Grant was a very prominent figure of the time period and led the Union to victory and helped heal the fractured United States afterward. General Grant began his military career at West Point when he was just sixteen. He was top of his class and when he graduated, he began his four years of service and went into combat in the Mexican-American War. He was promoted to captain as a result of his bravery during the war. After this, his four-year commitment to the army was up, he left and did not expect to come back.
Porfirio Díaz was the President of Mexico from 1877 to 1911, for more than thirty-five years. He played a significant role in bringing about the Mexican Revolution. Díaz established a strong centralized government, and throughout his presidency he controlled everything as an absolute ruler. During his reign, which was one of Mexico 's longest lasting and most stable in terms of politics, he completely repressed and eliminated opposition through governing by his own rule with an iron fist. Even though Díaz is considered as one of the most prominent dictators of Mexico, he left a strong print in the history of Mexico while laying the foundations that made the current country.
Juan Seguin and Manifest Destiny Juan Seguin is a very influential man who played a significant role in the history of Texas, specifically the Texan Revolution. He was born in San Antonio de Bextar, Texas in the early 19th century, which at that time in history was part of Mexico. The Seguin family had lived in that area for several years. In the 1740s, the Seguin family had arrived in the San Antonio Valley, making them one of the oldest families in the area. Once a Spanish providence now under the control of Mexico, this area of land saw the migration of many Anglos.
Benito Pablo Juárez García was a Mexican politician and lawyer of indigenous origin, also called "Benemérito de las Américas" and recognized as one of the presidents of Mexico; also by his famous phrase: "Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace" He was born on March 21, 1806 in the town of San Pablo Guelatao, and was the son of Marcelino Juárez and Brígida García. He was orphaned when he was three years old and left in charge of his paternal grandparents. When his grandparents died he was placed in the custody of his uncle Bernardino Juárez. On December 17, 1818, Benito made the decision to travel to his hometown of Oaxaca, and with the help of his sister Josefa, who worked for the Maza family, he got a job taking care of the farm. Days later, he met a Franciscan priest of the third order named Antonio Salanueva and admitted him as an apprentice bookbinder.
Over the course of more than thirty years, Thomas Gage went from lieutenant to lieutenant colonel to military governor to commander-in-chief and then finally a governor, with other positions in between. Nathanael Greene was appointed brigadier general for the Rhode Island Army of Observation in 1775, and then for the Continental Army that same year. In 1776 he became major general. The two men were also active at different times. Thomas Gage mostly led before the Revolution itself, especially during the French and Indian War.
He was a major general in the war of 1812 and he was born in 1767 in the Carolinas. He was nicknamed Old Hickory. Andrew Jackson married to Rachel Donelson who was born in 1767 in Pittsylvania county. She was eight of eleven children and when she was 12 her father led her and a group of others on a journey down the Cumberland river for nearly 1,000 miles in what today is the middle of Tennessee. They became some of the first white settlers of nashville Tennessee.
During Polk’s time at West Point he was training to become an artillery officer. At the end of his stay in West Point a religious revival came across the campus. It was during this revival where Polk realized his true calling, ministry. He finished his education at West Point and got a job as an artillery officer, but quit a few months later to enter seminary. By joining the seminary he ruined his father’s dream of the war hero bloodline continuing.
1860 political figure social studies Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant grew up in Georgetown, Ohio. At the age of 17 he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. In 1843 he graduated as an average student at the Academy. After graduating he was placed in Saint Louis, Missouri. During the Mexican-American War he was a quartermaster.
Right after Pancho Villa’s famous raid on Columbus, New Mexico, 1916, U.S army general John J. tried to capture Pancho Villa in a nine month search but they unsuccessfully failed to find him. The Mexicans helped Villa hide when the Army would come close to him. Their even more about that later Villa retired in 1920 and was given a large estate which he was turned into a “military colony” for his fellow soldiers. It was during this time that Doroteo Arango began using the name Francisco "Pancho" Villa. "Pancho" is a common nickname for "Francisco."
Ulysses S Grant By Omarion Grant Ulysses S Grant was the 18th president of the United States. He was born on April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant OH. He is an Ohio native he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, 1843. then went on to fight in the Mexican-American war.Grant served on April 27, 1822, to July 23, 1886, army in 1864.He commands all of U.S. armies and then pursued the enemy during the Civil War. He won Fort Donelson Shiloh, Vicksburg, the wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Appomattox Courthouse. April 1861, after the civil war Grant became a colonel of the 21st Illinois.
Mario Moreno Cantinflas better known as Cantinflas was a Mexican comic actor, producer, and writer. he 's complete name was Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes, he born in Mexico city, Mexico on August 12,1911 and died on April 20,1938. He grew up in the neighborhood of tepito, he was the fifth child of eight children in the family. He married Valentina Ivanova Zubareff she was from Russian ethnicity it 's why the rare name. They got married on October 27, 1936 until her death in 1966.
Gregorio Esparza was born in San Antonio de Béxar his birth name was José Maria Esparza. He is known as a defender of the Alamo. He was born on February 25, 1802. Gregorio married Anna Salazar whom he had a daughter and three sons. All of Gregorio Esparza’s family was present during the siege of the Mexican Army but only one of his sons Enrique Esparza was one of the eyewitnesses to see his father’s death.
At age 16 he joined his first band called the Silhouettes. He also auditioned for Keane’s record label in May 1958. His top hit song is called “La Bamba”. His stage name is Ritchie Valens. Ritchie is rock music’s first Latino star, a Mexican-American musician.
David Koresh, real name Vernon Wayne Howell was born August 17, 1959 in Houston Texas to his teenage mother Bonnie Clark. He was initially raised by his grandparents in the suburbs of Garland Texas where he attended Garland High School, and the Church of Seventh Day Adventist (Bio.com). He soon dropped out of Highschool just before his senior year to work at a carpentry, then he spent a short time of his 20s in Los Angeles trying to pursue becoming a rock star. When that did not work he returned to Houston where he was kicked out of his church.