James Monroe - 470 words
The following is about the fifth president of the U.S.A. James Monroe was born in 1758 in Westmoreland county, Virginia. In 1776 he served as an officer in the continental army, and saved the Battle of Trenton against the British. During the battle he was standing at his post and a farmer came out and told them to get of his property. The battle was on Christmas day. Monroe and the other soldiers with him identified themselves as American soldiers and the farmer apologized. Later the man who was also a doctor brought them out some hot drinks and food for them, the man stayed out there and refused to go back inside. Monroe felt encouraged that the people that local citizens detested the Hessi ...
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The Life Of George Washington - 606 words
Flexner, James Thomas. George Washington. Little. 1967 George Washington was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. He served as commander-in-chief of the Continental army during the Revolutionary War, and later served as the first president of the United States. His thoughts and ideas helped mold the United States into the great country that it is today. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was the eldest son of Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. He received no formal education, but he read geography, military history, agriculture, deportment, and composition. Washington later developed a powerful and convinci ...
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Carrie Stephen King The main characters in this story are Carrie,her mom(Mrs.White),and Chris Hargenson. Carrie is a very shy and nieve girl.She is mad fun of often by the other girls at school.She is tired of being mad fun of and realizes she has mental powers.Mrs.White is a religious phanatic who is basically crazy.Carries mom takes everything out on her.Chris Hargenson is a girl Carrie goes to school with who is very snotty,and like the other The setting takes place in a small town in New England during the 1980s.The story mainly takes place in Carries home and school.She turns her town into a tale of terror. One day Carrie is at school in the gym locker room and she gets her menses.Well, ...
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Margaret Cochran Corbin - 424 words
Margaret Cochran Corbin (1751-c.1800) fought alongside her husband in the American Revolutionary War and was the first woman to receive pension from the United States government as a disabled soldier. She was born Nov. 12, 1751 near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., orphaned at the age of five and was raised by relatives. When she was twenty-one she married John Corbin. John joined the Continental Army when the American Revolution started four years later and Margaret accompanied her husband. Wives of the soldiers often cooked for the men, washed their laundry and nursed wounded soldiers. They also watched the men do their drills and, no doubt, learned those drills, too. On November 16,177 ...
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Colonel Daniel Morgan - 808 words
Aruguably the most significant Colonel in the Battles of Saratoga. Flamboyant! Rowdy! Troublemaker! When you hear these words, does a colonial in the military come to mind? Well it should! Colonel Daniel Morgan is arguably one of the most significant and influential figures in American Military History. Morgan, an old Indian fighter, led a battalion of rowdy woodsmen dressed in long, Indian-style hunting shirts each carrying a tomahawk and scalping knife along with his long rifle. Morgan contributed greatly to the Saratoga Campaign because he and his men used partisan tactics to destroy the British morale as well as their offensive attacks. The American victory at Saratoga was so significant ...
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George Washington Father Of A Nation - 1,561 words
George Washington: Father of a Nation A desolate wind swept over the American encampment at Valley Forge. Freezing temperatures and blinding snow storms accompanied by heartbreaking defeats had taken their toll on these young freedom fighters. The cry for freedom could no longer be heard over hunger pains and the freezing wind. One lone figure could be seen walking through the camp trying to re-ignite that fire in his dwindling troops who were huddled together for warmth. We can only wonder what words of encouragement George Washington told his men to keep their hopes alive that long hard winter of 1778. Whatever they were, they held an army together and inspired a young nation to go on and ...
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American Revolution - 1,155 words
One of the central myths that many Americans entertain about the Revolutionary War is that victory over the British redcoats was quick and easy. A united, freedom-loving country rose up in righteous anger at the King's tyrannical actions, grabbed their trusty flintlocks, hid behind trees and walls, defeated the dull British soldiers who were sitting ducks in their scarlet uniforms, and established the United States of America. Throughout the story, there is a certain inevitability about American victory. This story raises many problems. If victory was so easy, why did it take eight and a half years for the Americans to win it? There is also the question of Valley Forge, which Americans have ...
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Aaron Burr - 1,271 words
Aaron Burr Jr., the son of Ester Edwards Burr and Reverend Mr. Aaron Burr was born on February 6, 1756 in Newark, New Jersey. He was also the grandson of the famous theologian, Jonathan Edwards. His father earned his living as a pastor at The Newark Presbyterian Congregation and the president of The College of New Jersey, which later became the Ivy League school, Princeton University. Upon graduating from Princeton University at the age of 16, Burr Jr. became a lawyer, although his studies were limited to theology. Following this, he delivered an oration entitled Building Castles in the Air. These castles, it has been said, were lying in the West waiting for Burrs competence. After retiring ...
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History Outline - 1,938 words
Mrs. S Chris Johnson History 10-H November 14, 1999 Enlightenment grew out of the scientific revolution of the 1500s and 1600s Joseph Preistly and Antoine Lavoisier built framework for modern chemistry Edward Jenner developed a vaccine against smallpox Natural Laws Laws that govern human nature Thomas Hobbes and John Locke made ideas key to the Enlightenment Thomas Hobbes put ideas into his book, Leviathan He argued that people were naturally cruel, greedy, and selfish Thought life in a state of nature would be solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short Hobbes supported the Stuart kings in struggle against parli ...
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American Histotry - 1,188 words
This exhibit is not about war. It is about the zealous account of African- Americans standing up and being counted as defenders of LIBERTY. This LIBERTY encompasses a vision of basic human rights connected with justice as accorded to all other peoples seeking freedom both inside and outside the territorial bounds of America. American history, at its best, is filled with records of the early colonial settlers searching for a place where the principles of freedom could be expressed and practiced. We are all familiar with the many written proposals, oral discourses, and constitutional provisions which evolved from their democratic ideas. The vibrancy of their words were later put into resolutio ...
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American Histotry - 1,177 words
... passes a vision of basic human rights connected with justice as accorded to all other peoples seeking freedom both inside and outside the territorial bounds of America. American history, at its best, is filled with records of the early colonial settlers searching for a place where the principles of freedom could be expressed and practiced. We are all familiar with the many written proposals, oral discourses, and constitutional provisions which evolved from their democratic ideas. The vibrancy of their words were later put into resolutions which were incorporated into our U. S. Constitution. The early settlers of America spent arduous hours creating a national document which would hopeful ...
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Ap Bio - 1,426 words
George Washington was quite possibly the greatest president of the United States. Through his earlier life experiences on his fathers tobacco farm and in the military, George Washington developed many skills and traits which helped him to govern the United States. His excellent personal values and dedication to make our country great, helped him to win the respect and support of many United States citizens. George Washingtons integrity set a pattern for all other presidents to follow. Born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family, George Washington learned the morals, manners, and body of knowledge requisite for an 18th century Virginia gentleman. He pursued two intertwined interests: military ...
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Volunteerism - 416 words
The path to patriotic preservation is better enderstood be definig two key words. Volunteerism is the policy or prtaice of volunteering one's own time or services, as for charitable or community work. Patriosm is of or like a patriot, or a person who loves, supports ans defends his o her country and its intrest. There is defintely a link between volunteerism and patriotism in that both take convivtion of heart, intellect and caring for a particular cause or idea and it is done mostly without personal or financial gain. Volunteerism is the vehicle by wich a person can be patriotic and therefore is the path to its preservation. Again, to be patriotic, a person feels strongly enough about their ...
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Cornwallis - 1,564 words
The man who would one day be accused of "losing America" was born on New Year's Eve, 1738, the eldest of a titled and highly respectable family. The Cornwallis tribe had established itself in Suffolk, which occupies the easternmost knob of the British Isles. Though not fabulously wealthy, they had the kind of connections, through blood and marriage, that meant everything in British society. Young Charles's grandfather was awarded a baronetcy for faithful service to King Charles II; his father, also named Charles, was the first Earl Cornwallis; his uncle served as Archbishop of Canterbury; his mother was a daughter of Lord Townshend and a niece of Robert Walpole, one of England's great Prime ...
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Cornwallis - 1,535 words
... pine woods. Out of approximately 3000 Americans engaged, only about 700 escaped. Immediately afterward Cornwallis sent his favorite cavalry officer, Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton, to deal with Thomas Sumter's little army of 1000. Tarleton dealt in spades; he caught Sumter literally napping on Fishing Creek, and destroyed or scattered his entire force. With all effective resistance crushed, Cornwallis began a rather leisurely invasion of North Carolina late in September, establishing a base of operations in Charlotte. Almost immediately, things began to go wrong. Patriot resistance was proving more stubborn than expected, and Tory cooperation had turned out to be less than hoped. The Britis ...
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Abraham Linoclyn - 1,197 words
Table of contents My magazine American Dreams was put together merle to show that I have the smarts to do anything I put my mind to. This magazine signifies the struggles I went through to put together a piece noteworthy enough to show my dear teacher Mrs. Bleeker. In this magazine I am going to show you all about what the American dream really means. When you think of American Dream, youre probably thinking how perfect and unimaginable it might seem. Weather you like it or not the American dream wasnt always dreamy, in some cases it was seen to be all in all a big nightmare. If you didnt have money during the early 1800s the American dream was somewhat out of reach. In the 1800s Americans s ...
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Burr Conspiracy - 1,152 words
The events surrounding the Burr Conspiracy were among the first tests of the effectiveness of the United States democracy. Aaron Burr was born in Newark New Jersey on February 6, 1756, and Burr was educated at what is now Princeton University. Burr joined the Continental Army in 1775, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Burr was appointed attorney general of New York in 1789 and served as a United States senator from 1791 to 1797 (Onager CD-ROM). In the Election of 1800, Aaron Burr was the running mate of Republican candidate Thomas Jefferson. Although Burr was running for vice-president, he received as many votes as Jefferson did, and the House of Representatives chose Jefferson as ...
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George Washingtons Imapact On Black Relations - 1,487 words
George Washington's Impact on Black Relations During the Colonial Era there was much debate regarding slavery. The north was primarily against slavery while the south was economically dependent on slavery. When colonist started to settle North America they had come from England for religious and political freedom. Many were subsistence farmers (raising just enough food to survive on, with perhaps a little surplus to sell or trade). There was no need for slaves. Later, in Virginia indentured servants were being used by land owners. These people could not pay their own way to the new world, so land owners would pay their way to the new world and the indentured servants would work four to seven ...
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Claring Independence - 922 words
On May 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia. The Congress dealt with the military crisis the colonies were in with England. It organized forces around Boston into the Continental Army and appointed George Washington to commander-in-chief. The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first major battle fought in the war. The colonists had made a fort on Bunker and Breeds Hills to fire on English ships approaching Boston. Thomas Gage ordered his British troops to attack the hills. He believed the task to be an easy one, but met great resistance. It took two British attempts to capture the two hills, which lead to many British casualties. The second attempt did run the colonists o ...
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Baron Von Stueben - 1,461 words
Fredrich Von Steuben was born in Magedeburg Prussia, on Nov. 15, 1730, the son of a Prussian army officer. At the age of fourteen he served as a volunteer in the army, at the siege of Prague. By seventeen, he was an officer. In 1762 he served Frederick the Great. Von Steuben became Grand Marshal at Hohensollern-Hechingen, where he received the title of Baron from their Prince. The Prince developed substantial financial problems, and the Baron had find new employment. He left Prussia due to sexual persecution, and was unable to resume his military career in the armies of France, Austria, or England (American Military Leaders). He arrived in Paris nearly penniless, but had the good fortune of ...
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