Dolley Payne was born on May 20, 1768 and the first girl in her family in North Carolina. Her parents previously from Virginia moved from there in 1765. Dolley’s mother who was a Quaker married Dolley’s father who was a non-Quaker in 1761 and three years later he applied and was admitted to the Quaker Monthly Meeting in Virginia. Dolley Payne at the time was raised in the Quaker faith. In the January of 1790 Dolley Payne married John Todd, who was a Quaker lawyer from Philadelphia. The couple had two sons quickly in their marriage John Payne and William Temple. Dolley’s sister Anna moved in with the family in 1793 to help take care of the children. In October of 1793 the yellow fever epidemic had taken the lives of her husband and her younger son William both as well as her parents-in-law. Dolley was widowed at 25 with a young son to take care of. Shortly after the death of her husband, Dolly most likely met her next husband James Madison at a social event in May of 1794. James Madison was seventeen years older than Dolley and was quite well known for being a longstanding bachelor at the age of forty-three. Their encounter must have gone smoothly, because in August Dolley had accepted Madison’s marriage proposal and they were married on September 15, 1794. Madison wasn’t a Quaker and so Dolley was expelled from her usual society of friends for marrying him. They lived in Philadelphia for the next three years due to Madison’s position as a delegate to the Continental Congress which met in Philadelphia. In 1797 after serving eight years in the House of Representatives, James Madison retired from politics. Madison and his family returned to his family’s plantation in Orange County, Virginia. The family had just settled in, when Thomas Jefferson was elected as the third President of the United States in 1800. Jefferson asked Madison to serve as his Secretary of State, and once Madison had accepted the family, including: Dolley, her son Payne Todd, Dolley’s Sister Anna Payne, and Madison moved to Washington D.C. They took a large house because Dolley thought entertaining would
As early as in the middle of the 12th century, Germany began to migrate to Eastern and southern European countries, mainly the river Rhine and the Republic of the Ukraine and Russia. There were “Germany Republic” in many of Russia's small States, such as the Black Sea, the Caucasus, even in the Volga, and the members of the Republic were immigrants from Germany. They got along with Russia people really well until the time when Stalin used military forces destroyed the “Republic”, as a surprise for…
California State University, Fullerton
Professor: Lisa Riggin, Ph.D.
Spring 2015 E-mail: email@example.com
Section 180 – 10 Office Hours: TThur 1-2 pm
Class Time: TTH 2:30-3:45 Office: H 730 J
Survey of American History
This course is designed to help students to appreciate the importance of the political, economic, social, diplomatic, and intellectual development of the United States from prehistory to the present. Emphasis will…
HISTORY 200 History and Film Online Discussion Guide Online Discussions: Value= 50% of course grade
There will be online discussions associated with most films (as indicated in the course schedule). You will be required to participate in all online discussions. You will be expected to discuss these films as historical sources in accordance with the directions given in the online Discussion Topic Introduction page for each discussion topic. The following is a guide as to what is expected of you in…
Middle Eastern History, 1200 to 1800
Instructor: Prof. Fariba Zarinebaf (Faribaz@ucr.edu)
Class hours: T-TH 11:10- 12:30 Surge 171
Office Hours (HMNSS 5506): T-Th 2:00-3:30
Course description: This class offers a survey of Middle Eastern history from 1200 to 1800. After a brief introduction to the rise and expansion of Islam, the first part of this class will cover the rise of Turkic dynasties and the impact of the Mongol invasions and rule on Islamic societies. The second…
I attended the “The Logbooks: Connecticut’s Slave Ships and Human Memory” lecture discussion at the New Haven Museum on Thursday March 28, 2015 to witness Anne Farrow the author discuss the book. The lecture was presented by the museum and the Amistad Committee, which is a not for profit, tax exempt organization that believes in justice and equality for everyone in our country and the eradication of slavery. “ The Logbooks” discusses how ships that were owned by a New England merchant sailed to…
200 words (2 paragraphs) for each reading. Because they are intended to facilitate understanding of that week’s readings and discussion, I will not accept late annotation assignments.
Example: (would probably receive a B due to not enough critical analysis).
King, Dorothy (2006). The Elgin Marbles. London, England: Hutchinson.
In this book, King describes the history of the Elgin marbles in full detail. King discusses the very beginnings of the Parthenon, including how it came to be, how it…
Advanced Placement Untied States History
Dr. Alba 2014-2015 School Year
Course Description: AP U.S. History covers the spectrum of American history from pre- Columbian days to the present. Using chronological and thematic approaches to the material, the course exposes students to extensive primary and secondary sources and to the interpretations of various historians. Class participation through seminar reports, discussions, debates, and role-playing activities is required; special emphasis…
and culture, and as it impinges on issues of broad public concern today.
1. The following two books are available for purchase at the university bookstore. They can also be purchased at any online bookseller.
a. Kim Nielsen, A Disability History of the United States (required)
b. Ruth O’Brien, Voices from the Edge: Narratives about the Americans with Disabilities Act (recommended). This text is also available at no cost as an ebook through Hofstra’s library, but the license only allows one…
Weekly LT activity points
This course is an overview of the principal social, political, economic, and global events which have shaped the
American experience since World War II. Understanding modern American history is a necessity in today's
ever-changing world. This course aims to supply the tools for understanding current political, social, cultural,
and economic problems in the U.S. by applying a historical perspective to analyze contemporary issues.