During the time the American Revolution started taking place, George’s military skill was very well known to the public. George was appointed to be a military advisor for New York in 1775. A while after, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief (“George Washington’s Life”). On the third of July, in 1775, he took command at Cambridge Massachusetts, and entered a war that later lasted six years. In 1781, he forced the surrender of Cornwallis with the help of French allies.
The French Revolution ended when Napoleon Bonaparte, a military genius, stepped in and dismantled the Directory, which promoted middle class interests, and helped with financial crisis and food shortages. Napoleon crowned himself emperor of France, and made a new social order called the Napoleonic Code. Although there may be many reasons he reversed the spirit of the French Revolution, he modernized and changed the political and social construct immensely, for the good of France. The main trait that Napoleon is known for is his genius military mind. He studied at a military school and was an officer by the age of 16.
HISTORY ASSESSMENT TASK 1 - INVESTIGATING THE PAST CHOSEN INDIVIDUAL: Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton was an incredibly intelligent and significant individual in America’s, and the world’s, history. Hamilton was one of America’s Founding Fathers and also features on the American ten dollar note. Alexander Hamilton became a Lieutenant Colonel and George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Revolutionary War and helped lead America to victory. George Washington was impressed by Hamilton’s intelligence and courage, so he promoted him to be his assistant during the Revolutionary War which started on the 19th April 1775. Alexander Hamilton was not satisfied, and constantly asked if he could have a troop to command and lead, although Washington
Mainly operating in New York, the Culper Ring was a major breakthrough for Americans, and a smart move to gain the upper hand during the war. The Culper Ring went as far as protecting the French and American alliance at that point, during the war; when a member of the organization gained in tell on a planned surprise attack on the French army, by the British, in Rhode Island.
Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were two of the United States’ Founding Fathers. Both helped advise George Washington on many matters, and helped build this nation up from the ground. Their views, however, differed greatly, with two different plans for the growth of the United States. Alexander Hamilton was born to a single mother in the Caribbean. As he gained a reputation from his writing and advocating for American independence, he also became the captain of a New York Artillery company.
Anthony Wayne, best known as Mad Anthony for his aggressive way of fighting, was a general who leads the American military in 1792. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives. Mad Anthony was an important figure in history because he was a general who lead his militia to the Battle of Fallen Timbers which derived in the removal of Native American claims. Anthony was a hero because he played major roles in the Battles of the American Revolution that resulted in Great Britain losing, becoming the United States of America they defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War. George Washington appointed Wayne as brigadier general because of his passion and aggressive way he dealt with battles.
These ideas inspired the Americans to start a revolution against their sovereign, Britain. The French, being bitter rivals of the British for centuries, helped finance the Americans and ended up spending 1.2 billion livres and accumulating a debt of 3.3 million livres (Conway 242). This economic crisis, combined with an inept leader, Enlightenment sentiment and food shortages, snowballed into the French Revolution. The revolution got rid of the monarchy and set up a republic. After the rise and fall of Maximilien Robespierre, a five person council came into power known as the Directory.
Jean Laffite was an American patriot, a famous pirate, and, a traitor to all.Laffite has spied for Britain, Spain, and America. Jean betrayed all but America. He was one of the best spies the united states had had at the time. He could hire other people to do his spying instead of risking his own life, but he did it all by himself. Jean Laffite was most likely born in St. Malo, France; most likely between the years 1780-81.
Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède, or better known simply as Montesquieu, was born sixteen miles south of Bordeaux at Château de la Brède, France on January 18th, 1689. Charles’ family was very rich. His father, Jacques de Secondat, was a soldier with a long noble ancestry. His mother, Marie Françoise de Pesnel, brought the title of Baron La Brède to the Secondat family but died when Charles was seven years old. After his mother’s death, Secondat was sent to the Catholic College of Juilly, which was a renowned school for children of French nobility.
Napoleon Bonaparte, Heir of the French Revolution Regarded as one of the most tactically gifted generals of all time, Napoleon Bonaparte controlled France’s fate after the radical modification brought on by the French revolution. Napoleon is a man of controversy and remains one. Napoleon’s behavior has been considered eccentric by some individuals. However, the question that is being contemplated is whether Napoleon was heir to the French Revolution. Did Napoleon build upon what was founded by the Revolution?
senate. A war broke out with Great Britain in 1812 and during this time Jackson was the head of the state militia. Becoming the head of the state of militia marked the beginning of Andrew Jackson’s military career. Following the War of 1812, Jackson led his people to victory in the Battle of New Orleans and defeated the British. This victory led to the elevation of Jackson’s status and he was now considered a national war hero.
When Lieutenant Charles Scalzo from the NYPD visited Manhattan Orthopedic Care, he quickly became one of our dearest friends. He had an appointment with Dr. Armin Tehrany due to an awfully painful condition which limited the range of motions in his left arm and shoulder. The MRI revealed a troublesome rotator cuff tear in Lt. Scalzo’s left shoulder. Since the condition required an immediate treatment, Dr. Tehrany recommended and promptly scheduled a shoulder surgery to repair the rotator cuff tear. Later that year, Lt. Scalzo visited Manhattan Orhtopedic Care for a second time, this time for a stiffness and pain in his right shoulder.
This Congress was organized to help manage the war effort, and to declare independence from Great Britain, which is where the Declaration of Independence was born. Hopkins was very zealous in signing the Declaration. He had to support his palsied right hand with his left when he signed, saying, “My hand trembles, but my heart does not.” Hopkin’s previous experiences as a merchant made him very useful to the Naval Committee, established by Congress. The Naval Committee purchased, outfitted, manned, and operated the ships of the Continental Navy. Stephen Hopkins died July 13, 1785, at the age of 78.
Alexander Hamilton defended these Loyalists. Alexander Hamilton enjoyed politics so much that he wanted to extend his political life. He was the secretary of the treasury for six years 1789 to 1795. When he returned to Manhattan he was looked upon as one of the city’s most prestigious attorneys. Hamilton was still focused on creating a strong central government.
At the end of signing a huge signature on the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock said, “There, I guess King George will be able to read that without his spectacles!” John Hancock changed the course of a war that was bound to be won by the British, and did so in a manner of elegance that could not be compared. Some would even argue that his role in the Revolutionary War was as significant as George Washington or Benjamin Franklin. Born on January 12, 1737, in what is now Quincy, Massachusetts, John Hancock was orphaned at a young age and taken in by his uncle, Thomas Hancock. A wealthy businessman and successful merchant, Thomas Hancock groomed John to one day take over his shipping business. Growing up in his uncle’s Boston mansion, Hancock was tutored for a year and then attended Boston Latin School.