DeWitt Clinton

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United States politician who as governor of New York supported the project to build the Erie Canal (1769-1828)


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DeWitt Clinton Poole (1885-1952) stands in the center of a group of men and women dressed in fur coats and fur hats.
He traces the history of character education in public schools, including non-Western philosophies and leading advocates of its inclusion like Thomas Jefferson, DeWitt Clinton, and Horace Mann.
In his narrative he recalls the segregation and interethnic problems (often aggravated by misinformation) within the buildings that led to the family's move to the DeWitt Clinton Houses at 108th Street and Lexington.
Brown, who is associate professor of history at Elizabethtown College, in New Jersey, has successfully encountered the lion of Morningside Heights, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University.
The site is across 11th Avenue from DeWitt Clinton Park, and the design evokes a staircase zig-zagging from 11th Avenue to nearly the top of the 457-foot AT & T tower to the east.
It began in the Bronx in 1969, when the two DeWitt Clinton High School students, both born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents, and raised in the South Bronx, discovered they shared the same musical tastes.
Upfront talked to the sophomore at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, N.
After 24 years in the Air Force, including two years in South Vietnam, I had a successful second career as a history teacher at Dewitt Clinton High School in the Bronx.
The driving forces of the project were New York politicians DeWitt Clinton and Gouveneur Morris.
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, is the author of The Story of American Freedom.
The canal, deemed "little short of madness" by Thomas Jefferson before construction began in 1817, was soon named "Clinton's Ditch" for New York Governor DeWitt Clinton.
As the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University in New York, Taylor is particularly skillful in his account of the so-called Middle Colonies of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
One of the most affecting pieces in this collection recounts Wasserstein's efforts to develop a new young audience for Broadway by taking a multicultural group of eight accelerated science and math students from DeWitt Clinton High School to a variety of plays and then out for pizza and conversation.
This city's heroes are Alexander Hamilton, who arrived as a young man from the West Indies determined to make his reputation, and DeWitt Clinton, the governor with the foresight to build the Erie Canal linking the port of New York to Lake Erie and the heartland.
DEWITT CLINTON IS BEST remembered today for his tireless championing of the Erie Canal, undoubtedly the greatest feat of American engineering in the 19th century.