A hero has been defined in a variety of ways throughout history. According to dictionary.com (2014), a hero is a person with notable characteristics of bravery and power. Cipriano (2014) however, defines one as a person who receives the admiration of the public for his performance and judgment. Despite having different definitions, both Abraham Lincoln and H.H.S Zayed Al Nahyan have been declared heroes for distinctive reasons and accomplishments. Abraham Lincoln, born in 1809 was the 16th president of the United States; he supported unity and freedom and took the first steps toward the end of slavery in the US.
He was the commander-in-chief of the american military. Abe risked his life in a battle while fulfilling his duty, which in my opinion was an admirable position as a president. He came under confederate fire, not many presidents would risk their lives. Lincoln was the second to do so and he led the union to victory while ending slavery. Lincoln took a huge risk to accomplish this freedom to end slavery.
Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837), was one of the most controversial presidents in the American history. His followers saw his election as the arrival of the true democracy, the coming to power of the “common man.” On the other hand, his opponents considered him the instigator of the “Trail of Tears” since he enforced the Indian Removal Act in 1830. In the age of Jackson, he represented major developments of his era, a self-made man, the market revolution, the westward movement, and the growth of democracy. Andrew Jackson was a symbol of the self-made man. Unlike previous presidents, Jackson represented the ideal of a common man rising up from humble background and making a mark on American history from
Sam was a great soldier on the battlefield, you would expect that he would get some telling points, but it didn’t matter. It’s ironic that he was killed even though he showed loyalty throughout the whole adventure. Since Sam was on the Patriot side, he was threatening the splitting of his family. He dedicated so much of his life to the Patriots, that he even went against his father’s wish, which was seen as a sin. Sam deserved more than he had originally
One example is Abraham Lincoln. Even though many people disagreed with his fight to end slavery, a fight that eventually got him killed, he devoted his time energy to this cause that he ”so ardently loved.” Many people disregarded slavery as something that everybody liked and needed but Lincoln tried to end that. Even though Lincoln died “that cause survived his fall.” Through the ups and downs Lincoln successfully fought and won the battle against slavery. In conclusion, heroism is standing up for what one believes in, and being brave even if everyone isn’t satisfied. Frederick Douglass,Melina Lakey, and Abraham Lincoln really showed the true meaning of heroism.
“When he looks at the camera dead-on (the Cold Harbor photograph everyone knows, the one in front of the tent), there is an unfathomable opacity to him: an impenetrability that almost seems to dare people to impute things to him. He won us the war, he helped save the Plains Indians, he was the steady if tormented guarantor of Reconstruction (at least while he was president the black people had a chance); he evinced calm bravery in vetoing the inflation bill of 1874 (in the face of overwhelming political pressure to the contrary)- these are the remarkable things he did.”(3). The author explains throughout the book that Grant was a writer of famously simple military orders, and he was capable of an almost cold-blooded disinterestedness in giving judgments about strategy: he saw things bluntly and directly. With rare combinations of qualities of character and mind in which made him a great commander, there was and is no question about Ulysses S.
Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them. Another reason why he was a villain because he killed members of his family so that he would become the ultimate successor to the throne. This should never be how a king becomes the ruler of his kingdom, ever. Even though I believe that Alexander the Great is a villain, others may think he was a hero. They may think that because he had conquered so many other nations.
Heroes always do what is right when needed, they are not fearless but they are brave, and they help people if they their is a great sacrifice. Heroes always do what is right when needed. For example, Abraham Lincoln was a hero that reunited a country and led the North to victory. Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States. He was the president during the Civil War and he created the Emancipation Proclamation which ended slavery in the South.
Another example is President Kennedy because he did everything he could to make blacks equal. He knew that he was extremely hated for supporting equality but that did not stop him. When most people think of heros they often describe the heros as having righteousness. Righteousness is a major belief one must have to be a true hero and always do the right
(inc.com.") Abraham Lincoln’s goals after he freed the slaves was to protect the civil rights of them. ("What Made Abraham Lincoln a Great President?") Lincoln had many achievements when he was at war, one was when he defeated the south and put a stop to slavery. ("What Made Abraham Lincoln a Great President?")
The most compelling theory is that Ötzi was assassinated for his high position of power with in his clan. After thorough investigation of the site where Ötzi was discovered (Ötztal Alps) and analysis of the corps historians can infer that the most compelling theory for the death of the iceman is that he was assassinated as part of a power play with in his own clan. This theory is supported by many pieces of evidence. One of these is, the finding of a copper axe near the iceman’s death site and suggesting that the iceman was quite powerful with in his clan. Another supporting piece of evidence is the fact that the arrow was taken out of the iceman’s back, this supports the theory that his attacker did not want to be identified and the fact that
According to the Webster’s dictionary, a hero is defined as a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities. Atticus Finch defines heroism as “when you know you’re licked before you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” Atticus was the only one that stood up for Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape. He did it, because he knew it was the right thing to do, even though there was a large possibility that he wouldn’t win the case. He did this, knowing that there would be consequences, so he warned his children against judging adults and other children.
Although Davis did not really want to be the Confederates president he accepted their offer on 1801 and became the first Confederate president. He was a very good man and took being the president very seriously. Jefferson Davis will always an amazing president for the confederacy. In the result of Civil War slavery was ended. Jefferson Davis may have lost the war but he taught us the importance of standing up for what we believe in as he kept us fighting and telling us to never give up during all of the battles of the Civil
Abraham Lincoln was one of America’s greatest presidents .Knowed to the world as the “Great emancipator”, Abraham Lincoln left a legacy behind. As the 16th president Lincoln managed to save the nation, he took the first step towards abolishing slavery, allowed blacks to join the military, gave his world famous Gettysburg speech, and many more. To many people Abraham Lincoln was a hero, to others he was a man with a questionable motive. Through the eyes of Hofstader, Abraham Lincoln was a man who was inconsistent with his beliefs not only as a president but a politician as well. In the first few paragraphs, Hofstadter illustrates Lincoln as being a self made politician that used his “unfortunate upbringings” to further advance his political career.
Douglass makes sure to remind his audience that their “fathers were wise men”, and so their decision to engage in violent resistance was just as well a wise decision (Douglass 111). Perhaps the most compelling argument Douglass makes throughout the entirety of the speech is that The United State’s fathers “were peace men; but they preferred revolution to peaceful submission to bondage. You may well cherish the memory of such men” (Douglass 113). Including this points out how America’s founding fathers are cherished for the change they brought about through the means of violent resistance. If they could be celebrated for such actions, how can the enslaved be so reprimanded for taking part in the same determined fight?