Henry David Thoreau's Life And Accomplishments

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On July 12, 1817, Henry David Thoreau was born in his grandmother’s home in Concord, Massachusetts. His mother was Cynthia Dunbar Thoreau and his father was John Thoreau. He had two older siblings and their mom and dad moved constantly for a few years. Helen and John Jr. when they had gotten older, they were both schoolteachers and decided Thoreau should go to Harvard. “They even contributed from their teaching salaries to help with his school expenses (Henry)”. He entered Harvard College in 1833 and graduated in 1837. “Thoreau studied Latin and Greek grammar or composition for three of his four years. He also took courses in mathematics, English, history, natural, and intellectual philosophy (Henry)”. “While at Harvard, Thoreau was influenced

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