Grenville, George (1712–1770), a British statesman. As prime minister, first lord of the treasury, and chancellor of the exchequer, 1763–65, he grappled with financial troubles. His Stamp Act and other measures were denounced by the American colonists. Grenville was an Oxford graduate and was a member of Parliament, 1740–70.
Forget George Washington’s cherry tree and Ben Franklin’s inveterate womanizing. You're about to meet patriots you've never heard of, plus a few you thought you knew.
President Jefferson sent a couple of his representatives over to France to buy the city of New Orleans. What he got was the Louisiana Purchase, a patch of land that nearly doubled the size of the young nation.