General Thomas Jackson (1824-1863) is a war hero and a general during the Civil War. He had a difficult childhood, but graduated from the U S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. Later, leaving the military, he began a teaching career. Jackson’s hometown, Virginia, seceded and he joined the Confederate States of America. Serving under General Robert E. Lee, he was in many significant battles.
Between 1860 and 1861 several Southern U.S. states declared their independence and seceded from the union. JAckson was hoping that his home state, Virginia would stay in the Union, but unfortunately in 1861 the left. Jackson showed his support of the Confederacy, choosing to side with the state over the national government. On April 21 1861, Jackson was ordered to VMI where he was placed in command of the VMI corps of Cadets. At the time Cadets were actin ad Drillmasters and training new recruits to fight in the civil war.
Thomas Stone wall Jackson was a war general for the Confederate army during the 1860’s, and depending if you were fighting for the North or South, a war hero. He was a fearless warrior in the civil war, he fought like no other would. Jackson earned the name in the battle of first Bull Run. There, when many men ran he stood and brought his men back in like a stone wall. With this he defeated the union army at the first Battle of Bull run.
Andrew Jackson was born in the Waxhaws region on March 15, 1767 to Irish immigrants Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson. Three months prior his birth Jackson’s father died suddenly in an accident. Andrew Jackson had two older brothers, Hugh and Robert Jackson. Their family remained in Waxhaws region, the land between South Carolina and North Carolina, along with some extended family that were also impoverished, Scottish-Irish immigrant farmers. During his childhood it was clear that Jackson did not have the traditional calm demeanor that was often found in our presidents later in life.
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was a war torn father, an educator, and most importantly a fearless and honorable military leader during the Civil War and the Mexican-American war. He had a rough past and a bright future, this man truly knew the definition of bravery and honor. He was so confident that he stood in the face of death with no fear or regret. Until his ironic death on May 10th 1863, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s name is known by many but few know the true story.
If you were to look up the word great in the dictionary you’d get “of an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above the normal or average,” which I feel, seems to define Andrew Jackson as a president. Jackson had grown up with very little as opposed to other presidents. He was poorly educated and at a young age he preferred to focus on other things, horse-racing and cockfighting, as opposed to going to school. Unlike past presidents, who had all come from wealthy or moderate backgrounds and were all well educated, Jackson was able to rise up from what little he had, the bottom of the social structure of society. He knew he wanted to be something more, and despite his background, he began to teach himself to read and write.
It is the rough actions of Harriet Tubman, William Still, and Thomas Garrett that can understand the sacrifices one makes in order to be free. Harriet Tubman led hundreds of slaves to Canada and was one of the bravest human beings ever. William Still was a black man who worked with the Underground Railroad and was secretary. Thomas Garrett was another brave man who had a station at the Underground railroad. These three brave people made sacrifices to lead the slaves to freedom.
Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication, a biography written by James C. Curtis and published in 1976, explores Andrew Jackson’s life from his childhood experiences to his presidency. James C. Curtis analyzes Andrew Jackson’s actions psychologically during his life-long search for vindication. James C. Curtis allows the reader to better understand why Jackson was such a troubled person, in both his childhood and adult years. Growing up, Jackson was a “hellion” (James C. Curtis 7). Jackson’s family experienced many tragedies.
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.
Martin Luther King’s utilization of pathos and rhetorical questions in “Letter from Birmingham Jail” allows him to adequately advocate for civil rights for African Americans. MLK’s convincing use of pathos is shown in paragraph 23, where he wrote, “If the inexpressible cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail.” This quote was intended to make the white bishops who he was responding to feel guilty, as slavery was perpetrated by some of their ancestors. Furthermore, this quote shows the general enthusiasm of African Americans and affiliates to push for the repealing of unfair laws of segregation. This is shown by African Americans being able to persevere through slavery and that segregationist laws
“I have a dream.” Almost every man, woman, and child knows those iconic four words. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a Dream” speech spoke to millions and is remembered as a pivotal point for African American’s civil rights. Perhaps his second most persuasive work is his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Yet, what makes these works so memorable?
Andrew Jackson, some say hero, others say monster. Although, history has clearly shown that he is one of America's greatest heroes. Take the battle of New Orleans for example. A great victory for the States in the War of 1812. He was also a log cabin president, meaning he was born poor.
When it comes to America's History you can clearly see how peaceful protest has brought this world to what it is today. If it wasn't for people such as Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks who voiced their opinions in a nonviolent manner, it's possible that our world would not have reached this equivalent state. While it is true that peaceful resistance has positively affected our society for centuries, these brave people have faced the consequences. For example, King was arrested after one of his nonviolent protests and sent to Birmingham Jail. While there he wrote the now famous piece "A Letter From Birmingham Jail".