Anh Nguyen HIST 120 online December 12, 2015 Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership by David Edmunds In this biography, David Edmunds studies the life of legendary Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his pivotal role in defending the Native American way of life. Tecumseh was born to Pucksinwah and his wife Methotaske in March, “1768”, in what is currently known as Ohio (17). Tecumseh had many siblings, Chiksika and Tecumapease were his oldest brother and sister (17). Then came Sauwaseekau who was brother to Tecumseh and another sister named Menewaulakoosee, after her Tecumseh was born, after that two more sons were born and after that a set of triplets that included Tenskwatawa, the Shawnee Prophet.
Richard Taylor and his wife Sarah Strother contributed to America’s evolution, by both serving many battles in the American Revolution and fathering the nation’s twelfth president, Zachary Taylor. The third of six children, Zachary Taylor was born in Virginia, on November 24th, 1784. Shortly after his birth, Taylor’s family moved to Kentucky because of land gifted to Richard for his military services and the family became wealthy. Despite their status, Zachary Taylor received little education and enrolled in military school.
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13,1743 at Shadwell, a slave plantation in Central Virginia. His father was Peter Jefferson and his mother was Jane Randolph Jefferson. He married a woman by the name of Martha Wayles Skelton. They brought six children into the world. The reason for my choice of Thomas Jefferson would be because of the many accomplishments that he had over the years of presidency.
Although New England and Virginia both bordered the Atlantic and established in the early 1600s, New Englanders lived thirty years longer (30/60 vs. 40/70), and Virginia had a prevalent presence of indentured slaves and servants. America was first settled by English aristocrats, peasants, goldsmiths, jewelers, barbers, and glassblowers who were unfit to hunt game in forests and rivers and died from typhoid, dysentery, and salt poisoning. Under John Smith’s Virginia/London Company-given rule, he established connections with Powhatan, who traded corn (that kept colonists alive) for iron and guns. His departure made some settlers turn to cannibalism. When tobacco was found profitable, the only other activities men engaged in were sleep and drink.
This quote states that the Spanish shall not kill their people for the fun of it. They killed other Hispanic tribes and other cultures and they wouldn’t allow them to kill any of their colonists. The colonist shows that they are not at this land for fun, they were here for work and to get money that they need to live back where they came from. That is how the earliest colonist were in charge of Jamestown. Some of the colonist believed that the Spanish didn’t treat the Indians so harshly.
Texas applied to the U.S. for annexation. However, both times Texas’s request for annexation was rejected by the United States Congress. When James K. Polk became president, he convinced Congress to let texas be annexed. They agreed. On May 9, 1846, Mexico fired Americans on American soil.
“Texas won their independence in 1836”(Roden 317). Texas needed to prove that they were independent from Mexico without dragging the U.S. into it. In the battle of the Alamo, many Americans helped, however, the war was not ours, so why should this war be any different (Roden 269)? In Polk 's message to Congress asking them to declare war on Mexico he states: “I had ordered an efficient military force to take a position between the Nueces river and the Rio del Norte. This had become necessary to meet a threatened invasion of Texas.”
I don’t know their reasons, but I supposed that they immigrated to Ohio, to give their children a better life. Without delay, they procreated their twin children, William cooper Tunnicliff and Joseph Shepherd Tunnicliff (1843); I believe they named William after their second born. Suddenly, in 1884 they moved to Zanesville, Ohio. After living in Zanesville for three years, Mary Cooper Tunnicliff Hebberd Holt was born (1847); the 6th children of the Tunnicliff. Time went by, and Ann Cooper Tunnicliff Miner (1849) arrives, becoming the 7th born in the Tunnicliff
When on a voyage to Suriname his father died of yellow fever when Nathaniel was four years old. The family then moved back to Salem, Massachusetts where Hawthorne called the family’s home Castle Dismal.(Shmoop par.2) In 1821, Hawthorne went to Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He there befriended Franklin Pierce, who later became the 14th President of America, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, future
Ma and Pa Ferguson both left a mark in history when they were Texas governor. I would like to cover who they were, what they did, when it happened, and why they are important. Miriam Amanda Wallace also known as Ma Ferguson born June 13, 1875 in Bell County Texas. Once she graduated high school she attended college at Baylor college for women in Belton. She is also the first women to be Texas governor and the first women to have two separate terms.
An american soldier, Robert Gould Shaw was born on October 10, 1837 in Boston MA. So he was roughly about 24 to 25 years old when he joined the Civil War. Robert was a Union soldier in the war. Unwilling, he was a leader the famous 54th Massachusetts infantry. That was one of the first African American regiments in the Civil War.
Land Grant Universities were an immense influence on American society. Individually, students are allowed to contribute, while land grants provide the collaboration and the means to achieve our society’s goals. Justin Smith Morrill dedicated his life to starting and improving the Land Grant Universities. Morrill’s contributions led to the success of the land grant institutions.
Throughout all of my years in history class the 1920’s have always been one of the most fascinating decades to learn about. The decade did not gain its nickname “The Roaring Twenties” by being drab and lifeless the whole time. Its stereotypical vibrant culture and exuberant parties can identify the period, however, the end of it marked one of the most devastating times America has ever known: the crashing of the stock market. In order to thoroughly cover the subject Klein introduces the reader to a multitude of important figures, which help better explain what exactly happened from an array of perspectives. Klein first introduces the readers to Charles E. Mitchell or “Sunshine Charley” who was the president of National City Bank.