As a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses he urged a moderate policy, served on various committees, drafted correspondence, and wrote a famous address to the people of Great Britain. Returning to the provincial congress of New York, he guided the drafting of the first New York state constitution. Jay was appointed in 1777 chief justice of New York but left that post to become president of the Continental
He excelled in his studies, and upon graduation he enrolled at King's College in New York City, which is presently Columbia University. While attending King’s College, he was caught up in the revolutionary fervor and disagreed the British policies in the North American colonies. The Revolutionary War distracted Hamilton from his studies at Kings College. Hamilton made his first public speech proving the British wrong on July 6, 1774. He also wrote and distributed pamphlets responding to those who were against the First Continental Congress.
Cooper A. Background on the author * Born 1789, James Fennimore Cooper was born in Burlington, New Jersey. His family soon established itself near Lake Otsego in central New York, in what is now called Cooperstown. His father Judge William Cooper was a wealthy landowner and judge, but the Cooperstown of the time was something akin to a frontier settlement. James attended Yale at the age of thirteen, but was expelled in his third year (1805) for committing several pranks.
The conflict began in 1783 when Burr moved to New York and rose to prominence as one of the best lawyers around. Competition with Hamilton, who was also a lawyer, quickly arose as they struggled for the city’s best legal cases and became fast rivals. Burr’s career as a politician began in 1784 when New York governor (and future vice president) George Clinton appointed him as attorney general of New York. Eventually, he was voted to serve as a senator, which is when he became a diehard Democratic-Republican, opposing the Federalist Party of which Hamilton was a proud member of. He went on to run for vice-presidency under
|The choice of Washington’s site along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers resulted from a compromise between Alexander Hamilton and northern states who| |wanted the new Federal government to assume Revolutionary War debts and Thomas Jefferson and southern states who wanted the capital placed in a | |location friendly to slave-holding agricultural interests. George Washington, the first president and namesake of the city, chose the site and | |appointed three commissioners to help prepare for the arrival of the new government in 1800. In 1800 the federal government consisted of 131 | |employees. Pierre Charles L’Enfant designed the city as a bold new capital with sweeping boulevards and ceremonial spaces reminiscent of Paris
Washington Irving was the United States' first "man of letters," the first American to achieve international fame and financial security from his pen. Irving was also one of the first Americans to follow in the footsteps of such men as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson (Jones para 1). His writing career, which he began as a journalist at nineteen, extended over more than fifty years. He also won popular and critical recognition as a biographer and a historian of Spain, the American Revolution, and events in the American Far West. At the age of twenty-six Irving found himself a literary lion in New York
Stephen King In 1947 on the Twenty First of September, Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King gave birth to one of the greatest mystery fiction writers in our time. Stephen King was born in Maine General Hospital in Portland Maine(Wukovits 11). King had a normal upbringing despite the absents of a father. At the age of two King’s father, Donald Edward King, had disappeared while serving as a merchant marine in World War II (11). King started his education in a small school where he quickly took an interest in reading and writing.
Sophie’s Choice is a novel written by William Styron. It is set in New York in 1947 in the beginning and is told by Stingo’s point of view. Stingo was once a McGraw-Hill assistant editor, and he was very cruel in writing his reviews. He eventually gets fired. He moves to a boarding house owned by Yetta Zimmerman, whose house is incredibly pink.
Biography Gunning Bedford Junior was born in 1747 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gunning Bedford often added Jr. to his name to avoid confusion with his cousin, Gunning Bedford Sr., who was the 12th governor of Delaware. Bedford graduated from The College of New Jersey in 1771 and decided to set up a law firm in Delaware. After the revolutionary war Bedford rose to become a powerful political figure in Delaware. He participated in the Continental Congress between 1783 and 1785 and was invited to the Annapolis Convention, but he did not attend.
The author uses periphrases concerning to cigarettes “The packet were piled twelve deep below”. The cigarettes were called Gold Flake and Players. The author compares his father’s “little shop” with the Reszke, Abdulla, Woodbines which under a “thin haze” of “stale smoke” – epithet, which disguise his crime. To point out a steal author uses parallel construction “his crime”, “it was a crime”. Then author tells us Charlie didn’t love him at all, to prove it Graham Greene uses comparison: he was unreal to him, a wraith, pale.