George Washington was the first president of the United States. He was born in Virginia in 1732 and was a surveyor in his youth days. George Washington’s military involvement began when he joined the Virginia militia. This included dangerous missions he accomplished in delivering messages from Governor Dinwiddie to the French in Ohio Valley. Due to his heroism, Washington was appointed to command the Virginia militia forces.
Paul Revere shouted throughout his midnight ride, “The Regulars are coming!” He was an American Patriot in the American Revolution who lived in Boston at the time. His lifespan was from 1735 to 1818, during the American Revolution. One of his famous quotes was “In Medford, I awakened the Captain of the Minutemen; and after that, I alarmed almost every house, till I got to Lexington.” Paul Revere is important to history because if he didn't warn Lexington about the British, America itself might not be known as America.
Winning by a large margin, James Madison assumed the role of President on May 2nd, 1801, and served two terms with his first lady Dolley Madison until March 3rd, 1809. During his presidency, James Madison is best known for the War of 1812. The primary cause leading to the War of 1812, was the rising tension between America and Britain. America wanted to be a completely independent country whereas Britain wanted to rely on the revenue from America. This created much strife between the two nations.
Thomas Jefferson “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” The author of these clever words and many other critical innovations to American history is the great Thomas Jefferson.
Alexander Hamilton was one of the United States founding fathers, and was the right hand man to George Washington. Alexander Hamilton was the United States first Secretary of the Treasury and the founder of the Federalist party. Hamilton was born in the West Indies, and was an orphan as a child. Hamilton studied at King’s College (now Columbia University), in New York. After college Hamilton enlisted in the U.S. military and fought in the Revolutionary War against Britain.
From the beginning of the pre-revolutionary period, there was one American patriot and politician who contributed in various ways to the American Revolution; he was Samuel Adams. “Samuel Adams was an American patriot and politician who stirred opposition to British rule in the American colonies” (Adams Samuel 44). Samuel Adams lived from 1722 to 1803, spending numerous years of his life playing a great role in the Revolution, starting in the year 1765. In the years 1770 to 1773, Adams and the Committees of Correspondence notably contributed to the Revolution by protesting the Stamp Act, thus leading to them opposing several laws passed by the British. Samuel Adams is a great example of a patriot who contributed greatly to the American Revolution.
Thomas Jefferson, A Man in the Revolutionary War Reed L. Calkins Heading: Thomas Jefferson, an amazing man to say the least. Born in May of 1473, he did many selfless and amazing things. He fought in the Revolutionary War, believe in freedom and fought for it, and even wrote the Declaration of Independence.
Biography of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) is an American-born philosopher, writer and politician born to wealthy parents. His childhood life was associated with both the aristocratic and frontier level of society. At the age of fourteen years, he lost his father and later inherited his father’s property that included more than one-hundred slaves and 1,200 ha of land. In 1759, Thomas joined the William and Mary College in Virginia to study law became one of the most renowned lawyers in his colony after graduation. In 1772, Jefferson got married to Martha Wayles Skelton
The term "Founding Father" is given to the men who fought for American liberation from Britain in the 18th century and proceeded to build an independent country from the ground up. Certain names are almost synonymous with the term founding father – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin for example. However, one man who embodied the American Dream before the term was even coined and had an enormous role in shaping America is Alexander Hamilton. Undoubtedly a lesser known figure to the general public, Hamilton is probably best known to most Americans for being on the 10-dollar bill. Hamilton was born in 1757 on the island of Nevis in the West Indies before he arrived in the colonies as an orphaned teenager, hoping to get a
The British really wanted him to fight for them in the war because he was such a great leader(Fetzer 94). He normally commanded about 15,000 troops at one time, but he was frequently attacked by about 300 French and Natives when he tried to take fort Duquesne(Fetzer 99, Fetzer 94). He eventually learned how he was the most famous American born soldier. His army won the Revolutionary war at the battle of Yorktown, Va. He served from 1789-1797, and from 1775-1783 is when America fought for independence(History.com, Fetzer 71).
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.
With the outbreak of hostilities, Revere turned industrialist and constructed a much-needed powder mill to supply colonial arms. In 1776, he was put in command of Boston Harbor’s principal defense at Castle William, but his war record as a lieutenant colonel was largely undistinguished. He resumed his stride as a successful industrialist after the war, however, and set up a rolling mill for the manufacture of sheet copper at Canton, Massachusetts. From this factory came sheathing for many U.S. ships, including the USS Constitution, and the dome of the Massachusetts statehouse. Even after his military and political career ended he continued to discuss the issues of the day, and in 1814 he circulated a petition offering the government the services of Boston’s artisans in protecting Boston during the War of 1812.
Nathaniel Gorham was born on May 27, 1738, in Charleston, Boston. Gorham ran a sucessful merchant house, but when the revolutionary war began, he took an interest in public affairs. He started his public career as a notary, and soon won an election to the Massachusetts legislative court in 1771.
Benjamin Rush was a founding father known best for his work as a physician, but that wasn’t all he was. He was also a chemist, writer, teacher/professor, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Rush was much more than what people think he is. Benjamin Rush was born on December 24th, 1745, at Byberry, PA. In 1751, when his father, John Rush, died, him and his mother moved to Philadelphia where his mother ran a grocery store.
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.