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Three Men Essay

  • Submitted by: alyssonromo
  • on August 31, 2013
  • Category: History
  • Length: 642 words

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Father Miguel Hidalgo was born May 8th, 1753. As a small boy he was sent to school to study with Jesuits and then later decided to join the priesthood. In adulthood, he believed that it was the peoples right to "overthrow unjust tyrants," in this case he was talking about spain's hold on what we now know as Mexico. The indigenous peoples were never enslaved but they were treated badly. One day, Father Hidalgo had had enough, he rang the bell of the very church in which he held mass and gave El Grito de Dolores. He captivated the people he spoke to and led what was the beginning steps towards Mexican independence. In his wake, Spanish blood was shed and filled the streets of his next stop on the train of independence, Guanajuato. It was in this city that his beliefs had led thousands of indians to kill Spaniards in the name of independence. He was later murdered because he was turned into the Spanish authorities.   But his death was not in vain, independence was eventually won and Nueva España became known as Mexico.
George Washington was born on February 22nd, 1732, into a wealthy plantation family in Virginia. His father owned a tobacco plantation along with many African-American slaves. After his fathers and older brothers passing, Washington inherited the plantation. In adulthood, George Washington was nominated for the presidency of the up and coming United States, which were only thirteen colonies in his time. He was the only president to ever receive one hundred percent of the votes within the electoral college. He was also the Chief of the Continental Army. He believed in a free democratic and united country. He served two terms as president because the people felt that he would be the one to lead them to the perfect union.
Michael King was born January 15, 1929, he was later renamed Martin Luther King, Jr.. He was an exceptionally bright student and graduated from high school at the age of fifteen. In adulthood, he was a clergyman, activist and a...

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