At twenty years old, after the death of their father two years before, he and his brother opened the town’s first store in New Haven, Connecticut. Sherman wrote and published the town’s popular Almanac from 1750-1761. Also during that time period, he served as a representative in the colonial legislature and held the offices. In 1761 Sherman quit his law practices, moved to New Haven, and became the treasurer and benefactor of Yale. He climbed from justice of the peace and county judge to an associate judge of the
John Adams was born on October 30, 1735, and died July 4, 1826 when he was 90 years old. His family tree was descendant of Puritan colonists from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. John grew up with his father, mother, and two siblings. He studied at Harvard University. Adams was as the defense attorney for the British soldiers accused in the Boston Massacre and this is when he began to get some recognition.
Richard Henry Lee Richard Henry Lee was born into an eminent Virginia family on January 20, 1732, at Stratford Hall in Westmoreland, Virginia. His father, grandfather and his four brothers all served as military officers, diplomats, and legislators. Richard was tutored at home and then sent to Wakefield Academy in England for his formal education. After graduation, he traveled in Europe, and then returned to Virginia in 1752. After school in England, he was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses and later was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, where he proposed the colonies should be independent from Great Britain.
On August 28, 1775, when congress recessed John finally took the opportunity to marry his fiancee Dorothy Quincy, they had two kids but neither one live to be adults. On July 4, 1776, something big happened in John 's life him and Continental Congress were the only two to sign the original version of the Declaration of independence on that day. The reason John said he wrote his name so big was so John Bull could read it without his glasses, John Bull was the general in England at the time. In October of 1777 John was forced to resign from Presidency because of health problems. By 1778 he recovered from his problem and was given the order as a Major General of Massachusetts Militia.
Beauregard graduated from the U.S military Academy at West Point in 1838. He was second in his class at West Point.mIn 1861 he resigned from the U.S army to serve in the Confederate army. On April 12th, 1861 Beauregard’s troops fired and 2 days later made Robert Anderson surrender. Robert Anderson was actually one of P.G.T’s instructors at West Point.
In 1773 when Hamilton was 16 he arrived in New York, where he enrolled in King’s College. (Columbia University) Alexander Hamilton changed the world and influenced others in many ways. In 1775 Hamilton became part of the New York Provincial Artillery Company and fought in many battles. Hamilton co-wrote the famous “Federalist” papers with John Jay and James Madison.
Andrew 's father died a few days after Andrew 's birth and his mother died shortly after he returned from the revolutionary war, left to confront the world on his own. It took until he was 17 for him to improve his self-discipline and he began to study law. During the year he turned 29 he was elected for both Tennessee 's first representative in the U.S. house of representatives and elected for the U.S. Senate. He was considered a hero to
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.
His mother warned him about his fate if he continued to drink, like his own late father, but he felt that a few drinks would not cause any issues. Little did he know that a few drinks would turn into endless nights of drinking, and the biggest tragedy of his life; the death of his daughter. His daughter, worried sick about him, went to look for him at the tavern so they
Firstly I would like to introduce Jonathan Swift as a person. I would like to mention his life, which we can say influenced his literature movement. Jonathan Swift was born as an Irish man shortly after his father passed. His birth is dated on 30th of November 1667 in Dublin. Although he was born in Ireland, he was raised up in England by his uncle, where he was very well educated.
Benjamin Rush was a founding father known best for his work as a physician, but that wasn’t all he was. He was also a chemist, writer, teacher/professor, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Rush was much more than what people think he is. Benjamin Rush was born on December 24th, 1745, at Byberry, PA. In 1751, when his father, John Rush, died, him and his mother moved to Philadelphia where his mother ran a grocery store.
He was born on November 19, 1752. During the Revolutionary War he was named the “Conqueror of the Old Northwest” after he had captured territory that increased America’s frontier. After the Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 ending the Revolutionary War he became broke and very deep in debt due to paying a lot of money to support his troops
In Waxhaw, South Carolina, seventh president Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 of Scotch-Irish immigrants. He died on June 8, 1845 at the Hermitage, near Nashville, Tennessee. The Waxhaw area did not offer many opportunities for him to receive formal education, and what little was received was interrupted by the British invasion of the western Carolinas in 1780 – 1781. His mother and two brothers were killed around the end of the invasion, fixing a lifelong resentment towards England. Following the end of the American Revolution, he studied law in Salisbury, North Carolina.