The Second Continental Congress

Decline of the American Empire
Decline of the American Empire
Decline of the American Empire In any era there are different protagonists, playing the same game on a similar board. Like a game of monopoly, there are nations competing to become the foremost leaders of their time. They amass great wealth, powerful armies, and political sway. When the influence and might of these countries transcends the confines of their boundaries, so that they become a presence throughout the world, they become empires. At times, it seems as though one of these empires win
John Jay-Chief Justice US
John Jay-Chief Justice US
John Jay-(Chief Justice U.S) John Jay was born on December 12, 1745 in New York City. He was a descendant of early Huguenot and patrician Dutch settlers, who grew up in a comfortable home. He graduated from King's college in 1764 and four years later he began his career as a lawyer. John Jay married Sarah Van Brugh Livingston on April 28, 1774. John Jay was a distinguished statesman and was known as a respected political figure due to his judgement, fairness, and ability to make decisions that h
Sam Adams
Sam Adams
Sam Adams Every so often, a man of true passion is born. A man exceedingly dedicated to his principles, and very firm in his beliefs. Samuel Adams was such a man. Adams was a patriot, and one of the more influential men in the colonies. However, even as a patriot, he did not support the Constitution. How could such a patriot be an anti-federalist? Once again, it all comes down to an issue of beliefs. Samuel Adams was born on September 27, 1722. He was the son of a successful merchant and malter.
Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles
Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles
Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles Eagle is the common name for a number of diurnal birds of prey, some of which are the largest members of their family which also includes kites, hawks, buzzards, and certain vultures. The name eagle is somewhat loosely applied, as several of the groups are not particularly closely related to one another, and some birds called hawks are larger than some called eagles. The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus) and the Golden Eagle (Aquila Chrysaetos) are two eagles t
Women's Roles in the Revolution
Women's Roles in the Revolution
Women's Roles in the Revolution I. Women's Roles in the Revolution A. Family Enterprises 1. Women took over 2. Succeeded Despite a. inflation b. British Occupancy c. absence of important supplies 3. gave women self-confidence 4. proved that women could make a living by themselves B. Army Camps 1. Women came to be with soldiers a. were fed by military b. were cared for by military 2. The women: a. cooked b. cleaned c. sewed d. served as nurses e. were not treated specially 1. marched with men 2.
Important Presidential Elections
Important Presidential Elections
Important Presidential Elections Some of the most important presidential elections 1812 The election of 1812 consisted of a battle between James Madison, and De Witt Clinton. Madison had represented both Democratic and Republican beliefs, while Clinton was a Federalist. James Madison was born in Port Conway, Va., on March 16, 1751. A Princeton graduate, he joined the struggle for independence on his return to Virginia in 1771. He had been an active politician in the 1770s and 1780s. He was gre
George Washington
George Washington
George Washington He was born 1732 and he died in1799. George Washington seems today a figure larger than life itself…..almost as he was when he was a familiar person in the halls, homes, shops, and bars of 18th-century city Williamsburg. On Duke of Gloucester Street, in the Raleigh Tavern's Apollo Room, or the Governor's Palace Gardens, his powerful frame and his nice attitude..his presence….drew to him the notice that wrote his place in the history of the city, the state, and the nation. His
Over the past twenty or so years great wealth and improved economic an
Over the past twenty or so years great wealth and improved economic an
Over the past twenty or so years, great wealth and improved economic and social conditions have been promised to the communities that have embraced legalized gambling. However, with twenty years of experience it is time to look back and analyze whether this is true or not. It could easily be said that gambling is as American as apple pie. Gambling has shaped American history since its beginning. Lotteries were used by The First Continental Congress to help finance the Revolutionary war. Many of
CRISP ENTERPRISE LTD
CRISP ENTERPRISE LTD
CRISP ENTERPRISE LTD. REPORT MUSEUM/SPORTS CENTER The staffing structure for the kitchen and the restaurant at the museum it might be like the following: There is going to be a Food and Beverage Manager who will have the overall responsibility of the establishment. We have to find a person who has the experience and the qualifications for a job like that. He will have the responsibility of dealing with all the problems that the staff may have, authorize the purchases, supervise all the departme
I Womens Roles in the Revolution
I Womens Roles in the Revolution
I. Women’s Roles in the Revolution A. Family Enterprises 1. Women took over 2. Succeeded Despite a. inflation b. British Occupancy c. absence of important supplies 3. gave women self-confidence 4. proved that women could make a living by themselves B. Army Camps 1. Women came to be with soldiers a. were fed by military b. were cared for by military 2. The women: a. cooked b. cleaned c. sewed d. served as nurses e. were not treated specially 1. marched with men 2. slept in the snow C. Women Sold
George Washington
George Washington
George Washington George Washington's memory is held in honor by his fellow countrymen and by the world. The enemies and critics who attacked him in war and in peace are now largely forgotten, but his name has become a byword for honor, loyalty, and love of country. He was known as the father of his country. Washington was a father in several ways. He was commander in chief of the American forces in the American Revolution, chairman of the convention that wrote the United States Constitutio
The Legal System of Spain
The Legal System of Spain
The Legal System of Spain The national government of Spain is composed of a parliamentary monarchy with a hereditary constitutional monarch as the head of state. Under the 1978 Constitution, power was centered in a bicameral legislature--the Cortes (comprising of the lower house, Congress of Deputies, and upper house, Senate). Both houses are elected by universal suffrage every four years, but the 350-member Congress of Deputies uses a proportional representation system, whereas the Senate cont
1776 vs 1789
1776 vs 1789
1776 vs 1789 The American and French Revolutions both occurred in the eighteenth century; subverting the existing government and opening the way for capitalism and constitutionalism. Because of these similarities, the two revolutions are often assumed to be essentially eastern and western versions of each other. However, the two are fundamentally different in their reason, their rise, progress, termination, and in the events that followed, even to the present. The American Revolution was not pr
The journey to independence for the Americans was a long road traveled
The journey to independence for the Americans was a long road traveled
The journey to independence for the Americans was a long road traveled and it also was a road of luck and coincidence for the Americans and for the French. But in the end the Americans got just about everything they wanted out of the war and the French got almost everything they wanted, but for the most part they both got what they initially wanted and that was independence for the Americans and revenge for the French. At the beginning the French and the British came to the new world because of
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Nuh-poh'-lee-uhn
{nuh-poh'-lee-uhn} Napoleon I, known as Napoleon Bonaparte before he became emperor, was probably the most brilliant military figure in history. Rising to command of the French Revolutionary armies, he seized political power as first consul in 1799 and proclaimed himself emperor in 1804. By repeated victories over various European coalitions, he extended French rule over much of Europe. He was finally defeated in 1814-15. Early Life Napoleon was born on Aug. 15, 1769, to Carlo and Letizia Buona
William Livingston
William Livingston
William Livingston William Livingston was born in Albany, New York, in the year 1723. His grandmother raised him till the age of fourteen. He attended Yale and graduated in 1741. He was married to Susanna French, whose father was a New Jersey landowner. She had 13 children. The three oldest daughters came to be known as the three graces because they were so lovely. Livingston then chose to pursue a career in law. In three years he became known as the supporter of causes against the more conserva
The French Revolution
The French Revolution
The French Revolution I. Absolutism A. Absolutism defined 1. In the absolutist state, sovereignty resided in kings--not the nobility or the parliament--who considered themselves responsible to God alone. 2. Absolute kings created new state bureaucracies and standing armies, regulated all the institutions of government, and secured the cooperation of the nobility. a. Some historians deny that absolutism was a stage of development that followed feudalism, but, instead, was administrative monarchy.
American Painting and sculpture
American Painting and sculpture
American Painting and sculpture 17th-Century Painting and Sculpture Colonial art reflects that of the European colonizing nations, adapted to the dangers and harsh conditions of a vast wilderness. Spanish influences prevailed in the West, while English styles, with a leaven of Dutch and French, predominated in the East. Outside the Southwest, native styles did not exert a lasting influence on colonial art. Like colonial architecture, 17th-century colonial painting reflects English styles of at l
Expansionist policy at the end of the 19th Century
Expansionist policy at the end of the 19th Century
Expansionist policy at the end of the 19th Century By the end of the 19th Century, America’s expansionist policy and a dynamic economy had delivered the ‘eagle’ to the status of world power. The ‘Splendid Little War’[1] of 1898 eloquently vindicated an expansionist policy, and provided a solution to the economic problems which had faced America since 1893. Although expansionism had been omnipotent before the war, the nature of the victory and the strategic reality that it confounded, authorised
Thomas Jefferson Great American
Thomas Jefferson Great American
Thomas Jefferson: Great American November 2, 2003 A.P. U.S. History 5th Hour As the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson's accomplishments and leadership ability virtually changed the course of history. While Jefferson is best known for his political career, his talents didn’t end there. His interests were boundless, he was a philosopher, educator, naturalist, scientist, inventor, pioneer in scientific farming, musician, and writer, and he was the a one of the leading spokesmen
State of Nature
State of Nature
State of Nature The state of nature and the social contract theories were early Liberal ideas which applied to the freedom and absolute rights of the people (that of life, liberty, and property) but also to how the authority of government impacts on, and influences, societies individuals and their rights (if at all and whether it has the right to). The State of nature was an image constructed by John Locke, and fellow political philosopher Thomas Hobbes in order to analyze what authority governm
My essay is a nation of immigrants in the United States which is about
My essay is a nation of immigrants in the United States which is about
My essay is a nation of immigrants in the United States which is about German, Irish, Jewish immigrants in the 1800’s or early 1900’s. I’m a Asian so I know about Asian immigration. But I didn’t know about Europe immigration very well. So I chose it among many topics. I know that I will find about aspect of immigration important and I will fall into interest of this history. A continuing high birthrate accounted for most of the increase in population, but by the 1840’s the tides of immigration w
The word privateer conjures a romantic image in the minds of most Am
The word privateer conjures a romantic image in the minds of most Am
The word privateer conjures a romantic image in the minds of most Americans. Tales of battle and bounty pervade the folklore of privateering, which has become a cherished, if often overlooked part of our shared heritage. Legends were forged during the battle for American independence, and these men were understandably glorified as part of the formation of our national identity. The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of these men were common opportunists, if noteworthy naval warriors.
John Adams had three remarkable careers in his lifetime One as an enem
John Adams had three remarkable careers in his lifetime One as an enem
John Adams had three remarkable careers in his lifetime. One as an enemy of British oppression and champion of independence. As an American diplomat in Europe and as the first vice-president and second president of the United States. His diary, letters and speeches showed him to be very patriotic, a stong family man and tough-minded philosopher. Adams was born in Quincy, Mass. on October 30, 1735. He was born in a small house that is still standing and open to visitors. His father was a Deacon a
The Framers of the Constitution were great clockmakers in the science
The Framers of the Constitution were great clockmakers in the science
The Framers of the Constitution were great clockmakers in the science of statecraft, and they did, with admirable ingenuity, put together an intricate machine, which promised to run indefinitely, and tell the time of the centuries. This statement, made by James M. Beck , praises our founding fathers and their ideals. Today, however, Mr. Beck and the authors of the Constitution would be outraged with the status of our government, especially Congress. They would see how truly expanded our govern
NAPOLEON
NAPOLEON
NAPOLEON The main controversy over Napoleon is if he was a friend or enemy to the French people. Napoleon's prosecutors said that he destroyed the civil liberties of the French people. They also think that he started unnecessary wars of aggression. Another argument is that he ruled above the law like a absolute monarch. People on the defending side of Napoleon say that he saved France from a near anarchic situation in France. He extended the French territory to bring glory to the French people,
AMERICAN HISTORY
AMERICAN HISTORY
AMERICAN HISTORY Section II Did the Articles of Confederation provide the United States with an effective government When the Articles of Confederation were ratified in 1781 by the Continental Congress, the event was seen as a major advancement in uniting the thirteen states under one central government. However, the signers had ratified the Articles under the impression that they would be able to preserve the sovereignty of their states. By ratifying a central government that theoretically
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was a busy man. He lived from 1743 to 1826. Jefferson was an American revolutionary leader, author of the Declaration of Independence, political philosopher. and the third president of the United States of America. Thomas Jefferson was born on the 13th of April 1743, at Shadwell, Virginia. His father was an owner of a large plantation where he lived until he went to the college of William and Mary in the early 1760s. There he studied law under George Wythe. He w
PAUL REVERE
PAUL REVERE
PAUL REVERE (1735 - 1818) Paul Revere was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was born on January 1,1735. Little did he know that he would become a great silversmith and a very famous person. Paul was the second child out of 12 other children. He was also the eldest son. He got a wonderful reputation at a very young age. Paul Reveres father was Apollos Rivoire, he was a Huguenot (Protestant). His religious beliefs were not tolerated in France. In 1716 he emigrated to America. He served as a appre
Washington Biography
Washington Biography
Washington Biography George Washington was born in Virginia on Feb. 22, 1732 to Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington. George spent his early years on the family estate on Pope's Creek along the Potomac River. His early education came by way of studying mathematics, surveying, the classics, and rules of civility. His father died in 1743. This caused George to live with his half brother Lawrence at Mount Vernon, Lawrence's plantation on the Potomac. Lawrence became a s
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States, was the nation's greatest champion of representative democracy and the rights of man. He was a philosopher, educator, naturalist, politician, scientist, architect, inventor, musician, and writer. His interests were boundless, and his accomplishments were great and varied. Through his writings and speeches, he communicated his brilliant ideas of independence, democracy, and phil
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston Massachusetts on January 17 1706
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston Massachusetts on January 17 1706
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 17, 1706. He was the youngest son in a family of seventeen. His father was a salesman of candles and soap. Because the Franklin family was poor, Ben wasn’t able to get much education. When he was ten years old, his father took him out of school and taught him the soap and candle business. However, Benjamin disliked the trade. Two years later, Ben was apprenticed to his brother who was a printer and publisher of The New England Coura
In June of 1776 a man by the name of Thomas Jefferson drafted a docume
In June of 1776 a man by the name of Thomas Jefferson drafted a docume
In June of 1776 a man by the name of Thomas Jefferson drafted a document to alleviate our great nation from the oppression of Great Britain. At the age of 33 Jefferson was one of the youngest members of the Second Continental Congress, but still he held a great responsibility, to break the bonds between a small and weak group of 13 colonies from the largest and strongest empire of that time. Jefferson was from the southern colony of Virginia, he was well educated as both a student and gentleman
From May 81776 to July 41776 the Continental Congress met in Philadelp
From May 81776 to July 41776 the Continental Congress met in Philadelp
From May 8,1776, to July 4,1776, the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Independence Hall or the Pennsylvania State House. They were discussing whether they should declare independence from Britain or not. Some of the people wanted independence because Britain was placing unfair taxes, like the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act, and the Townsend Acts on the colonists. Britain also placed the Declatory Act of 1776 saying that Parliament could pass laws that were legally binding to
The proclamation of 1763 was a British proclamation that said that all
The proclamation of 1763 was a British proclamation that said that all
The proclamation of 1763 was a British proclamation that said that all lands west of the colonies; beginning a the Ohio Valley belonged to Quebec. This was supposed to keep us colonists from moving west, that way Britain could keep tighter rule on us (or so they thought!). Basically, most of the colonists completely ignored the proclamation and continued westward expansion. The Grenville Acts consisted of enforcement on the mercantilism and navigation acts, plus it wrote new laws such as tax on
Washington George 1732-1799 first president of the United States 1789-
Washington George 1732-1799 first president of the United States 1789-
Washington, George (1732-1799), first president of the United States (1789-1797) and one of the most important leaders in United States history. His role in gaining independence for the American colonies and later in unifying them under the new U.S. federal government cannot be overestimated. Laboring against great difficulties, he created the Continental Army, which fought and won the American Revolution (1775-1783), out of what was little more than an armed mob. After an eight-year struggle,
Biography In the thick of party conflict in 1800 Thomas Jefferson wrot
Biography In the thick of party conflict in 1800 Thomas Jefferson wrot
Biography: In the thick of party conflict in 1800, Thomas Jefferson wrote in a private letter, I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. This powerful advocate of liberty was born in 1743 in Albermarle County, Virginia, inheriting from his father, a planter and surveyor, some 5,000 acres of land, and from his mother, a Randolph, high social standing. He studied at the College of William and Mary, then read law. In 1772 he married
The Author of the Constitution
The Author of the Constitution
The Author of the Constitution We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union . . . is the beginning of our United States Constitution. The Nobel phrases of this Preamble came from the brilliant mind of Gouverneur Morris. He represented Pennsylvania at the Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and was the author of much of the Constitution. The Preamble and the finely wrote clauses that followed clearly mirrored his personal political philosophy. Morris was consider
Benjamin Franklin was one of the greatest leaders and most important p
Benjamin Franklin was one of the greatest leaders and most important p
Benjamin Franklin, was one of the greatest leaders and most important people in History. His contributions to science, literature, and to the growth and history of the USA was unmatched by anyone else. Ben Franklin (Jan. 17, 1706) was the youngest son, and 15th child in a family of 17 children. In about 1723, Franklin worked for various printers in Philadelphia and in London, England where he was sent to buy printing presses. When he was 22 years old, he became part of owner of a print shop. Ab
Thomas Jefferson is remembered in history not only for being president
Thomas Jefferson is remembered in history not only for being president
Thomas Jefferson is remembered in history not only for being president, but also for his belief in the natural rights of man as and his faith in the people’s ability to govern themselves. He left an impact that few others in American history have. Born on April 13, 1743, Jefferson was the third child in the family and grew up with six sisters and one brother. Though he opposed slavery, his family had owned slaves. From his father and his environment he developed an interest in botany, geology,
LYNDON JOHNSON
LYNDON JOHNSON
LYNDON JOHNSON Lyndon Johnson began his rule as president and ended it in sadness. He took over after John F. Kennedy's assassination, and ended in the middle of the Vietnam War. This war was one that tore the United States in half. Some people thought that it was good to defend democracy, and some people thought that our country had no business butting into the problems of another country. But Lyndon Johnson was good at getting what he wanted. He was called the greatest floor leader of our c
Evan Shelby Sr came here from the mother country and brought his famil
Evan Shelby Sr came here from the mother country and brought his famil
Evan Shelby Sr. came here from the mother country and brought his family to the colonies and accumulated a vast amount of wealth while here for a short time before his death. Evan Shelby Jr. his oldest son, was very active for his new home land, by obtaining the rank of Brig. General of the militia in the American Revolution and Evan Shelby Jr.'s son Isaac Shelby a very decorated Revolutionary War hero and the first governor of Kentucky. The above mentioned gentlemen are direct ancestors of min
The War of 1812 is also referred as one of the forgotten wars of Unite
The War of 1812 is also referred as one of the forgotten wars of Unite
The War of 1812 is also referred as one of the “forgotten” wars of United States. The War of 1812 was given this name because it ended like it started-in stalemate. This war shouldn’t be forgotten, and The War of 1812 has great value and importance that has shaped American History. The main cause of the war was the urge to uphold national honor and pride. For once and for all, we were going to stand up to any foreign forces trying to strip us of our independence. This view was shared among many
LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION Little was known about western America when
LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION Little was known about western America when
LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION. Little was known about western America when the Lewis and Clark Expedition set out in 1804. Twelve years earlier Captain Robert Gray, an American navigator, had sailed up the mouth of the great river he named the Columbia. Traders and trappers reported that the source of the Missouri River was in the mountains in the Far West. No one, however, had yet blazed an overland trail. President Thomas Jefferson was interested in knowing more about the country west of the Mis
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Grande had developed a variety of different c
How Gambling Hurts the Economy
How Gambling Hurts the Economy
How Gambling Hurts the Economy Over the past twenty years or so, wealth and improved economic and social conditions have been promised to the communities that have embraced legalized gambling. However, with twenty years of experience it is time to look back and analyze whether this is true or not. It could easily be said that gambling is an American as apple pie. Gambling has shaped American history since it’s beginning. Lotteries were used by the First Continental Congress to help finance the
WORLD HISTORY Change Gathers Steam 1800-40
WORLD HISTORY Change Gathers Steam 1800-40
WORLD HISTORY: Change Gathers Steam: 1800-40 French ideals and empire spread. Inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, and supported by the expanding French armies, new republican regimes arose near France: the Batavian Republic in the Netherlands (1795-1806), the Helvetic Republic in Switzerland (1798-1803), the Cisalpine Republic in N Italy (1797-1805), the Ligurian Republic in Genoa (1797-1805), and the Parthenopean Republic in S Italy (1799). A Roman Republic existed briefly in 1798
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton Before earning such a glowing acclamation from the French statesman, Alexander Hamilton would have a rocky road to travel. He was most likely born on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies in 1755. The exact date of his birth is unknown, and even his year of birth is an item of dispute among scholars. The youngest of two illegitimate sons born to Rachel Faucett Lavien, a Huguenot, and James Hamilton, an irresponsible but charming Scottish merchant, Alexander had no bir
THOMAS JEFFERSON
THOMAS JEFFERSON
THOMAS JEFFERSON 1743-1826, intellectual, statesman, and third president of the United States. Although Jefferson served as governor of Virginia, minister to France, secretary of state, vice president, and president, he is remembered in history less for the offices he held than for what he stood for: his belief in the natural rights of man as he expressed them in the Declaration of Independence and his faith in the people's ability to govern themselves. He left an impact on his times equaled by
Summoned By A Country One Man Stood Strong
Summoned By A Country One Man Stood Strong
Summoned By A Country: One Man Stood Strong Nick Wilkerson Mrs. Beverly Zieres British Literature and Composition No other man has anymore history in the making of a nation than George Washington. Washington, known as the father of this nation, was a fighter and a leader whose accomplishments led to the creation of this great nation. No matter what part of history is found, Washington holds his reputation. Edward Channing states it perfectly: “Of all men in history, not one so answers our expect