The mid-nineteenth century was a very difficult time for the government and for the politicians in America. Slavery was dividing the country at the time between the north and the south. The south even seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy, so politicians had to decide if they wanted to side with the Union or the Confederacy. One of the politicians that held office in both the Union and Confederacy was John C. Breckinridge. John Cabell Breckinridge was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on January 16, 1821.
Andrew Jackson If I had lived in the 1820’s I would of have voted for Andrew Jackson because he won the battle of New Orleans against the british, he was powerful and controlling, and that he hunts down runaway fugitive slaves and hostile semonals. First of all, I would've voted for Jackson if I lived in the 1820’s because he defended New Orleans from the British because on (page 228-229) it states, “The attackers suffered the most devastating defeat of the entire war, losing over two thousand, killed and wounded, in half an hour, as compared with some seventy for the Americans. It was an astonishing victory for Jackson and his men.
Honorable Wilson Lumpkin was born in Virginia on January 14th, 1783. He had many roles in local government and believed in the removal of the cherokee indians. His family was exposed to attacks from “hostile and savage” indian neighbors and developed the idea that the two cultures could not live together peacefully. Hon. WIlson Lumpkin was one of Georgia’s most prominent political leaders in the antebellum period according to the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
George Washington's family traces back to North America. His great-grandfather, John Washington, immigrated from England to the Colony of Virginia in 1656. The family was from the upper class in England and was granted land by King Henry the VIII. A lot of the family’s wealth was lost in the Puritan revolution, so in 1657 George’s grandfather, Lawrence Washington, also migrated to the Colony of Virginia. George’s father, Augustine, was born in 1694 to Lawrence and Mildred Washington.
John C. Calhoun was born in March 18, 1782. He died on march 31, 1850. Calhoun has 10 children's . He went to Yale and were elected president in 1824. In 1833 Calhoun made remarks about the Nullification and the force Bill.
Flash-forward to when Jackson met his future wife. Rachel Donelson was boarding in North Carolina along with her mother when the two first caught each other’s eye. The attraction was nearly immediate. Donelson was previously espoused to Lewis Robards. The marriage was never dissolved and as a result, Jackson and Donelson’s marriage was nullified in 1791.
According to Dictionary.com and other web sources, the “Great Man theory” states that great leader are born, not made. These leader are born with natural intelligence, wisdom, charisma, and inspiring. However, I would go as far as saying that he deserved such a label. Around the time he was campaigning for presidency, his voters saw him as a representation of the common man. However, Andrew Jackson was born in a relatively wealthy family.
When Texas seceded from the United States on March 2, 1861, Texas’s own governor, Sam Houston, withheld from pledging allegiance to the Confederacy. This was the man that had defeated Santa Anna to get Texas independence from Mexico. He was also the man to start the movement to get Texas annexed into the United States. So, why did Texans fight in the Civil War? Texans fought in the Civil War to protect their families, to protect state’s rights, and to protect slavery.
The Civil War was a controversial war due to the difference of opinion of the states. Texas involved themselves with the bitter side, even though most of the odds were stacked against them. What prompted them to do this? Aside from it being located in the south, Texas fought in the Civil War because its views of states’ rights, slavery, and sectionalism were the exact same as the rest of the Confederate states, and not the Union states. Texas felt that states’ rights were very important when it came to protecting its people.
Blood, death, tears, and shouts, that was life in the Civil War for a soldier. In 1861, the Civil War begun and the states that had once been united were now turning against each other. Texas fought for the South and was the 7th state to join the Confederacy. Texas had a military with about 65,000 Texan soldiers within it and almost a fifth of these fighters perished. Men of all ages were marching off to war in different states, and women and children were left waiting anxiously for their return.
Andrew Jackson On Wednesday, April 20, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, on the $20 bill. Many people support this because they believed that Jackson did not deserve to be on the bill due to his tarnished legacy that includes advocated policies to forcible exclude American Indians, supportive stance towards slavery, and denied a national banking system and use of paper money. On the opposite, people point out President Andrew Jackson’s achievements to against this opinion that includes prevented South Carolina, defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans, and first and only president to pay off the entire national debt. As the 7th President of United States, Andrew Jackson was venerable.
Samuel Houston is an important figure in history because of his military leadership, his presidency in the Republic of Texas, and his contributions as a Senator. He was born on March 2, 1793 as the 5th child of Major Samuel Houston and Elizabeth Paxton (tshaonline.org). After Major Houston's death, Elizabeth decided to take her family to Tennessee where Sam and his siblings grew up (shalhp 96). As a curios child, Sam came across an English-speaking Cherokee while walking into the woods; he became friends with them and later lived with the Cherokees where he was named Co-lon-neh or the Raven in English (lsl 17-28). In 1813, he joined the U.S. Army and fought alongside the Cherokees and under the leadership of General Andrew Jackson in the battle
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.
Fighting for what’s right The United States of America is peaceful, however, the USA wasn’t always a peaceful, slave-free area. In 1787, in order to “create a more perfect union,” 13 states joined together. The men who wrote the Constitution had hope for the future of the Union, but they knew their dream for the Union to last forever was nearly impossible. The real question being stated is The Civil War: Why Did Texans Fight?
James Beckwourth James Pierson Beckwourth, born April 6, 1798, was the only African American who recorded his life story in the West. He was born in Fredrick County to an African American slave mother and an English father, Sir Jennings Beckwith. And even though Beckwith actually claimed James as his own son, he was still legally considered a slave. Eventually he acquired the nickname “free negro”