway, King George County, Virginia while his mother was visiting her parents. His mother was Nellie Conway Madison and his father was James Madison Sr. After being born, his mother traveled back to Montpelier estate, in Orange County which became his lifelong home.
1) Introduction The inaugural ceremony of 2009, served as historically monuments day for the citizens of the United States of America. Barack Obama was elected as the 44th president of America and even more significant, he would serve as the country’s first African American president. Many doubted his ability, citing his age and ambition, even his inexperience, as detrimental factors. Furthermore, he had inherited a crippling economy, the likes of which had not been seen since the Great Depression of 1929. The inaugural address, made by the incoming president, serves as his first official speech, marking the start of his term in office.
Marquis De Lafayette was born Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. He was born to a wealthy family on September 6, 1757, in Chavaniac, France( 2015, December 21, Marquis De Lafayette). By the age of 2, his father was killed during the seven years war, by the age of 13 his mother and grandfather both died in 1770. At a young age, he was bequeathed massive amounts of land and wealth. By the age of 16, he was the second Lieutenant of a regiment in command of his uncle Marquis De Noailles (1996, October, Thomas Jefferson 's Monticello).
The Antebellum Period that lasted roughly from 1825–1850 is an era known for its many reform movements and major transformations in American society. Prior to the popularity of reform movements in American society was the 1828 election in which Andrew Jackson became the seventh president. Jackson professed himself the “champion of the common man,” where the “common man” meant white men. Nevertheless, his presidency caused the development of a more popular mass democracy, or Jacksonian Democracy as it is commonly referred to. The westward expansion that occurred during Jackson’s presidency lead to a shift in America’s economical makeup from a mercantile/market economy to capitalism.
The mid-nineteenth century was a very difficult time for the government and for the politicians in America. Slavery was dividing the country at the time between the north and the south. The south even seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy, so politicians had to decide if they wanted to side with the Union or the Confederacy. One of the politicians that held office in both the Union and Confederacy was John C. Breckinridge. John Cabell Breckinridge was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on January 16, 1821.
Fidel Castro Fidel Castro established the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere after leading an overthrow of the military dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1959. Castro ruled Cuba for over five decades but eventually handed his power down to his brother Raúl in 2008. Cuba under Castro’s power, had a highly antagonistic relationship with the United States of America. Fidel Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926 on his family’s successful sugar plantation near Birán, Oriente Province, Cuba. From the start, Castro’s parents did not want him to go to school but he was set on receiving an education and ended up convincing them.
When we had our first black president in America history, something that people only decades ago would have laughed at the idea of, the world changed. When Obama was elected president, it was a huge turning point in history: "The victory was heralded as the arrival of a “post-racial” America, one in which the nation’s original sin of racial slavery and post-Reconstruction Jim Crow discrimination had finally been absolved by the election of a black man as commander in chief," (Joseph). I only lived when the world changed, because I practically grew up knowing Obama as our president. Obama was inspiring, not only for black Americans, but for all other races as well. Racism was something I never knew about until the third grade and I thought it was absolutely ridiculous that people could hate another person simply for their race.
The speech of Donald Trump The worst speech of Donald happened when he delivered his new inaugural speech as the new president . In fact, it was the best possibility for him to express himself on any issues that happened during the campaign, to express his feeling and humbleness but he avoid these chances to perform these things. He even mention that his presidency was not for all Americans
Former President and founding leader of the Peoples National Congress (PNC) Party Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham for two decades shaped Guyana’s Foreign Policy destiny after Guyana gained independence from Britain in 1966. When Burnham came to power it was in the midst of a violent struggle for political leadership but he was aided in his fight by the US and Britain. Guyana had inherited a bitter border dispute with neighbours Venezuela and Suriname from its colonial days and had no experience or knowledge of foreign policy formulation. However, through the use of Security Diplomacy through International Organizations (UN), Regional Integration the Non-Align Movement and the African Liberation Movement Burnham achieved Guyana’s foreign policy
It can be argued that the necessity to have readily available college bound population goes back as far as shortly after the end of the civil war when Charles W. Elliot first held the presidential office over Harvard University. Elliot held the longest presidency at Harvard, his tenure spanned between 1869 and 1909 upon his retirement. Initially, Elliot did not favor support for public education mainly because of poor student college-readiness and Harvard’s feeder system was made up of private college preparatory schools. Interestingly, after growing competition in recruiting students for new institutions such as Stanford, Cornell, MIT amongst others Elliot revisited his position (Christensen, 2011). His concerns for about public education lead him to hold regular faculty assemblies between Harvard faculty and high school faculty in which he proposed for high schools to adopt a Harvard developed curriculum to better prepare students for post-secondary education.