1) Eli Whitney was the inventor of the cotton gin and a pioneer in the mass production of cotton.
2) During the Battle of Shiloh, Confederate forces were under Generals Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard, not by Robert E. Lee.
3) It was under the 1606 Charter that the London Company sent out its first settlers to Virginia. The earliest Jamestowne residents had all the rights and privileges of free Englishmen at home. However, the London Company did not own the land it parceled out to the colonists. That land remained the property of the King James I , the London Company the tenant, and the colonists the sub-tenants. The government of the Colony was exercised by a Council resident in London. The Company's responsibilities consisted of recruiting settlers, transporting and supplying them, conducting trade, and handling financial matters. King James I retained ownership over the Virginia land parceled out to colonists by the London Company.
The Jamestown Society and the Royal Charters were the means by which the London Company of Virginia obtained legal right or royal permission from King James I to plant a Colony in Virginia through the series of three royal Charters, or letters patent, 1606, 1609, and 1612. These three Charters followed a series of Charters by King Henry VIII and by his daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, toward earlier attempts to explore and to settle in the New World. The last of the first series was March 25, 1584, by Queen Elizabeth I to Sir Walter Raleigh. The Lost Colony of Roanoke brought to an end all Tudor hopes of establishing a permanent settlement in Virginia.
4) All his life, Andrew Jackson was a loyal friend and a fierce enemy. He was not known for being a master of political compromise.
5) The Anaconda Plan was proposed in 1861 by Union General Winfield Scott to win the American Civil War with minimal loss of life, enveloping the Confederacy by blockade at sea and control of the Mississippi River.
6) More nearly than any of his predecessors, Andrew Jackson was elected by popular vote; as President he sought to act as the direct representative of the common man.