Clarence Thomas was born on June 23, 1948, in Pin Point, Georgia. His father left his family when he was young. That, and other issues as the years passed led his family into money problems. Clarence and his brother were sent to live with their grandfather and step-grandmother. His grandfather had a major influence on his religious beliefs. He transferred to St. John Vianney Minor Seminary while in high school and graduated from there in 1967. After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. he heard some of his classmates at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Missouri making fun of his death. This led him to quit seminary and eventually attend Yale University Law School. After graduating from Yale, he worked for many years as a lawyer for the agricultural giant Monsanto. Then he moved to Washington D.C. where he worked some for President Ronald Reagan. In 1991 Thomas replaced the previous Supreme Court Justice and became the second African American justice to serve on the Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas was a part of many important Supreme Court Cases. A few of them include Morse v. Frederick, United States v. Morrison, and Grutter v. Bollinger.
He was able to do things people only dreamed of. “In Philadelphia, he helped launch the city’s first police force, the first volunteer fire company, the first fire insurance firm, the first hospital, the first public library, and the academy that became the first institution of higher learning (the University of Pennsylvania).” (Powell p 2) Benjamin Franklin is credited with many of his inventions as well as his writings and contributions to society. Just about each of his inventions could be considered the most impactful developments in American history. Some of his most renowned inventions include bifocal spectacles, the Franklin stove, and the increased basis for understanding electricity. Most modern day technology might not be where they are today without the help of Benjamin
Thomas Jefferson was quite an interesting fellow. You may already know some general facts about him. He is one of the founding fathers of the United States. He is also one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Along with dealing with politics and the American Revolution, Thomas Jefferson was also famous for his inventions. But there may be some details that you never knew about Thomas Jefferson. Let me tell you about Jefferson’s personal life, his political involvement in the American Revolution, his rather interesting beliefs, and his inventions.
Isaac Newton was truly an amazing man, who had made many inventions and discoveries, allowing science to advance in an uncountable amount of ways. Newton was very smart at a very young age. Throughout his college years and into his teaching career is when he made most of his discoveries in the mathematical and scientific fields. He will be remembered and respected for the lasting impact he had on the modern world. Newton should be looked upon as a role model for scientists, mathematicians, and even inventors.
Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. Thomas Edison is frequently thought has one of the greatest inventors who ever lived. He is commonly categorized as the man who made the first light bulb. Edison was born into a place and time where there was not much technological advancements. His inventions helped many things change in the world. During his life he made 1,093 inventions. Most of these inventions are still active today and changed the world forever. Thomas Edison was a man who had an impact on America more than anyone else. Some of his inventions are still used to this day.
The Second Industrial Revolution was prompted by various factors, including the abundant amount of natural resources(Coal and Iron) and labor (European Immigrant/ Irish Famine). The concept of Laissez-Faire Capitalism meant that industries controlled the regulation of their business, and that the government could not interfere. This concept helped to fabricate monumental businessmen known as Andrew Carnegie and John. D Rockefeller who played a prominent factor in the production of steel and oil. The steel industry helped to shape America's economy. Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb boosted the production of materials in factories and Alexander Graham Belt’s invention of the telephone expanded communication. Railroads also promoted
He was the youngest of seven children and his mother was a teacher. Thomas Edison helped invent over 1000 inventions, some of which include the camera and the microphone, but Edison’s largest success in life was the recreation of the light bulb, in 1879 when he discovered that a carbon filament inside an oxygen-free bulb could glow (Science for Kids).
a family claiming descent from English and Scottish royalty. His father, Peter Jefferson, was a
Nikola Tesla is an inventor with a very vivid imagination a visionary who saw electricity
He was born in Massachusetts in 1765 and he died in 1825. His dad was a farmer. He would later get married to Henrietta Edwards in 1817, and he would have four children,
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, a large planation near present-day Charlottesville, Virginia. His father, Peter Jefferson, was owner of Shadwell planation and a surveyor, meanwhile, Jane Randolph Jefferson, Jefferson’s mother, came from a prominent family
“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.”- Benjamin Franklin. Without Benjamin Franklin’s advanced thinking life wouldn 't be as easy as it is today. A great portion of inventions would not exist without him, such as, the Lightning Rod, Bifocals, and different types of stoves. We might not even be a country without Ben. Benjamins intellect and love for his country still lives on to this day, and will continue to live on for centuries.
In the beginning years after America had finally claimed their independence from Britain, it began the long tremendous journey of American Ingenuity. From this there was the production of many essential inventions to society, that would leave an impact on the world for the rest of time. Some inventions that produced this impact was the telegraph, airplanes and the power looms. One of the most notable inventors of this time period was Eli Whitney who created three inventions that left a tremendous influence on the agriculture and American progress.
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in Virginia. He was born into a pretty successful family which made life easier in the 1740’s. Thomas Jefferson got a very exceptional education. He liked to learn and was sent on going to college. He ended up attending the College of William and Mary which was located in Williamsburg, Virginia. After three years at this college he made the decision of studying law. At this point in time there were no law schools so he studied under Wythe, this lasted five years. After this he was examined by the bar which is a body of lawyers. Thomas Jefferson was confirmed to the Virginia bar in 1767 and by this time he was a notable lawyer. From 1767-1774 he was achieving great success and was winning many of his
Franklin’s science experiments and inventions helped many people around the world with their everyday needs. In 1752, Benjamin Franklin set off with William Franklin to test his theory that lightning was really electricity with his kite and key (Dash, pgs. 81-83). Franklin’s theory turned out to be true and it helped many scientists learn about the nature of lightning. Franklin designed and created many famous inventions, many of which we still use today. Some of these inventions include, the Franklin stove, bifocals, the glass armonica, the rocking chair, the flex catheter, the lightning rod, and even the American penny. (Bio.com). Franklin’s inventions were never patented because he wanted all of them to be made cheaply, so every family could buy them (Compton’s, p. 382). The Franklin stove was one of Ben Franklin’s greatest inventions. It stood in the fireplace, casting warmth throughout the house instead of going straight up to the chimney (Compton’s, p. 382) and (Dash, p. 13). The lightning rod was a revolutionary invention created by Franklin. Before the lightning rod was created, building were always in danger of being struck by lightning during a storm. The rod was made of a metal pole connected to a wire that safely conducted the lightning into the ground where it would do no harm (TIME, web.). Not only did Franklin contribute much to the realm of science, but also to the