James Wilson was a powerful figure not only in politics, but also in his personal life. Wilson is only one of only six people to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Wilson understood the future too clearly and pointed it out to directly for younger generations to come. His "Lectures on Law" set him apart from any other founding father. In the rest of this speech you will learn how he affected the nation.
Prior to reading this engaging, yet historical-filled book, my personal amount of knowledge on our nation 's history, as well as the founders who created it, lacked. Joseph J. Ellis -philosopher, and winner of a pulitzer prize- uses his awareness and understanding of American history to provide readers with a ‘modern insight’, enabling us to paint a picture in our minds what really occurred during the beginning years of our nation. While reading this book, it directs your attention to six key events. Within each of these events, Ellis describes the people involved in these particular affairs (the founding fathers), their lives, and also the relationships these men shared. Joseph J. Ellis’ award winning book, Founding Brothers, flows together to describe events/developments that laid out the foundation of our countries principles.
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.
Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication was written by James C. Curtis as part of the Library of American Biography Series. He offers a pseudo psychological account of the life of Andrew Jackson that gives the reader a new perspective on the full life of our founding fathers. The reader will enjoy the unique perspective he gives to Jacksons childhood; you hear a lot about what our founding fathers did when they were older so it is refreshing to hear about the problems he had when he was younger. The book does a great job on making Andrew Jackson sound more like a normal person and not some perfect founding father that no average person would ever be able to become. However, with this new perspective on the childhood, he also brings
Members of the Search Committee: As a member of the Harvard Law School Class of 1981, I recommend that Professor David Wilkins '80 be named to replace Martha Minow as HLS Dean. I have known David since we were both students at HLS. Back then, I was struck by his gregarious and effervescent personality; he was a real "people" person. Now, almost four decades later, I am compelled to recommend David as Dean precisely because he is such a people person, a quality that motivates him to identify issues and take action that an ordinary person would not, and which makes him uniquely qualified to lead the Law School. For a number of years, I practiced higher education law, and defended state universities in tenure disputes.
The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald is a unique book in that it addresses the audience of its own time period while defining yet pointing out the ambiguity in the American Dream in the American dream which was to remain true for years to come. Fitzgerald wrote the book at the peak of his career and it very much reflected the life he was having at the time and his very accurate perception of the beliefs of the people around him. The innocent (e.g. government, and old money class) were corrupt, and the corrupt (e.g. public) were innocent.
Constitutional Convention: The people that decided to correct the government’s problems were typically educated, well known, and rich. They had the characteristic quality of a leader. Respected, successful, and willing to fix things were other traits of the men that met at the Convention. Most of the members of the convention were lawyers and half of them had college educations, which was very rare at the time. George Washington, a well-known man, was the president, or chairman, of the Convention.
Although a fictional character in the AMC series ‘Breaking Bad’ (played by Bryan Cranston , he has become one of the most respected, most influential people on TV. I choose this person because of the Addiction I got to the show. I loved the cinematography, the attention to detail, the writing and the acting. Everything about the show is astonishingly well executed. I choose Walter over the other characters because of how interesting his character is.
John Frederick Quincannon a former intelligence officer with the US Secret Service comes together with one of the pioneer Pinkerton operatives Sabina Carpenter to form one of the best investigations firms in San Francisco. As one of the top agencies on the West Coast, their cases often has them traversing most of the Western seaboard throughout the late 19th century. Quincannon typically employs a Sherlock Holmes like wit to solve a series of locked room type murders, burglaries, and robberies. The second novel of the series opens to John getting a brief to track down some valuable artifacts that had been stolen during the 1846 Bear Flag Rebellion of California. The only clue in the case was an antique chest that had been found on sale in a pawn shop.
It all started in the 5th century with the Romans, but didn’t begin to become prevalent until in the early 1600s in Europe. Adriaen van der Donck was one of the first civil rights lawyers of his time. Even though Adriaen was the first civil rights lawyer, Thurgood Marshall is considered one of the most famous advocates when he became a U.S. Supreme court justice to make things fair for the minorities who have been discriminated against. Civil rights lawyers have been prevalent for so many years because of the laws changing against discrimination. From the 17th century, to the 1960s and up until now civil rights lawyers have helped out a lot of people who haven’t been treated equally, and in the future things will be a lot better when it comes to people and their
John Adams, born on October 30, 1735, in Braintree, Massachusetts, was the first vice-president and the second president of the United States. He was also a very influential person in America. Although he wasn’t really the most famous president, he contributed to many aspects throughout his presidency and political career. Most of his contribution includes his writings, speeches and essays, his part in the office, and his role in the signing of important documents. Due to his high knowledge of the law, he was able to write responses and essays that were very influential to governments.
There were a few reasons why Jackson was Democratic, but here is one. He appointed Samuel Swartwout into office. In the book, The Life of Andrew Jackson, states,”He likes Swartwout because he had been an early supporter... and so he went ahead with the appointment.” (Doc 7) This quote explains how Jackson appointed Swartwout into office because he was a “common man”. He also happens to be in