Biographical Sketches of New York’s First 21 Governors by Todd Elzey
Do you enjoy learning about history, or are you studying history in school? If so, “Biographical Sketches of New York’s First 21 Governors” is a unique journey through New York and America’s history that you will want to read!
New York State’s first 21 Governors had a profound impact on the development and growth of the State and Country from 1777-1864. The stories of their extraordinary lives show how the State of New York and the United States developed from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War.
“Biographical Sketches of New York’s First 21 Governors” presents many intriguing stories, including the stories of:
New York’s first Governor George Clinton, who was one of the few Governors in American history to command troops on the battle field while serving as Governor;
Governor, DeWitt Clinton, who spent much of his political career advocating for the building of what would become the Erie Canal, which reshaped the economy of New York State and the United States;
Governor William Henry Seward, who spent much of his life pushing for the end of slavery, and became a key advisor to President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War; and
New York’s two Civil War Governors, who played key, but very different, roles in New York’s involvement in the war.
“Biographical Sketches of New York’s First 21 Governors” presents the life of each of these men in short sketches of approximately 1,000-3,000 words each.
So, whether you are a student taking a History or Social Studies class, or are simply interested in New York or U.S. History, you will almost certainly learn something new about New York’s first 21 Governors, the State of New York’s History, or the early history of the United States from reading this book.