Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia on his father’s prosperous Virginia plantation. Ever since his early years, Jefferson demonstrated his ambition for studying classical languages, mathematics, and literature. Thanks to his parent’s success, Thomas was able to receive an outstanding education at the College of Williams and Mary in Virginia. After three years at Will and Mary, Jefferson found interest in laws. Under the supervision of Wythe, one of the most supreme lawyers of the time, Thomas acquired
Introduction Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) served as the 16th President of the United States. He led the United States during the Civil War, a war that put the moral and political foundations of the United States in danger. He is known as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents by the scholars the world over. Lincoln was born in Kentucky and was a lawyer. He was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1834 to 1846.
Lincoln believed that secession was illegal, and was willing to use force to defend Federal law and the Union. When Confederate batteries fired on Fort Sumter and forced its surrender, he called on the states for 75,000 volunteers. Four more slave states joined the
He was the youngest son of the upper-class merchant Friele Gensfleisch, and his second wife, Else Wyrich, who was the daughter of a shopkeeper. He was baptized in the area close to his birthplace of St. Christoph. Gutenberg studied at the University of Erfurt in 1418. In 1419 his father
Winston Churchill, in his informational speech, “Their Finest Hour” (June 18th, 1940) explained the military situation and rallied his people for what he probably knew was going to be a tremendous struggle against the Axis. Winston Churchill supports his thesis through, rhetorical questioning, pathos, ethos and logos. Churchill’s purpose was to inform and rally the people in order to strengthen their confidence in Britain 's military. Churchill was addressing the people of Britain as he uses a formal tone, in explaining the military situation. Winston Churchill was born into an aristocratic family, on November 30, 1874 in Woodstock, United Kingdom.
John Locke was a key figure in the Enlightenment (which was at its peak at the time of the revolution), who stated that the government’s duty was to secure the rights of the people with the consent of the governed. If the government fails to do its duty, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to create a new one. Essentially, this was what the American Declaration of Independence revolved around; it calls out King George III on his acts that violates their values of equality and their unalienable rights and declares the independence of the thirteen
Marquis De Lafayette When most people talk about Marquis De Lafayette, you envision a hero of two worlds. He served in the continental army for the American Revolution but also played a major role in the French revolution as a commander of the National Guard. Lafayette became a leader of the liberal aristocrats dubbed the Fayettistes, and an outspoken advocate of religious toleration and the abolition of the slave trade (Leepson, M. 2016, July 15). Nevertheless, Marquis De Lafayette is seen as a revolutionary hero both in the United States and France. Marquis De Lafayette was born Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette.
John Cabell Breckinridge was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on January 16, 1821. He was born into a family full of politicians. His grandpa served on the Senate and as Attorney General under Thomas Jefferson. His grandfather also helped present the Kentucky Resolutions and helped with the Louisiana Purchase. His
The Constitutional Convention was a meeting held in Philadelphia, including 55 delegates that would help rewrite the laws of their country and shape the Constitution. One of those 55 delegates was a Virginian politician, nicknamed “The Father of the Constitution”. Although being one of the youngest delegates, he played a major role in shaping the constitution that runs our country. This man is James Madison Jr. James Madison was born on March 16, 1751 at Port Conway, King George County, Virginia while his mother was visiting her parents. His mother was Nellie Conway Madison and his father was James Madison Sr. After being born, his mother traveled back to Montpelier estate, in Orange County which became his lifelong home.
There are many uneducated people in the country that vote and they do not consider who the best president is, but only who everyone else might be voting for. Electors are there when good decisions need to be made. Alexander Hamilton states, “Elections should be made by men most capable of analyzing the qualities… selected by their fellow citizens… most likely possess the information [to judge] complicated situations.” Hamilton is proclaiming