Then in 1831, the Black Hawk War began. The governor called out the militia, and Lincoln volunteered for service. Lincoln’s term of service ended after 30 days, but he re-enlisted, then a month later, he re-enlisted again. He served a total of 90 days, but saw no fighting. He later recalled that he had “a good many bloody struggles with the mosquitoes.” Before Abraham joined the army, his friends tried to talk him into becoming a candidate for the state legislature.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Her family was a little famous around Amherst due to her grandfather: Samuel Dickinson, who founded the local Amherst College. Her state legislator father had three children; Lavinia Norcross, William Austin and Emily as the middle child. Emily’s education included 7 years of learning at Amherst Academy (College) and 1 year at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. It is still not known to this day why Emily left Mount Holyoke after only one year in 1848.
McCandless and Westerberg 's relationship began when, as an act of kindness, Westerberg decided to employ the young man. This soon evolved to be something more than a employer-employee relationship. Initially, Westerberg wanted to help McCandless and "take the kid under his wing," as it is mentioned on page 14. As time passed by, McCandless proved to be a hard and ethical worker which made Westerberg respect and even admire him. Westerberg is a very observant man and he appreciated all the good qualities he was able to see in Alex.
Wanted John Wesley Hardin John Wesley Hardin was born on May 26, 1853 in Bonham, Texas, USA. His parents were James Gibson Hardin and Mary Elizabeth Dixon Hardin. He had 10 siblings including him. John did many things he wasn’t supposed to do when he was a kid so, he spent most of his life being a wanted man in Texas. When John was 9, he tried to run away and join the Confederate Army.
He was the son of Mary and George Gunn. He was also the oldest child out of seven children. When his mother died at the age of 12 Moses left home. He eventually returned to St. Louis to attend school while living at the home of his English teacher. He graduated from Tennessee State University after serving in the United States Army.
His granddaughter married a man named John William Smith in San Antonio, who was the first mayor under the Republic of Texas and twice more after that, which has been credited to his wife’s influence as an original settler. During his time of being mayor he served a diverse population of about 2,000 people which were about 1/3 American English, 1/3 German and the last third very mixed nationalities. John Smith had a role in a very important piece of Texas history when he served as a messenger twice during the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. He was sent from the Alamo to observe the oncoming Mexican troops to assess their size and location, and then to Washington- on- the Brazos to bring more troops for support, which allowed him to escape the final attack of Santa Anna and the fate that the defenders of the Alamo suffered that day. He stayed very involved in the government of Texas, serving as a senator for the Republic of Texas for 3 years under
If his character had to be labeled, he would be labeled as a dynamic protagonist. He would be considered dynamic because of the great deeds and achievements that he was known for. He is considered a protagonist because of the good he did for others and his ability to persevere through conflict. Most of George’s life was about him overcoming adversity and racism, and though all this he also showed extreme love for others. An example of this could be found in chapter 12.