James Armistead is the most significant person in the American Revolution because he risked his life for a cause that did not guarantee his freedom. He was able to use his role as a slave to acess the British camps, and gathered key information that narrowed the British Army’s fate in the American Revolution. His master, Lafayette, granted him permission to join the Revolutionary War, to get him information.
In this paper I will be providing you lots of information on Ms. Ray. Charlotte E. Ray accomplished a lot of great things for African American and women in general. Becoming not only the first female African-American lawyer in the United States but also the first to practice in Washington, D.C. Because of her bravery and persistence obstacles were broken. Ray has paved the way for young women of color in today’s society. She has paved the way for any women in today’s society to reach their dreams. To become a lawyer if they wanted too.
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.
Born in Maryland, Thurgood Marshall was another activist for civil rights. He went to an all-black law school, after being denied entry into the University of Maryland Law School. He would later take the school to court, and win, for violating the 14th Amendment. He went on to handle many landmark cases, as the primary attorney for the NAACP. One of the history making cases was the previous decision on the Plessy v. Ferguson case, convincing the Supreme Court to overturn the original ruling. He eventually went on to become the first African American supreme Court Justice.
The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 was a time that many people now would want to forget. 19 people were sentenced to death and one person died in prison during this time. Some of the Judges were ruthless, while others weren´t. Three Judges who were somewhat important in these trials are Thomas Danforth, John Hathorne, and Samuel Sewall. They were all respected in the town.
“Lawrence, were scheduled to go on the second of September, so plan to leave in a few minutes.” Lawrence Exeter and his wife crammed into the big car, his wife in the back seat. She was pregnant. With me. About a month later, on that one
Stanley Mathews was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the Ohio 23rd infantry and promoted to colonel of the 51st Ohio infantry. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on July 21st, 1824. He went to college at Keyon College that is located on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio. After he got his degree he studied law in Cincinnati. When Stanley got his law degree he moved down to Columbia, Tennessee, where Matthews took the bar. During his time in Columbia, Matthews was very active in the Democratic politics. He returned to Cincinnati where he became a large supporter of the antislavery principles, and was elected as a judge of the Ohio Court of Common Pleas. Matthews was elected a seat in the senate in 1855-1857. The years leading up to the Civil War he was a U.S. attorney for the southern District of Ohio. His major accomplishment during the war was a provost marshal of Nashville and a brigade commander at Lookout Mountain and Chickamauga. In 1863, Matthews resigned from the military to take up a seat as a judge of the Ohio Superior
Franklin D Roosevelt has made many choices in the civil right movement that have led them to get the African Americans their rights that they wanted. He is one of the main reasons the civil rights even happened. Roosevelt made big contributes to the civil rights because he believed that the African Americans deserved the same rights that the white people had.
The President I have have chosen is Andrew Johnson. He was the 17th President of the United States serving from 1865-1869. He started out as a vice president when president Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. After that someone had to be elected the new president. Andrew Johnson was chosen. He was apart of the democratic party. During his presidency, some of choices were a success and others were failures. He served many roles as the president but not all of them when well.
Earl Warren was a very busy, yet wonderful man.Warren was born on March 19, 1981. He was born in los angeles california and it is also where he spent most of his childhood. Warren was not an only child. He had one sibling, his sister was named Ethel. Christine and Erik were Warren’s parents. They were both very strict. They wanted both of their kids to grow up and do great things, which was extremely pressuring. Earl felt a lot of pressure to not to disappoint his family, he felt lots a stress, which a young boy should not be feeling. He was different than most kids because of his family's wants. The stress he has pushed him to becoming as
After leaving his position as Attorney General, Wirt settled in Baltimore, Maryland. He became a candidate for President in 1832, nominated by the Anti-Masonic party. This party held the first ever national nominating convention in the U.S history on September 11, 1830 in Philadelphia establishing the tradition. The date was chosen to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Morgan Affair. However, no candidate was agreed upon. The actual nomination occurred a year later during the second convention in Baltimore. On September 28, 1831, Wirt became a presidential candidate after the fifth ballot. Amos Ellmaker became his running mate. Wirt is the only person from Maryland to ever become a Presidential candidate who won any electoral votes.
Simon Stimson, 49, of Grover’s Corners, died September 27th 1910. Committed suicide in the attic of his house by hanging himself.
Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States from March 4th, 1921 to 1923. Harding was born November 2, 1865 to parents George and Phoebe Harding. He was the oldest of eight siblings At the age of 14 Harding had begun attending Ohio Central College. After graduating college Harding worked as a teacher and briefly am insurance salesman before breaking into journalism as a career in the town of Marion, Ohio. Harding is the only president to have a background in journalism. Harding married his wife Florence Kling in 1891. Harding turned to a life of politics as a Republican and he served with the state Senate and as Lieutenant Governor. Harding ran for Governor of Ohio but did not win. While serving with the Senate Harding became familiar with Harry M. Daugherty who later was the cause of controversy in his Presidential candidacy. In 1920 Harding decided to run for presidency as a republican and initially was not doing well, however, the republicans could not come to a decision on which candidate to back and settled for Warren G. Harding.
From September 15th to October 15th, we celebrate the impact Hispanics have had on the United States. Miguel Antonio Otero was an important figure who contributed in the economic development of New Mexico. He had many successes in his field of work as a government official and businessman.
Powell Clayton was a Captain who fought in the bloodiest battle known in American history, he fought for the Union’s side. He lived until he was 80 years old and remained leader until his death. He served as a Captain of the first Kansas infantry and as time went by he slowly rose beyond captain. He was relocated into Arkansas after the war. During the Civil War he decided to join the army. He served in the U.S. Senate for six years he was elected on January 11, 1871 But on March 17, 1871 he decided to resigned and later became director of the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad.