James Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia, was the one to lead English settlers to the colony. The Spanish were there originally, but 1730, when James led the settlers, the Spanish were mainly gone. James led the settlement as a refuge for the poor and debtors. He also made a multifaceted plan for settling and government called Oglethorpe Plan, which will be touched upon further in the governments slide.
African American abolitionist William Howard Day was born October 16, 1825 in New York City. William was raised by his mother, Eliza and father John. Day mother Eliza was a founding member of the first AME Zion church and an abolitionist. Day father was a sail maker who fought in the War of 1812 and in Algiers, in 1815, and died when William was four. As a child William mother gave him away to a white ink manufacturer who advocated the abolitionist and temperance movement. This white family known as the Williston’s of Northampton, Massachusetts raised William. William attended Oberlin College and after graduation he spent his life campaigning for the rights of African Americans. Furthermore, William became a secretary of the National Negro Convention in
Historically black colleges and universities are founded almost everywhere in the United States. During the time of the Civil War, in the South of the United States, there were no higher education systems for African American students. “Particularly, with the 13th amendment abolition of slavery and reconstruction in the South, things began to change.” (“The History of Historically”) “In 1862, Senator Justin Morrill spearheaded a movement to improve the state of higher education throughout the United States, putting emphasis on the need for institutions to train Americans in the applied sciences, agriculture and engineering”. (“The History of Historically”) The Morrill Land – Grant Act gave insight on
Did you know Charles Carroll was the only Catholic to sign the declaration of independence? Or that at that time was known as the wealthiest man in America?
In 1655, founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams documented his views on politics and religious affairs to make them clear to the public. This documentation of his morals and principals was called Letter to the Town of Providence. In his letter he addresses the people and tells them that he is making no mistake by voicing his opinion. Williams takes his position with an analogy. He describes society as a boat. On that boat there are many people and these people are practicing different faiths. It’s his highest belief that liberty of conscience must kept while on this boat. For this to happen two things are very important, that no one be forced to practice another faith and no one is forced to stop practicing their own. Following that, he responds that even with religious freedom he doesn’t mean people should break the law. In his position he states that people should still be punished for going against the law, “…the commander or commanders may judge, resist, compel
Sir Walter Raleigh explored from England and started his own colony called Roanoke. He voyaged to Roanoke twice. The first time was in 1584 and the second one was in 1585. Both times he was there, Raleigh abandoned the land. Sir Walter Raleigh headed back to England to fight against the Spanish and that’s when he needed someone to help him with the colony in Roanoke. During that time in war, Raleigh had John White be the governor to take over the colony while Raleigh was doing other work in England. All of a sudden the colony has seemed to have disappeared and no one knows what really happened. We want to charge Sir Walter Raleigh with Criminally Negligent Homicide because he left his people to die, who didn’t know how to begin a new life in a new world.
John Hancock was one of the Important people since he contributed in the revolutionary war. Now let me tell you about him. He was born January 23, 1737 in Braintree, Massachusetts. His parents were Reverent John Hancock and Mary Hawke. His father died when he was seven years old. John’s mother later remarries and he was adopted by his paternal uncle and his wife. Years passed and in 1750 he was accepted in Harvard College where he later Graduated in 1754. Right after graduating he started to work for his uncle. In 1764 (uncle) Thomas Hancock died, and he then inherited the shipping business. Not just that he also inherited numbers of properties and thousands of acres of land. At age 27 He became one of the wealthiest men. On August 28, 1775
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, 12 November 1815. She was the 8th children out of 11 children. Her father Daniel Cady was a judge and also a prominent Federalist Attorney. Her mother Margaret Livingston Cady was descended from Dutch settler. (Elizabeth Cady Stanton) (The oratory of women's suffrage, 2005)
Born on November 11, 1744 in the early Massachusetts colony in Weymouth, Abigail Smith was the second of four children of William Smith, a Congregational minister, and his wife, Elizabeth Quincy. Growing up, Abigail Smith educated herself while spending time at her grandmother’s house in English, French, and history by reading an immense amount.
John Winthrop: A Puritan Leader who became the first Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. From January 12, 1587/8 - March 2, 1649, John Winthrop led a group of English Puritans to the new world, joined the Massachusetts Bay Company in 1629 and became their Governor on April 8, 1630. He was the major backbone in molding the Colony’s government, also shaping its Legislative policy.
Samuel Adams was born in Boston on September 27, 1722. He grew up in a wealthy home and had eleven siblings. Unfortunately, only two of them made it until their third birthdays. Both of Samuel's parents were strong puritans. His mom supported Calvinism and his dad was a deacon of the Congregational Church. Early on, Adams was exposed to politics because his father himself was a politician. Adams had a top-notch education at Boston Latin School where he learned Latin and Greek. Later on, at the age of fourteen, he attended the college of Harvard in 1736 and later graduated with his bachelor's degree in 1740.
John Blair was born in Williamsburg, in 1732, Blair was a distinguished one of his Family; Blair father was the acting governor of in Virginia and also a member of Governor’s Council in the Colony. John Blair attended a college called “William and Mary” and he graduated from “Williams and Mary” in 1754 with honors. Blair family had a good connection with the College, because of Blair Great-Uncle,
Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 between North Carolina and South Carolina, the Waxhaws region. His father died before he was even born because of a logging accident. He eventually became an orphan due to the rest of his family dying from war and sickness. He went to local schools and received an elementary education. A little later in life he became a lawyer and eventually bought land which was a big deal back in the day. He also fought in the war of 1812 and was considered a hero after he defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans. After that he began his role in the government as a senator in Tennessee. That shortly ended after about only one year. He then took his shot at the presidency which he successfully
Sir Francis Drake was born in Devonshire, England around 1540- 1544. No real birth records have been found for Drake. He was the oldest of 12 sons. His parents were Mary Mylwaye and Edmund Drake, a farmer on Lord Francis Russell 's estate. Sir Francis Drake is known as the most renowned seaman of the Elizabethan Era. Drake grew up in Plymouth to the Hawkins family. The Hawkins family worked as merchants and privateers . Around the age of eighteen Drake went to sea for the first time on the Hawkins family fleet. Drake earned command of his own ship in the 1560s and named it the Judith.
Elizabeth Seton born in a wealthy family of New York City,but her mother died at her age of 3. Later she became a great musician and a successful rider, it attracted William Seton to marry her. She continued to serving others after married with William Seton, at the age of 29 her life changed dramatically, when elder William Seton died, they become impoverished over two years and this pressure worsen William Seton’s tuberculosis.