(Allison) In 1776 John Adams became chairman of the Continental Board of War and Ordnance. (Allison) In 1779 the people of Braintree elected Adams to go to a convention that framed the stated constitution. (Allison) During this event he wrote almost the entire constitution and detailed Bill of Rights.
Our society today relies heavily on mass media for communication. Through these mediums and others, like television and printable sources, information is spread worldwide. Depending on how the information is presented cultures and overall, households can be persuaded into perceiving other groups of individuals in specific forms. In recent news reporting, there has been a portrayal of police brutality within impoverished communities of color. This has caused an uproar all over the United States. Civil rights leaders and others alike have banned together to protest recent incidents that have taken place. Kalief Browder, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner are just three different but similarly rooted situations that have impacted society in recent
From 1782-1783 he was elected to Continental Congress and founded the Bank of New York in February of 1784. Hamilton was the first Secretary of Treasury. Alexander Hamilton is remembered as one of America’s economic minds.
As you know he was only the Catholic to sign the Declaration Of Independence at the age of 38. He was elected to the continental congress on july 4th 1776 and was a delegate until 1778. He was too late to vote in the favor of the Declaration Of Independence but was there to sign the document that survives today. He signed the Declaration Of Independence as Charles Carroll but it was pointed out to him that there are others with the name Charles Carroll so he took the pen again and signed it as Charles Carroll Of Carrollton saying “they can not mistake me
Silas Deane was born in the colony of Connecticut, the son of a blacksmith. He studied law at Yale and would later open his open practice. He gained political interest where he served on the Connecticut’s Committee of Correspondence and a delegate to the first and second Continental Congress. Following America’s independence, Deane was sent to France, by congress as the first American representative to purchase military supplies for the newly united colonies and to set up an alliance. While doing that, he was plagued with a controversy that surrounded his interest in private financial gain.
He emerged from this court a strong patriot, and from then on joined the Board of War, which organized Massachusetts 's manpower and military. From 1782 to 1783 he represented Massachusetts in the Constiutional Convention, and served as the president of the congress for five months. He also served a single term as a judge for the Middlesex Court of Common
John Marsden was born on the 27th of September, 1950. Marsden was born in Victoria, Australia, despite this, he spent his first 10 years of life in the country towns of Kyneton, Victoria and Devonport, Tasmania. His name has a high aspect of respect, due to the fact of being a nephew of well-known colonial Anglican clergyman and magistrate, Samuel Marsden. At the age of 10, Marsden moved to Sydney and later attended, The King’s School, Parramatta, renowned for its military style and approach towards education. Marsden’s hobbies during his spare time included education, scrabble, reading, writing and backyard cricket. After years of study, Marsden was accepted to Sydney University to obtain double degree in Law and Arts, despite dithering his road in life and personal interests. Still studying for his degree in
Benjamin Franklin is known to many as one of the most prominent founding fathers who was essential in building our new nation. To the average American, Franklin is a strong-hearted patriot who felt passionate about dispatching from the Royal Crown. However, few actually know that before his outward hatred towards Great Britain, Benjamin Franklin was actually a firm loyalist. The fact that Franklin actually worked for the good of Great Britain along with the colonies is one that is often overlooked.
On January 14,1741, Benedict Arnold was born to a well off family. A sea-captain and merchant for a father and a widow for a mother. Arnold throughout his life has had to make hard decisions, for in 1752, at age eleven, Arnold was sent away to boarding school. Arnold
With the door being propped open, Holmes proceeded to his car where he had left his weapons of choice to carry out his plan. He put on Police SWAT gear, loaded up his guns, and walked back toward the theater. Before he entered he threw a canister of tear gas into the audience. This confused and shocked everyone in theater nine because many people thought it was a promotional stunt for the movie. “After both canisters explode, witnesses say he started shooting, first at the ceiling first and then at the crowd.” (CNN Authors, Webpage) As he walked through the theater he was shooting at anyone he felt and even shooting through the walls into the neighboring theater where spectators were hit there as well. “Police say he used an AR-15, a 12-guage shotgun, and at least one of two .40-caliber handguns police
Michael Kidd Michael Kidd was born in Brooklyn, New York City in 1915. He was born from immigrant parents from Russia. Michael Kidd graduated from New Utrecht High School and first became interested in dance when he attended a performance while in High School. He went on to attend the City College of New York where he studied Chemical Engineering. http://www.tocci.com/2012/04/photoblog-the-city-college-of-new-york-via-scup/
Arianna, 2015-10-28 Tom Robison, a black man, was wrongly found guilty of rape During the year 1931, there was a trial where a black man Tom Robinson was accused of raping a white girl, Mayella Ewell. Both Mayella and her dad, Bob Ewell, accused Tom Robinson of raping her. Bob Ewell stated "Get out of his house quick, some N raped my girl. " She was beaten on the her head. She had bruises on her arms.
Tom Robinson is an innocent man who was accused of rape because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Firstly, Tom is a kind man who has positive intentions. When Tom was accused, he was at the Ewell place chopping a chiffarobe for Mayella Ewell. Mayella called Tom over to help her with her task and he gladly accepted and went inside the fence. Tom continued to help Mayella complete her tasks almost every time he passed by, only when she called him over to help. Tom never went on the property uninvited. “Seemed like every time I passed by yonder she’d have some little somethin’ for me to do--choppin’ kindlin’, totin’ water for her” (Lee 256). Tom never expected anything in return. Even when Mayella offered to give him a nickel for his work, he
The death of Ted Sanders shocked America. He was an icon, a symbol of charity. Ted Sanders was the creator of Omega Incorporated, the largest health and medical science corporation in the world. Ted and his team of scientists are known for making treatments and cures to hundreds of sicknesses and diseases. Ted was apparently dumped in the ocean after his death. The body has yet to been found. The police aren’t sure how he died, but I say he was murdered.
William Dean Howells was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright, he was nicknamed “The dean of American letters”. William Dean Howells was born on March 1, 1837, in Martinsville, Ohio to William Cooper, and Mary Dean. He was the second of eight children. His father worked as a newspaper editor and printer which he moved frequently around Ohio. The family settled in Hamilton Ohio where his father oversaw a Whig newspaper and followed Swedenborgians they lived there for nine years which was the longest they would stay in one spot. William began helping his father with some of his stuff from work which was typesetting and printing work at a young age. In 1852, his father put one of Williams’s poems in the Ohio State journal