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From: "John A Hansen" <>
Subject: [Clan ARMSTRONG] Scottish Impact on USA History ( From Burkes Peerage)
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 15:22:11 -0800
Here is the latest chapter from Burkes Peerage.
There is becoming more recognition of the
role that our Scottish Ancesters had on the
USA history and even current events.
These Scottish Ancesters had a large impact
on the drafting of the constitution and the
Bill of Rights etc.
Anyway, here is the announcement and the
location of the full article. Note that there
are two chapters and you need to click
on the bottom of the page to get to both
Please feel free to forward to any other
list or group that would be interested.
John A Hansen
FROM BURKES PEERAGE AND GENTRY-
AMERICAS SCOTTISH HEROES
The second chapter of Burkes feature on Scottish Americans
and their role in shaping US society is now
In The Dollar to the Moon: Striving for Independence,
Sarah Powell examines prominent Americans of Scottish
descent, to show that people of Scottish ancestry
wielded a disproportionate influence on life in America.
The article highlights the major contribution of Scots
colonialists in the push towards American Independence,
pointing out that as many as three quarters of the
fifty-six signatories of the Declaration of Independence
were Scots born or had some Scottish ancestry.
Indeed, Scottish influence continues right up to the present,
as it is estimated that well over half of US Presidents to
the present day have had some Scottish blood. Powell looks
at the contributions of some of these presidents, including
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and
Franklin Roosevelt. She looks also at Scottish military
prowess and the numerous important revolutionary leaders
of Scottish blood.
Powells article shows that in making war as in forging peace
and pursuing freedom and prosperity, Scottish Americans
have played, and are continuing to play a vital role in
Read the full article at www.burkes-scotland.com
Chapter Three, Characters of Legend, will be published
soon, and announced in the free e-mail newsletter,
Burkes Peerage and Gentry Today.
Subscribe at http://www.burkes-scotland.com/code/page10.asp
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