Jackie Robinson, is known for being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball. He was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia as the grandson of a slave. He was the youngest of five children. He played baseball, basketball, football, and ran track while attending the University of California, Los Angeles. He was one of the top players on the football team as well as the only athlete to letter in four different sports.
U.S. Army general soldier, born on July 1, 1877, in Washington, D.C. Benjamin Oliver Davis became the first African American general in the United States Army. Davis attended Howard University. He began his military career as a volunteer during the Spanish-American War in 1898. He was promoted to first lieutenant on March 30, 1905; to captain on December 24, 1915; to major (temporary) on August 5, 1917; and to lieutenant colonel (temporary) on May 1, 1918. He reverted to his permanent rank of captain on October 14, 1919, and was promoted to lieutenant colonel on July 1, 1920; to colonel on February 18, 1930; In 1930, Davis became the first black colonel.
Biography Jesse Owens, the son of a sharecropper and grandson of a slave, achieved what no Olympian before him had accomplished. His stunning achievement of four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin has made him the best remembered athlete in Olympic history. The seventh child of Henry and Emma Alexander Owens was named James Cleveland when he was born in Alabama on September 12, 1913. "J.C.", as he was called, was nine when the family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where his new schoolteacher gave him the name that was to become known around the world. The teacher was told "J.C." when she asked his name to enter in her roll book, but she thought he said "Jesse".
Jesse James had married his own first cousin, named Zerelda, after a nine-year courtship. They had two children, Jesse Edwards and Mary. She and Frank James' wife tried to get the brothers to take on a more normal life, and with a $10,000 reward on his head, Jesse and his wife moved to Saint Joseph, Missouri to hide out, where he lived under the assumed name of Tom
They lived in the same town as James. Each night the boys would come home from work to their wives who would have prepared a lovely steak and vegetables or perhaps lamb and a loaf of fresh white bread. James was sent to war due to the process of conscription. 20 Year old men were required to register with the DLNS this meant they were subject to a ballot to be conscripted to the Vietnam War. This system was managed by picking out birthdays from a lottery machine, also known as ‘The lottery of death”.
Rutherford B. Hayes Miranda Ayers Mr. Washburn Government August 22, 2013 Rutherford Hayes was born on October 4, 1822 in Delaware, Ohio. Hayes married gregarious, devout Methodist Lucy Ware Web (she was nicknamed lemonade mouth for not allowing alcohol in the white house) in 1852, they had seven sons and one daughter. Rutherford graduated Harvard law school “I have now finished my first week in the Law School. I have studied hard and am confident that my real gain is as great as I should have had in two weeks in an office,” he wrote. Some of his other occupations were: U.S. representative, military leader, and a governor of Ohio.
Tony graduated from Anoka Senior High in 1965 then was drafted into the U.S. Army in December of 1966. Growing up, Tony faced many challenges. His mother died when he was three while in labor with his brother who died at birth. Tony always knew he wanted to go into the military to be a paratrooper. Because of this, Tony described his motivation in school as low, even though he received exceptional grades.
Aaron Burr’s involvement in the election between Jefferson and himself caused the Twelfth Amendment to become passed. In addition, his trial over his efforts to create a kingdom for himself in Mexico helped to set precedents restraining the Executive Branch of government from controlling the Judicial Branch. After graduating from Princeton University in 1772 at the top of his class, Aaron joined the military in the preparations for the Revolutionary War. Burr became part of the notorious Benedict Arnold’s unit. On the journey to Quebec, Burr traversed most of the state of Maine.
Difficult Issues Facing The Presidency Of Harry S. Truman, 1945 A hurried call by Truman to the White House revealed the news of Franklin Roosevelt’s death. With little ceremony, two hours later, Harry S. Truman became the thirty-third president of the United States on April 12, 1945. Shocked to learn that he was president, Truman stepped right into an overwhelming three month period. During this three month period President Truman, his wife, and their college age daughter moved into the White House. The war in Europe was ended, the Atomic Age began, the war with Japan was won, and the United Nations Charter was drafted.
Truman never actually signed a treaty, He was there when the North Atlantic Treaty was signed but Secratary of State Dean Acheson signed for the United States. Name the president who succeeded this president. Dwight D. Eisenhower succeeded Harry S.