Who Was the First President?
Early Life and Career of the First President George Washington, born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, was the first president of the United States. He was raised on his family’s tobacco plantation, which was managed by his mother after his father’s death. Washington’s formal education ended at age 15, and he began working as a surveyor, mapping…Read More »
Where Was Alexander Hamilton Born?
Introduction to Alexander Hamilton’s Birthplace Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States, was born on January 11, 1755, on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies. His mother, Rachel Faucett Lavien, was married to John Michael Lavien, a merchant, but the couple separated when Hamilton was a child. His father, James Hamilton, was a…Read More »
The Causes of the Pearl Harbor Attack
Tensions between Japan and the United States The relationship between Japan and the United States had been deteriorating for years prior to the Pearl Harbor attack. Japan’s rapid industrialization and territorial expansion in Asia had put it in direct competition with the United States, which had economic and strategic interests in the region. In 1937, Japan’s invasion of China led…Read More »