Ma and Pa Ferguson both left a mark in history when they were Texas governor. I would like to cover who they were, what they did, when it happened, and why they are important.
Jose Antonio Navarro was a very important man because he was involved in the Texas Revolution. He was born on February 27, 1795, and he was sent to Saltillo, Mexico as a young child, and injured his leg that didn 't heal properly which caused him to have a limp. The same year he injured his leg father died from a severe illness. He learned the merchant trade which was his father´s occupation, and has his own trade post, but specialized in Mexican Law. Which didn´t really make any sense. He met his future wife named Margarita de la Garza at his merchant stand, and immediately fell in love. Jose and Margarita has a daughter named Maria Casimira del Carmen in the spring of 1817. He was happy about there being a new trade port on the coast of Texas at La Bahia, because he thought he could open a new trade post to help raise money for his family, which did not work because the other merchants would not let him sell near them, because, they thought he would out-sell them, which he did.
George Washington Carver is the scientist whose biological discovery has made the greatest impact on my life. He was best known for the many uses he devised for the peanut.
. Sam Houston was born in Virginia on March 2, 1793. He was a husband, father, soldier, lawyer, a congressman from Tennessee, Governor of Tennessee, he was a drunk, adopted Cherokee, major general of the Texas Army, President of the Republic of Texas, Texas Representative, and a Senator from Texas. One of the biggest roles he played in his life time was being governor of Texas around 1859 till 1861. He participated in the War of 1812, he was involved in Tennessee politics. His participation within this war showed his military ability and attracted the attention of General Andrew Jackson. He eventually became a Jacksonian politician. He was wounded at horseshoe bend, and then become governor of Tennessee in 1827. He soon resigned in 1829 after a failed marriage. He had spent a
selfless and contributed to many people's lives. He was born in Missouri into a slave family. He
Sam Houston only had 1 formal year of school and went to live with the Indians at 16, but even with those conditions he became an extremely heroic leader of Texas.
Ulysses S. Grant was a man of true courage although he faced alcohol addiction and business failure, he skillfully led the North to victory and helped give African Americans several rights and freedoms. Ulysses S. Grant was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio to Jesse Grant, a tanner, and Hannah Grant, a homemaker (Broadwater 4). At seventeen, Grant was accepted into West Point, the college of choice of his father. Grant went to West Point, New York and soon began his residency. He graduated in four years, in the bottom half of his class (Worldbook Online).
James K. Polk had four goals when he campaigned for the Presidential Election of 1844. His plan was to reduce tariffs, take California and New Mexico from Mexico, acquire the Oregon County, and to reestablish the Independent Treasury System. Also, he wanted to do it in only one term. Once he won his one term, he proceeded to fulfill of four of his goals, and promptly died as soon as he left office, most likely from sheer exhaustion.
John Hancock was one of the Important people since he contributed in the revolutionary war. Now let me tell you about him. He was born January 23, 1737 in Braintree, Massachusetts. His parents were Reverent John Hancock and Mary Hawke. His father died when he was seven years old. John’s mother later remarries and he was adopted by his paternal uncle and his wife. Years passed and in 1750 he was accepted in Harvard College where he later Graduated in 1754. Right after graduating he started to work for his uncle. In 1764 (uncle) Thomas Hancock died, and he then inherited the shipping business. Not just that he also inherited numbers of properties and thousands of acres of land. At age 27 He became one of the wealthiest men. On August 28, 1775
His mantra was that the voice of the People must be heard. Jackson was reelected president in
Once, there was a man to have the largest personal fortune in the world. He helped improve mankind by donating millions of his fortune to charity. This mastermind was named Andrew Carnegie, an industrial monopolizer who used steel to gain his massive fortune.
Born in 1767, Andrew Jackson grew a military career into political fame. Elected in 1828, he began an era of so-called Jacksonian Democracy with his party, the Democratic party. During his presidency, Jackson tackled three major issues: the rechartering of the Second Bank of the United States, the Nullification Crisis, and rising tension between the native Indian Americans and Georgians who wanted to expand. He died in 1845, at the age of 78, at his homestead, the Hermitage.
He was wise and made good decisions under the pressure of constant segregation(Fraley). He was strong. He never turned his back on his men and never stepped down from a fight. Under his tutelage, the Panthers formed a coalition with Puerto Rican and white activists(Haas). He was a great leader and his hard work should not have earned him death.
Best - when he became major general because he won many battles for us and let us be free from the british. As commander and later major general of the Tennessee military, he maneuvered himself into important theaters during the War of 1812. He crushed the Red Sticks at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, thereby opening up more of the Mississippi Territory for American settlement. At the turn of the year, he inflicted a major defeat on the British at the Battle of New Orleans. After the war and with designs on the presidency, he hired a few biographers
David "Davy" Crockett was the 19th century American Folk Hero, Frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He was born on August 17, 1786 in Limestone. He became famous in his own lifetime for larger-than-life exploits popularized by stage plays and almanacs. After being made a colonel in the militia, he was elected to the Tennessee state legislature in 1821.