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. He enrolled at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg in 1774, and almost immediately began participating in revolutionary activities. With a group of classmates, he invaded the arsenal at the British Governor's Palace, escaping with 200 muskets and 300 swords, which the students presented to the Virginia militia. He became an officer in the Continental
Earl Warren was born on March 19, 1891, in Los Angeles, California. Growing up in financially conservative family, Warren was taught the importance of a good work ethic and education. In his pursuit to attend college, he spent most summers working for the Southern Pacific Railroad; where his father worked. It was working for the railway that would begin to influence Warren’s career. During his time at the company, Warren learned first hand about monopolistic power, corruption, and political dominance (Oyez, n.d.). He attended college at the University of California Berkley where he earned both his undergraduate degree and law degree. After graduating, he worked for numerous law firms in the San Francisco area until 1920 when he took
William Prescott was one of the major generals during the Battle at Bunker Hill. Prescott realized that his troops were running low on ammunition, so he told his troops ‘’don’t shoot until they could see the whites of their eyes.’’ This battle was what made everyone realize that Prescott was a good leader and that he had military experience. Prescott’s leadership during battle played a major role on the overall outcome of the battle… Dr. Joseph Warren also was one of the major commanders during battle. He was the most intelligent commander during his time in being in battle.. Warren was a well known politic, that’s why he was so smart during the battle. He played a key role during his short life time. He died for the american independence during the battle at bunker hill.
Lots of people think that George Washington was only the first president and did not do much else. Many people know that George Washington was the first president and he was a good leader who fought a important war, but he was so much more than that. George Washington changed the world by fighting and winning the Revolutionary War. He became one of the most famous American born soldier, and he became the first president to lead America. He left a legacy as the first president.
An american soldier, Robert Gould Shaw was born on October 10, 1837 in Boston MA. So he was roughly about 24 to 25 years old when he joined the Civil War. Robert was a Union soldier in the war. Unwilling, he was a leader the famous 54th Massachusetts infantry. That was one of the first African American regiments in the Civil War. Shaw was a little hesitant to leave his comrades for his regiments because he had a feeling that there would be no action. Although he was unsure, Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew recruited Shaw to raise and command one of the first regiments of an African American troops in the Union Army. Initially, he was taking the command to please his mother, but soon he grew respect for his men and believed that they could someday fight like white
The annual Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention was held in Boston this year during the week of September 14th. On Saturday, September 19th six Medal of Honor recipients and their families visited Concord’s North Bridge, part of Minute Man National Historical Park, which is the site where the American Revolution began on April 19, 1775. General Scott Rice, Adjutant General of Massachusetts, was also in attendance representing the office of Governor Charles Baker.
While the American Revolution was long and suffering it carried a significance on each of the following groups differently (Schultz, K., 2013). While the war killed as many as 25,000, other deaths were caused from disease and the smallpox epidemic. The total amount of deaths that occurred during this time was around 70,000. The colonist were divided up between the ones that were loyal to the British crown, the rebels who rebelled against the crown and the one’s that were indifferent to either side which included many of the individuals living in the colonies (Pettinger, T., 2017). The war took the colonists away from their families and disrupted their daily lives for extended periods of time. However, the significance of the Revolution was as hard on the women that the men that left them behind. The women had the responsibility of running the household along with the responsibilities of those who had left for war. They were also involved in civil activities that helped with raising funds during the period of time. During the war many of the slaves fought for both sides of the revolution. Although the British offered freedom to the slaves for fighting after the war was over. However, many of the slaves were able to escape during the war and others died during the conflict. Last but not least is the native populations that were involved in the American Revolution as they were loyal to the British crown since they had proclaimed that
The year 1776 was one of the most life changing years in American history. The colonists were separated into three types of people, the loyalists who remained faithful to the king, the moderates who could have swayed in either direction, and the radicals who wanted to take immediate measures to declare independence from England. A man from Virginia named George Washington was named general of the continental army by the Second Continental Congress. Having prior military experience in the French and Indian war he was the prime candidate. He had to train all the men in the army and the people who held higher ranking positions because many had no military training at all. There was a major difference between the American military and the British
But actually, a whole ton of stuff happens before Sam dies. And during that time, we grow to love Sam. This means that whole dying thing becomes a serious downer.
The conflict at Lexington was the start of the American Civil war. On, April 19th 1775, it was said that a party British troops had marched upon the town of Lexington, where a group of rebels waited. A shot was fired and several men were killed. Although it was never proven, accounts from a few witnesses say that the Colonial Militia shot the first bullet, but the British were indeed the ones who fired first. “The shot heard around the world”. An analysis on the multiple first hand accounts proves that the British were indeed the ones who fired first because of the fact that they were marching upon Lexington to destroy colonial militia stores, and because
George Washington is said to have fought through the worst of the worst encounters in wars. “I now exist and appear in the land of the living by miraculous care of Providence, that protected me beyond all human exception; I had 4 bullets through my coats, two horses shot under me, and just escaped unhurt.” George Washington (158). His humble ways also paved a way to the American people, as he never forgot for whom he was fighting for the cause. “George Washington's action as a leader in wartime demonstrated the morals and practical truths on which these nation was founded.” (319). Not only did he lead the way, but also set an example by being an
Two great men on opposing sides. On one side Joshua Chamberlin, the former university professor turned Union colonel. On the other side Robert E. Lee, The highly respected, stone-faced confederate general. These were two very different men with very different hopes for the outcome of the war. They may have had their differences of opinion but both shared a common tie. Both of them needed to know how to control an army and its subordinates. Both of these men had their own individual way of handling their armies and its officers but both were doing it for a common cause. For one’s country.
Thomas Paine was an influential writer, he wrote pamphlets and books. His best known and most persuasive was “Common Sense” which was led closer to the Declaration of Independence. Paine’s writings were political to support America. Paine had two jobs which were an inventor and a journalist.
There have been many gifts given from America in my generation. The one I cherish the most, is all the sacrifices Americans in the generations before mine have given. I consider them gifts because those sacrifices are what made America what it is today. It all started when the first colonists came over from Great Britain to start the new colonies. They lacked most of the skills needed to even survive in the new world, yet they still wanted to try. The Patriots, in the Revolutionary War, would go on to help make America a free country even though they knew there were costs, such as having to leave their family for a period of time, or simply losing their life. Joseph Plumb Martin is just one to name. He enlisted in the militia, just at fifteen
This quote comes from Abraham Lincoln, found on page 53, from the week of November 21, in our Rufus King agenda. Abraham Lincoln was a president and a leader in the Union during the Civil War. He helped end slavery and help freed slaves. Abraham Lincoln had a wonderful sense of humor. He was depressed in some periods in his life. He was autodidact (self-taught). He had fought in the civil war before and had built-up the United States. He helped carried all the non-slaveholding states except New Jersey. He was a person who had a goal. He had a goal to stop slavery and he did stop slavery. The quote up above means to me that if you are prepared or have a goal, “someday” you’ll achieve it. His experience and work that he had done, shows dedication to two of the IB traits; Abraham Lincoln was a risk-taker and a thinker.