Joseph J. Ellis is a prominent historian, recognized solely upon by his subsequent works following American History, including: “First Family: Abigail and John Adams”, “American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson”, and many more that became critically appraised. His latest work, written in 2000, is called the “Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation”, is highly acclaimed for its receiving of a Pulitzer Prize for its depictions and analysis of our American
Since the American Revolution, the events which took place during this era have been heavily studied and analyzed by historians. Some are of the opinion that the revolution was a struggle over rule, while others believe it is more accurately labelled as a social movement. One historian, Edward Countryman, wrote The American Revolution in 1985 in order to summarize the ideas that contemporary historians had. In 2003, however, he took it upon himself to revise his account of the revolution in order to emphasize its complexities. Hence, he has decided to revise his book in order to reflect how he now feels about the events that transpired during America 's struggle for independence.
Gordon S. Wood, “the preeminent historian of the Revolution”, is a well known American historian who has received several awards such as the Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize for his historical books. In his book, The American Revolution: A History, he breaks down the key events based on his experiences and knowledge on the Revolutionary period. Wood was born in Concord, Massachusetts on November 27,1933. Wood teaches at many liberal renowned universities such as Brown, Cambridge, Northwestern , and Harvard. Now being eighty one years old, he recently retired from Brown University and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Founding Brothers In the "Founding Brothers" by Joseph Ellis he tries to tell us a story about our founding fathers and their great generation. He tells us about some of our founding fathers and what they had to do to set the frame work for our government today. He also talks about some of the issues they face and how they will later dissolve into issues to follow later. These leaders are considered to be our revolutionary leaders. They argued that succession from the British empire is enviable.
Andrew Jackson was a poor Carolinian orphan who continually served his country despite the adversity he faced. Under his control the US won two amazing battles, the battle of New Orleans and the battle of horseshoe bend, providing the United states with land and international recognition. With his patriotic history Jackson won the election of 1829 and due to his love of his country worked to keep the union together despite the driving force of issues such as nullification. In 1832 the South Carolina legislature held a convention declaring the tariffs of 1928 and 1932 utterly null and void. The delegates believed the tariffs favored the north and threatened that their enforcement in South Carolina would make South Carolina seceded from the
The abolitionist movement has been highly influenced by former African American Slave, Frederick Douglass. He is an important leader of the abolitionist movement that argues slavery is an unnecessary evil. Having never received a formal education, Frederick Douglass has been able to create a strong reform movement. In addition, Douglass is a successful orator and author who wrote many best selling books. His strong work ethic and intelligence make him highly fit for the University.
The one of the famous historian author of the American history is Joseph J. Ellis. He was awarded with many awards. His book "Founding Brothers" with approximately 300 pages won in History the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 year. Ellis is excellent author with various history books that written by him about the Revolutionary generation. He has five good book to read, they are "His Excellency: George Washington", "American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic", "Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams", "First Family: Abigail and John Adams" and the last one is "American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson" the book with National Book Award that won in 1997.
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.
The abolitionist movement was a time(1830’s) where there was a strong effort to end slavery in a nation that had valued personal freedom and belief. It started around a saying - “all men are created equal” which was a line that was stated in the Declaration of Independance. In the movement, there were abolitionists, people who favored the thought of eliminating slavery. There were some abolitionists like Frederick Douglas who used the option of nonviolent action, or some like John Brown, who decided to use nonviolent actions. Frederick Douglas was a prominent American abolitionist, author and orator.
The Compromise of 1850 was a serial publication of laws that attempted to change The territorial and slavery disagreements arising from the Mexican-American War from 1846 to 1848. The five laws, legal philosophy, balanced the interests of the slave states of the South. California turned into a free state. The Texas Lone-Star State received financial help for claiming the lands of the west of the Rio Grande in what is now known as the territory of New Mexico also including what is now known as Arizona and Utah were organized without any specific prohibition of slavery. The slave trade, but not slavery itself was abolished in Washington, D.C.; and the Fugitive Slave law was passed, requiring all U.S. citizens to help in the return of all runaway