Halifax Explosion Halifax History In the year of 1749 the harbour was founded by the British military, in an effort to gain military strength in North America. “The harbour at Halifax with long-stretching coves and contours provided both safe haven for ships and excellent vantage points for fortifications.” (www.halifaxexplosion.org) At this time, around twenty-five hundred settlers began to establish new lives in the village, later known as the city of Halifax. New opportunities arose in businesses and industries, due to the heavily reliance on the city’s vast sea. Halifax attracted immigrants from England, Ireland, and other European countries, as well as the American Colonies. By 1841, the population had grown to fifteen thousand because
In chapter four of The Fountainhead, Wynand agrees to give Peter the Stoneridge building only if he is willing to allow Dominique and Wynand to take a one week vacation on a yacht for a cruise. Peter agrees and Dominique and wynand enjoy a cruise. While there on the ship they start naming high off of the ground places. As they talk they say, “when I look at the ocean, I feel the greatness of a man. I think of a man’s magnificent capacity that created this ship to conquer all that senseless space.
In 1774, Jefferson penned his first major political work, "A Summary View of the Rights of British America," which established his reputation as one of the most eloquent advocates of the American cause. In June 1776, the Continental Congress appointed a five-man committee to draft a Declaration of Independence. The committee then chose Jefferson to author the declaration 's first draft. Over the next 17 days, Jefferson drafted one of the most beautiful and powerful testaments to liberty and equality in world history. After authoring the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson returned to Virginia, where, from 1776 to 1779, he served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.
The two novels, The Great Gatsby and Water For Elephants share connections and similar ideas with the American Dream and also similarities with the characters. One of the many connections these two novels share is the idea of the American Dream. The American Dream is the idea that there is equal opportunity for every American to achieve their goals and dreams. For example, Daisy from The Great Gatsby already lives her American Dream with her rich lifestyle and her rich husband, with lots of money. Marlena from Water For Elephants tries to live the American Dream.
In 1776 in Virginia he met Thomas Jefferson at a Convention Center, where they both became very good friends. Codependently Madison became president in 1808 right after his very good friend Thomas Jefferson. Before becoming president James Madison wrote drafts for individual freedoms and other sources. I believe Madison was a good influence and example setting goals for himself and accomplishing them. Some accomplishments were graduating from Princeton University, but a major accomplishment was becoming president of the United States in 1808.
2. Who sponsored his passage to America? In London, on the behalf of hundreds of civil workers Thomas Paine was facing a court appeal where he caught the attention of Benjamin Franklin who was there as an agent of several colonists. After meeting Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin recommended him as an ingenious and worthy young man. He was extremely impressed by Thomas’s extraordinary abilities and his power of thinking. He suggested Thomas, emigration to British colonial America, and gave him a letter of recommendation.
The colony of Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia were frontiers in many ways; they were greatly influenced by William Penn’s ideas politically, religiously, and economically. William Penn was born in England in the city of London to Admiral William Penn and Margaret Jasper on October 14, 1644. Admiral Penn was a wealthy and important admiral who served in the parliamentary navy during the English Civil War or the Puritan Revolution. Penn was awarded much land, but he fell into the disfavor of the British monarch. A close friend of the Duke of York, Admiral Penn helped reinstate Charles II as the ruler of England- who later knighted him.
The Panama Canal was a major achievement for the United States in the early 1900’s, and even during the 50’s people were still very infatuated with its existence. It was a symbol of political power for the U.S. and showed the vastness of its reach and influence. By adding a mention of Henry Frick Park, Dillard showed how the industrial captains of the time did anything they could to show their power and flaunt their money, especially in Pittsburgh, a city famous for its involvement in the industrial
The Lincoln Memorial started construction in 1914. Henry Bacon, a New York architect built the design of the Lincoln Memorial. The design was based on a Greek temple with 36 Doric columns. Each column represents one state of the Union at the time of Lincoln 's death. When the Memorial was completed in May 1922, the Union had expanded with 12 more states, so the names of the 48 states were carved on the outside of the Memorial 's walls.
Juan Ponce De Leon was a famous explorer, and he was interested in sailing because of his cousin, Christopher Columbus. Juan Ponce De Leon was also neighbors and close friends with Vasco De Gama, he was influenced by two very good explorers which is probably why he turned out to be such a good explorer. Juan joined Columbus on his second journey to the Americas so sailing long distance became easier for