FC: American Presidents
1: Mix Book by: Kali Griffith 7th Grade Social Studies Mrs. Rathbun
2: George Washington was our First President of the United States. He was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. In his younger life he was a planter and a soldier. January 6, 1759, George married a widow, Martha Dandridge Custis. Adopted two children , John "Jack" Parke Custis and Martha "Patsy" Custis. | April 30, 1789, Washington took an oath in New York to be elected as the First President of the United States. George was President from April 30, 1789 to March 3, 1797. He was known as the "Father Of Our Country" since the day he was elected. George died December 14, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia from a throat infection.
3: Accomplishments & Positions | - Elected as commander in chief of the Continental Army in May 1775 - Member in the Virginia House of Burgesses (1759-1774) - Member in the Continental Congress (1774-1775) Forced the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown with the aid from the French Allies in 1781 - Chairman of Constitutional Convention (1787-1788) - Posed for Stuart's portrait, which is on the dollar bill (1795) | Martha Dandridge Stewart
4: Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of the United States. Andrew was born March 15, 1767, near Waxhaws region of South Carolina. In his younger years he became a young lawyer in Tennessee, and later on, a soldier. Jackson was a democrat and he served second term for President. Well also he had shaped the Democratic Party. Married Rachel Donelson Robards in August 1791. | Andrew was the first man elected from Tennessee to the House of Representatives served in the Senate. In 1824, Jackson lost to John Adams for President, but came back and won in 1828. President from March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1837. Andrew had a nickname which was "Old Hickory". After his presidency, he died June 8, 1845 at the Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee.
5: Accomplishments & Positions | - Member in The United States House of Representatives (1796-1797) - United States Senator (1797-1798) - Justice on Tennessee Supreme Court (1798-1804) - A General in the War of 1812 - Governor of the Florida Territory (1821) - United States Senator (1823-1825) - 1830: Authorized the Indian Removal Act - 1835: Signs treaty of New Echota, which forced the Cherokees to move to land in Oklahoma. 4,000 Native Americans died; The Trail of Tears | Rachel Donelson Robards
6: James Polk was the 11th President of the United States. James was born November 2, 1795 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He was a democrat, who also became a young lawyer that entered politics, served in the Tennessee Legislature, and was a good friend of Andrew Jackson. James graduated with honors in 1818 at the University of North Carolina. Later on married, Sarah Childress on January 1, 1824. | James Polk was President from March 4, 1845 all the way to March 3, 1849. When Polk became President he was known as the "darkhorse". Well also his nickname was "Young Hickory". Polk was our last strong President until the CIvil War. James died June 15, 1849 in Nashville, Tennessee.
7: Accomplishments & Positions | - Chief Lieutenant of Jackson in his bank war, in the House of Representatives. - Member in the Tennessee House of Representatives (1823-1825) - Member in the United States House of Representatives (1825-1839) - Governor of Tennessee (1839-1841) - Served as Speaker of the House (1835-1839) - Led the United States through the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) - 1848: Treaty of 1848 with Mexico gave the United States control over California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, parts of Colorado and Wyoming. | Sarah Childress
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17: "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." ~Thomas Jefferson
18: "The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed." ~Richard Brinsley Sheridan
19: "Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration." ~Evan Esar
21: "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." ~Harriet Tubman
22: "Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal." ~Pamela Vaull Starr
23: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." ~Henry David Thoreau