Abhraham Lincoln is the president whom impacted America the most and was the strongest. The first president of our country was George Washington, and although he was an impeccable leader, not the best when set side to Abraham Lincoln. Few individuals might say Washington was the best because he had originated the Citizen President. "He showed his tremendous leadership skills on the field of battle," (Weston 4), and also served in the French and Indian war, however he still does not compare to Lincoln. One of the major problems in America during the time Abraham Lincoln was president, was the civil war.
In addition, Andrew Jackson was one of the few people who were placed on money bill for his numerous achievements. The timeline of Jackson’s life and accomplishments was fascinating. He showed his effectiveness and set his outstanding reputation decades before becoming the president for his first term in 1828 at the age of 61. Andrew Jackson was known for being the national war hero for the various victories that he brought to the United States. With Andrew Jackson’s leadership, the U.S. Army defeated British in the War of 1812.
Like so much in the American system, it was not devilishly contrived by some master plotters; it developed naturally out of the needs of the situation”( Zinn, 200). Most wars in America are not well planned which is a bigger problem because more men will die. To start, a war, men are needed to fight and the poor have no other option. The rich can pay their way out by the power and money that has always been in their favor. It is a significant problem
The role of the President of the United States of America is defined by those who have held the office. The vagueness of the Constitution has allowed the power of the office to grow and shrink with the personal differences of the men who have held the position. The presidency is not just effected by those who hold the position, the institutional environment and the society of the time also take a massive role in determining the power and effectiveness of the presidency. Theodore Roosevelt and Andrew Jackson are two of the most influential presidents because they were adored by the people. Roosevelt and Jackson both stretched the power of the presidency in ways that were never envisioned by the framers of the constitution.
Also, Davis “trusted his own abilities far beyond those of others, and he found it difficult to admit that he was wrong” (Hillstrom and Collier 100). Another major issue Lincoln faced was “a deep-seated racial prejudice in the North” (Tindall and Shi 510). It took Lincoln a log time and a bloody war to finally decide to deal the real issue in the North—people did not want blacks in the United States. He finally resolved this issue with the Emancipation Proclamation. All in all, I believe that Jefferson Davis was a better leader than Abraham Lincoln, because of how they faced challenges.
These legends and stories of legacy can often leave stones unturned. Many of the notable presidents in America's history live on through the American conscious due their participation in wars or uncertain times, but president James K. Polk is left out. Although President James K. Polk is overlooked by the glamor and notorieties of other American leaders, his presidency started off with very distinct goals that lead to a positive public influence. He used his executive power to reach those goals, and carved an incredible pathway for contemporary presidents. James K. Polk's presidency took place during the crucial forbearer to the western expansion, the ideals and actions of Manifest Destiny, and the Civil War.
The antebellum period took place before the civil war. During this time period, one can thoroughly see accomplishments of the presidents in charge during that time.There is one who stood out the most based on my criteria and his outstanding achievements and it was George Washington . He was one with the most accomplishments, foreign policies and impacted the union the most after his presidency. Being in charge of a nation is never easy no matter how much experience or prepared one is, issues are always going to arise whether it be political, economic,or social issues. However there were problems some of these U.S presidents could’ve prevented but they didn’t, which is why one can set aside and easily eliminate Franklin Pierce, Millard
Battle of the Brits “Great men are not born great, they grow great”-Mario Puzo. Henry the V was a man of strength that accomplished what he saw fit,often by using brute force. Winston Churchill however was a man of integrity and intelligence that helped better the world. Winston Churchill is a better leader than Henry the V because of his personality, morality, and concern for the people. Henry the V was a cruel, brave, and cunning general that helped shaped Briton’s impact on the world .
Martin Luther King Junior is one of the most influential civil right activists of modern times. Reading this letter has made me wonder how an eloquent man such as Martin Luther King be criticized, imprisoned and eventually assassinated. The issues of segregation have been well worn since Martin Luther King 's time, but his words still hold passion and wisdom. His work on these issues was groundbreaking and I doubt our country would be as it is today if Dr. King had never spoken
William Shakespeare: Life and Influence “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”― William Shakespeare, All 's Well That Ends Well. William Shakespeare 's early life and experiences help shape his writings. His sometimes extravagant metaphors and narcissistic outlook was influenced by an early life in a theoretically based culture in theaters prime in London England during the late 1500s- early 1600s. His rise to fame brought some of the most influential plays and sonnets of all time. Arguably one of the most influential writers in all of existence, William Shakespeare 's work is continuing to be told and inspires similar works throughout American literary works today.
Weems receives the credit for the cherry tree myth that so many of us know to this very day and use this to give an exaggerated reason for Washington 's honesty. He used this wild story to gain any small amount of wealth he could grab from the unsuspecting people of this time. He weaved stories to teach lessons on behalf of Washington to further his point that he was such a great leader. President Abraham Lincoln admitted to reading the stories as a young boy to help shape him into the great president he had later become. By making up these stories to heighten Washington’s stature, people admired and perceived him as a religious man, even though there is no evidence to support that he was a devout Christian.
Rebecca, I agree with your view on President Lincoln 's actions being revolutionary for the time. While Lincoln faced opposition to some of his beliefs a majority of his actions influenced the United States in the long term. I also agree that the Emancipation Proclamation was the greatest measure of his presidency. The Emancipation Proclamation was a decree that freed slaves in areas of rebellion if they were to fight in the war, which did not please everyone (Faragher,396). I really enjoyed your discussion over Lincoln 's cabinet it played a major role in the struggles of Lincoln 's presidency.
Luis Sevilla For: Dr. Stephens History 1301 42T 12 October 2015 Review #2 Does Thomas Jefferson come across as a great man, or a petty one? That is all based on opinion. From the little that is taught about Thomas Jefferson he comes across as a great man. Jefferson is not only known as a founding father he is also a big symbol in American History He is a symbol to American politics, he did not have a mind or his own, and he contradicted his actions. Jefferson a huge symbol of what American politics is today.
He states, "...Andrew Jackson now symbolizes presidential greatness. Founder of the national party system,champion of the common man,and creator of the strong presidency are but a few of the accolades history and historians accord him"(184). He obviously thinks very highly of Jackson. The reader can assert that Curtis wrote this book so people can sympathize with Jackson, and even though he was not perfect, he always did the best that
Many people believe that Thomas Jefferson is a powerful individual who helped form our country, and was a great leader through his presidential career. He made the best out of difficult situations, when he knew the complete situation had to remain unsolved, and he also wrote the Declaration of Independence for the help of our country. On the other hand, it can also be debated that Thomas Jefferson is a hypocritic man that nearly destroyed our military,