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Semiramis

Sammu-Ramat, more famously known as Semiramis, was the queen regent of the Assyrian Empire (reigned 811-806 BCE) who held the throne for her young son Adad Nirari III until he reached maturity...
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Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton was born on March 14, 1782, near present day Hillsborough, North Carolina. Benton moved the family to the Cumberland Valley in Tennessee. During the War of 1812, Benton raised a contingent of volunteers and served on Andrew Jackson`s staff. Their relationship cooled in 1813 when Jackson served as second in a duel between Jackson`s friend William Carroll and Benton`s brother Jesse.
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Report on Manufactures

The Report on Manufactures was one of the most penetrating statements of the protectionist philosophy ever made. Hamilton urged the expanded use of protective tariffs as a means to protect the nation& 39;s infant industries. He argued that the United States could only assure its political independence by maintaining economic independence.
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