James Monroe James Monroe was born on April 28, 1758, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Elizabeth Jones Monroe and Spence Monroe. Elizabeth was a stay at home mom while Spence was a successful planter and carpenter from Scotland. First being tutored by his mother at home, James then attended Campbelltown Academy from 1769 to 1774 where he was an exemplary and excellent student. In 1774, while Monroe was thriving as a full-time student, his life took a turn for the worse when his father had passed away that very same year. James promptly enrolled at Virginia's College of William & to study law, but dropped out just months later to fight in the American Revolution.
His mother, Elizabeth Hutchison Jackson was a strong independent woman. After Jackson’s father died she was able to raise their three sons while they lived with one of her sisters. When Andrew was nine years old the Declaration of Independence was wrote and signed. Then when he was only thirteen he joined the Continental Army as a courier. The Revolution hurt the Jackson family.
After her husband’s death, Jackson’s mother, Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, raised her three sons at the home of one of her sisters. At age 13, Andrew Jackson joined the Continental Army as a courier. The Revolution proved to be a tough time for the Jackson family. Hugh, one of Andrew’s older brothers, died after the battle of Stono Ferry, South Carolina, in 1779. Two years later, Andrew and his other brother, Robert, were taken prisoner for a few weeks.
("Andrew jackson,"). After reading the website, Jackson’s entire life was filled with overtly dramatic events and acts of controversy. Andrew Jackson was born in South Carolina near Camden on March 15th 1767 and was of Scotch-Irish decent. Elizabeth Jackson, Andrew’s mother, raised young Jackson and his two older brothers after their father Andrew had passed. When Andrew was only about 13-years-old, he and his older brothers joined the colonial efforts in the Revolutionary War.
Her grandfather came to the United States from Scotland and served in the Revolutionary War, under George Washington, as a general. Amanda had three brothers and five sisters. Amanda was still young when her family moved to Amherst, Ohio. She spent the rest of her childhood there. Amanda was married at the age of seventeen to Warren Smith.
After her husband's death, she raised her three sons at the home of one of her relatives. The Declaration of Independence was signed when Andrew was nine years old. When he reached the age of thirteen he joined the Continental Army, enrolled as a courier. The Revolution took a toll on the Jackson family. All three boys saw active service.
Aaron Burr was born February 6th 1756 in Newark, New Jersey. He was the son of Aaron Burr Sr. and Esther Burr. His parents died in 1757 leaving him and his younger sister as orphans. Years later he was sent to live with the family of William Shippen who was an American Physician from Philadelphia. Burr and his sister were then sent to live with their uncle where they spent the rest of their childhood years.
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706 to parents Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger of whom he was one of seventeen children. Common practice at this time, Benjamin Franklin has no known middle name. When he was young, Franklin’s father, Josiah, joined his brothers business of fabric dying with his brother. However, with the trade becoming less and less profitable Josiah chose to move along with his then wife and two children to Boston, Massachusetts. It was in Boston where his first wife, Anne Child, died giving birth to the couple’s seventh child in 1689.
Thomas Jefferson was interested in being a scientist, after learning that there was no opportunity for a career in science in Virginia he then studied law. In 1767, Thomas Jefferson was admitted to the bar in 1769, when Jefferson public career started he already owned more than twenty-five hundred acres that he inherited from his father who died in 1757. After marring his wife Martha Wayles Skelton whom was a young widow his property doubled. After the death of Martha’s parents, his property doubled again. In 1774, A Summary View of the Rights of British America was the first of Thomas Jefferson major political writings for the revolutionary debate.
It included growing up on the fringe of western settlement in Virginia, the college of William and Mary in Williamsburg, to the years he served in the Virginia House of Burgesses, to helping write the Declaration of Independence, and to his years as president of the United States. Thomas Jefferson was born April 2nd 1743 in Albemarle County, Virginia. His parents were Peter Jefferson and Jane Randolph, the House they live in was called Shadwell, it was named after the parish in London where his mother was from. Jefferson’s father died in the summer of 1757. In Peter Jefferson’s will he said not until his son turned twenty-one would he be able to receive what had been left to him, which included lands on either the Rivanna or the Fluvanna, a proper share of the livestock, half of the slaves not disposed of, and the residue of the estate.