Thomas Stonewall Jackson's Accomplishments Thomas Stonewall Jackson, born January 21st, 1824 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and died May 10th, 1863 in Guinea station, Virginia. He was a very well known Confederate general during the Civil War. Thomas Stonewall Jackson was a very accomplished general, because he won the first Battle of Bull Run, the Battle of Chancellorsville, and he graduated from West point academy 17th out his class of 59 students. These victories helped Stonewall earn his name as one of the greatest generals in American history. Though Stonewall died very young due to sickness and injury, he still achieved a lifetime of success.
During the Revolutionary War the British were the strongest naval and land force in the world. This was due to their ability to expertly fight by lining up and firing directly at each other. From the day that America signed the Declaration of Independence to the very end of the Revolutionary War the colonists and General Washington had to use different strategies to defeat the British. The first example of his unconventional methods was at the battle of Yorktown. General Washington and the French had General Cornwallis trapped by land and sea and they forced him to surrender.George Washington’s strategy was to trap Cornwallis by surrounding him on land and then have the French destroy his reinforcements and block off his escape to sea.
In all contests, people who can play well with severe disadvantages will often claim victory with equally large advantages. Had Robert E. Lee led the Union's army in the Civil War, he would have easily claimed victory, as he was an incredible general and the Union had many advantages over the Confederacy. Robert E. Lee was an elite general who prolonged a war in which many expected his army to fall very quickly. He had many major victories, and one the first and most important was in Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy. Lee started the battle there by scaring the Union General, George McClellan.
Emma Arent Mrs. Aumann Honors English 9 Block 3BC 5 February 2017 The Great Man Odysseus When looking up the definition of a “good guy” you find the description being a morally correct person or character : a hero. In the book The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fagles, the main character Odysseus can be described as “good guy”. When Odysseus sets out from his home, Ithaca to fight in a long war, he is faced with many problems that lead him to fighting for himself by occasionally being violent to protect himself. The issue with this is that some readers get the idea that he is just violent, which makes him a bad man. Although Odysseus can be violent sometimes, he is a good man because he is a good husband, he always looks out for his crew and is kind to everyone he meets on his journey Despite some violent actions Odysseus does, he is a good man because he was a very good husband
When Churchill went into the House of Commons he said “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat” verify his devotion and hard work (Commire, Klezmer 251). The fact that Winston Churchill overcame a difficult childhood and helped shape the world proves his greatness. Though both Henry the V and Winston Churchill were great men, Churchill was a greater man. The killing of prisoners by Henry the V was unnecessary and cruel. Granted that the killing of prisoner at times is necessary, and some deaths aren’t his fault such as “the 12,000[elderly]”that belonged to the enemy (Commire, Klezmer 611).
The American Revolution was said to have been almost lost on multiple occasions, however, because of the American’s courage, strength and perseverance they were able to defeat the British and earn their independence. Winning a war isn’t an easy task especially against the greatest army in the world at the time, but because of the unity of the American people or the colonists at the time, because of their courage, strength and perseverance they benefited from it and because of these factors they were able to win the war and claim what they so strongly believed they had the right to. Courageous people have been displayed throughout all of history, and especially in fictional tales and stories told by people. However, this is no tale,
Alexander the Great is considered perhaps the greatest military leader of the ancient world due to his ability to craft intelligent military tactics by analyzing the opposition and developing a powerful Greek-Macedonian army. The army of Macedonia that was inherited from Philip II, thrived during Alexander 's rule because they possessed an unmatched weaponry and underwent relentless psychological and physical training in order to work as a collective unit during battle formations such as the phalanx, an infantry formation used to conquer various forces (5). The leadership demonstrated within his army was extremely indispensable because of the attitude which instilled both the confidence and ruthlessness needed to dominate their enemies. "There
Although he died in battle, Beowulf’s leadership, bravery, and sense of morality made him an epic hero among men. Beowulf was a great leader and he was well respected by his warriors and his people. The men that followed Beowulf into Herot were prepared to die for their leader and one did suffer this fate. Janoski proclaimed in her article “Why Beowulf is an Epic Hero”,” Beowulf becomes King of the Geats and is responsible for guiding his kingdom. During his 50-year rule, the kingdom is attacked by a
Stalin is given much credit for defeating the Nazis and gaining power during World War II, and its believed if it wasn’t for his toughness and strength that would not have been achieved. Russia has always taken a liking to strong and authoritative figures just like their current “President of Russia, Vladimir Putin”. Putin who in the eight years he has been in power has used Stalin as the leader he would like to be (“President of Russia”). Under Putin's reign a lot of Stalin's crimes and oppressive ways have been downplayed in the Media. The government controls Russian media and propaganda and through this they have held Stalin as more of a hero than he actually was.
“The price of greatness is responsibility.” Winston Churchill, was arguably one of the best leaders of the 20th century. As the Prime Minister of Britain during the course of World War II, he led the Bits through the war, then went on to win a Nobel Prize, and become knighted by the Queen. What made Churchill such a great leader? Churchill was an honest man, was brave enough to make decisions, and was persistent in all he did. When studying the literature of Sophocles Oedipus Rex, as well as Vergil’s, The Aeneid, we are presented with two leaders.