Roosevelt won this election and Truman moved from being a Senator to becoming Vice-President of the United States. Truman took the oath of office in January 1945. Truman’s ancestors had owned slaves. His first recollection of African Americans was a household servants within his family - and he did not come from a prosperous family. While he was dating his future wife Bess, she claimed that he told her that he felt that one person was as good as any other as
How accurate are they? a. Part of the regional tensions were due the northern delegates wanting to end slavery and the southern delegates wanting to increase slavery .Mason of Virginia was against slavery, he felt the government should have more power over slavery. His predictions are pretty accurate. Ellsworth from Connecticut considered in moral light, ought to free those already in the country.
Born in Lancaster, Ohio on February 8 1820, William Tecumseh Sherman would later become one of America’s greatest army officers (Virtual). Famous for his idea of “total war” Sherman was named after the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, who had unsuccessfully tried to unite the tribes of the Ohio River Valley against American intrusion (PBS). Sherman was one of eleven children. When his father died in 1829, William was raised by multiple relatives and family friends. While living with different families, Sherman lived with Senator Thomas Ewing who obtained an appointment for William to attend the United States Military Academy where he graduated 6th in his class in 1840 (Civil).
The real goals of Jacksonian Democrats were not to protect the constitution, but to abolish the Whig party, and to sustain state’s rights in a democracy, rather than a federal government. The Jacksonian Democrats were benefitting from political democracy more than they were guarding it. Andrew Jackson himself was raised in Tennessee, and before his presidency, was a natural war hawk, which is shown through the Battle of New Orleans. His war-like instincts managed to affect his choices throughout his presidency. This was shown by his threats to bring the military into South Carolina after the nullification on his Tariff of Abomination (Document F).
Adelbert Ames was born October 31st, 1835, and died on April 12th, 1933 born in Rockland, Maine. Ames is known as a carpetbagger that is referred to “northerners who held office in the South after the Civil War”. Adelbert was Union officer and Reconstruction governor of Mississippi. Military life has always interested him, and accomplished an appointment to the United States Military Academy. In1861, he entered the service as a second lieutenant of artillery.
Jesse James Criminal or “Robin hood” Jesse Woodson James was born on September 5, 1847 in Western Missouri. Jesse’s father, a Baptist minister, and his mother Zerelda Cole. Jesse had one brother Frank James and other half and step siblings. Jesse’s father died when he was a young boy and his mother remarried more than once. When Jesse was 17 he married a young girl, who was also his first cousin, named Zerelda Mimms.
On December 28th, 1856, Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born in a pious and academic household in Staunton, Virginia. Growing up in Georgia and South Carolina, he suffered the Civil War and witnessed the pain and fear caused by this disastrous event. These experiences had been deeply rooted in his heart and led him to try his best as a president to keep his citizens out of war several decades later. In 1873 Wilson began his college life in Davidson College, but withdrew shortly because of ill health. He ultimately graduated from the College of New Jersey (later to become Princeton University) in 1879 and determined to be a statesman after reading widely in political philosophy and history.
Name: Benjamin Harrison Born: August 20, 1833, (North Bend) Died: March 13, 1901, (Indianapolis) President Number: 23 (March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1893) Republican Defeated Opponents: Political Background: Benjamin Harrison came from a family with many years of political service. His great-grandfather, Benjamin Harrison V, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of Virginia. William Henry Harrison, Benjamin's grandfather, was the first governor of the Indiana Territory, congressman, senator, and the ninth president of the United States. His father, John Scott Harrison, was a representative from the State of Ohio. The Harrison family record of service to the United States government is matched by few other families throughout history.
* LIFE AND LEGACY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN Abraham Lincoln worked his way up from humble beginnings to the highest office in the land, preserved the Union despite a frighteningly massive Civil War, freed slaves, and promised a more perfect union, before ending his life as a martyr, the victim of an assassin's bullet. He is remembered for all of these things and more. His name is synonymous with greatness, and he is consistently considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest, American President. Born on Feb. 12, 1809, he started life the son of two illiterate farmers living as a poor economic conditions in Kentucky. His mother and brothers die when he was young.
Harrison graduated in 1852 near the top of his class from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In 1853 he married his high school sweetheart Caroline Lavinia Scott before going on to study law at the Cincinnati office of Storer and Gwynne. After passing the Ohio bar exam in 1854, Harrison and his wife moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he practiced law from 1854 to 1860 ( American Presidency: A Reference Resource). Harrison became a member of the Republican Party in the 1850s and held various state party positions such as, crier of the federal court, 1854; Indianapolis city attorney, 1857; reporter for the Supreme Court of Indiana, 1860-62; member of the Mississippi River Commission, 1879; and the U.S. Senate, 1881-87 (Pious 116). Harrison also joined the Seventieth Indiana Infantry Regiment at the rank of second lieutenant in 1862.