However, Santa Ana 's first presidency never even got started. When he was a newly elected president, he pleaded sick. He led the Mexican Army down to Texas in the year 1836. The Battle of Alamo lasted several days all the way from February 23 to March 6. The Mexican Army did defeat the 150 Texas rebels led by William B. Travis and won the battle of the Alamo.
He died on December 14, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia. He was commander of chief during the American Revolutionary War. Throughout this while you are reading is going to be about his life, presidential career, and was he a hero or villain. My opinion if I thought he was a hero or villain or what history thought of him as. Much of his family’s wealth was lost during the Puritan Revolution and in 1657 his Grandfather migrated to Virginia.
Did you know Charles Carroll was the only Catholic to sign the declaration of independence? Or that at that time was known as the wealthiest man in America? Charles Carroll was born September 19, 1737 in Annapolis, Maryland and, as a child he was so sick that it was thought he would not live past his childhood. At the age of 8 his dad took him to France for Catholic schooling because at the time all Catholics were denied any kind of political,religious,or educational freedom. Charles attended St.Omer for six years then after that when on to do six more years of college.
In October of 1777 John was forced to resign from Presidency because of health problems. By 1778 he recovered from his problem and was given the order as a Major General of Massachusetts Militia. There was six thousand New England men that had something to do with the Rhode Island Campaign, but during his first combat they had to retreat. In 1785 John was reelected and president of the Continental Congress, but his health problems made him have to decline. A few years later he was elected Governor of Massachusetts and served nine terms.He had bad health and that is what stopped him from going to the Constitutional convention in Philadelphia in 1787.
Zachary Taylor was our 12th President. However, Taylor was nominated to be president by the Whig Party and didn’t find out until weeks later. The Whig Party saw how he was a War Hero and slave owner, so he could win the votes of the people in the North and South. His presidency lasted for 16 months, from 1849 to 1850, which is also when he died. As he took his position, he was soon launched into the nation’s major problem; slavery and how the countries’ new states.
Tecumseh victory at the Detroit would be short lived. In 1813 he joined British Major-General Henry Procter. Together they led the forces in the Siege of the Fort Meigs. Tecumseh would send reinforcements,they never showed up. On October 5,1813 Tecumseh’s small 500-man forced was overrun by Harrison’s 3,000 man army and Tecumseh was killed.
I believe Andrew Jackson was not a hero but a villain because of the way he treated Native Americans, the actions he took during his presidency, and the fact he was a slave-owner. Andrew Jackson’s sentiment towards the Native Americans was certainly not a kind one. Manifest destiny was a popular belief among Americans, including Jackson, and he would go to the extent of forcing Native Americans out of their homes to reach their “ordained goal”. He believed in the expansion of southern slavery which is why he pushed for removing the Indians west of the Mississippi, which makes it the more disgraceful. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 said that it will allow American government to offer in-state territories to the Indian’s for their western land.
William Larrabee, son of Adam Larrabee, and Hannah Nee Lester was born on January 20, 1832. William was in a family of 9 brothers and sisters. Larrabee is said to be one of Iowa’s greatest politician and person. When William was around 15 he lost his right on in a shooting accident. Because of this William was denied to fight in the Civil War.
He appointed a cabinet composed of Northerners and Southerners and hoped to keep peace between the country’s pro-slavery and anti-slavery people, but it created lots of tension. People were accusing James of being biased to the southern colony interests and slavery issue. Two days after being in office, the U.S. Supreme Court gave a document that stated, “The federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the territories and denied African Americans the rights of U.S. citizens.” He hoped that the document would resolve the slavery issue, but he, “reportedly pressured a Northern justice to vote with the Southern majority in the case.” Then, the southerners were contempt, but the northerners were protesting, which led to diversity. Each had complete different opinions, and it was just getting everybody upset. Buchanan made the Northerners even more angry by supporting the Lecompton Constitution, which would have allowed Kansas to become a slave state, but it was voted down and Kansas became a part of the Union.
In Nat Turner, Kyle Baker illustrates a part of history that textbooks merely gloss over. He gives names to the 55 whites who were murdered. However, it is impossible to mention all the names of the thousands of blacks that suffered because of the slave trade. But was Nat Turner’s revenge justified? Although Nat Turner’s rebellion is unjustifiable because so many were killed, he is not entirely to blame because white slaveholders denied him and other black people of basic rights which forced them to act out.