John Hancock was against the British and he was promoted to major general in the Massachusetts militia. John Hancock worked to find supplies and money for the colonial soldiers. His leadership skills helped create the United States we know today. After the Revolutionary War, John Hancock returned to Massachusetts. In 1780, he was elected as the first governor.
John Hancock was born in Braintree (present-day Quincy), Massachusetts on January 23, 1737 and died in Boston on October 8, 1793. He was initially a merchant whose shipping business was greatly affected by the Intolerable Acts, propelling him into the Revolutionary cause. Once the Revolution had passed, Hancock became the First governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was most famous for his large signature on the Declaration of Independence as well as being a statesman, Second President of the Continental Congress, and Authoritative voice of the Revolution. Hancock joined the Sons of Liberty so as to oppose British influence in the colonies.
In the January of 1801, Arnold started to become very sick. On June 14, 1801 Arnold passed away at the age of 60. Arnold was buried at the St. Mary’s Church in Battersea, London. The disloyalty of Benedict Arnold remains legendary in America still today. Benedict’s Arnold’s name was removed from many War monuments.
He resigned from the Continental Army in 1777 after Congress welcomed five junior officers over him. General George Washington, the commander in chief, urged Benedict Arnold to reconsider his decision and join them, recognizing his heroic personality. Arnold rejoined the army just in time to become involved in the defense of New York from an invading British force under General Burgoyne later in the year of
Alexander Hamilton was the first united states secretary of the treasury, and was a member of the founding fathers. Hamilton was born out of wedlock on January 11, 1755, and because he was born out of an affair, his father abandoned him and he was raised by his mother. Hamilton enrolled in The King 's College in New York City, now known as Columbia University, in the autumn of 1773 as a private student and officially began attending in May, 1774.
During the summer of 1786, all over Massachusetts, Shays held conventions and there lists were made to determine certain demands that were to be delivered to state governors’ leaders in Boston. One of the founding fathers, Samuel Adams, became senate president and one of the first things he did was ban all conventions. After elected he spoke to the public and said “Conventions are not only useless, but dangerous. They served an excellent purpose when they were set up, but no more!” As time went on, Shays started to march along with his followers to bring down the arsenal. Samuel Adams feared a Civil War was going to occur and wanted to prevent any occurrence of such thing.
Abigail then moved with her husband to his farm in Braintree, Massachusetts which he inherited from his father. In 1774, John Adams became a Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress, which led to John being separated from his wife for long periods of
On April 30, 1789, Washington took the oath of office and began his new job as President of the United States. He had traveled from Mount Vernon to New York City slowly, accompanied by celebrations, cannon salutes, and parades. Soon afterwards he fell very ill. A tumor was discovered in his leg. When the surgeons went to remove it they were certain they would kill him. Jefferson feared that his death would destroy the government.
In the beginning, one of the myths that got my attention was that America did not become independent on July 4th of 1776. This day is one of the most important and remembered for us. However, the war continued for another 7 years before that England surrendered and then granted Independence to the U.S. on September 3th of 1783. Also, I read that the Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2nd. When John Adams wrote a letter to his wife Abigail, she predicted that in the future the people would celebrate July 2nd as independence day.
Six weeks before, William had attempted to capture the French town of Mantes, where the king, "who was very corpulent, fell ill from exhaustion and heat." (William of Malmesbury, a contemporary of Orderic, adds in his Gesta Regum Anglorum that William, his stomach protruding over the forward part of his saddle, was injured when he