Ulysses S Grant was an iconic figure in the Civil War and was well known for his astounding feats throughout the war. (World book Advanced) While Ulysses S. Grant is the name he is most commonly known as, his real name is Hiram Ulysses Grant and the S. stands for nothing. (Ulysses S. Grant Homepage) Ulysses graduated from West Point with high marks in Horsemanship and Mathematics, but he had poor grades in classes like French. Grant fell in love with his roommate's sister Julia Dent, but sadly he was called to serve at the start of the Mexican War. Once the war was over he was soon positioned in the West, away from his family.
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.
Jesse Grant made a great deal of money as a tanner. Ulysses hated helping his father on the tanning line. In May of 1839, Grant headed from Ohio to go to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. When Grant was registered, his name was miss wrote. He was registered under the name Ulysses S Grant.
MacArthur chose to serve the country and was one of our many war heroes and I would like to acknowledge him for that. Douglas Francis MacArthur was born on January 26, 1880, at the Arkansas Barracks in Little Rock, Arkansas. His parents were Arthur MacArthur Jr. and Mary Pinkney Hardy MacArthur. His mother was often called by her nickname “Pinky”. Since her brothers both fought for the South in the Civil War, they refused to attend her wedding, which made her upset.
Robert Shaw the officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. As the officer he commanded all black, 54 Massachusetts, to enter the war in 1863. Officer Colonel Shaw is the main subject of the film.Private Trip is a trouble maker; he usually breaks the rules and messes with everyone. Major Cabot Forbes, childhood friend of Colonel Shaw, he is in charge of commanding the 54th. The American Civil War although it’s often referred to as the war to free the slave, No one ever thought colored were in the war.
Grant's father liked the name Hiram Ulysses Grant, but his mother liked the name Albert Gallitan Grant. They eventually agreed on the name Hiram Grant. (Smith, 21-23) Grant's father owned a tannery in Point Pleasant; but when Grant was only a year old, his father sold their tannery and the family moved to Georgetown, Ohio, where he spent the bulk of his boyhood years. As a boy, Grant did not like school, therefore he did not try to succeed and was considered a poor student. As a teen, he was famous around town for training horses with ease, a skill that would help Grant in his years in the army.
The men would become angry at his crops and the dust storms because if they didn’t get money soon they would lose their land. Though this does not apply to some men in the book, some man gave up, knowing that feeding their family was more important, that the land was already destroyed anyway. They took part in destroying the land, destroying people’s home. These men were described as part of the monster, the tractor, that they had no feeling for the land that was being plowed. “I got d**** tired of creeping for my dinner-and not getting it.
Lincoln U.S. History AP 1 Reaction Paper David Herbert Donald's Lincoln is a biography of our sixteenth President, Abraham Lincoln. At the age of twenty one, he was sure he did not want to be like his father Thomas Lincoln, an uneducated farmer, so he left his fathers house permanently. He had many jobs, learned many lessons, and made both friends and enemies, all which helped him to become one of the greatest presidents of the United States of America during the time the country had split, the Civil War. Thoroughly researched and excellently written, this biography comes alive and shows us what really happened during the early to mid-nineteenth century and it still puts us in the point of view of our former president, using the information and ideas available to him. In Lincoln, I believe the thesis would be: Abraham Lincoln was a man who was controlled by circumstances rather than determining his own destiny.
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? Be a farmer?” John insisted that he wanted to be a farmer and not a scholar. His father brought him to work the fields the next day. Farming was strenuous work and was most likely rough on John’s hands and back. The night after the long day of farming, His father questioned him “Well John are you satisfied with being a farmer.” John Adams refused to admit that his father was right but John Adams Sr said “I do not like it[farming] so well, so you shall go to school.” John Adams and his father found a compromise- John would go to a tutor that challenged his students instead of the town teacher that was unbearably easy.
John Wilkes Booth is best known for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Booth was born on May 10, 1838 near Bel Air, Maryland in a large log cabin to his mother, Mary Ann Holmes, and his father, Junius Brutus Booth. John's mother and father moved from Britain to England and settled here in America. His father's bad habits led to the house being depressing and the fact his family was wealthy and owned slaves may have led to his hatred of Abraham Lincoln. Booth lived a very appealing life from a privileged life to even traveling after being dead.