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John J. Pershing (1860 - 1948)
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John J. Pershing - Historic Missourians - The State Historical Society of Missouri
As lightning cracks through the night sky, the townsfolk scurry inside their homes for cover. Then it happens The two opposing alliances were the Allies and the Central Powers. Other countries were later drawn into the conflict, including the United States, which supported the Allies and entered the war on April 6, More than sixteen million died during the war and twenty million others were wounded.
He was the first child born The Pershing family. Standing left to right : John J. Census showing John and his family. John as a boy John as a young boy. In an economic depression Over-investment in the countries' railroads and other unregulated investing after the Civil War contributed to a national economic depression. It was called a "panic" because people feared that their banks would go out of business and that they needed to withdraw their money quickly, before it was lost.
The depression lasted until West Point U. The United States Military Academy has been located there since Young people who want to attend the academy must be nominated by a member of Congress or by the army itself. The coursework is challenging. Unlike most colleges, each cadet must also participate in demanding physical training. At the end of a four-year program, successful cadets are awarded a bachelor of sciences degree. They are also commissioned as second lieutenants, the lowest officer's rank in the army. Military Academy. As an Apache medicine man and military leader, he fought against the Mexican and United States governments over rights to traditional Apache land.
Known as a fierce and brave leader, Geronimo resisted government efforts to move his people to the reservation. Randall, circa ]. Ghost Dance The Ghost Dance By the late s, the United States government confined most Native American tribes to overcrowded reservations without adequate food or shelter. The Ghost Dance movement became popular among the Plains and Southwestern tribes because it promised to remove all the white people and restore their traditional way of life. Pershing was then assigned to teach at West Point. Cuba was considered important to America for strategic and economic reasons.
By August of , Spain wanted peace and the two countries agreed to a cease-fire. The peace treaty was signed December 10, Two years later, while Pershing was on assignment in Texas, he received the news that his wife and daughters had been killed in a fire. Photograph published in the San Francisco Chronicle on August 28, , after the death of Pershing's wife and three daughters, Helen 8 , Ann 6 and Margaret 3.
Only his son Warren survived. Crowder concerning the search for Pancho Villa, June 15, PDF version [ David A. Also pictured are Raymond Poincare second from right and Paul Deschanel extreme right. Thanksgiving address to troops Pershing's Thanksgiving address to American soldiers was printed in the St.
Louis Post-Dispatch. News clipping An article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch , September 13, p. Congress General Pershing responds to the thanks of the U. Congress, September 18, References and Resources For more information about John Pershing's life and career, see the following resources:.
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Society Resources The following is a selected list of books, articles, and manuscripts about John Pershing in the research centers of The State Historical Society of Missouri. Smythe, Donald. Pershing: — Foley, Gary R. Kremer, and Kenneth H. Winn, eds. Dictionary of Missouri Biography. Columbia: Univ. The Black Regulars, — Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, November 6, Black Jack Pershing. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Pershing: General of the Armies.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, Louis Post-Dispatch , September 9, My Experiences in the World War. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, New York: Wiley, New York: Scribner, New York: Little, Brown and Company, Books and Articles Christensen, Lawrence O. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, The Pendergast Machine. New York: Oxford University Press, Truman and Pendergast. Jefferson City, MO: Hawthorn, New York: Lippincott, References to Pershing can be found throughout the collection.
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Lomax, Victor W. C Recollections of John J. Outside Resources These links, which open in another window, will take you outside the Society's website. The Society is not responsible for the content of the following websites:. Historic Missourians : John J.
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