Born to Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee in Stratford Hall, Virginia, Robert Edward Lee seemed destined for military greatness. Despite financial hardship that caused his father to depart to the West Indies, young Robert secured an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated second in the class of 1829. Two years later, he married Mary Anna Randolph Custis, a descendant of George Washington 's adopted son, John Parke Custis. Yet with for all his military pedigree, Lee had yet to set foot on a battlefield. Instead, he served seventeen years as an officer in the Corps of Engineers, supervising and inspecting the construction of the nation 's coastal defenses.
In 1607, the first permanent British colony was established in Jamestown in Chesapeake Bay region by the Virginia Company, a joint stock company that received a charter from King James I and sold shares to raise funds. The colonist, led by Captain John Smith, settled at the mouth of the James River. Early years were difficult, the colonists faced conflicts with natives, starvation, and difficulties finding stable sources of food and support. Experiments with tobacco proved successful and the exportable commodity became Virginia’s main source of revenue, providing many of its landowning gentry a comfortable lifestyle throughout the next century and beyond. Half of the settlers in the southern colonies came to America as indentured servants-labors
Thomas Jefferson was born April 13, 1743 at Shadwell, which was a slave plantation in Central Virginia. During Thomas’s school years, he studied Latin, Greek, and French; and in 1760, he went to the College of William and Mary. He learned how to play the violin and was a very skilled horseman by the age of thirteen. When his father, Peter Jefferson died, he left almost thirty slaves and about three thousand acres of land to Thomas in his will. On New Year’s Day, Martha Wayles Skelton, who was a widow, and Thomas got married.
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in western Virginia at Shadwell plantation (“Thomas Jefferson”). Jefferson spent most of his childhood roaming the woods and studying his books at a plantation in the Virginia Piedmont (“Thomas Jefferson”). At age nine, Jefferson attended boarding school until he was sixteen where he excelled in classical languages. Throughout his childhood, his education was excellent because of his father. Then in 1760, he enrolled in the College of William and Mary were he took classes of science, mathematics, rhetoric, philosophy, and literature (“Thomas Jefferson”).
Nick starts the book out as a loyal non-judgemental man and continues like this for the whole book. With every twist and turn he gets in the book, he never fails to stay to himself because that's the way he was raised. “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,” he told me, “just remember that all of the people in this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had.” this quote is in the beginning when Nick tells us that his dad said this to him and it has stuck with him ever since. This quote defines Nick and who he is and wants t be as a person. Nick has some ups and downs throughout the book but he never gives up on that motto.
James Madison James Madison also known as the “father of constitution” born on March 16,1751 in Port Conway Virginia and later dieing at the age 85 on June 28,1836. Madison was the oldest of 12 children, seven of whom lived to adulthood. His father, James, was a successful planter and owned more than 3,000 acres of land and dozens of slaves. He was also an influential figure in county affairs. In 1762, Madison was sent to a boarding school run by Donald Robertson in King and Queen County, Virginia.
Paul Farmer a doctor, who also is a Harvard professor; one of the best infectious disease specialist on top of that he is a medical anthropologist and a prolific writer. Dr.Farmer was a very busy man when it came to him being a father a husband on top of that being a doctor that travels very often, no matter what he always had a good sense of humor he was an all around good guy with a big ego. Like most leaders he is charismatic and needs little sleep, and he sees his way as the high way. Farmer’s biggest goal would be to cure the world if he could; he’s made an impressive start. He and his colleagues at Partners in Health, one of the organizations that started in 1987, has established the primary health care programs in Haiti, Peru, Mexico, Boston, Siberia, and Guatemala.
He is in a constant battle between personal gain and the yearning for his father 's approval. In this book, Kevin started off as a straight-A, hardworking MIT student. He always did everything the “right” way, or the way his father would have wanted him to. Kevin’s life at MIT consisted of “test tubes and swimming” (Mezrich 35). Not far into the novel, Kevin is presented
Rough draft Aphorisms and Tuesday's With Morrie An aphorism is a simple and consist saying that proposes truth or opinion Since Tuesdays with Morrie was about an older man who was a college professor, living after being diagnosed with Als. Tuesday's with Morrie was full of aphorism that were about living your life to the fullest since that was one thing that Morrie not only did, but believed that everyone should do. Morrie was content with what he had and believed no matter how much or how little you had, if you didn't take the time to enjoy the ones you love or the ones that love you, you weren't living. One aphorism that I believe relates to me and the story is "there is no such thing as too late in life". Morrie before he was diagnosed with als still believed this.
Richard Neustadt, Presidential Scholar at Harvard University, once said of the greatest leader in American history, “It wasn’t his generalship that made him stand out...it was the way he attended to and stuck by his men. His soldiers knew that he respected and cared for them, and that he would share their severe hardships.” This is the full characterization of this great leader’s style. He never asked of his followers what he did not, first, demand of himself. He could inspire others to do what they could not even imagine possible. He not only conveyed a galvanizing vision, but he also lived it.
I nominate Dr. Nick Lynchard because he’s a very influential teacher and cares deeply about his students. When I tool Psy 101 with Dr. Lynchard he spoke about more than just his subject matter and focused on teaching us things about academia that nobody else does at this level. I’ve never been concerned about how my outward appearance or the way I carried myself would matter in meeting people or getting accepted into better colleges. He taught me about how to get in to graduate school and the politics behind that and what I could expect. He put great stress on the factors of cinching down and doing well in classes that I had little or no interest in and to fully submerge myself in the life on the fields I am interested well before I’m actually