“Benjamin Franklin lived his life in the spirit of a renaissance man: he was deeply interested in the world around him, and he excelled in several widely differing fields of human endeavor.” (“Home”). Franklin was born in Boston of 1706 where he was raised in a poor family and was unable to have an education for more than two years. At age 12, he was apprenticed by his older brother who worked in a printing business. Benjamin later became successful in the printing business and soon became successful through his inventions as well. Later, he also became involved in politics and became one of the founding fathers.
Daniel Morgan According to Russell Yost writer of the article “Daniel Morgan Facts, Biography, Accomplishment,” Daniel Morgan came from a poor education and a rough childhood to become an American hero. He rose through the ranks based on his ability and not his last name. If he had been a British subject he would have never been anything higher than a private.” Based on his early life, his reasons for joining the revolution, his role in the revolution, and his later life, Daniel Morgan was a hero of his time. Daniel Morgan’s early life was quite full of interesting events. According to the article “Daniel Morgan” from The American Revolution.org, Daniel was mostly illiterate.
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson, a nonconformist, whose education was influenced by a few important people, was always ready to stand up for the rights of his fellow man. The knowledge and discipline he acquired in his early years would help him become a founding father and the third president of our nation. Thomas Jefferson was born on April 7, 1743 to Peter Jefferson and Jane Randolph Jefferson, in Shadwell, Virginia. Thomas started his education when he was five years old. Through out his life, he was constantly reading, acquiring knowledge.
Historical Perspective of William Penn Who is William Penn? William Penn is the founder of Pennsylvania also known as Penn’s woods back then, William Penn is a Quaker, William Penn was the son of William Penn Sr. and Margaret Penn, William Penn was a friend of the indigenous people of the Americas, most importantly William Penn was a visionary who despite all odds and persecution became a great American hero of liberty. William Penn was born on October 14, 1644 in London, England (Powell, J. (n.d.)). William Penn was one of the few individuals to not only make enormous contributions to the New World but to the Old World as well.
Geoffrey Chaucer spent most of his life doing what he should not have done: jump between social classes. In a time of almost no social climbing and escaping one’s class from birth, the author toed the line between the nobility and the common laypeople through his work in the King’s personal household and a customs agent for the port of London. Born into the newly-emerged beginnings of a middle class, his occupations gave him unparalleled access to those he should not have had access to. Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales acts as an in-depth study of British social classes in the second-half of the 14th century. With quite the cast of characters, ranging from the Knight to the Cook and the Wife of Bath, all tied together by religious piety— a guise for some, true passion for others— Chaucer reveals the inner workings of each pilgrim.
Charles Dicken is one of the most familiar names when it comes to classic literature. His novel, Oliver Twist or The Parish Boy’s Progress is equally as familiar in classic literature as its author. Oliver Twist is an orphan boy who goes through adventures throughout his childhood to find a family that cared about him and his true identity. He does this by running away from Mrs. Mann’s orphanage to go to London living with different people who “cared” for him, and showed him what family is not. In the novel, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens a name has no meaning, Oliver is rather identified by his face and status as a poor orphan boy.
1 THE LIFE OF J.P. MORGAN: BANK TITAN The Life of J.P. Morgan: Bank Titan Brooklyn M. Ward Bethel University U.S. History II Essay 1, Unit 3 Abstract In this essay, I will break down the life of the great J.P. Morgan. J.P. Morgan may have never worried about money, but he came under constant scrutiny for how he spent his money. From a childhood with a judgmental father to wealthy adulthood, Morgan had to worry about what people thought of him. He came under fire when he decided to invest his wealth in other areas of interest. I will discuss how his childhood affected him, how his investments contributed to the progression of the Industrial Era, how he surpassed his many enemies, and how he was affected by “trust busting”.
Not all was well after the War of 1812 broke lose and destroyed Portland's economy. His father was in the boston legislature and couldn't send Henry anything during the war. After the war ended in 1824, Henry was able to write his first poem when
He showed that underdogs can win if they just believe they can do it. He left a legacy as the Outsider. Alexander Hamilton’s had a background that is very difficult to follow. Alexander had to manage two different lives throughout his lifetime one of them was his life in America where he had focus on his education at king 's college (Moss 74) as well as the sweep of independence that came through New york. In America he struggled to fit in until that one day the British attacked us and Alexander decided to help on the local American army where he met friends like Hercules Mulligan.
George Michael is the youngest and the only son of the three children of Jack and Lesley Panos. They say that George Michael childhood was not that bad and not that good to be called perfect. Since his father, Jack, a very hardworking man that usually focus all of his time in their restaurant George never spend a lot of time with him instead he grew close to his two sister and mother that cause him confusion about his sexuality. George Michael describes himself ugly during his teenage and college life. But thank God, George found a friend in the presence of Andrew Ridgeley, a carefree and happy go lucky guy that in the later years becomes his partner in the famous Boy Band called Wham!