Born in Boston 1706,Ben Franklin helped to draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S constitution and he negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris which ended the revolutionary war. His scientific pursuits included investigations to electricity,mathematics and mapmaking. A printer and writer known for his wit and wisdom,Franklin was a polymath who published Poor Richard’s Almanack,invented Bifocal glasses and organized the first succsessful American lending library. Ben Franklin learned to read at an early age and despite his success at the Boston latin school,he stopped his formal schooling at age ten and helped his father work in his candle and soap shop Although James beat his young 2 younger brother,ben learned a great deal at newspaper publishing and adopted a similar board of subversive politics under the printers tutelage.
The abolition movement can be traced back to early colonial times. One of the earliest to protest the slave trade was the religious group, the Quakers. The Quakers fought hard to abolish slavery because it went against their religious belief in equality. In 1868, a group of Quakers ventured to Germantown, Pennsylvania to petition “the traffick of men-body.” The Quakers also played a
The Civil War has had a significant impact in history for the nation today. It reconstructed our ideas about our freedom and equality.The Civil war was a very devastating time during the mid 1800’s. Things such as slavery, racism,and segregation took over.People had sacrificed their lives to devote freedom for our soon to come nation. With the Civil War in mind, Americans previous ideas about it could be answered with the solution including Sojourner Truth’s speech concerning women’s rights, and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. During the time of the Civil war, President Abraham Lincoln, gave a speech to the people discussing the importance of the Civil War.
Delivered on March 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address put forth a plan for reconstruction, to “bind up the nation’s wounds” after the effects of the Civil War (“Second Inauguration”). Lincoln’s address manly consisted of two important topics, the “true cause of the war and its ultimate meaning” (“Second Inauguration”). Lincoln believed that God gave the nation “the problem of slavery to solve,” and it just so happens that the war would fix that problem; but because slavery was the true cause of this terrible war, and indeed it was, Lincoln saw that the only way to truly abolish this was for the North and South to work together (“Second Inauguration”). Ending his speech with the famous words, “With malice toward none; with charity for all…” Lincoln only wanted peace in the nation that he loved (“Second
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
The essay we chose is untitled “Learning to read” and was written by Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist activist from the ninetieth century. In the essay he tells us the struggles he had gone through to learn how to read, something that would be considered today as normal. In the following paragraphs, we will argue whether, his essay could be used as credible and useful source for an academic research paper. Frederick Douglass is a public figure well known in the world for his contribution to the abolitionist movement in the ninetieth century. There are many schools, streets, libraries named after him.
Young Henry fell wounded while commanding his regiment on the day of December 6 1864 in the Battle of the Wilderness. His life was on the path of greatness. The third of eleven children, young Henry was very fond of his older brother, Edward, and looked to him for inspiration and guidance throughout his life. He was a bright young boy who entered Harvard at the age of 14 graduated in the middle of his class in 1860. Though gifted with significant intelligence, he had a slight streak of disobedience and rebellion and saw suspension twice throughout his education.
Frederick Douglass’ The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich were influential works that challenged the oppressive societal and governmental institutions of their times. Although they shared a common purpose, similar themes, and similar context surrounding their creation, Douglass and Solzhenitsyn achieve their purpose through differing rhetorical elements. Douglass’ Narrative was published in 1845, as the conflict between anti-slavery and pro-slavery forces reached new heights leading up to the Civil War. Douglass’ purpose in writing his narrative is unabashedly anti-slavery. It was intended to reach a wide audience through the press, and to garner support for the
Lewis was 30 by this time, a former member of the Virginia state militia, he fought to quell the infamous Whiskey rebellion. He later went on to join the army where he not only achieved the rank of captain, he befriended a fellow soldier, William Clark, as they were serving together in the military. They parted in 1796 when Lewis was asked to be Jefferson’s personal aide and Clark went on to manage family affairs. Yet, in fall of 1803, Clark received a letter from Lewis urging him to come along on the expedition of the Louisiana Territory Jefferson had planned Lewis to lead. He accepted his offer, and the two (along with a specialized military unit that Jefferson provided in order to aide along them in their journey known as the Corps of Discovery) began preparing for the trip shortly after in St. Louis, Missouri.
The second poem is titled “O’Captain,My Captain” The poem was written by Walt Whitman as a tribute to Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth president. The poem itself begins on the water. Many soldiers are returning from the fearful Civil War. The soldiers fought long and hard for their side. Eventually,after four years, they had claimed victory.
Ulysses S. Grant (named Hiram Ulysses Grant) was born on April 27, 1822. Grant began his military career graduating Westpoint as an average student in 1843. Grant fought in the Mexican-American War along with Robert E. Lee, a man he would be facing on the battlefield nearly fifteen years later. Grant came to an early retirement in 1854 but after struggling monetarily in civilian life he rejoined the Union army in 1861. Grant was the most famous Union General in the Civil War.
John Quincy Adams was born on July 11,1767 in Quincy, Massachusetts. To his parents; John Adams ( Former President of the United States) and Abigail Adams.Being the first and oldest son of the two. His mother also homeschooled him for a while until they sent him to a private academy just on the outside of Paris. John Quincy also attended Harvard and graduated in 1787 with a Bachelor 's Degree(Which is also two years before his father became president.) During the time his father was running for president John Quincy was in Boston studying Law which his father did as well.
Born to Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee in Stratford Hall, Virginia, Robert Edward Lee seemed destined for military greatness. Despite financial hardship that caused his father to depart to the West Indies, young Robert secured an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated second in the class of 1829. Two years later, he married Mary Anna Randolph Custis, a descendant of George Washington 's adopted son, John Parke Custis. Yet with for all his military pedigree, Lee had yet to set foot on a battlefield. Instead, he served seventeen years as an officer in the Corps of Engineers, supervising and inspecting the construction of the nation 's coastal defenses.
In the middle of his career, Williams took 3 years off to serve for the US Navy. After 4 decent seasons with the Boston Red Sox, Williams was enlisted as a III-A. That meant that he could still be sent off to war, but he could still continue on with his life. Then December 17, 1941 came, on this day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor sending the whole world into shock. Williams’ first response was that he needed to fight.
After graduating high school jack than joined the u.s. army and served 31 months. In the army jack meet a man who pitched for kanas city monarchs in negro league baseball to try out. Jackie then tried out for the team and although he didn’t like the idea the salary was $400 per month. During the first meeting Robinson hoped to use his exposure to land a job