He left the Senate in 2004 to start his first run at Presidential election. He lost the primaries in 2004 to John Kerry, in a highly close race where the outcome was virtually a photo finish. In a display of uncommon grace on the part of both candidates, John Edwards became John Kerry 's running mate, with Kerry for President and Edwards for Vice President, but only to lose. He has announced his second bid as a Presidential candidate once again as of 2006. His main goals are stated as eliminating poverty, fighting global warming, providing universal health care, and withdrawing troops from Iraq.
His grandfather became very wealthy and made a large contribution to building a new church. His mother, Elizabeth, and her family, sailed on the Abigail to Portsmouth at the age of three. His father, William Ellery, took after his dad. He studied at Harvard and graduated in 1722 to then become a successful merchant just as his father did (Pyne).After William’s grandfather passed away, his dad inherited his father 's wealth due to him being the oldest son. He was a deputy, assistant to the Colonial Assembly, Judge of the county, and Deputy Governor of Rhode Island (Pyne).
That sums it up for why i believe that America 's third president, Thomas Jefferson was the strongest. He was one of the smartest men alive, he impacted our society for the better, and was a caring and selfless man when it came to making citizens happy. I can honestly say that we have not and never will have a stronger president than the one who 's services lasted 50 years. Thomas Jefferson is America 's
He lost a close race to president Gerald Ford for the Republican nomination. He was not ready to give up yet, so in 1980 he ran again with much more success even though many claimed he was to old (Reagan 334). Reagan wanted less government and more defense. He wanted to rescue the country and restore the hope for a better American Dream. Reagan also viewed the Iran Hostage Crisis as a huge embarrassment to the country and promised the people that this would not happen again (Brands 207).
On June 30th, 1831 Lee married Mary Randolph Custis, the great-granddaughter of George and Martha Washington. Together Lee and Mary had seven children, three sons and daughters. Even after getting married and having children Lee stayed devoted to his military duties, while many of his Army loyalties moved him around the country, from Savannah to Baltimore, to New York, Mary stayed with their children on her father’s plantation. Lee finally got the break though he had been waiting for in 1846, when the United States went to war with Mexico. While Lee was serving under General Winfield Scott, Lee proved that he could be a brave battle commander and a very smart tactician.
Andrew Jackson was the winner according to the Electoral College, with ninety-nine votes. John Quincy Adams was behind him coming in at eighty-four votes and William Crawford was in third with forty-one votes. By these numbers, Jackson should have been the victor, but because he didn’t receive the majority of the electoral votes, he would not hold the office for the next U.S. President. In fact, not one of the candidates had received the majority of electoral votes. This means that the decision goes to the House of Representatives.
Richard Evelyn Byrd was born on October 25, 1888, in Winchester, Virginia. Byrd 's family was long prominent in Virginia: his older brother was Harry Flood Byrd Sr., who served as governor (1926–1930), U.S. senator (1933–1965), and head of the Byrd Organization, a statewide political machine. Byrd attended the Shenandoah Valley Military Academy and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington in 1907. In that same year, he enrolled at the University of Virginia, but he left the university in 1908 to attend the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.
He led the new found country to prosperity and led it with pride. Without Washington there might not be an America. He motivated and led the country to what it has become today. His legacy lives on through the memories of his battle and his courage and
The two sectional party system helped the country become better in this kind of problems. This new sectional system did not accomplished what some people wanted, it accomplished what was better for humanity, and this system helped in making a good decision when Lincoln became president and abolished slavery. The democrats and Whigs avoided the topic of slavery because they were afraid that they would lose votes from the south, however a new party was brave enough (Republican) and went against the south believes. In the year 1860 was the first time a Republican candidate won the election, the Abraham Lincoln went on to become one of the best president of the United States, and also gave a stop to slavery in the entire country. Since then the Republican Party and Democrats have become the most important parties of the United States and they are part of the two sectional
Joshua Johnson was the first U.S consul to Great Britain and he was one of the most important people in the political world. After John Adams lost his second term election in 1800, he called his son to Prussia once again. In 1802, Quincy was elected to the legislature of Massachusetts legislature, then one year later, he was elected as the U.S senate. As well as his father, John Quincy was thought of as a member of the Federalist Party but in reality, he was never a particular “party” man, he had always tried seeing every party 's point of views. He became unpopular with the other Federalists due to his support on the Louisiana Purchase and President Thomas Jefferson 's Embargo Act.
According to Alan Brinkley, the author of The Unfinished Nation, there was an unexpected complication that almost hurt the Republican victory. The election it’s self was a close one, but the constitution called for each elector to vote by ballot of two persons, that they would vote once for his parties’ president and the other for his parties vice presidential candidate, but the problem was that one elector that was supposed to refrain from voting for their parties’ presidential candidate, did not refrain from voting. The reason they wanted to do this was to prevent a tie from occurring, but somehow this did not happen and the presidential candidate Jefferson received 73 votes and his vice presidential candidate Burr received 73 as well, resulting in a tie. When a tie occurs, “no candidate had a majority, and the House of Representatives had to choose between the two top candidates, Jefferson and Burr. Each state delegation would cast a single vote”.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy came from a rather very successful family, and I believe that helped him become the great president he was. During his presidency, Mr. Kennedy saved the U.S. from going into an all out nuclear war with the Soviet Union. The
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in Virginia. He was born into a pretty successful family which made life easier in the 1740’s. Thomas Jefferson got a very exceptional education. He liked to learn and was sent on going to college. He ended up attending the College of William and Mary which was located in Williamsburg, Virginia.