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The Biographies of John Charles Fremont

by Hans G. Schantz

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Fremont was a child genius gaining entrance to Charleston College at age 16. He did get into a spot of trouble for paying more attention to a Creole girl named Cecilia rather than focusing on his studies. This little setback did not stop him from becoming the professor of Mathematics for the U. S Navy and then leading to being one of the foremost commissions in the topographical corps for the U. S. Navy. There were many maps to once unchartered areas created that were made possible to pave the way to the genius of Charles Fremont. The biography outlines history in the making on Fremont’s role in charting the way for railroads to pass through dangerous areas inhabited by Native Americans. You will also learn about Fremont’s work in all of the areas of the United States that he charted maps for that we take for granted in our travels today. ( )
  mattiespatties | Feb 12, 2016 |
The 2016 Presidential election features a wide range of Republican contenders. How do they compare to John Charles Fremont, who in 1856 became the very first Republican candidate for President? Adventurer, explorer, military officer, businessman, and U.S. Senator, the current contenders must pool their experience to match Fremont's remarkable resume.

• Like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, and John Kasich, Fremont was a governor. Only he became the military governor of northern California by right of military conquest, not election!
• Like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Rick Santorum, Fremont was a U.S. Senator -one of the first two U.S. Senators selected by the new state of California to represent the state in Washington.
• Like Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina, Fremont was a businessperson. His $10M California gold country holdings were worth the equivalent of perhaps a half billion dollars today, making Fremont, like Trump, one of the wealthiest candidates for president in U.S. history.

The 2016 Presidential election features a wide range of Republican contenders. How do they compare to John Charles Fremont, who in 1856 became the very first Republican candidate for President? Adventurer, explorer, military officer, businessman, and U.S. Senator, the current contenders must pool their experience to match Fremont's remarkable resume.

• Like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, and John Kasich, Fremont was a governor. Only he became the military governor of northern California by right of military conquest, not election!
• Like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Rick Santorum, Fremont was a U.S. Senator -one of the first two U.S. Senators selected by the new state of California to represent the state in Washington.
• Like Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina, Fremont was a businessperson. His $10M California gold country holdings were worth the equivalent of perhaps a half billion dollars today, making Fremont, like Trump, one of the wealthiest candidates for president in U.S. history.

Fremont's resume included additional accomplishments without parallel among the current contenders. His distinguished career of exploration helped open the West to settlement and popularized the region to countless emigrants who used his reports as their guidebooks: Mormon settlers in Utah,California's Forty-Niners, and emigrants to Oregon. His unorthodox campaign to conquer California ultimately succeeded, but left him court-martialed and disgraced.

Fremont's colorful life and career made him vulnerable to allegations of scandal - his campaign was dogged by claims of illegitimate birth, secret Catholicism, and even cannibalism. Some of these claims were true. And Fremont was hindered by his principled and steadfast opposition to the further spread of slavery - the issue that in four short years would propel the nation into a bloody Civil War.

The Biographies of John Charles Fremont surveys the career of this amazing character and tells how the story of his life was captured by journalists, historians, and biographers.
 
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A genius who could have been president had all the makings of it that no one could bother to see because they were too busy judging his personal life
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Maps to gold pave the way to a president lost

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