He was born Hiram Ulysses Grant but an error was made on his application to the West Point Military Academy in New York when the person completing the form assumed his middle name was Simpson (his mother’s maiden name) and used the initial S. Whatever the name, Ulysses was born on April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio to Jesse and Hannah Grant. He grew up on his family’s farm on the frontier of Ohio. His father was a tanner but Ulysses had no interest in farming or tanning, instead by the age of eight he had developed great horseman skills and drove his father’s team to deliver goods and passengers. He would later graduate from the Military Academy at West Point, become a husband and father, a war hero, a U.S. President and a writer. From 1839 until 1841, Grant was in New York where he attended West Point.
Ulysses S. Grant was “born at Point Pleasant, Ohio, on 27 April 1822, and named Hiram Ulysses, young Ulysses grew up in nearby Georgetown, across the street from his father’s tannery, and acquired an intense aversion to the stench of death” (Simon). Throughout his childhood, he attended local schooling, did chores around the farm, and was very adept with training horses (Simon). Grant was not an outgoing, boisterous young man. His classmates misinterpreted his shy personality for lack of intelligence and gave him the nickname “Useless” (Life Before Presidency). His childhood was bare and boring with no exceptional acts that hinted a military hero that was soon to come.
He kept moving up in the political world, never giving up, and always trying to be the best man he could be (Moran, 7, 21). Calvin Coolidge had a good education and loved to learn. At the age of fifte... ... middle of paper ... ...life was touching to all who personally knew him. Though while alive he grieved over his many losses, he still made a remarkable effort to be a good President for the country. Calvin Coolidge kept up a good appearance and favor with the people throughout the beginning of his life, his presidency and until his death.
Hiram Ulysses Grant was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He spent most of his childhood in Georgetown, Ohio. When he was old enough his father enrolled him at West Point in 1839. He was not in favor of this decision but did as he was told and arrived there anxiously due to his embarrassing initials of H.U.G, he then changed his name to Ulysses Hiram Grant to avoid the suffering. His congressman confused Grant with his brother Simpson and had appointed him as Ulysses S. Grant.
John Adams was born on October 30th, 1735 to John Adams Sr. and Susanna Boylston Adams. He was the oldest of three and lived in Braintree, Massachusetts. His father was a farmer, deacon, and town councilman. The Adams were not very wealthy and John Adams’ father knew he could only send one son and he wanted to send his eldest. However, John Adams told his father “I do not love books and I wish you would lay aside thoughts of sending me to college.” His father in reply asked him- “What would you do child?
John Dalton had an intense fascination for meteorology he even in fact kept careful daily weather records for forty six straight years. When Dalton was twelve he opened his school in Eaglesfield. He was smaller than some boys so he was threatened by the older boys who wanted to fight with the young teacher. He managed to control the kids for two years, but eventually due to poor salary Dalton return to work the land for his rich uncle. In 1785 Dalton and his brother opened another school this time at Kendall where Dalton had recently moved in.
From 1900 to 1905, he held various small business positions, but didn’t find anything that interested him. In school, all of his teachers knew that Truman, a good student, but feisty young boy would surely go to college. He had hoped to attend West Point, the premier military academy in the nation. Unfortunately, he was turned down because of his poor eyesight and his family could no longer afford college, due to the sudden financial loss that his father suffered. For the next twelve years Truman prospered as a Missouri farmer on his parents’ land.
His father, Peter, had little formal education but self educated himself to the point that he was selected to create the first map of Virginia (Jefferson 3). Although his father passed away when Thomas was 14 (Brodie, 38) the desire to learn had already been passed down from father to son (Brodie, 35). Thomas began his formal education at age five, being tutored at “the English school” on the plantation where he lived (Brodie, 49). At age nine he was sent to another school and began learning languages, although he was dismissive of his teacher’s abilities (Jefferson, 4). His father also insisted that Thomas be comfortable in the wilderness around the family home, encouraging him to ride horses, hike, swim and hunt (Brodie, 35).
It was hear that his grandfather taught him to walk and eventually run. Everyone on the farm also encouraged Walter to talk Walter's aunt; Janet Scott brought it upon herself to raise Walter. Over the next six years she was Walter's foster mother and first teacher. Walter's relationship with his father lasted twenty-eight years and went though many different stages. Dominating over everything else Walter knew that he was not an important child.
Benjamin’s favorite teacher was Robert Bishop, who had served as President of the University of Miami before becoming a professor at the Farmers College. It was also at the Farmers College that he met Caroline Scott, his future wife. Benjamin’s father John hoped for his son to continue his education at an eastern Ivy League College, but his farm was failing and he couldn’t afford the education ... ... middle of paper ... ...y opportunities to run for public office such as mayor, and even vice president. He did run for a position in the U.S. Senate where he served from 1881-1887. In his office, he supported Indian rights and railroad supervision.