GossAngus R. Goss born 8 January 1910 at Tampa. Fla., enlisted in the United States Marine Corps 12 September 1930. Marine Gunner Goss was awarded the Navy Cross and Britain& 39;s Conspicuous Gallantry Medal for extraordinary heroism in combat on Tulagi 10 August 1942. Although severely wounded by a grenade explosion, Goss ignored enemy machine-gun and rifle fire, charging into a cave where the enemy was entrenched and singlehandedly destroyed the Japanese with a sub-machine gun.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, New York, on November 12, 1815. There being no colleges for women, she attended Emma Willard& 39;s academy in Troy, New York, and later studied law with her father, Judge Daniel Cady. The profession of law, however, was at that time closed to women.Becoming interested in temperance, women& 39;s rights and Abolitionism, she married Henry Brewster Stanton, a prominent Abolitionist and accompanied him to the world anti-slavery conference in London in 1840.
John Quincy Adams began his diplomatic career as the U.S. minister to the Netherlands in 1794, and served as minister to Prussia during the presidential administration of his father, the formidable patriot John Adams. After serving in the Massachusetts State Senate and the U.S. Senate, the younger Adams rejoined diplomatic service under President James Madison, helping to negotiate the Treaty of Ghent (1814), which ended the War of 1812.
The idea of maintaining a standing army, now an accepted necessity, was hotly debated at the time of the creation of the United States. Alexander Hamilton made the argument against in The Federalist Papers of which he was one of the three primary authors:A tolerable expertness in military movements is a business that requires time and practice.