Introduction 1. Alexander became the ruler of Macedon in 336 BC taking over from his father Phillip II. Immediately after taking over, he conquered all of Greece defeating powerful armies of Sparta and Athenia. His greed for wealth, power, recognition and prestige took him to the mighty Kingdom of Persia and on the pretext of avenging attack by the Persian ruler Xerxes in 480 BC, he engaged the mighty Persians in three major battles. The brilliant strategist and ferocious commander Alexander was, he was knocking the doors of India by 326 BC.
Undefeated in battle, by the age of thirty Alexander the Great has led his Macedonian army and conquered lands stretching from Greece to northwestern India, creating one of the greatest empires in the ancient west. In the 330’s B.C.E. , Alexander and his army conquered the Persian Empire after several major military campaigns. The conquest began with an initial victory of the battle of Granicus, after which Alexander advanced to Lycia and the Pamphylian plains, then south into Egypt. The army then pushed east again, claiming victory in battles along the way, and finally conquering all of Persia.
Did you know that Alexander the Great was one of the greatest conquers? Alexander was born in 358 B.C. and he lived in a kingdom in Greece called Macedonia. Alexander was the son of the King Phillip II, and Alexander became king. During his life, did Alexander show enough leadership, courage, and concern for others to be considered great? By these measures, Alexander was great for at least three reasons: military genius, inspiring leader, and spread of Greek cultures.
Would you lead an army 400 miles across enemy territory to meet and fight another army? Alexander the Great did when he led an army to fight the Persians. Alexander the Great led four different raids against the Persian armies; the Macedonians were the main enemy of the Persians. Alexander had a rough start in life, but a brave ending. “Alexander was born in 356 BCE” (McGill).
“The Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War” documentary explain how the U.S got involved in a war that was between Spain and Cuba. Cuba wanted their independences from Spain. They wanted to have power over their own government and not stand under Spain which they have been for many decades. President William McKinley didn’t want the U.S to get between the two because he felt the U.S must avoid the temptation of territorial aggression. No everyone felt the same way as him, assistant secretary of the navy Teddy Roosevelt thought that a war with Spain over Cuba would make U.S a world power.
European explorers and conquistadors during the age of exploration were motivated by three things: God, gold and glory. The two most prominent of the three between 1492 and 1607 were gold and glory. Beginning in 1492 gold motivated many explorers, from Christopher Columbus’s voyage to the New World to the Virginia Company’s colonization of America. Gold is a symbol for wealth, and many explorers soon realized the New World’s potential for wealth. The Spanish’s interest in wealth inspired Columbus’s expedition in the first place, as he was sent to India to trade for spices.
Alexander The Great’s title of “The Great” was not an exaggeration. To earn the title of “The Great”, you must've done some extremely good things as your reign as a king, queen, or emperor. Alexander The Great did many great and powerful things during his lifetime. He established an extremely powerful military, and he knew how to strategically conquer land, and he was interested in turning this conquered land into powerful areas.
Few people have completely changed the world in their lifetime. Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE), through his unprecedented military campaign, may proudly lay claim to such an achievement. Historians for centuries have been entranced by the mystique and legend of Alexander and his conquests. Copious amounts of scholarship persistently probe the sources looking for subtleties, but seldom focus on the interaction between Alexander’s stellar battle tactics and his army’s equipment, namely the sarissa. Conscientious scrutiny of the Macedonian weapons used during the fourth century BCE campaigns reveals that the tactical decisions made by Alexander directly resulted from the strengths and weakness of his men’s equipment.
Imagine taking over more than half of the known world before the age of twenty one. Alexander started ruling the small Macedonian Empire when he was just twenty years old, he eventually turned the small Macedonian Empire into one of the largest empires in the world. Alexander the Great named over seventy cities after himself and one after his horse. (Barksdale 1). Alexander the Great was truly great because he spread Greek culture throughout the known world.
Architecture has the ability to remark and reflect any region, give a feeling and a sense of a place, and present thoughts and creativity. Across the world, especially in the United States, there are many cities that are distinguished by its architecture and unique styles: The skyline of New York City is defined by it’s skyscrapers; San Francisco’s mixture of Victorian and modern colored houses; New Orleans’ iconic Creole townhouses; and Miami’s modernist architecture. Los Angeles, San Diego and some of the cities in the same region are no different from the previous appreciable cities all around America. These cities are located in the state of California which is on the West Coast. They share some significant architectural characteristics