Teddy was teased and bullied as a young kid, but remained a good student with great grades throughout his school career. Theodore had a very spotty education, but somehow ended up receiving a college education at Harvard University. At 43 years old, President Roosevelt, our nation’s 26th president became the youngest president in our history. Roosevelt took care of many groups and causes, such as mineworkers, the common man, land conservation, land preservation, and taking care of the country in general. Teddy’s overcoming of many social and economic problems made him a very impactful president, which is probably some of what
Although he was only trained for small frontier wars with a small number of troops, he had enough courage, determination, and intelligence to defy all odds and defeat Britain. After his great victory, Washington gave up command of the Colonial Army and returned to Mount Vernon with intentions to resume his old life as a farmer. However, in 1787, he was asked to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and help draft the new constitution. He impressed all the delegates with his leadership and wisdom, convincing most of them that he was the most qualified person to become America’s first president. Public opinion was so strong towards Washington that he chose to run for office.
Between five and six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, as a result of discrimination and it is still a widespread problem. Fighting discrimination and creating an equal society takes great wisdom and strength. Both the book titled Opening Day and the film titled The Book Thief share themes of wisdom overcoming discrimination: Opening Day reveals how Jackie Robinson had to be smart when fighting discrimination; similarly, the film titled The Book Thief illustrates Liesel’s need to be wise when helping Max. Jackie Robinson used courage and wisdom to help him battle segregation and become as successful as he was. For example, Jackie’s courage is reflected when he was ten and he was playing in a local park and a white girl started yelling “Nigger!
Teddy helped shape history because he wanted everyone to have a better life whether they be in America or outside the country. He gave us better working conditions, a more sanitary way to process the meat being sent out through America and helped keep a lot of our national parks and beauty of nature for generations to come. Teddy Roosevelt is man we can all look up to. He shows that we can be peaceful but that we should not be bullied by others. He showed this by negotiating peacefully and ending wars but also wasn’t afraid to show the power of his country and go to war himself.
Salva, in the book it started that led about 1500 boys (80). Another way he showed leadership is he started the water for Sudan program. He was drilling many wells for his own people this year he decided to drill for Nuer (115). Salva had leadership because he made the idea to cross the river. Three shots ran out, Salva knew that both would were him to survive and reach the refugee camp in Kenya safely (63).
Andrew Jackson was a poor Carolinian orphan who continually served his country despite the adversity he faced. Under his control the US won two amazing battles, the battle of New Orleans and the battle of horseshoe bend, providing the United states with land and international recognition. With his patriotic history Jackson won the election of 1829 and due to his love of his country worked to keep the union together despite the driving force of issues such as nullification. In 1832 the South Carolina legislature held a convention declaring the tariffs of 1928 and 1932 utterly null and void. The delegates believed the tariffs favored the north and threatened that their enforcement in South Carolina would make South Carolina seceded from the
Doc C states “And there the power of ideas and the power of the state came together in a uniquely Indian way. [It was] a rejection of the path of violence [and] of a whole way of understanding history”. While on his pilgrimage Asoka must have realized he had plenty and the people around him did not have enough because he gave valuable gifts to those who needed them. During this time Asoka talked with neighboring cities about good behavior and the right way to rule. Doc C shows enlightenment during this time with the statement “forming in his mind now was a political order the sort of which had never been conceived of before in the history of the
Ithow Ali is idolized for his courage, in how he defied the draft board, and how he always continued to fight even after his prime was long gone. I believe that the most powerful statement in this particular piece is “if black people believe in our ability to win freedom, justice, and economic self-determination half as much as Ali believed in his individual skills this nation would be a very different one”. The use of the paper is that illuminated that mindset is one of the major factors for Ali’s success and how there could be much change if everyone could follow a similar
Unlike other lawsuit cases that involve a slave suing his master this one was different. Mum Bett challenged the very existence of slavery in Massachusetts. Her argument was that slavery violated the most basic principle of the American Revolution that all human beings were created equal. Mum Betts argument was very powerful and she won her court case. Mum Betts victory spread across the nation and within two decades every state in the north was on the road to abolishing slavery.
The hardships that are exposed in Fitzgerald's exquisitely crafted novel, "The Great Gatsby", are detrimental in the comprehension of why Gatsby is so great. Coming from a poverty-stricken family, Gatsby is able to climb to the apical growing point of his social standing that could ever be achieved in the 1920s, and continued to have a devouring hunger for success. It is Gatsby's sheer ambition and optimism that makes Gatsby a remarkable individual, one who exemplifies the title of this book - a great man. The magnitude of Gatsby's dream can be described by the green light that is referenced to multiple times in the novel. The green light at the end of Daisy's dock symbolizes the dream he longs for.