23 1737 is a date which a patriot, a governor, a signer of the
Declaration of Independence, and one of the greatest leaders this country was
born. The marvelous man I am talking about is John Hancock. He was the son of a
minister, with one brother and one sister. John wanted to be noble so he
attended Mrs. B`s country school as a youngling. Unfortunately his dad died in
1744. Soon after he was adopted by his uncle. Johns uncle would be the one to
for fill his destiny.
† Johnís uncle was the
richest man in Boston, had
no kids, and saw how brilliant John was. John now wore a great homemade suit.
He admired his uncleís velvet suit, lace trimmed shirt, silver shoe buckles,
and powdered wig. Johnís new school was Boston Public Latin School.
When he was there kids where jealous of his wealth there he studied the ancient
languages of Latin and Greek. John also enjoyed watching ships at Boston Harbor when
he wasnít studying. The studying that he did would pay off. It was in the year
1750 that he was accepted into the college Harvard.
† Four years later he
graduated from Harvard. Sadly his uncle died in 1764. John inherited a fairly
large some of money. John now enjoyed wine, food, and fine clothes. John did
make a lot of money, but he worked long hours. People always say money canít
buy happiness. In 1774 he was arrested, and charged with treason for disobeying
the British troops. John married Dolly Quincy. They had a baby named Lydia in
1777.Lydia sadly died in1778. In 1778 John had a baby boy. He admired George
Washington so much he named his son John George Washington Hancock. Sadly the
great American hero died October
†† In 1769 he was a member
of the Massachusetts
legislature or General court. He was a member of the Sons of Liberty, which was
a secret organization that protested the Stamp Act. When the Stamp Act ended he
biggest party ever. He lowered taxes, and also was a member of the Provincial
Legislator. In 1774 he was the leader of Massachusetts.
John made a stupendous achievement July 4, 1776. He became the first man to
sign the Declaration of Independence. Shortly after in 1776 he was a member of
the Boston Assembly. A couple of years later in 1780 he was elected governor of
would remain a fantastic governor until his streak ended in 1793.
† John Hancock had a big
impact on people. He was a patriot in the Revolutionary war. I find this has an
impact on people because he led many to victory. He was a member of the Stamp
Act Congress which helped Americans save money. He gave money, food, and
firewood to people who lost their homes in a fire.
† Johnís life was very
remarkable. His name on the Declaration of Independence stood for freedom. I
find this remarkable because he was willing to risk his life to let the king
should be free. He was the fist governor of Massachusetts. I
find this remarkable because he was the first governor of a state which was in
one of the greatest countries in the world. John Hancockís life was taken while
he was serving his town, state and country. I find this remarkable because he
served for as long as he could.†††††††††