Edward D. Baker also was the only serving Senator to fight in the Civil War (Darley). Even though Edward was born an Englishman he did not stay there very long. His When he turned four the little boy and his parents traveled across the ocean to America. At the age of 14 Edward moved from Philadelphia to Illinois where he studied law and sought out his life as a lawyer. In 1830 he passed his bar exam.
My dad is currently working as a forklift driver for Driscoll’s where he has been working for over twenty-five years. My mom worked in the fields picking strawberries for about twenty years. Me and my sister were about three and four years old and my dad didn’t want my mom to work in order for her to be there for us and take care of us. With my mom being unemployed, money became limited. My parents couldn’t afford cable neither internet.
What would you do if you weren 't able to go to school and had to work for your father in the fields? That is what William Kamkwamba had to face. William is the author of The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind which tells the true story of his life in Malawi, and how he built a windmill to bring electricity to his village. William lived in a small farming village where they struggled through seasons with no food because of famine and drought. William couldn’t go to school because his family did not have the money.
Vivien Thomas was your everyday carpenter, but he ended up saving thousands of lives. In “The Man Who Saves a Thousand Babies” you can find out how. Vivien Thomas had worked as a carpenter since he was 11 and he always wanted to go to college. He even worked during the start of the great depression. The Great Depression caused Thomas to lose his job, and so he lost everything.
Another man that was a great Native American photographer is Edward S. Curtis. He was born in 1868 in rural Wisconsin. Curtis probably had some contact with American Indians while growing up in Minnesota. However, most traditional Indian life there had disappeared by the time he and his family arrived in the 1870s, and there is no specific evidence of American Indian influence on his life at that time. At the age of twelve, Curtis built himself a camera using a stereopticon lens his father had brought back from the Civil War.
Bleier was born on March 5, 1946 in Appleton, Wisconsin, and was the oldest of four children. Born Robert Patrick Bleier he was given his nickname by his father who thought he looked like a “Rock” sitting in his crib, the name stuck, and the US would know him as Rocky. Bleier was a determined athlete who not only excelled on the football field but fought in the fields during the Vietnam War. With a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and 4 Super Bowl rings, Bleier is a shoe in for this honorary US History recognition. Indeed, courageous is his middle name.
Benny Goodman was a man who lead a very influential life, he was born on May 30th, 1909 and lived to be 77 years old. He was 1 out of 12 kids in his family and his parents had moved from Russia to get away from anti semitism. His mother never knew english but his father worked as a tailor to make money for their big family. When Benny was 10 years old he got sent to the Kehelah Jacob Synagogue by his father to study music. His had a disposition for the clarinet and he loved every second of it.
You know Oggsford College?’ ... ‘It’s one of the most famous colleges in the world.’” (78) One of the first things Nick learns about wolfsheim Gatsby named his library the ‘the Merton College Library’ (97) A part of oxford college “An instinct toward his future glory had led him, some months before, to the small Lutheran college of St. Olaf in southern Minnesota. He stayed there two weeks, dismayed at its ferocious indifference to the drums of his destiny, to destiny itself, and despising the janitor’s work with which he was to pay his way through.” (106) Meyer Wolfshiem asks Nick “‘Are you a college man?’ he inquired suddenly.” (183) During Gatsby’s
I have lived hartford and the same house for all my life. It was fun when I was younger because my 2 bestfriends lived across the street. However you will soon see that nothing gold can stay. Chapter one In the beginning Because I don 't remember my younger years as well,
I grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, I live with my Mom, Dad, and my younger sister Danielle or Dani for short, I am 3 years older then her. I had a Golden Retriever named Jake, he died when I was in 3rd grade he was almost 10 years old. We occasionally visit Houghton, Michigan to see my family on my Mom's side, and go to Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin to see my dads side. Every Thanksgiving we go to Wisconsin to my cousin's farm and ride four wheelers. Dani and I are the youngest on each side of the family.
What is inspiration? That question went through my mind when my teacher told me about this project. It really got me thinking about who has inspired me that 's something you just don 't think of, but then I got to thinking and I thought my grandpa. Jud Reincke my grandpa was born and raised in Marshall where he stayed his whole life, married about 60 years,had three kids Mark,Mike,and my dad Norm Reincke. Jud later had four grand kids Matt ,Laurie ,my brother Trace,and me.
My Personal Michigan Hero I can feel my brain being over run by lesions. This is one of the ways my dad, Tim Huyge, jokes about his dieses M.S. He was born in the 1970’s in a hard-working middle class family. After high school, he went to Grand Valley University, and worked as the manager of T.J.Max. Until he had to retire because of his M.S.
I just continued to work cleaning the school. On weekends I would help out my brother, Panchito, and Papa. We would listen to Braceros and Papa would tell us stories that happened to him in Mexico during our half hour of lunch we had. Papa told us once that he joined the Cristero Revolt in 1926, and unfortunately he had been shot in the knee and was in jail for 6 months. Papa sometimes said that he wanted to be a strawberry sharecropper, and when the opportunity came, he felt torn.
He hadn 't really drove tractors often. Heather stated, “I never was much of a tractor driver.” She had just graduated from high school. When she turned sixteen, she began dipping ice cream for people at Mt.Pisgah State Park. She didn 't do to much farm work because she had a job, but when she was free, she would spend her time on the farm. Heather Moody was always a hard working person, whether on the farm or school.
So, with his father gone he has been carrying out the business, by himself, for over 15 years. Every morning Hector wakes up and walks 15 minutes to his farmland that he actually rents. While there he plants 14,000 square meters of corn to provide for his family and cattle. Mr. Rene, being