Revolutionary War figure: Samuel Adams Samuel Adams was one of the most influential men during the Revolutionary War. His staunch opposition of British oppression of the colonies was well documented during his life in many of his essays. He had many supporters during this controversial time and served as a well revered and respected politician. His insight into how government can work effectively helped to create our modern model of democracy.
He was born January 12, 1706 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony now known as the present day Boston. His birthplace was then a british colony on 17 Milk Street. Ben grew up in a large family being the youngest son and the 15th child. Thanks to his parents, he
Abraham Lincoln is known as one of the best president in the history of the United States. His ability to balance politics with humanitarianism was extraordinary. Lincoln’s balance helped him eventually achieve his goals by using the right tactics when needed. Many people think of the Emancipation Proclamation of a great document that freed the slaves in America but the truth is slightly different. The Emancipation Proclamation only freed slaves in states that had seceded from the Union, areas which Lincoln had no control over.
John Adams had a successful impact on the early years of America’s development because he achieved real hands-on experience during and after the Revolution. He was religiously devoted to the ideology of freedom in America, and became well-known as “the Atlas of Independence” by overtly rejecting reconciliation with England. He wrote his wisdom in a pamphlet, Thoughts on Government, which became a model for the constitutions of new states that shared the same beliefs as Adams. He became the first Vice-President, under George Washington, and the second President of the United States. His years of knowledge and experience placed him as one of the most qualified frontrunners for the presidency following Washington, since it would only make sense
Roger Sherman(April 19, 1721 - July 23, 1793) Roger Sherman was a lawyer and a founding father of the United States. He was also the first mayor of a city in Connecticut called New Haven. But Connecticut was not his actual home town, he was born in Newton, Massachusetts. Then later on in his life he moved to Connecticut.
Roosevelt wanted balance in the businesses. Amongst breaking up the monopolies, he also passed the Hepburn Act in 1906. This act was passed which allowed the commission to set maximum rates, inspect a company 's book, and investigate railroads, sleeping car
John Hancock From his childhood and education, to his service to this country, and his presidential career John Hancock was one of the first people to sign the Declaration of Independent. He was also one of the most famous people to sign it. John Hancock was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, on January 23, 1737. He was born into a wealthy family his father was Reverend John Hancock, and his mother 's name was Mary Hawke Thaxter.
Samuel Adams was a great man who had a profound effect on America today. He was a man with enough conviction conviction to fuel an entire revolution, a Son of Liberty, a delegate for the Continental Congress. He risked his life multiple times during his political rallies such as the Boston Tea Party, the signing of the Declaration of Independence and all because of what he believed in. In conclusion, Samuel adams was an extraordinary individual who was willing to give his life for the sake of the newfound nation of The United States of
Benjamin franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston, Massachusetts and passed away april 17, 1790. He was one of the major founding fathers of the United States. He was a very smart man. He was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a(n) inventor/scientist he is popularly known for being on the one hundred dollar bill and inventing the lightning rod,bifocals, and the franklin stove.
The two sectional party system helped the country become better in this kind of problems. This new sectional system did not accomplished what some people wanted, it accomplished what was better for humanity, and this system helped in making a good decision when Lincoln became president and abolished slavery. The democrats and Whigs avoided the topic of slavery because they were afraid that they would lose votes from the south, however a new party was brave enough (Republican) and went against the south believes. In the year 1860 was the first time a Republican candidate won the election, the Abraham Lincoln went on to become one of the best president of the United States, and also gave a stop to slavery in the entire country. Since then the Republican Party and Democrats have become the most important parties of the United States and they are part of the two sectional
Although Johnson’s plan allowed the South join the union fairly faster than the Wade-Davis Bill, the republicans still had great power and presence against the southern democrats. The republican’s had obtained such a large portion of congress that the republicans would have impeached president Johnson. However that power became short lived, as the Southern democrats were able to regain power in event of the compromise of 1868. With the compromise the Republicans won the presidential election, but the southern democrats were finally able to regain their power in the state governments and drown out the southern republicans. Thus the Southern white men prevailed the winners of reconstruction,
Already he had served as a delegate in the 1844 Constitutional Convention where he made sure that there were no restrictions to elected office precluded by religion. David Naar played a very important part in the civic and cultural life of Trenton, in the political life of New Jersey and in national politics as a staunch Democrat. As owner and editor of the Daily True American, he became a spokesperson of the Democratic Party in New Jersey. He edited the newspaper for more than half a century, from 1853 to 1905. His nephew, Moses D. Naar, and by David 's son, Joseph L. Naar continued until the True American went out of business.
Jefferson 's contributions to the develpoment of democracy in the United States was unmatched by anyone. He wrote the document the founded our nations freedom and independence. " He was one of the two or three key philosophical thinkers of his time that laid the ideological foundation of America"(Jacobson). His ideas and philosophies are what shaped our country into what it is today. He was also a large supporter of the spread of knowledge. "
William Ellery was born on December 22, 1727 in Newport, Rhode Island, to his father, William Ellery, and his mother, Elizabeth Almy (Pyne). His great-grandparents immigrated to the United States in 1668 where they then settled down near Salem, Massachusetts. William’s grandpa moved to Newport to start up as a new merchant. Along with being a merchant, he became the Speaker of the House of Deputies, a judge of the county court, and a member of the town council. His grandfather became very wealthy and made a large contribution to building a new church.