James Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia, was the one to lead English settlers to the colony. The Spanish were there originally, but 1730, when James led the settlers, the Spanish were mainly gone. James led the settlement as a refuge for the poor and debtors. He also made a multifaceted plan for settling and government called Oglethorpe Plan, which will be touched upon further in the governments slide.
On October 3, 1974, at around 10:45 pm, Elton Hymon and Leslie Wright of the Memphis Police Department were responding to a “prowler on the inside” call. They made the scene and observed a woman in the house next to the intended home of the call. She was standing on her front porch pointing at the house. She advised that she had heard glass breaking and someone was breaking into the house next door. As Wright showed both officers on the scene on his radio to dispatch, Hymon went to the rear of the house. Hymon heard what sounded like a door slamming shut. He then saw someone run across the backyard. The person running was later identified as Edward Garner. Garner was moving towards a 6-foot high chain at the end of the yard. Hymon shined his flashlight in Garner’s direction so that he could see his face and hands. Hymon was “reasonably sure” that he did not see a weapon in Garner’s hands. To Hymon Garner appeared to be 17 or 18 years old and about 5’5 to 5’7 feet tall. Hymon began to give verbal commands of “Police,” “halt” as he walked towards Garner because it appeared that he about climbed the fence. Garner disregarded the command and started to rise to elude police. With the belief that Garner would get away if he made it to the other side of the fence, Hymon shot him. Hymon shot Garner in the back of the head. He was taken in the ambulance to the hospital where he later died on the operating table.
If anyone was to do even a little research about the United States in 1787, one would find that the states were not very unified and life was not easy. Men like, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and George Washington had one thing in mind, to reunite the United States. The book, A Brilliant Solution by Carol Berkin, very clearly depicts the obstacles and adversity that the men attending the constitutional convention had to overcome. Due to a plethora of factors, the men attending the constitutional convention encountered many complications during the convention, ranging from travel issues to a lack of power to even do anything necessary to change the “United” States. The book shows this by describing the story of the men as a “story of anxious
Robert Yates was an Anti federalist and did not support the constitution. He arrived at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on May 25, 1787, but decided to leave early due to the fact that he did not believe in adopting a federal Constitution and left on July 10, 1787. He did not believe in a strong central government and did not have a position in the new Federal Government. He was against any concession to the federal congress that might lessen the sovereignty of the states. He stated this all in a letter with John Langston that was written to Governor George Clinton of New York, stating the dangers of centralizing power and urging opposition to the adoption of the Constitution. Yates continued to argue against the Constitution
During the debate on the ratification of the Constitution, figures revolutionary famous such as Patrick Henry declared publicly against the Constitution. They argued that the strong national Government proposed by the federalists was a threat to individual rights and that the President would become a King, and objected to the federal judicial system proposed by the Constitution. Individualism was the strong opposition element; the necessity, or at least the desire, of a bill of rights was almost universally felt, and the anti-federalists were able play with these sentiments at the Massachusetts ratification
From his childhood and education, to his service to this country, and his presidential career John Hancock was one of the first people to sign the Declaration of Independent. He was also one of the most famous people to sign it.
William Houston was a only one of the significant figures part of the Constitutional Convention. To start he was 32 at the time of delegation. William Houstoun was representing Georgia as his state. Not to mention he served as a council member for the governor of his state Georgia. Starting when William Houstoun came back from his school in London, his family of high officials divided the issue of their independence. This was at the start of the revolutionary war and many members of his family stayed loyal to the British crown. But William Houstoun himself denied that point and wanted to be apart of the revolution. Adding on, Houstoun became a delegate of the Confederation Congress beginning in 1783 to 1786. He even was asked to attend
Charles Fisher was a man who brought momentous change to New Brunswick. His father’s political work influenced Charles’s later journey into politics. He was the leading lawyer of his day and a Father of Confederation. He contributed to composing the British North America Act. Despite his blunt language and stubborn behavior, he played a significant role in helping New Brunswick join the Confederation.
In the novel “Paul Revere's Ride” by David Hackett Fischer runs-through the difficult tasks Revere had to overcome in order create one of the most historic and misunderstood event is America’s history. Numerous of people have the interpretation that Paul Revere made this event happen by himself, but the novel it exposes every significant event and historic figure that he was not acting alone. Thus, these figures include; John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and many other important individuals. Not only does it provide us with the Perspective of the American side, but also the British side which examines British General Thomas Gage creating a better understanding surround the events leading up to the American Revolution.
Patrick Henry’s speech, “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death!” (1775) impelled the voters at the Second Virginian Convention to vote against the British. He does this through the use of pathos, logos, and ethos, rhetorical questions, and utilising the “They Say I Say” technique. Because of these he is able to persuade the Convention in order to convince them to vote against the British; and ally with the patriots. While the speech is given to a small group of people, it is more specifically aimed at those who are hesitant to go to war, attempting to convince them that now is the best time to strike.
The Hartford Convention began gathering on December 15, 1814 so that they could openly discuss and resolve their objections to the War of 1812 and political issues with the government’s rising power. The War of 1812 was a burden to the colonists of New England because proceeding as such threatened the obliteration of trade and sky rocketed taxes. The politicians debated on creating a new Constitutional Amendments, of many was the elimination of the three-fifths compromise which would give slave states more control in Congress. The Convention states, “[slavery] has proved to be unjust and unequal in its operation.” The Convention also discussed the right of Congress to admit new states
Vol. 1 of a 2 volume work. David Ramsay’s History of the American Revolution appeared in 1789 during an enthusiastic celebration of nationhood. It is the first American national history written by an American revolutionary and printed in America. Ramsay, a well-known Federalist, was an active participant in many of the events of the period and a member of the Continental Congress from South Carolina. Ramsay discusses the events and ideas of the American Revolution (from the outbreak of turbulence in the 1760s to the onset of Washington’s administration) and makes an ardent Federalist defense of the Constitution of 1787. Based on the original and authorized 1789 version, this is the first new modern edition of the work.
The United States Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The Declaration announced that the thirteen American colonies at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain would now regard themselves as thirteen independent sovereign states no longer under British rule. With the Declaration, these states formed a new nation – the United States of America . Upon this legislation became law, it allowed American citizens to live a betterment of life and execute their rights of liberty, freedom, and equality. The new United States would become the nation among all nations.
Billy Barker was a sailor from Cambridge shire, England who struck gold in 1862. Billy was Born in England around 1819 as he grew up he Worked with his father as a waterman cutting and logging trees, and working for a sawmill. In 1845 railroads started taking over and the work slowed down in England Billy was losing jobs and money became scarce so he went to North America in search of a new job to keep his funds up. In 1850 Billy worked on a California gold mine in a small town called Lillooet, not having much luck in finding gold so in 1862 Billy barker moved to the area near Richfield to work on several mines that he owned.
When the delegates met in 1787 they aimed to fix the national government. The previous governmental charter, the Articles of Confederation, failed because it was just too weak and wasn’t getting the job done. Under the Articles of Confederation, there was no court system, no chief executive, and there was no particular way for the central government to force states to pay their taxes. By creating the Constitution, it would build a stronger central government and would be able to hold the nation together. The Constitution protected the people from tyranny by federalism, checks and balances, and equal power between the Senate and House of Representatives.