Dylan Aviles World History Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in the Waxhaws region of North Carolina. Jackson was elected as the seventh president of the United States in 1828. Jackson's candidacy for President quickly gained many supporters early on. Jackson stood as an example of someone who came from nothing. Andrew was an orphan who overcame humble beginnings in the rural areas of the Carolinas only to later become a hard working, self made businessman.
No one knew exactly how this new idea would affect the United States, but we had to take a leap of faith. Having a president ended up being a great thing for America, it brought a sense of leadership without one person having too much control. Washington, Adams, and Jefferson each had a different way of growing up, they had distinct characteristics, and they lead in various ways. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. His father died when he was eleven years old, so he lived with his mother and would move around Virginia to stay with relatives.
Napoleon Bonaparte A legend who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century, known as Napoleon. Throughout his life, he granted constitutions; abolished a political system called feudalism; introduced now law codes; and advanced education, science, literature, and the arts. Growing up an outsider, he grew up to be a powerful leader of the French Army. August 15, 1769, Napoleon was born in Ajaccio, Corsica where he and his family lived for many years. Napoleon had seven siblings and growing up, his family was not particularly wealthy.
The Revolutionary War happened form 1775-1783. One of the first major events of the Revolutionary War was the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Hundreds of British troops attacked the colonists’ military stores in Concord on April 18, 1775. The result of this battle was the British lost and were removed from Boston; however they did win the Battle of Lexington. Another major event was when the Declaration of Independence was established.
After three of Benedict’s siblings died, his father fell into an alcohol fueled depression. The family lost most of their money and became financially troubled. Benedict left school and started working at an apothecary. Arnold enlisted in the militia and left his Connecticut home to fight the French in upstate New York. Two years after he enlisted, Benedict’s mother died so he traveled back to see his remaining family and care for them.
James Monroe was born on April 28, 1758; He went to college called William and Mary 1774 to 1776, He graduated from college and went into the army during the first years of the Revolution. He fought in Trenton, NJ; he almost died because he was wounded (shot) in war, but lived. Then he entered Virginia Politics, after he entered National Politics and had sponsorship from Thomas Jefferson. In fact, James Monroe’s family was descendants from Scotland that immigrated to America in the middle 17th century, James Monroe had 3 Elizabeth’s in his life His sister, His mother, and his wife. James Monroe was nicknamed 'The Last Cocked Hat ' which means presidents who played significant roles in American Revolution of independence.
Still upset about the rough treatment, Monroe ran against Madison for President in 1808. He lost, but was asked to become secretary of state (history.com). All of the hard feelings were gone and the three men became colleagues again. During the War of 1812, Monroe assisted Madison and was promoted to secretary of war. The previous owner, John Armstrong, resigned because of the burning of Washington D.C.
Richard Taylor and his wife Sarah Strother contributed to America’s evolution, by both serving many battles in the American Revolution and fathering the nation’s twelfth president, Zachary Taylor. The third of six children, Zachary Taylor was born in Virginia, on November 24th, 1784. Shortly after his birth, Taylor’s family moved to Kentucky because of land gifted to Richard for his military services and the family became wealthy. Despite their status, Zachary Taylor received little education and enrolled in military school.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Biography American citizens will vote every four years for the President of the United States. The people usually vote for the two main party’s; Republicans and Democrats. The elections are held in November, but the President is not sworn in until January. Some presidents may do a better job of running this country than others. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected the 32nd president of the United States in 1933 (“Franklin D. Roosevelt”).
Life Confucius was born in 551 BC to a family of notable status. His dad was a warrior so when he was alive, their family was quite well off, though many speculate that he was illegitimate. Confucius’ dad died he was 3, this led to his mother struggling with money. Though they struggled with money his mother tried to give him a good education, she gave him love of learning since young lasted whole life. At the age of 19 he got married to a woman named Qiguan they had their first child at the age of 20.