John C. Calhoun was born on March 18, 1782 in Abbeville district, South Carolina. He was born to a wealthy family that had recently moved from Pennsylvania. He enrolled in a local academy at eighteen years old and attended Yale College two years later. After college, Calhoun spent a year at law school and studied in the office of a member of the Federalist Party. He was elected to the South Carolina state legislature in 1808 and to the United States House of Representatives in 1811. A passionate politician, he advocated for war with Great Britain shortly after the inception of the United States. He was the chairman on the committees that passed bills supporting roads, permanent roads, and a strong army and navy. During this time, he was a proponent of nationalism, supporting strong national policies. He served as the secretary of war under James Monroe. He was a leading member of the old Republican party (later the Democratic party). When Calhoun was elected as the vice president
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.
On November 16, 1885, 41 year old Louis David Riel was executed. Riel was born on October 22nd , 1844 in Saint-Boniface, Red river settlement. Louis Riel was the oldest child out of the eleven children his parents, Louis Riel Sr and Julie Lagimodière had. Growing up Louis Riel was a smart student. For his education, he went to Collège de Montréal from 1858-1865. Louis Riel returned back to his hometown, after hearing the news that his father passed away. Although Riel left his education at a young age, he became a teacher, a Canadian politician and a lawyer which is considered one of his accomplishments.
The American Revolution was the first of its kind. It opened the ways an oppressed country could be liberated through sacrifice and dedication. It’s message inspired other oppressed groups to revolt, no matter how bad the odds, such as the Mexican and Haitian Revolutions. They all reinforced the ideas that the spirit of the people and of the oppressed could overcome all odds, whether its economic might, military might, or any other invisible strength. In Texas, American colonists also felt that they were oppressed by Santa Anna and the Mexican government. They wanted a revolution. Sam Houston took a stand by leading Texans to independence from Mexico. His actions resulted in reinforcing the need reject tyranny, increased American influence in North America and the spread of Anglicanism.
The Spanish-American War and World War1 were one of the most crucial moments in our history as Americans and the reasons we joined were for humanity and for our benefit. The U.S entered the Spanish American War and World War 1 for very similar reasons. They joined from innocent Americans getting killed or from being directly affected from the war, territory and resources, and unfair rules that hurt not just Americans but innocent people. These are the 3 main reasons why the U.S joined both of these wars.
You may have known who George Washington, Paul Revere, or Patrick Henry were, but maybe you don’t know who John Hancock was. Hancock had a very interesting childhood caused by him being adopted by his uncle. His childhood wasn’t the only interesting part of his life since his adult life had a lot of twists and turns. Hancock had a very important position and powerful impact on the American Revolution.
Both Sam Houston and Mirabeau Lamar are known as former president’s of the Republic of Texas. They share many similarities, but mostly differ in policy towards Native American’s. For example, many of their differences have nothing to do with their views but of the way they act a certain way. Houston was known to be more extravagant in all that he did, he dressed really nice and had a frontier reputation. On the other hand Lamar was more kept to himself, he didn’t care to be a show off , he rather focus on more relaxing hobbies like reading poetry. Although they had many differences, they were both great leaders, who impacted Texas and left their own marks.
Do you think Louis Riel is a hero or villain? I believe that Riel is a hero because he stood up for the rights of the Metis to the Canadian government during the Red River Settlement and the Northwest Rebellion. He was a great leader who would do anything for his people, even if he had to sacrifice himself. However, in the view of the government people think he’s the complete opposite. Louis Riel did go against the government and do many illegal things, but it was all for his people. In the end of the day he did everything for the Metis and I find that the big reason why he is a hero.
A man named William Barret Travis was a very important part during the Texas Revolution. William B. Travis was an American teacher, lawyer and soldier. He was the Texas commander at the Alamo and had one of the most well known documents in Texas history. Although he sadly passed at a young age, he still had a giant contribution during the Texas Revolution and had many accomplishments during his short life span.
Jose Antonio Navarro was a very important man because he was involved in the Texas Revolution. He was born on February 27, 1795, and he was sent to Saltillo, Mexico as a young child, and injured his leg that didn 't heal properly which caused him to have a limp. The same year he injured his leg father died from a severe illness. He learned the merchant trade which was his father´s occupation, and has his own trade post, but specialized in Mexican Law. Which didn´t really make any sense. He met his future wife named Margarita de la Garza at his merchant stand, and immediately fell in love. Jose and Margarita has a daughter named Maria Casimira del Carmen in the spring of 1817. He was happy about there being a new trade port on the coast of Texas at La Bahia, because he thought he could open a new trade post to help raise money for his family, which did not work because the other merchants would not let him sell near them, because, they thought he would out-sell them, which he did.
The French and Indian War was important to the American Revolution because the debt from the war was the reason that Parliament started taxing the colonists. Also, the French and Indian War made Britain very weak, making the colonists’ actions work a whole lot better. Since France was not happy with the outcome of their war with Britain this was a main reasons for France’s interest in helping the now Americans throughout the Revolutionary War, which was very important to the colonies’ victory.
The Spanish American war was a product of Frederick Jackson Turner’s frontier thesis and the urbanization of America. In 1895, a rebellion broke out in Cuba, as Cuban patriots wanted independences from Spain. Through the yellow journalism, reports of Spain’s cruel military tactics lead to a public uproar in the U.S. However, most of these stories were exaggerated as a form to promote war. After an American battleship, the USS Maine, was destroyed, America was “forced” to start war and stop Spanish occupation. The war lasted from April 1898 till August 1898; through this war we took control over Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the islands of the Philippines. The end result of this war comes to show that the reasoning behind the war has more to do with
Campanella: Roy Campanella was the Brooklyn Dodgers all-star catcher from 1948 until 1957. Campanella’s baseball career ended early due to a car accident in 1958. His car skidded on a wet spot on the road, crashed into a telephone pole, and his car was overturned, fracturing two of his vertebrae. He survived, but was paralyzed from the shoulders down and never played baseball again, causing the Dodgers to lose their all-star catcher. Campanella had four other siblings and had four jobs by age nine in order to pay for family needs. The accident shows how anything can happen at any time and could cause profound effects on society which still happens even today. (BC)
John Hancock was a merchant who was one of the wealthiest men in the colonies and who had a ship seized when he was accused of smuggling Hancock joined forces with Samuel Adams to support American independence.
Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette was born on September 6, 1757 in Chavaniac, France. Before the age of two his father passed away in the Seven Years War. In 1770 La Fayette’s mother and grandmother passed away, all leaving him a very large inheritance. At a very young age he was an orphan, a very rich orphan.