John C. Calhoun & Robert E. Lee

By: Sydni & JoDee

John C. Calhoun

Robert E. Lee By: JoDee Ondrasek

"A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others."

"In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength."

"Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one."

"I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it."

All quotes by the one and only Robert E. Lee

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Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee was born January 19, 1807 in Stratford Hall, Virginia to Anne Hill Carter Lee and American Revolution patriot Henry Lee lll.
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Henry Lee lll

As Lee progressed in life he graduated second in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
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United States Military Academy at West Point

Robert E. Lee was a Confederate General during the Civil War. Though he did fight for the South, Lee believed in Civil Rights and schools for blacks. But, Lee disagreed with black suffrage ( the right to vote ).
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Civil War 1861-1865

Though General Lee ended up surrendering to General Grant ( Union ) he was a very inspiring and motivated man towards his troops as they moved across the South.


Fun Facts:

-Lee married his second cousin Marry Anna Randolph Curtis, who happened to be a descendant of the one and only George Washington.

-President Lincoln and General Lee happened to be good friends.

-Lee has a published "book" of his memoirs about his time as a General for the Confederacy.

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Robert Edward Lee 1807-1870

Works Citation:

Alexander, Bevin. Robert E. Lee's Civil War. Holbrock, MA: Adams Media, 1998.Print.

"Lee,Robert E." UXL Encyclopedia of U.S History. Sonia Benson, Daniel E. Brannen, Jr., and

Rebecca Valentine. Vol. 5. Detroit: UXL, 2009. 895-898. Gale Virtual Reference Library.

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"Robert E. Lee." A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 20 Apr.2016.

"Robert E. Lee." HistoryNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr.2016.

"Robert E. Lee's Message To His Troops Before The Battle of Spotsylvania, 1864." The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2016.