Anson Jones was an important part of the annexation of Texas. Without the help of Anson, it wouldn’t have been possible for Texas to be annexed to the U.S.
Most of us associate the name John Hancock with giving your signature, but in truth, the name John Hancock means much more to the founding and directing of this country. John Hancock was born to (Rev) John Hancock and Mary Hawk on January 12, 1737. After the death of his father, he was taken in by his wealthy businessman uncle. He had been sent to his uncle by his mother to attend Boston Latin School. His uncle paid for him to go to Harvard College and later made him a partner in his shipping business. When his uncle died, he was made the head of the company and became one of the wealthiest men in Boston.
The telegraph was the first major advancement in communication technology. In 1838, Samuel Morse perfected and demonstrated the first telegraph machine. His machine used Morse code to send electronic currents along a wire, allowing the first high speed long distance communications. By the 1850s, the telegraph was widespread. In 1861, Western Union installed the first trans-continental line and by 1866, the first trans-Atlantic line was completed. At this time, telegraphs were all keyed by hand and transcribed from Morse code to English by ear. Fredrick Creed invented a way to convert Morse code into text in what became known as the Creed Telegraph System. That was in 1900, and by 1914, these automatic transmissions handled twice what a
Have you ever heard of the American Revolutionary War? The Revolutionary War started in the colonies after the Sugar Act (1764), the Stamp Act (1765), the Townshend Acts (1767) and the Tea Act (1773). The revolutionary war started because the colonies were tired of being taxed by the British Government. The colonists were not being represented in Parliament so they told the British Government that they were being taxed without being represented, (“no taxation without representation”), which the colonists did not like.
John Hancock was born on January 23, 1737 in Braintree, Massachusetts. John was married to Dorothy Quincy in 1775. They had two kids a girl and a boy neither of them lived into adulthood. John’s parents were Mary Hawke and senior John Hancock. John’s father died and his mother gave him and his siblings to their aunt and uncle, Lydia and Thomas Hancock. Thomas was a wealthy merchant who had enough money to live in a mansion.
Wealthiest families use their money to buy elegant houses and expensive cars, but the DuPonts were different. The Dupont’s being the wealthiest family in Delaware used their money to make and develop better things to help improve Delaware. From starting a gunpowder mill to developing a hospital for sick children .Alfred I.DuPont and the DuPont family have influenced and affected Delaware in many different ways.
In 1994, 5 year old Eric Morse fell 14 stories from being thrown by two boys, Johnny and Tyrone. The two boys were 10 and 11, and they threw Eric out of an apartment window because he would not steal a piece of candy. Eric Morse, at five years of age, knew right from wrong. This shows that at age 10 and 11, as Johnny and Tyrone were, that they must have known what was right. They knew that what they were doing was wrong, therefore Johnny and Tyrone are to blame for the death of Eric Morse.
The inventor that I chose for this project is Samuel Morse, born April 27, 1791, who invented the electric telegraph in 1835 with the help and inspirations of others such as Alfred Vail.
Jonathan Winthrop was elected governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony even before they set sail to New England. He along with a thousand of his fellow Puritans set sail and Winthrop had a twist to the normal way things were done. He actually had the Massachusetts Bay Colony with him. This would give this group freedom from any members of the Massachusetts Bay Company that remained in England.
Thomas Beck and all of Long Beach had been plagued by a local nuisance known as Lew-Is-the-Light for several years. When Tarrytown on the Pike burned, Lew-Is was on the street early the next morning peddling his little letters saying the fire was a judgment from the Lord because Lew-Is had not been paid his rightful tithes. Daily this self-styled Jesus sent newspapers mental wanderings boasting of his supernatural powers. But things got out of hand when Thomas Beck had an epileptic seizure following receipt of a tithe demand from Lew-Is. Beck had received several letters from Lew-Is suggesting Beck pay him tithes in order to improve his health. Beck ignored the letters until he received the following:
Samuel Finley Breese Morse was born on April 27, 1791 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He was the first child of clergyman Jedidiah Morse and Elisabeth Finley Morse and they were both very religious following the Calvinist faith. His parents were committed in his education and after having a strong interest in art, his parents sent him to Yale college. Afterwards, he graduated from Yale in 1810 and wanted to fulfill his career as a painter but his father arranged him as an apprentice at a bookstore/publisher in Boston, Massachusetts. He continued to pursue his passion for art in England and returned to America in 1815 to set up a studio in Boston. Shortly after. He married Lucretia Walker in 1818, and they had three children. In February 1825,
Samuel Insull was born on November 11th, 1859 in London, England. According to PBS sources, in 1881 at age twenty two, he decided to migrate to America to create a better living for himself. After working a variety of jobs in the United States, Samuel Insull was granted the opportunity to work as Thomas Edison’s private secretary. During 1892, in Schenectady, New York Thomas Edison established the General Electric Company where Samuel Insull was allowed the opportunity to be vice president of General Electric Company before having to relocate to Chicago. After relocating to Chicago in 1895, Insull became president at the Chicago Edison Company which was an electrical power system that supported Illinois and neighboring states. (Insull, 2014) During the 1920s, Insull build his dominion producing 2.5 billion of the total of electric power. In the 1930s, his company went bankrupt during the Great Depression Samuel Insull was tried with fraud, violation of federal bankruptcy laws, and embezzlement. Shortly after being charged Samuel Insull died of a heart attack on the train in Paris
The Worlds Exposition, designed under Daniel Burnham was intended to prove that the United states was just as cultured as Paris as well as proving to America that Chicago wasn’t the “Pig-slaughtering country town” they were known to be, and provided jobs during the failing economy so people could provide for their families. It also brought a countless amount of people, many of which were pretty, independent young women looking to find their own way in the changing times. The fair not only brought good, though, for it enticed an attractive young serial killer named H. H. Holmes who loved how easy it was to disappear into the bustling city. During the time of the fair he murdered 27-200 people, mostly women, in his “murder hotel” which was right
Samuel Morse was born on April 27 1791 and died April 2 1872. In his early years he was the first child of Jedidah Morse and Elizabeth Morse. He focused mainly about art. But after graduating from Yale in 1810, he wished his career more on painting, but his after was more professional than him. Nut he continued to be interested in painting and study more about it in england, when he got there he worked with 7 british masters, he also worked with the american artist Benjamin West in Royal Academy. But he came back to america and had a studio in boston in 1815 and he was married in 1818 by this woman named Lucretia Walker they had 3 kids but his art was used by a lot of people and by him inventing the telegraph it helped us to communicate with
Because cotton was hard to deseed I made cotton easy to clean. Along with that I made parts that can be swapped, so it was easier to fix weapons. I’m Eli Whitney. I was born on December 8, 1765 in Westboro, Massachusetts. My early life was on a farm with a knack for machine technology. During the revolutionary war I created a machine to create nails.