On April 28th, 1758 in Westmoreland County, the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, was born. Monroe had a mother and a father, Spence and Elizabeth Monroe. Spence was an affluent planter who also practiced carpentry as a hobby. Both of his parents married in 1752 and they had several children. His parents died when he was a teenager, leaving him part of the family farm.
Jesse Woodson James was born in Clay county, Missouri, near the present day town of Kearny on september 5, 1847. The particular area that Jesse was born in happened to be settled by many people that were originally from the upper south, such as the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. This helped the plot of territory earn its nickname “Little Dixie”. Jesse was born into a family of two other full siblings, his eldest brother, Alexander Franklin James, and a younger sister, Susan Lavenia James. His father, Robert S. James, was a commercial hemp farmer, and baptist pastor who originally lived in Kentucky before coming to Missouri.
The mid-nineteenth century was a very difficult time for the government and for the politicians in America. Slavery was dividing the country at the time between the north and the south. The south even seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy, so politicians had to decide if they wanted to side with the Union or the Confederacy. One of the politicians that held office in both the Union and Confederacy was John C. Breckinridge. John Cabell Breckinridge was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on January 16, 1821.
All of the colonies were represented in Philadelphia to consider the delicate case for independence and to change the course of the war. In all, there were fifty-six representatives from the thirteen colonies. Fourteen represented the New England Colonies, twenty-one represented the Middle Colonies and twenty-one represented the Southern Colonies. The largest number (9) came from Pennsylvania.
According to Dictionary.com and other web sources, the “Great Man theory” states that great leader are born, not made. These leader are born with natural intelligence, wisdom, charisma, and inspiring. However, I would go as far as saying that he deserved such a label. Around the time he was campaigning for presidency, his voters saw him as a representation of the common man. However, Andrew Jackson was born in a relatively wealthy family.
National History Day Documentary Script The year is 1803. America is slowly ascending the threshold of opportunity set before it. Being within existence for less than three decades, America progresses at a much more rapid pace than that of its predecessors, revolutionizing the way the world thinks of politics, human rights, free will, liberty, opportunity, individualism. By this time, America was awaiting an outlet expand its horizons to compensate for the growth it was experiencing during the early years of construction.
James Monroe, the fifth and last president of the Revolutionary Generation, was a historical figure who had made the most lasting impact on the United States. Through the years of his presidency (known as the “Era of Good Feelings”), Monroe took several actions using his leadership qualities to create America’s most influential impacts; he had strengthened our economy, caused our nation to be more independent, and shaped the country to be who we are today. Because of these influences, James Monroe made the most lasting impact on the United States. During the years of 1818-1820, James Monroe had showed that he was a deliberate thinker.
The Monroe Doctrine was a speech given in 1823 by James Monroe, the 5th president of the United States, to the U.S. Congress concerning European presence in the Western Hemisphere. Monroe was becoming continuously concerned about European influence in the region. While the primary audience for this message was Congress, the intended audience was all European powers, including Russia, and Latin America. The events in Latin America before and after the Spanish-American War will be used as an example of the imperial reach by the U.S. The United States, ironically, became an imperial power through its mission outlined in the Monroe Doctrine to end European colonialism and imperialism.
George McClellan. Born December 3rd, 1826 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He is famously known for being a Union leader during the Civil War, but he has had several other accomplishments while serving in the United States Armed Forces. He graduated the Military Academy (West Point) in 1846, and shortly after that, he fought in the Mexican War. Following his service in that war, he began teaching military engineering at West Point.
Do you know who James Madison is? James Madison was a Founding Father of the United States. He was also the fourth President of the United States, which is a great honor. He did many great things for this country while he was President. James Madison is a very interesting person.
John Tyler the “Accidental” President John Tyler was born in Virginia in 1790, he attended and then graduated from WIlliam and Mary in Williamsburg in 1807. According to, John Tyler, author Gary May states that Tyler’s mother died when Tyler was seven (May, 2008, 19). Tyler married a woman named Letitia Christian and eventually had eight children. Letitia had a stroke and was paralyzed and then later on had yet another stroke and died. Years later, Tyler married another woman named Julia Gardiner and then had seven children.
A hero is defined as a person who is caring, honorable, and put others’ needs before theirs. John Adams is a great example of a this. John Adams was born on October 20th, 1735 in Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1755, where he earned his undergraduate and master's degrees. In 1764, John Adams married Abigail Smith and they had six children.
George Washington's family traces back to North America. His great-grandfather, John Washington, immigrated from England to the Colony of Virginia in 1656. The family was from the upper class in England and was granted land by King Henry the VIII. A lot of the family’s wealth was lost in the Puritan revolution, so in 1657 George’s grandfather, Lawrence Washington, also migrated to the Colony of Virginia. George’s father, Augustine, was born in 1694 to Lawrence and Mildred Washington.