Louis Brandies: He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Jewish immigrant parents who raised him in a secular mode. He enrolled at Harvard Law School, graduating at the age of twenty with the highest grade average in the college’s history. He settled in Boston where he became a recognized lawyer through his work on progressive social causes. He later published a book entitled Other People's Money And How the Bankers Use It, suggesting ways of curbing the power of large banks and money trusts, which partly explains why he later fought against powerful corporations, monopolies, public corruption, and mass consumerism, all of which he felt were detrimental to American values and culture. W.E.B DuBois: An American sociologist, historian, civil
President: William McKinley Political Party: Republican Years as President: 4 Years Defeated Party: Benjamin Harrison Political Background: When the Civil War ended, McKinley returned to Ohio to begin his career in law and politics. He studied law at Albany Law School and, after passing the bar exam in 1867, began his legal practice in Canton, Ohio. At a Canton picnic in 1869—the year he entered politics—McKinley met and began courting his future wife, Ida Saxton, marrying her two years later. He was twenty-seven and she was twenty-three at the time. Although practicing law was his profession, being involved with the Republican organization secured his future.
History Biography “My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening.” -Alice Roosevelt Longworth Theodore Roosevelt is one of America’s most notable figures. His political career is one that is still being talked about today. Roosevelt’s list personal achievement is long and covers many different areas from Military to the Badlands. In Roosevelt’s lifetime he accomplished more than most men could if they were given two or three lives. It’s no mistake that Theodore Roosevelt is still being talked about today.
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).
Paired with vice presidential candidate Calvin Coolidge, Harding eschewed a speaking tour in favor of a “front porch” campaign in which he read carefully scripted speeches to delegations of visitors at his Marion home. After eight years of the administrations of President Woodrow Wilson, during which Americans had been asked to sacrifice greatly to reform the United States and to aid the Allied cause in World War I, Harding’s undemanding call for a return to normalcy was precisely what war-weary, disillusioned voters wanted to hear. Harding won the election by the largest landslide to date, capturing some 60 percent of the popular
On March 4, 1801, Thomas Jefferson gave his inaugural address to become the third president of the United States. In his address, he says that the minority should have equal rights, which the law protects by the Constitution and any violation of these rights would be oppression. They have all been called different names, but all have the same principles. “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.” He believes many distrust the Republican Party because they think it is too weak and will not be able to withstand the country, but Jefferson believes the contrary: The Republican party is the strongest government on Earth. A good government is one who restrains men from injuring one another, leaves men free to regulate their pursuits of industry and improvement, and does not take from those who earn what they have.
Also, he gave elected officials the right to choose their own followers to public office. Jacksonian Democrats also sought “relaxed property qualifications to vote”. Jacksonian Democrats were all about representing the common man, and, since it represented the powerful and wealthy eastern people trumping over poor farmers, they shut down the “Second Bank of The United States”. Populists were also about representing the common man. In fact, they wanted “free and unlimited coinage of silver” to help debtor farmers in the west that had borrowed gold from wealthy western Americans.
Due to the death of President McKinley Roosevelt had been President himself for three years at the election of 1904. During his presidency it was evident that Theodore Roosevelt was pro-imperialism. The purpose of his inaugural address was to identify the idea of imperialism through the idea of democracy. Through affirmative word choice he showed imperialism as being an aid rather than a way of conquering another nation. “Much has been given us, and much will rightfully be expected from us.” From this statement Roosevelt reminds America of how thankful they should be for the fact that they live in a democratic country because freedom is given to them; and because they have what others don’t it’s understandable that other countries would want their assistance.
Camilla Dons Dons 1 Theodor Geisel Trying and not succeeding is not failure; it is part of the process of discovering what works. Theodor Geisel, born on March 2, 1903, was born and raised in Massachusetts. He had a sister named Marnie who, just like Geisel, was made fun of for their parents participation in the pro-American campaign of WW1 (“Dr.”). Their father and grandfather were brewmasters and had a large financial success. Their father’s family were also German-immigrants (“Dr.”).
Out Line I. Introduction Birthday: February 12, 1809 | Birthplace: Hardin County, Kentucky | College or University: none | | Occupation or Profession: Clerk, Store Owner, Military, Lawyer | President number: 16 | Political Party: Republican Died: April 15, 1865Most people can agree on the fact that president Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States is considered to be one of the most outstanding presidents in our history. He is known for his leading the country during the civil war and is cedited for abolish slavey. II. Successes and Failures 1831 – Failed in business 1832 – Defeated for legislature 1833 – Again failed in business 1834 – Elected to legislature 1835 – Sweetheart died 1836 – Had a nervous breakdown 1838 – Defeated for speaker 1840 – Defeated for elector 1843 – Defeated for Congress 1846 – Elected for Congress 1848 – Defeated for Congress 1855 – Defeated for Senate 1856 – Defeated for Vice-President 1858 – Defeated for Senate