John C. Calhoun was born on March 18, 1782 in Abbeville district, South Carolina. He was born to a wealthy family that had recently moved from Pennsylvania. He enrolled in a local academy at eighteen years old and attended Yale College two years later. After college, Calhoun spent a year at law school and studied in the office of a member of the Federalist Party. He was elected to the South Carolina state legislature in 1808 and to the United States House of Representatives in 1811.
He thus became world famous.” Quote from source 3: "Benjamin went to work for a man named Keimer, who was not a very good printer. Franklin quickly put his shop in order. His work attracted the attention of Pennsylvania 's governor, Sir William Keith, who offered to set up the 18-year-old Franklin in business.” +++++++++++++++++++++ Mini-question #2: How did Benjamin Franklin influence the American Revolution? Quote from source 1: “When he learned how strongly the people back home felt about the Stamp Act, he went before Parliament to testify against it. He talked for a whole day and convinced the House of Commons that the Stamp Act was not really good for England.” Quote from source 2: “Nevertheless, he threw his energies behind the cause of independence and got himself appointed to the Second Continental Congress.
But by 1776, both sides courted the Iroquois Confederacy. Two thirds of the tribes sided with the British, and a third sided with the Americans. Moving on, slaves were extremely important in the American Revolution. Over five thousand free blacks and slaves served in the Continental army. These extra men strengthened the military.
Martin Van Buren was a U.S. President he was born Dec. 5, 1782 then he died July 24, 1862 he was the 8th president of the United States. He was a descendant of the Dutch immigrants; he was also the first president whose ethnic background was mostly from Britain. He was in office from (1837-1841) he played a huge role in the development of the modern American party. He was admitted in the bar in 1803 Van Buren career in public office was a mix of personal ambition and sensitivity to the needs of a rapidly changing society. In 1812, he began eight-year tenure in the state senate, and for four of those years he also held the office of attorney general.
David "Davy" Crockett was the 19th century American Folk Hero, Frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He was born on August 17, 1786 in Limestone. He became famous in his own lifetime for larger-than-life exploits popularized by stage plays and almanacs. After being made a colonel in the militia, he was elected to the Tennessee state legislature in 1821. Davy had six children.
They moved to Baltimore together and set up a store; when the American colonies started to revolt, he fought in the Revolutionary War for his country. Mrs. Arnold, Poe's grandmother, showed up on the stage on February 28, 1791 and left the stage in England on June 13, 1795. David Poe grew up in Baltimore after his birth on July 18, 1784, and he grew up being expected to go into law. He went into acting instead and made his first professional acting job a success
With all of this fear, how could Maximilien Robespierre possibly have a downfall? As the last two months of the terror came, the tyrant started to blame himself for the thousands of deaths. He passed the Law of the Twenty Second Prairial, which stated that all rights of the accused victim were washed away, making the executions go even faster (Linton). After the Committee of Public Safety passed this, Robespierre never attended another meeting. In his last few weeks, he rarely left his assigned room.
At age 18 Henry married the incredibly wealthy Sarah Shelton. After getting married Henry moved in with Shelton in her large home on a plantation that had six slaves. He attempted to become a planter and work on the plantation. In 1776 Henry’s house burnt down while he working on the plantation. Henry knew after that
Thomas Alexandre fought in Napoleon’s army. He was the first colored man to become a general in European army. Due to a disagreement with Napoleon, Thomas left the army and was out in prison for two years. He died after he being released from prison. Marie had to take care of Alexandre alone.
The Birthmark- Reader’s Response Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, the infamous town where a very significant historical event occured. Hawthorne was the great-great-grandson of John Hathorne, one of the three judges over the Salem witch trials nearly a century ago. After the death of his father in 1808, Hawthorne’s uncle Robert Manning, prominent pomologist of that time, took Hawthorne into his care in Raymond, Maine. As a young man Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Franklin Pierce. After obtaining his degree in 1825, Hawthorne moved back to Salem for twelve years and wrote many novels, sketches, and short stories that are still very popular today, including
Patrick Henry was the first and the sixth governor of Virginia. Henry led the antagonism to the Stamp Act in 1765 and he is mostly remembered by his speech,”Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”. He was know as one of the most influential bodies in Republicanism. While he was creeping up on his twenty fourth birthday, he finally qualified as a lawyer in 1760. After that, Henry was not prepared for what it took to be a lawyer.
Jackson beat the other contestants in the popular vote, but for the electoral votes, nobody won the majority and the House of Representatives were called to make the decision, ultimately choosing John Quincy Adams. Fast forward four years and Andrew Jackson ran again for president, but the outcome was very different; he
He lived in a house in Braintree, Massachusetts. On February 1778, John Quincy Adams 's dad had to go on a dangerous trip to France and John (Almost 11) was brave enough to ask his father if he could go. Adams attended schools in Paris and Amsterdam. His studies allowed him to join the junior class at Harvard University, and he graduated in 1787. Adams studied law for three years, and in 1790, he began his own practice.
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in the gentry of colinal Virginia and owned his own slaves as a teenager. was the first president of the United states from 1789 to 1799. He was the commander in the reviloutionary war and was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was widely admired for his strong leadership qualities. He was elected in the first two national president elections.
One of Jackson 's favorite, Van Buren won the presidency himself in 1836, but was tortured during his term due to a financial panic. After failing to get a nomination for the 1840 presidential election, he unsuccessfully ran in 1844 and 1848. It just makes me wonder,now I see why we haven 't had an American president yet because look just what the 1st one did.