He attended Harvard (1900-04) where he was an average student. He then went to Columbia Law School (1904-07), passed the bar, and decided not to stay on to graduate. Family Ties: • Father: James Roosevelt - businessman and financier. • Mother: Sara "Sallie" Delano - Strong-willed woman who did not wish her son to be in politics. • Siblings: One half-brother - James.
In 1878, Upton Sinclair was born, an advocate writer that changed the meat packing industry forever. He was born in Maryland to an alcoholic father and headstrong mother. From birth he was exposed to dichotomies that would affect his mind at an early age. Sinclair was raised on the edge of poverty and would often visit his mother 's wealthy family. At age 14, Sinclair attended the City College of New York.
During his time at Groton, he followed the news of his distant cousin, President Theodore Roosevelt, as he battled the Spanish at war, though that ended quickly. After graduating from Groton, Franklin started college at Harvard, where most young men of his wealthy position go. The reader discovers how he joined the school newspaper and fell in love with Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, whom was his distant cousin. After marrying Eleanor, which his mother disapproved of, and going through law school, Franklin was approached to run for state senator in 1910. As senator, he was known for strongly opposing the corruption in the Tammany Hall political organization.
• The establishment of the American Civil Liberties Union of 1920 was due to the assault towards civil liberties. • The White House was run by the republicans from 1921-1933. One of the three republican presidents, Warren Gamaliel Harding, senator of Ohio. He wanted to end crusades. He had promised this people a type of government that would be run by the greatest
The Life of Tony Bennett Tony Bennett was born in Queens, New York August 3, 1926 with the name Anthony Dominick Benedetto ( Biography.com Editors ). He later wanted to change his name to something more simple. When Bennett was 10 years old his father passed away and he began to develop depression at this time. He went to the High School of Industrial Arts, but he had to drop out to help his family with finances ( Biography.com Editors ). In 1944 Tony served in the United States Army, and he served on the front lines as a rifleman ( Biography.com Editors ).
As President from 1901 to 1909, he signed legislation establishing five new national parks: Crater Lake, Oregon; Wind Cave, South Dakota; Sully 's Hill, North Dakota (later re-designated a game preserve); Mesa Verde, Colorado; and Platte, Oklahoma (now part of Chickasaw National Recreation Area). However another Roosevelt enactment had a broader effect: the Antiquities Act of June 8, 1906. The Antiquities Act enabled President Roosevelt and succeeding Presidents to proclaim historic landmarks, historic or prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest in federal ownership as national monuments. The conservation legacy of Theodore Roosevelt is found in the 230 million acres of public lands he helped establish during his presidency. Much of that land - 150 millions acres - was set aside as national forests.
Ulysses S. Grant, The American President Series: The 18th President, 1869-1977 is a primary source from a book written by Josiah Bunting III. From the end of the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln five days later, and until his own death in 1855, Ulysses S. Grant was the first in the hearts of his countrymen. He was saluted as a savior of the Union. Elected president by a humble majority in1868, reelected four years later; his second term was full of argument, disappointment, and “scandal”, he maintained a certain hold on peoples affections and full part of their gratitude. For the most part of his public development in 1862 through 1865, no one really knew what to make of Grant.
Woodrow Wilson received the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize, as the fourteen points were successful in peacefully ending the war. The fourteen points was not only created to gain American and Allied support. It was also created with the enemy nations rights and interests in mind. This gave the fourteen points massive momentum and a moral high-ground against other negotiations. The fourteen points is arguably one of the most important creations in American history.
Born Johann Mendel in 1822 in Austria, Gregor Mendel grew up on a low-income farm with a father who tinkered with breeding apple trees. During his youth, Mendel was sent to receive his schooling in Troppau. His studies put a huge financial strain on his entire family. Mendel would tutor in his spare time, but due to the language barrier, could not find enough work. Mendel suffered from depression and spent time at his home in bed and struggled to finish his schooling.
In 1945, Harry S. Truman was unexpectedly thrust into the Presidency after the death of Franklin Roosevelt, but he accepted his new role with a brave face and ran in his own right in November 1948. Much like this year 's election, no one expected him to win, but he got the last laugh when his victory was announced, producing the famous photo of Truman smiling broadly holding a Tribune with the headline “Dewey Defeats Truman.” In his newest book, historian and master storyteller H.W. Brands, two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, chronicling Truman’s presidency and the events leading to the dismissal of Gen. MacArthur. His vivid character portraits reveal two personalities with totally different backgrounds and agendas face off at the height