Nathan Hale was an American patriot and martyr who fought for the Continental Army during the American War of Independence. This biography explores his childhood, early life, career, achievements, personal life, legacy and timeline. Hale was born on June 6, 1755 in Coventry, Connecticut, and was the second of twelve children born to Richard Hale and Elizabeth Strong. He belonged to one of the most prominent families in the region. When he was fourteen years old, he sent his brother Enoch, who was sixteen, to Yale College.
Thomas Paine Do you find it strange that a British man would support America’s independence? Thomas Paine was born February 9, 1737 in Thetford, United Kingdom. He died on June 8, 1809 in Greenwich Village, New York City. In this paper you will learn about Thomas Paine’s childhood, how he impacted the world, and other interesting facts. He was raised on a farm in England.
Monroe’s father, Spence Monroe, was of Scottish descent, and his mother, Elizabeth Jones Monroe, of Welsh descent. The family were owners of a modest 600 acres (240 hectares) in Virginia. At age 16 Monroe entered the College of William and Mary but in 1776 left to fight in the American Revolution. As a lieutenant he crossed the Delaware with General George Washington for what became the Battle of Trenton. Suffering a near fatal wound in the shoulder, Monroe was carried from the field.
In the year of 1757 the Clarks decided to sell their land to move to a small plantation that was left behind to them by an uncle that goes by the name of John Clark (Indiana Historical Bureau). 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
When he was 13 the British invaded the Carolinas and in the battling of it his mother and 2 brothers died, as a result we see where Jackson got his unresolved indifference towards Great Britain. He helped the local Militia during the Revolutionary War as a non formal Courier. Jackson was had always
Stephen Hopkins died July 13, 1785, at the age of 78. He is buried at the North Burial Ground in his hometown of Providence. His gravestone reads: Here lies the man in fateful hour, Who boldly stemm’d tyrannic pow’r. And held his hand in that decree, which bade America BE FREE! Even though he is not well known, Stephen Hopkins accomplished many things.
Mr. Martin had a wife and five children and he published this book at the age of 70 in 1830. While I think that many of small details of this book was embellished for effect, like the tale of the sniper shot from a half a mile away with a non-accurate firearm, there is no doubt that Joseph Martin went through some very trying times; enduring starvation, disease, and poor living conditions to help make this country the beacon of freedom that it is today. He passed away at the age of 80 years old and this is the most graphic and vivid account first person account of a regular foot soldier in the American Revolution. So in conclusion, Joseph Plumb Martin was one of the young men that help shape this country during its infancy even if it was only a small part, he was first and foremost a volunteer soldier at a very young age and stuck it out though all of the hardships of war in the 18th century. The American Revolution was a war fought over taxation without representation, for this reason the thirteen original colonies went to war with Great Britain, and this time became known as “the times that try men’s
Peter Lalor was the leader of the Eureka Stockade in 1854. He was born on February 5th of 1827 in Queen’s County, Ireland. His name ‘Lalor’ originated from the ‘O’Lalour’s, who fought against the English invasion of Ireland in the 1500’s. His family owned and leased almost 1000 acres of land and it provided prosperity until the Great Famine in 1845. His father led the resistance of peasants against the taxes collected by the Church and represented Queen’s County in the House of Commons.
Calvin Coolidge He was born in 1872 on July 4 in a small village in Plymouth notch, Vermont. He died on January 5th 1933 from coronary thrombosis and that is a blood clot in the heart. Calvin Graduated from Black River Academy in 1895. Calvin took office in 1923-1929. He was the 30th president of the united states.
Coolidge was accused of several scandalous actions that had a long term effect, not only on the United States, but on the integrity of his personal reputation. President Coolidge was given many different nicknames throughout his presidency that all reflected upon his demeanor and how he acted to the general public. Calvin Coolidge grew up in the small, simple town of Plymouth Notch, Vermont. He was born on July 4, 1872. His father is John Calvin Coolidge Sr., a farmer and a store owner.
George had served for president from April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797. On the date of April 30, 1789 he took his oath of office as the first president. He was elected commander and chief in 1775 of the Continental Army. The vice president with George was, John Adams. He was one of our founding fathers and became our second president after George Washington finished.
After graduating, Sanders told Guardian newspaper, “I saw unfairness. That was the major inspiration in my politics” (Bernie Sanders Biography). His inspiration and determination later made him America’s longest-serving independent politician in Congress. His political career started when he was elected mayor of Vermont’s biggest city, Burlington, in 1981. After filling this position until 1989, he soon took a seat in the House of Representatives from 1991 to
Frontier revolutionary leader and author of the first deistic work by an American, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Allen and Mary Baker, farmers. Allen served briefly in the French and Indian War and in 1762 began operating a productive iron forge in Salisbury, Connecticut. That same year he married Mary Brownson, with whom he would have five children. But Allen’s deism and aggressive personal conduct ruined his early prospects: he was warned out of Salisbury in 1765 and Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1767. Allen turned next to hunting, at which he excelled.
Even after his military and political career ended he continued to discuss the issues of the day, and in 1814 he circulated a petition offering the government the services of Boston’s artisans in protecting Boston during the War of 1812. Revere died on May 10, 1818, at the age of 83, at his home on Charter Street in Boston. He is buried in the Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street. paul Revere was a great example of an ordinary man who became politically involved symbolic to the american revolution. As someone who risked everything to make
Childhood & Career Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 to poor Scotts-Irish parents. Serving as a courier for the revolutionary forces at age 13, he witnessed the deaths of his family at the hands of disease and the British. Jackson, now an orphan, went to live with his uncles and study law. After later being admitted to the North Carolina bar, he became more rich and famous, joining the convention for writing a new Tennessee constitution. He was elected to the senate after serving two years as the first House of Representatives member from Tennessee, and resigned after just one year.