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.
There were a number of both positive and negative changes at the time John Marshall lived. Born in 1755 in Germantown, John Marshall’s was greatly influenced by a series of events. One significant influence on his later life as a Supreme Court judge was the time he spent as a Revolutionary soldier. As a soldier, Marshall highly admired General George Washington and witnessed some of the greatest changes in American history. Some of the positive changes include the making of the Constitution of the United States.
In his speech, he gave America advice for the future. An important theme that George Washington reflected was nobility. He understood that he could not rule by tyranny and stepped down from power. His humbleness has carried the United States into a tradition of presidency for centuries.
Delegates were talking about the only person to name (Miller Center). While Washington was comfortable at home, he “knew that if the Constitution was adopted, he would most likely become the first President of the United States and be called away from his beloved estate. (Mount Vernon)” America had its
Richard Henry Lee was born in 1732 in Virginia. He was born into fame and wealth. He was the oldest of the four boys born unto Thomas and Hannah Harrison Ludwell Lee. Richard was raised around military officers, diplomats, and legislature. Richard’s father Thomas Lee, was the governor of Virginia before he fell ill and passed away in 1750.
First battle of the American Revolution, the battle of Lexington and Concord, involved leadership of Washington. The battle was also known as “The shots heard around the world.” Washington proved his leadership by laying out a surprise attack at Trenton after crossing the Delaware River in 1776. Although Washington and his men experienced tough luck at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777, his military was able to survive. George Washington also proved his leadership in the last years of the war.
Although he was only trained for small frontier wars with a small number of troops, he had enough courage, determination, and intelligence to defy all odds and defeat Britain. After his great victory, Washington gave up command of the Colonial Army and returned to Mount Vernon with intentions to resume his old life as a farmer. However, in 1787, he was asked to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and help draft the new constitution. He impressed all the delegates with his leadership and wisdom, convincing most of them that he was the most qualified person to become America’s first president. Public opinion was so strong towards Washington that he chose to run for office.
Anthony Wayne was born in Easttown Township, Pennsylvania in Chester County ,near what is now Paoli, Pennsylvania in early January 1 1745. Anthony Wayne was one of five children, his brothers and sisters were Hannah Van Leer; William Wayne; Anne Hayman and Margaret Penrose Holstein. Later Wayne became a surveyor in 1763. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War in 1775 he had constructed his militia unit by the end of 1776.
Introduction George Washington was many things, from the first Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army to the first President of the United States of America. He was a Founding Fathers of our nation and considered the Father of American Intelligence. Throughout his military career, he had many successes and an equal number of defeats. One such defeat almost cost him the Revolutionary War while still in its infancy, the Battle of Long Island. This paper will analyze the battle and the misuse of intelligence assets using the four-step method: define the subject, review the setting, describe the action, and assess the significance by offering an alternate outcome.
Benedict Arnold’s significance and influence in the Revolutionary War The Continental Army Arnold started the war off by organizing a militia in his hometown and was voted the captain. Arnold partnered with Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys to capture Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga was one of the first major victories for the colonies. Saratoga
His luck took a turn when he lost the election to Adams, but he rallied and came out on top. In Andrew Jackson’s early years he lived in South Carolina with a mother and two brothers. The Carolinas were invaded by the British in 1780-1781 and during this
John Adams John Adams is the one of the most interesting person in the Revolutionary War. He had a huge impact on the Revolutionary War. He helped make the Declaration of Independence. In 1774 he served in the first continental congress. He was the first vice president of the United States and the second president.
Richard Henry Lee was born on January 20th, 1732 AD. He grew up in Westmoreland Virginia and was raised by a line of military men, legislators, and diplomats. His father was the governor of Virginia until 1750. Richard learned a lot of skills from his father like how to work and be tough and also how politics worked. Richard Henry Lee had a great career.
This Congress was organized to help manage the war effort, and to declare independence from Great Britain, which is where the Declaration of Independence was born. Hopkins was very zealous in signing the Declaration. He had to support his palsied right hand with his left when he signed, saying, “My hand trembles, but my heart does not.” Hopkin’s previous experiences as a merchant made him very useful to the Naval Committee, established by Congress. The Naval Committee purchased, outfitted, manned, and operated the ships of the Continental Navy.
On June 15, 1775, Washington was appointed Major General and Commander-in-Chief of colonial forces. Washington was the colonies’ best choice because he had experience, had been advising the congress, and the biggest factor that went into it was that if he had not been given the job Virginia, a key colony in the resistance, would have backed out. Washington’s troops were not very successful and they lost many battles, but they were victorious in March of 1776 when they forced the British to withdraw from Boston. He then moved his troops to New York City where they fought in the largest battle of the revolution. The british army launched an attack that killed 2,800 men.