James mother, Elizabeth died in 1808 when James was at the immature age of seven. Being so young still after his mothers death and with his father growing older, a family friend and commander by the name of David Porter informally adopted James with permission his father. James was to be trained for later on in life. Two years after being adopted James was appointed as midshipman at only nine and a half years old. While sailing with Porter on the Essex during the War of 1812, James changed his name to David after David Porter.
4. BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN ADAMS * Was born in October 30th, 1735 in Quincy, Massachusetts. * He graduated from Harvard College. * He was a teacher for 3 years, then he become a lawyer. * Was the second president of the United States.
His father was a Revolutionary War veteran and a respected judge. Johnston’s father was able to use his political connection to secure him an appointment at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1825. [i]Joseph Johnston graduated from West point in 1829, ranking thirteenth of forty six. Upon graduating from West Point, Johnston was appointed to second lieutenant in the Fourth U.S. Artillery.
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.
After his mother’s death, Hamilton was then moved to New Jersey where his relatives lived. Alexander Hamilton is an American writer that my classmates and others would be interested in learning about. First, Hamilton was a solider. In 1776 Hamilton was a student at Columbia College, but when war broke out Hamilton did not hesitate to be a part of it. At the age of just nineteen Hamilton became captain of an artillery company that saw battles in New York, Long Island, Trenton, Princeton, and White Plains.
Adam Smith and his work and contributions to Capitalism Adam Smith, known as the "founding father of economics", was born in the family of a lawyer in Kirkcaldy Scotland in 1723. He studied Latin, mathematics, history, and writing in one of the best secondary schools of Scotland at that period"—from 1729 to 1737.At the age of 14, he entered the University of Glasgow and developed his passion for liberty, reason, and free speech while studying moral philosophy under Francis Hutcheson. In 1740, being awarded the Snell exhibition, he left to attend Balliol College, Oxford. He left Oxford University in 1746. Smith began delivering public lectures in 1748 in University of Edinburgh.
Deane was born in Groton, Connecticut. He went to Yale College, got married twice and eventually entered politics. After serving as a delegate on Connecticut’s Committee of Correspondence, Deane served as a delegate to the first and second Continental Congress. Deane was sent to France by Congress in 1766 (as the first American to represent the united colonies) to purchase military
These figures are the folk hero Johnny Appleseed, the aristocrat frontier Margaret Blennerhasset, Lewis and Clark explorer York, Iroquois Chief John Logan, and Oliver Hazard Perry. Perry will be featured on June 27, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Urbana University. Oliver Hazard Perry was born on August 23, 1785 in South Kingston, Rhode Island to United States Naval officer and wife. At a young age, Perry would sail with his father all over the world. He soon became a commissioned lieutenant in the United States Army.
Thomas Paine Citizen of the United States February 9, 1737 - June 8, 1809 Objective: To gain entrance into the Founding Fathers Hall of Fame. Education & Training: Thetford Grammar School Education at home and the rest on my own. Occupation #1 - Excise Officer [1762-72] I published The Case of the Officers of Excise in 1772, disagreeing about the pay raise for officers. By 1774, I met Benjamin Franklin and helped I abroad to Philadelphia. Occupation #2 - Journalism [1774-76] I issued Common Sense in 1776, which was about a strong defense of American Independence.
The first child of Augustine Washington (1694–1743) and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington (1708–1789), George Washington was born on their Pope's Creek Estate near present-day Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia. According to the Julian calendar and Annunciation Style of enumerating years, then in use in the British Empire, Washington was born on February 11, 1731; when the Gregorian calendar was implemented in the British Empire in 1752, in accordance with the provisions of the Calendar (New Style) Act 1750, his birth date became February 22, 1732. [Note 1][Note 2] Washington's ancestors were from Sulgrave, England; his great-grandfather, John Washington, had emigrated to Virginia in 1657.  George's father Augustine was a slave-owning tobacco planter who later tried his hand in iron-mining ventures.  In George's youth, the Washingtons were moderately prosperous members of the Virginia gentry, of "middling rank" rather than one of the leading planter families.