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Alexander Hamilton Continental Congress
1,496 wordsAlexander Hamilton was born as a British subject on the island of Nevis in the West Indies on the 11 th of January 1755. His father was James Hamilton, a Scottish merchant of St. Christopher. His grandfather was Alexander Hamilton, of Grange, Lanarkshire. One of his great grandfathers was Sir R. Pollock, the Laird of Cambuskeith. Hamilton's mother was Rachael Fawcett e Levine, of French Huguenot descent. When she was very young, she married a Danish proprietor of St. Croix named John Michael Lev...
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James Monroe General Washington
491 wordsThe 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 w...
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Lewis And Clark Meriwether Lewis
1,104 words1774 was the birth year of Meriwether Lewis, of Albemarle County, Virginia Meriwether Lewis, who was to become a captain in the United States Army, secretary to President Thomas Jefferson, leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the pacific, Governor of Louisiana Territory and helmsman extraordinary of the American frontier. (pg 6) Meriwether Lewis was born to a prestigious family. Some of his family members include: great uncle who was a part of the Kings Council before the Revolution and F...
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Continental Congress General Washington
415 wordsAccording to popular legend, the first American flag was made by Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress who was acquainted with George Washington, leader of the Continental Army, and other influential Philadelphians. In May 1776, so the story goes, General Washington and two representatives from the Continental Congress visited Ross at her upholstery shop and showed her a rough design of the flag. Although Washington initially favored using a star with six points, Ross advocated for a five-pointe...
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Commander In Chief Sir Henry
1,079 words... preached Dobbs Ferry when a swift British gunboat suddenly appeared from the eastern shore. Then the ship began to open fire about him. Arnold was by complete surprise, wondering if it had been a trap or was he merely caught off-guard. All afternoon he paced the shoreline, searching the river for a signal from Major Andr. He quickly wrote a note to General Washington, who was only three miles away, explaining his attendance. Soon after he fled back to headquarters. On September 14 th, three ...
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Declaration Of Independence Thomas Jefferson
1,405 wordsTHE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE On July 4, 1776, the members of the Continental Congress assembled at the State House in Philadelphia to take up a matter of vital importance. Two days earlier the Congress had voted to declare the colonies to be free and independent states. Now they were considering how to announce that fact to the world. By the end of the day, the final wording had been determined and the Congress voted unanimously to adopt one of history's greatest documents the Declaration of ...
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French And Indian War Commander In Chief
1,107 wordsGeneral George Washington was a Father and a leader of this country, and will never be forgotten by his people. After riding through a bad winter storm, General Washington caught a cold. His throat became infected making it difficult to breathe. On December 14, 1799, at the age of 67, George Washington died from this infection. As he wished, he was buried at Mount Vernon. George Washington was born to Augustine and Mary Washington at ten oclock in the morning on February 22, 1732, in Westmorelan...
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