John Pierpont Morgan was born into a distinguished New England family on April 17, 1837, in Hartford, Connecticut. One of his maternal relatives, James Pierpont (1659-1714), was a founder of Yale University; his paternal grandfather was a founder of the AETNA Insurance Company; and his father, Junius Spencer Morgan (1813-90), ran a successful Hartford dry-goods company before becoming a partner in a London-based merchant BANKING firm. After graduating from high school in Boston in 1854, Pierpont, as he was known, studied in Europe, where he learned French and German,
One of our most influential Presidents John F Kennedy was born on May 29th 1917. As a baby he became known as Jack. While attending Harvard Jack’s father Joseph Kennedy Sr was appointed US Ambassador to England. Correspondence with his father and visits to England exposed Jack to the strife that lead to WW II. His thesis analyzed England’s inaction with Germany prior to the start of WW II.
In November 1885 he went to Newberg, Oregon, to live with his uncle Dr. John Minthorn, a physician and businessman whose own son had died the year before. After attending Quaker schools, Hoover became part of the first class to enter Stanford University when it opened in 1891. He graduated four years later with a degree in geology and launched a lucrative career as a mining engineer. Hoover traveled
He would later serve at many different posts and under the command of several prestigious generals. He served under such generals as John J. Pershing, Douglas Macarthur, and a few others (Biography: Dwight David Eisenhower). By 1936 Eisenhower was promoted to the rank of permanent lieutenant colonel. He was promoted to brigadier general on October 3, 1941 (Biography: Dwight David Eisenhower). Although his administrative abilities had been noticed, on the eve of the U.S. entry into World War II he had never held an active command above a battalion and was far from being considered as a potential commander of major operations (Biography: Dwight David
On July 27, 1894, W.E.B. Du Bois sent a letter to Booker T. Washington, asking if there was a job opening for him at Tuskegee University. A month later Booker T. Washington replied and said that there was a position for a math professor but by then W.E.B DuBois had already accepted a position at Wilberforce University. A couple years went by and by 1906 both W.E.B DuBois and Booker T. Washington had become polar opposites. [ ] As is evident from his Atlanta Compromise speech Booker T. Washington advocated for slow accomodationism, which meant he did not want African Americans to violently protest their rights, and that they should just accept where they stand in society.
Benjamin O.Davis, Jr. Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr., who would become the first African-American general in the U.S. Air Force, was born in Washington, D.C., on December 18, 1912. His parents were Elnora and Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr., the first African-American general of the U.S. Army. He lived on a number of military bases while a child and attended high school in Cleveland, Western Reserve University, and later the University of Chicago. In July 1932, he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., although the Academy actively discouraged blacks from applying. While at West Point, Davis, because he was black, endured four years of shunning.
Eisenhower’s Farewell Address We now stand ten years past the midpoint of a century that has witnessed four major wars among great nations. Three of these involved our own country. Despite these holocausts America is today the strongest, the most influential and most productive nation in the world. Understandably proud of this pre-eminence, we yet realize that America's leadership and prestige depend, not merely upon our unmatched material progress, riches and military strength, but on how we use our power in the interests of world peace and human betterment. Throughout America's adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace; to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity
Decision Points Review In former United States President George W Bush’s memoir, Decision Points, leadership is exemplified to its upmost quality. Equipped with Christian ethics, nigh flawless integrity, a business degree from Harvard, steadfast tenacity for protecting American citizens, and a “good ole” southern drawl, George W. Bush has arguably been one of the most decisive, direct, and forward moving of all United States presidents. The events that took place following his Oath of Office, on the day of September 11th will never escape the minds of Americans, and because of Bush’s direct action, neither will that escape the minds of terrorism around the world. The impact Bush had on not only the U.S, but also the entire world during his
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).