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).
This was the first engagement of the French in this war. Later Washington was defeated by the French and Fort Duquesne was taken again by the French. In the 1755 war was escalating and Major General Edward Braddock was sent to America as Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces. Braddock had plans to capture Fort Duquesne and leading his troops to Virginia. Braddock made contact with the French just 10 miles of Fort Duquesne, where they were defeated by the French.
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
Abraham Lincoln (February 12 1809 – April 15 1865) was the 16th President of the United States. He served as president from 1861 to 1865, during the American Civil War. Just six days after most of the Confederate forces had surrendered and the war was ending, John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln. Lincoln has been remembered as the "Great Emancipator" because he worked to end slavery in the United States.  Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12 1809, in Hardin County (now LaRue County), Kentucky.
In 1840, they formed the liberty party in an effort to elect an American president who would abolish slavery. Their nominee, James Gillespie Birney, was a former slaveholder turned abolitionist from Alabama. Birney had converted to abolitionism and moved to Ohio. In 1837, he had become executive secretary of the American Anti- Slavery Society. In the 1840 election, he polled only seven thousand votes, but in 1844 he won sixty thousand, and from that time forth an anti-slavery party contested every national election until Abraham Lincoln won the presidency in 1860.
1760—more than 300,000 people were enslaved...they (or their ancestors) had been taken as captives from Africa to North America B. How the Founders Learned About Government 1. Reading history, philosophy, from own experience of self-government as colonists within the British Empire—ways founder learned about government a. familiarity with ancient Greece and Rome as with later European history b. read classical texts about government and politics by Aristotle (384-322 B. C.)...Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43B.C.) and others c. read newer theories of government by 16th century philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) and John Locke (1632-1704) 2. By 1770s—founders familiar with the English jurist William Blackstone's explanations of English law (published between 1765 and 1769)... almost all-well read in Protestant theology 3.
Woodrow wilson Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson, the 28th U.S. president, led America through World War I and crafted the Versailles Treaty's "Fourteen Points," the last of which was creating a League of Nations to ensure world peace. Wilson also created the Federal Reserve and signed the 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote OCCUPATION Educator, U.S. President BIRTH DATE December 28, 1856 DEATH DATE February 3, 1924 EDUCATION Wesleyan University, Bryn Mawr College,Johns Hopkins University, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University),Davidson College, Law School of the University of Virginia PLACE OF BIRTH Staunton, Virginia PLACE OF DEATH Washington, D.C. At the outbreak of World War I in Europe on July 26, 1914, Wilson
It carried on all the affairs of a separate government and making a major war until defeated in 1865. Their way of life that was based on slavery, was irretrievably threatened by the election of President Abraham Lincoln in November 1860, the seven states of the South Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas seceded from the Union during the following months. When the war began with the firing on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, they were joined by four states of the upper South Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
October 19, 1781 The end of the Revolutionary War. Cornwallis surrenders his force of about 8,000. Treaty of Paris 1783 Formally ends the Revolutionary War. Land Ordinance of 1785 It called for surveyors to stake out six-mile-square plots in the Western lands. 1786 Five states abolished slavery.
Congress established Freedmen's Bureau in March to provide assistance to the emancipated slaves. The Civil War ends on April 9, 1865. Assassination of President Lincoln, April 15 and Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes president. President