William Kidd who is well known under the name Captain Kidd was born in Scotland in 1645, William Kidd started out as a privateer, hired by European royals to attack foreign ships. When his crew insisted on attacking the Quadegh Merchant, a large Armenian ship laden with treasures on the Indian Ocean, Kidd found himself on the wrong side of the British government. He was hanged in London in 1701, as a warning to other pirates . Kidd also refused to admit his guilt of being a pirate
In the book “Dawn” written by Eli Wiesel, the main character is called Elisha, an eighteen year old orphan who had joined a group of terrorist known as The Movement, which has captured an English Officer by the name, John Dawson. The Movement is retaliating because the English have captured David ben Moshe, one of their members and have sentenced him to die. In retaliation, they warn the English that their officer will be killed if they continue with their plan. As the story continues Elisha tries to deal with conflicting thoughts about his first face to face murder. In his mind, he struggles with guilt in going against his moral values instilled by his parents and Master.
In October 1859, the U.S. military arsenal at Harpers Ferry was the target of an assault by an armed band of abolitionists led by John Brown (1800-59). (Originally part of Virginia, Harpers Ferry is located in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia near the convergence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers.) The raid was intended to be the first stage in an elaborate plan to establish an independent stronghold of freed slaves in the mountains of Maryland and Virginia. Brown was captured during the raid and later convicted of treason and hanged, but
He then ditched the city after finding out that spanish troops were coming to arrest him for disobeying the orders that were give to him. After he faced off the spanish forces, he returned to tenochtitlan to find a rebellion in progress. After a battle in Otumba, they reached Tlaxcala, where they lost 870 men. “With the assistance of their allies, Cortes’s men finally prevailed with reinforcements arriving from Cuba.” Cortes began a policy of attrition towards Tenochtitlan, subduing the Aztecs ' allied cities. The siege of Tenochtitlán ended with Spanish victory and the destruction of the
The music video is based on the Nat Turner slave revolt in which took place in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 183. During the planning process of this rebellion, Nat went around town secretly in search for other people of color, free or enslaved, with the guts to participate in the rebellion. Eventhough 55 to 65 whites were killed in the rebellion it was unsuccessful and concluded with nat and all those affiliated with the revolt being hung for all of the town to see. It is believed that over 70 people of color participated in the rebellion in hopes of gaining freedom. This music video does an excellent job of educating this generation on what an actual slave revolts while at the same time connecting it to today 's society through its historical content, imagery and diction.
---. The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today. American Publishing Company, 1873 Written by the team of Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today, was written to comically portray the political corruption in the United States after the Civil War. The plot consist a Tennessee family, with an adopted daughter of great beauty, trying to sell their 75,000 acres of land. The Adopted daughter moves to the Washington D.C. and becomes a lobbyist trying to persuade the government to purchase the family land.
England the birthday place of many talented artist, queens, and kings like Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth 1, and King Henry Vll. Who wants to find out who is the longest ruling Queen of England is? Yeah, you heard me, a queen and not a king. Queen Elizabeth ruled England for 44 years! She's important in history because she changed the course of history by killing her cousin, which by the way a friend of mine in the same history class as me is doing......@Brenna Riley Mayberry.
Andrew Jackson was an insistent advocate for Indian removal, earning him the nickname “Indian killer”, he was referred to as a “fire-breathing frontiersman obsessed with Indian presence and the need to obliterate it” by Historian Robert Remini. Jackson made his first effort towards fighting the Indians in a war against the Creeks, though he was not president at the time. To accomplish this task he suggested that troops methodically kill Indian women and children, resulting in the Creeks losing 23 million acres of their land in central Alabama and southern Georgia, making way for cotton plantation slavery. More land was gained by the United States when Jackson’s troops invaded Spanish Florida to punish Seminoles for harboring fugitive slaves in 1818, this sparked the first seminole
Boston Massacre Introduction Boston Massacre is the famous riot that took place between the British soldiers and American patriots. The trigger point was the levy of taxes on the Americans called patriots in literature with regard to this particular era. The killings were attempted by the British soldiers who were posted in the territory for making sure the implementation of the introduced taxes on general consumption goods like tea, wine, fruits, red and green glass, red and white lead, paste board, papers and painter’s colors. The taxes were imposed under the famous Townshend Acts 1767. One of its own kinds in history of America, Boston Massacre ended up in killing of five people and a few injured but this end up was just the beginning of
A group of colonists known as Samuel Adams and members of The Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians who boarded three ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. This midnight raid became known as “The Boston Tea Party” which is popularly known in American history. The arrival of these ships Dartmouth, Eleanor, and Beaver spread quickly making the colonist grow angry because they did not want to pay taxes. Although, The Tea Act of 1773 was one of the series of taxes that the inhabitants of the colonies were required to pay, the Tea Act was created to save the West India Company from faltering. Therefore, taxing the colonists was the best alternative way of saving the Company.
When the English started to colonize the New World, they first tried to settle at a place called Roanoke. “At the end of the first year, all of the surviving colonists get on a supply ship to go back to England.” This might have stemmed from the fact that the colonists turned on the natives that were supplying them with food to survive. John White returned to Roanoke in 1587, this time as governor of the colony. His journal from that expedition documents the increasing hostilities between the Algonquian Indians and the English settlers. In this excerpt, White relates one of the English colonists’ more devastating mistakes: inadvertently attacking and killing some of their own Indian
It is 1757, the French and Indian War rages across the English Colonies and the British have been fighting the French for territory in North America for three years. Indian tribes fight on both sides and the colonists are caught in the middle. Three men, Chingachgook, his son Uncas, and adopted white son Hawkeye, visit the frontier home of the Cameron 's. John, Alexandra, and James live there. A colonist named Jack Winthrop tells Hawkeye that he is gathering volunteers to fight for the British army in hopes that their homes on the frontier will be guarded against Huron war party attacks, loyal to the French.
After her husband 's death a few years later, threats of Massachusetts taking over Rhode Island compelled Hutchinson to move outside the reach of Boston, into the lands of the Dutch. While five of her older surviving children remained in New England or in England, she settled with her younger children near an ancient landmark called Split Rock in what later became The Bronx in New York City. The Hutchinson 's were unfortunate in the timing of their settlement in this area, and soon became victims of the local unrest. During Kiefs war, the Indians invaded Hutchinson 's settlement and killed her along with her six children and other members of the household. Their bodies were dragged into the house which was set on fire to burn to the ground.
Although Phillis Wheatley’s five books Were ignored for years after her death and often dismissed as being too sentimental and patriotic Today her work is given the special honor it deserves. Indeed a debt of gratitude is owed this Early American poet for her discipline and determination with the site of her grave unknown the City of Boston honored her some two hundred years after death by erecting a monument in her
On October 5th, 1970, this group kidnapped the British trade commissioner, James Richard Cross, and threatened to kill him unless their demands were met. These demands included the release of 23 prisoners associated with the FLQ and their manifesto to be read on national TV. Five days later, even after a few government concessions, the FLQ then kidnapped Pierre Laporte, the Quebec Minister of Labour and senior Cabinet. Panic erupted and on October 16, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act. This Act allowed for a peace officer to make arrests and to search any premises without a warrant, should they have reasons for suspicions.