The Great War During the 18th century, World War One took place because of the assassination of the archduke of Austria-Hungary, Franz Ferdinand. World War One, also known as the Great War, was one of the greatest wars in the United States history. With it being one of the greatest wars helped inspired a lot of poets to write about it such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Wilfred Owen, the oldest of four children born into rapid success, was born on March 18, 1893 and died November 4, 1918. Owens only published five poems about World War One in his lifetime, but he wrote some of the best British poetry (Poetryfoundation.org).
His father was Josiah Franklin and his mother was Abiah Folger. At age seven-teen Benjamin proposed to a fifteen year old by the name of Deborah Read. Like Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin was a great author and he did very well as an author. In his great life he will probably always be remembered as being on the one hundred dollar bill. He died on April 17, 1790 in his home from a sickness called Pleurisy.
The Flamboyant Trumpet “Give me liberty, or give me death.” Patrick Henry, born on May 29th, 1736 in Studley, Virginia, had one of the most memorable speeches of his time. Henry played a major role in the American Revolution. Henry taught by his father and uncle, only received minimal education. He married his first wife, Sarah Shelton in 1754 and together they had six children. He was in a speaker in the “Parson’s Case” and won election to the House of Burgesses in 1765.
John Hancock From his childhood and education, to his service to this country, and his presidential career John Hancock was one of the first people to sign the Declaration of Independent. He was also one of the most famous people to sign it. John Hancock was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, on January 23, 1737. He was born into a wealthy family his father was Reverend John Hancock, and his mother 's name was Mary Hawke Thaxter. John had six sibling three brothers and three sisters.
He is Theodore Geisel, an amazing american author who has influenced our world. Better known as Dr.Seuss, Geisel has created and had over fifty of his books published. Notable for his witty rhymes, and playful words, he has established an elaborate form of writing that has captured many readers. Born on March 2, 1904, Geisel started his life in Springfield, Massachusetts. With Theodor Robert Geisel, and Henrietta Seuss Geisel as his parents, he prospered as a child.
Martin Van Buren was born December 5, 1782. Both of Van Buren 's parents, Abraham and Maria, were of pure Dutch extraction. He lived in Kinderhook, New York. His family was struggling family with six children in the same house, Martin was the fourth. They owned six slaves and his step-father owned a tavern where a lot of government people came to, which is where Martin saw his first look into political business.
(1) His father was a direct descendent of Puritan emigrants in England, and his mother, Susanna Boylston Adams, was a descendent of Boylston of Brookline a prominent family in the Massachusetts colony. (1) Adams attended Harvard University, on a scholarship, at the age of sixteen; he went on the graduate in 1755 at the age of
Tahj Morales Mr. Wade Advanced American Economics and Government, Period 2 18th April, 2015 April 13th, 1743; this was the day that Thomas Jefferson was born to his parents, Jane Randolph Jefferson and Peter Jefferson, in Shadwell, Virginia. Thomas Jefferson was born into a fairly wealthy family since his father worked as a cartographer, and his mother, Jane, was part of the upper class Randolph family. Peter Jefferson is recorded as making the first accurate map of Virginia, and he was born in Virginia after his ancestors traveled to there from Great Britain, specifically Wales (Brodie 34). Jane Randolph Jefferson, on the other hand, was born in London, and she did not move to Virginia until 1725, when she was almost four years old. Peter
The words of Marcus Aurelius in The Meditations highlighted how rulership was conceived of good statesmanship at the time he was ruling the Roman Empire. The Meditations was written in the form of a personal notebook, most probably written while Aurelius was on campaign in central Europe c. AD 171-175. The treatise was organized in twelve different books, providing a guideline on how to use reason and logic, how to control one’s emotions, and how to practice self-mastery. (enotes, 2014) Marcus Aurelius was a philosopher as well as a Roman Emperor and was numbered the last of the “five good emperors”. According to the great historian Edward Gibbon, this was an era in which “the Roman Empire was governed by absolute power, under the guidance of wisdom and virtue.” (Edward Gibbon, vol.
The Life of Mark Twain Called “The Father of American Literature” by William Faulkner, Mark Twain was the one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century and realized the accomplishment of the American Dream that has eluded so many other authors. “He was America 's greatest humorist, yet he ended up mankind 's darkest cynic and most savage critic”(Otfinoski). Mark Twain stands out as one of the most impactful writers of his time and depicted the America that he knew with his literature and with his life. Mark Twain became one of the greatest and wealthiest writers of his time but was originally born under the name Samuel Langhorne Clemens to a poor family in Florida, Missouri. He was born two months premature under the light of Halley’s Comet, a sign of good things to come and was sickly for the first ten years of his life.
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.
His grandfather became very wealthy and made a large contribution to building a new church. His mother, Elizabeth, and her family, sailed on the Abigail to Portsmouth at the age of three. His father, William Ellery, took after his dad. He studied at Harvard and graduated in 1722 to then become a successful merchant just as his father did (Pyne).After William’s grandfather passed away, his dad inherited his father 's wealth due to him being the oldest son. He was a deputy, assistant to the Colonial Assembly, Judge of the county, and Deputy Governor of Rhode Island (Pyne).
George Walton was born around the year 1615 in England with no exact information of his origins. The occupation of Walton was a tailor. He had completed his practice for the profession in his early twenties and later joined the Great Migration of Puritans and other men that would soon live and populate new Massachusetts Bay colony. Walton first appeared in record December 4, 1638 in Boston when he was fined for swearing by Suffolk County magistrates. Thirty five people including Walton signed the Exeter Compact.
Gordon S. Wood, “the preeminent historian of the Revolution”, is a well known American historian who has received several awards such as the Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize for his historical books. In his book, The American Revolution: A History, he breaks down the key events based on his experiences and knowledge on the Revolutionary period. Wood was born in Concord, Massachusetts on November 27,1933. Wood teaches at many liberal renowned universities such as Brown, Cambridge, Northwestern , and Harvard. Now being eighty one years old, he recently retired from Brown University and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States after the assassination of William McKinley. He was born October 27, 1858, in New York and died on January 19, 1919. He is known for being one of the best presidents of the United States, from the building of the Panama Canal to his famous national reforms. Theodore had a different childhood because of his asthma illness, so he spent most of his childhood in his home with his family. Roosevelt had enrolled at Harvard and graduated with highest honors in 1880.