Andrew Mahans Pursuit of Happiness

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Andrew Mahans Pursuit of Happiness

  1. 2. <ul><li>THOMAS JEFFERSON 1801-1809. </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson wished to be remembered for three achievements in his public life. He had served as governor of Virginia, as U.S. minister to France, as secretary of state under George Washington, as vice-president in the administration of John Adams, and as president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. On his tombstone, however, which he designed and for which he wrote the inscription, there is no mention of these offices. Rather, it reads that Thomas Jefferson was &quot;author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia&quot; and, as he requested, &quot;not a word more.&quot; Historians might want to add other accomplishments--for example, his distinction as an architect, naturalist, and linguist--but in the main they would concur with his own assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>In the final 17 years of his life, Jefferson's major accomplishment was the founding (1819) of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. He conceived it, planned it, designed it, and supervised both its construction and the hiring of faculty. The university was the last of three contributions by which Jefferson wished to be remembered; they constituted a trilogy of interrelated causes: freedom from Britain, freedom of conscience, and freedom maintained through education. On July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson died at Monticello. </li></ul><ul><li>He died on July 4, 1826. </li></ul>
  2. 3. The Pursuit of Happiness. Pursuit of happiness means the right to try to find happiness human rights- (law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law)
  3. 4. My Pursuit of Happiness.
  4. 5. I go to Calvine High School. The students are good and the teachers are cool.
  5. 6. <ul><li>Things I Like To Do: </li></ul><ul><li>BMX </li></ul><ul><li>Biking </li></ul><ul><li>Swimming </li></ul><ul><li>Climbing trees </li></ul><ul><li>Judo </li></ul><ul><li>Wrestling </li></ul><ul><li>Jujitsu </li></ul><ul><li>Cars </li></ul><ul><li>Trucks </li></ul><ul><li>Jeeps </li></ul><ul><li>Welding </li></ul><ul><li>Woodworking </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Is that I'm: </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Nice </li></ul><ul><li>Generous </li></ul><ul><li>Kind </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful </li></ul><ul><li>Try my best to succeed </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>I would: </li></ul><ul><li>Paint the white house purple </li></ul><ul><li>Make biking the only way of transportations </li></ul><ul><li>Live near a mountain so I could ski everyday </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Amendment II   </li></ul><ul><li>A well regulated militia , being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms , shall not be infringed </li></ul><ul><li>Amendment IV   </li></ul><ul><li>The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects , against unreasonable searches and seizures , shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause , supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Protect his/her own property. </li></ul><ul><li>Serving their country. </li></ul><ul><li>Voting </li></ul><ul><li>Paying taxes </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>In 2 years I see myself at a community college getting requirement classes out of the way. </li></ul><ul><li>In five years I see myself at either Chico state or CalPoly San Luis Obispo studying architect. </li></ul>

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