Thomas Paine was an original American Revolutionist author who wrote several works of literature. Thomas Paine lived much of his first thirty-seven years of life in obscurity in England. Numerous politicians of different political parties have found inspiration in the writings of Thomas Paine even if they did not agree with everything that he stood for. During the French Revolution, Thomas Paine was imprisoned in France for a period of one to two years; during this time, Paine wrote a letter (that was published) to George Washington where he condemns him for not doing enough to evoke his release. Two notable statues of Thomas Paine exist today; the first was erected in the 1950’s in his birthplace, the second (created by the
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, one of the five delegates from Maryland at the Continental Convention was born in 1723 at a retirement estate in Charles County, Maryland. Jenifer 's education was widely unknown, however, nearing adulthood he was granted ownership of a large estate near Annapolis, called Stepney. He held many post up the ladder of the government, mainly as justices for higher and higher courts. Later he became president of Maryland 's council of safety and then the first president of Maryland 's state senate.
Henry Knox had a huge impact on the Revolutionary War for many reasons and here are just some of them. Henry Knox was born in Boston Massachusetts on July 25, 1750. His education was Boston Latin School. His job before the war was a clerk in a Boston Bookstore. He had a very important relationship with General George Washington, as Knox was his secretary of war.
Ethan Allen was an American Revolutionary fighter who helped found Vermont. He lived from January 21, 1738 and died on February 12, 1789. He was born in Litchfield, CT, and died in Burlington, VT. Ethan Allen had a big family that, grew up in Vermont. Ethan died of a stroke at age 52, on his Winooski River homestead.
Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1950s and 1960s. A Brief History with Documents written by David Howard-Pitney is a great history book that gives us an entry into two important American thinkers and a tumultuous part of American history. This 207-pages book was published by Bedford/St. Martin’s in Boston, New York on February 20, 2004. David Howard-Pitney worked at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University in 1986, and that made him a specialist on American civil religion and African-American leaders ' thought and rhetoric (208). Another publication of Howard-Pitney is The African-American Jeremiad: Appeals for Justice in America.
Henry Adams (1838-1918), American author, historian, and critic is most famous for his memoir The Education of Henry Adams (1918) which he was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for in 1919. Henry Brooks Adams was born on 16 February 1838 in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents were Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886), diplomat and writer, and Abigail Brown Brooks (1808-1889). Being the great-grandson of the second American President John Adams, and the grandson of the sixth President John Quincy Adams provided for a certain number of advantages in young Henry 's life. He spent much time in the summers at his grandfather 's home, and was surrounded by culture and wealth.
Introduction: William Tecumseh Sherman, although not a career military commander before the war, would become one of "the most widely renowned of the Union’s military leaders next to U. S. Grant.” Sherman, one of eleven children, was born into a distinguished family. His father had served on the Supreme Court of Ohio until his sudden death in 1829, leaving Sherman and his family to stay with several friends and relatives. During this period, Sherman found himself living with Senator Thomas Ewing, who obtained an appointment for Sherman to the United States Military Academy, and he graduated sixth in the class of 1840.
The United States is known for its political system consisting of two parties: the Republicans and the Democrats. In this essay we will discuss the similarities and differences between these parties. Democratic Party was founded in late 1920s, and this is the oldest political party in the world that still exists. The most recent Democratic President is Barack Obama, who has served since 2009. Other famous leaders of this party are John Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter.
Born on October 10, 1837 in Boston, Massachusetts, Robert Gould Shaw was the second child and only son of Francis George and Sarah Blake Shaw, two prominent abolitionists at the time. Shaw’s family line consisted of very successful merchants and businessmen who had amassed millions through trade, making the childhood of Shaw and his four sisters a comfortable one. When Shaw turned four, his father retired from his part time law practice so he could pursue a literary career and to spend more time with his family; he moved his family to the country near Brook Farm. It was here that Shaw was exposed to the beliefs of freethinkers’ such as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with the open-minded ideals of the local Unitarian church.
Thomas Jefferson ran for the presidential election in 1800 and was finally elected in 1801 to become the third United States President. Before this win, he ran in the prior election, lost to John Adams, and then became vice president because of his second place finish. Among those accomplishments he also was a Founding Father, a champion of democracy, and he wrote most of the Declaration of Independence. His win was the first Republican victory after the first twelve years of Federalist presidencies.
Tony Horton Tony Horton, a professionally renowned American personal trainer was baptized as Anthony Sawyer Horton Jr. on the 2nd July of 1958 in Connecticut. Besides physical training, his name also shines as an acclaimed author to a noteworthy bestselling series in fitness genre. He stands as a solo genius for his dexterous home workout regimen P90X. Tony Horton was born alongside two sisters in a Roman Catholic family to Anthony Sawyer Horton (Sr.). His father served the US Army for 3 years, which made the family migrate to different base camps. Coming of age, he was admitted to the University of Rhode Island, where the seed that brought him fame was planted.
James Armistead is the most significant person in the American Revolution because he risked his life for a cause that did not guarantee his freedom. He was able to use his role as a slave to acess the British camps, and gathered key information that narrowed the British Army’s fate in the American Revolution. His master, Lafayette, granted him permission to join the Revolutionary War, to get him information. Armistead used his role as a spy for the Americans to his favor.
You may ask yourself, what even is a rebellion? A rebellion is the act of defying a group of people or a certain person and turning your back on them. Nathaniel Bacon’s rebellion put a mark on everything. This was probably one of the biggest rebellions in history. This dates back to the 1600’s.
Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian Gordon S. Wood published his work The Radicalism of the American Revolution in 1991. In this book, he argues that, contrary to popular belief, the American Revolution was a socio-politically radical event. Wood describes various factors and outcomes that evidence the Revolution’s radicalism, and how it was the most far-reaching event of American history. In his thesis, he conveys that the Revolution’s radical influence on society has generally been disregarded by historians, that radicalism is defined by shifts in people’s relationships, that the Revolution sought societal change through political reform, and that it was the most influential and radical factor in creating a liberal, modern America.
I am the soldier Jacob Raymond, who fought in the French and Indian War along with the American Revolution. Life in the colonies after the French and Indian War was wonderful until Britain passed the Proclamation of 1776. Parliament passed this law in order to stop us from moving west towards Quebec. This made it more difficult to farm and was starting to upset many of the colonists including myself. Next, the Sugar Act was passed in 1764.