He was service was the founding of the University of Virginia in 1819. He died at Monticello on July 4, 1826 on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson lived at Shadwell for a few years until the family moved to Tuckahoe. Jefferson was the oldest of his six sisters and one brother. Jefferson's father moved the family to Tuckahoe to take care of the children orphaned by his best friend.
In 1800, he ran for president again, and tied with the Republican Aaron Burr, and through the vote of the House of Representatives, Jefferson was elected President of the United States. As president, Jefferson did well by... ... middle of paper ... ...ed a once lost friendship. The two friends shared their ideas throughout their remaining days. Jefferson ended his long and very fruitful life without much monetary value. He died on his quiet, tranquil farm in Virginia on July fourth in 1826 fifty years after he put his mark on the Declaration of Independence.
After practicing law for a few years in North Carolina, he took up a job as public prosecutor. And after another several years of practicing law, he married Rachel Donelson Robards, the estranged wife of an abusive husband. Andrew also cultivated the imposing bearing of a “gentleman”, which entailed, in those days in the South, a challenge to a duel in responses to any grave insult, or otherwise with whipping or caning (Morris, Introduction). In late 1795, Andrew was on the committee to draft a constitution. He was under some powerful men who made him the first member of the House of Representatives from Tennessee.
His mother and Robert died because of smallpox when he was 14. (www.americanpresident.org/history/andrewjackson/biography) Since he didn’t have any other family he was a saddle maker and taught school. He inherited 300 dollars from his grandpa and went to Charleston, South Carolina and spent all his money there. In Salisbury, North Carolina Jackson studies law under Spruce Macay. He set up an office in Mcleanville when he entered practice in 1787.
He soon met and married Lucretia Rudolph, she just so happened to have been a fellow scholar. Throughout their marriage they managed to have 7 kids before he was assassinated (Biblograohy.com website p.1-1). James Garfield is one of the last log cabin presidents. He went up against political corruption, such as bribery! In 1880 he went to the republican convention trying to help one of his friends get a presidential nomination and failed.
More nearly than any of his predecessors, Andrew Jackson was elected by popular vote; as President he sought to act as the direct representative of the common man. Born in a backwoods settlement in the Carolinas in 1767, he received sporadic education. But in his late teens he read law for about two years, and he became an outstanding young lawyer in Tennessee. Fiercely jealous of his honor, he engaged in brawls, and in a duel killed a man who cast an unjustified slur on his wife Rachel. Jackson prospered sufficiently to buy slaves and to build a mansion, the Hermitage, near Nashville.
While recovering from surgery, he wrote a book about several U.S. senators who had risked their careers to fight for the things in which they believed. The book, called Profiles in Courage, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1957. That same year, the Kennedy's first child, Caroline, was born. Kennedy had narrowly missed being picked as the Democratic Party's candidate for Vice President... ... middle of paper ... ...edy, and that he and Ruby were part of a conspiracy. None of these theories has ever been proven.
They each had 73 votes. The House of Representatives were to vote because of this extraordinary tie. They voted thirty five times, each time, it was the same thing, a tie between Jefferson and Burr. Finally, after a long day of stressful decisions and arguing, one man named James Bayard broke the tie and voted for Thomas Jefferson. He became the third president of our proud United States.
He quickly gained a reputation for his legal skills. His clients would pay him with land and horses. After awhile he owned a few town lots and the... ... middle of paper ... ...ds ceded to the U.S. by Mexico. After his re-election, Clay kept serving the Union and his home state of Kentucky. On June 29th, 1852, He died of Tuberculosis in Washington D.C. at the age of 75.
He died in Washington, D.C., on May 2, 1972. In the rest of the paper I will explain more in depth of how J. Edgar Hoover rose to power and why he is considered one of the most corrupt men to ever hold a government position. It is not very difficult to figure out the most outstanding characteristic of J. Edgar Hoover. Out of all of his characteristics, the one that truly stands out is that he was extremely powerful. J. Edgar Hoover is the most famous law enforcement officer that the United States has ever known.