Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine are both considered to be founding fathers of the United States of America despite the fact that they both came from different backgrounds. Thomas Paine was born in Norfolk England, the son of Quaker and left school early to become his father’s apprentice. Thomas Jefferson was born in Colonial America in the colony of Virginia to a wealthy planter father and a mother from a distinguished family. He was given an extraordinary education and attended college earning a degree in law. As a young man Thomas Paine traveled in England constantly, working and pursuing many different ventures before emigrating to America in 1774.
Without Thomas Paine’s writings America may have never been able to start or finish their fight for freedom; Thomas Paine was an inspiration to many. Thomas Paine was a well educated man, he completed school in England and became a tax collector; a job he was fired from on two separate occasions. In fact his experience as a working man led to Paine’s first seditious writings, a paper written on behalf of the working men, fighting for better conditions and fair pay. Because Paine was so adamant on several topics and had such controversial beliefs, he became known to many households by the end of the eighteenth century. When Paine immigrated to the American colonies he staunchly support the continental army; he wrote several pieces supporting the fight for independence, one of the most popular being his pamphlet, Common Sense.
Three characters traits that John Smith and Benjamin Franklin both shared were they both were authors, served as a member on council, and wealthy. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston 1706. During his life Benjamin wrote sereval books. ‘’Throughout his long, illustrious life, Franklin wrote scores of works, all revealing him as a child of his age.” Page 94 Mr. Franklin also completed being a successful member on council. “…Franklin returned to the United States, where he served as President of the executive council of Pennsylvania.
Not to mention he held stock in the railroad and commercial real estate. He would become one of the wealthiest, self-made men in town. John was high in society, and even close friends with Abraham Lincoln. “In a locked drawer of his desk, John kept a small packet of papers marked “Mr. Lincoln’s letters.” They all began, “My dear Double-D’ed Addams,....” (Diliberto, 34) John
John Hancock was president of the Second Continental Congress and first Governor of the commonwealth of Massachusetts born on January 12, 1737 in Braintree Massachusetts most commonly know for his large signature on the Declaration of Independence. He was an important figure during the American Revolution and was one of the richest men in the colonies. Hancock lived an interesting life and provided a significant impact to American history. He was the son of John Hancock and Mary Hawke. In 1742, his father died and Thomas Hancock, his uncle, later adopted him.
Subject: Zenger discusses the corruption of British government officials in New England, particularly the royal governors. He talks about how they take bribes, of how they cover up deaths of slaves in slave revolts. Zenger speaks of the climb for power in the government, about how many officials will sink to low standards in order to reach the statuses they so dearly covet. On many occasions, Zenger quotes ‘Cato.’ Cato is in fact a pseudonym for two men, John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, who have written a series of essays exploiting corrupt government officials and essentially calling many of them out in their papers. The essays were published as a series of articles called “Catos’s Letters,” as publishing the essays under the men’s true names would have put them and their families in potential danger; being a whistleblower was dangerous, even back then.
was an importer company, they were hit hard when the act was enforced. Morris and Willing chose the side of the colonials and engaged in the movements against British rule (Kindig). Morris led a street protest, which later he wrote that if he had not complied he feared his house would have been torn down “brick by brick” (“Robert Morris”2011). Willing and Morris produced the first non-importation agreement; this ended slave trade in Philadelphia in 1769. In 1775 Morris was asked to be one of the wardens of the port of Philadelphia, in this position he convinced the captain of the tea ship Polly to return to England.
The primary sources in the Primary Source Readings (PSR) tell us about the many backstories of the Atlantic Slave Trade not explicitly shown in most historical textbooks. Many slave owners, merchants, and lawmakers used religions, laws, and publications to prevent slave rebellions both on plantations and aboard ships. After the Bacon’s Rebellion, the fear of another unpleasant uprising led plantation owners and merchants seeking for a lower risk alternatives, such as adopting the chattel slavery system. In order to prevent any future slave rebellion uprising, they conspired to create a system of suppression towards the people of colors using the Atlantic slave trade. Most importantly, they also controlled the social conducts of Africans by
John Calvin, the French reformer, and theologian, made a powerful influence on the fundamental doctrines of Protestantism. His institutional and social patterns deeply influenced Protestantism. He is well known as Martin Luther 's successor as the preeminent Protestant theologian. He born in France on July 10, 1509, and died in Switzerland on May 27, 1564. His life & Education/Training: He was raised in a Roman Catholic family.
All throughout American history there has many intelligent individuals that have played significant role in our society. I believe Thomas Edison has been one of the most influential people. He was an American inventor who is considered one of America’s leading businessman. People today credit him for helping to build America’s economy during the nation’s vulnerable early years. Thomas had a very good childhood and was a very hard worker as a teenager.