Regulars and militia focused their attacks on scouting missions of small groups of British soldiers, making it hard to replenish the British with supplies, and this helped drive the British out of the north. After losing in the north, the British moved to the south taking Savannah and then a few years later Charleston, according to Boot, “the biggest British success” (Boot, 2013). With no Continental army left to fight in the south, a group of veteran militia, of the Cherokee War played an instrumental part in beating the British down and destroying their resolve at this time. They employed guerrilla tactics ambushing the enemy and then hiding in the local swamps and forests. The tattered Continental army along with militia used conventional and non-conventional warfare to weaken the strength of the British driving them out of south.
People trusted him, and respected everything he said and did as president. George was intelligent, but at the same time he was a people person and could work a crowd. He said the right thing, and was overall a well respected leader and president. John Adams was a kind leader, and was all about peace. He helped the people know that things would be okay, he made the people calm in times where they should be worried.
Wesley’s compassion, strong moral code, and sense of duty are something that anyone can look up to and aspire to be like. Finally, Wesley is a good father to David. Wesley is very protective of David and tries to shield him from the events that are going on in Bentrock: “If there’s any trouble and I’m not here, you run for Len. Understand? Get Len” (Watson 106).
Additionally, at a younger age, he signed a document that practically began the domino effect that initiated the French and Indian war. He loved his men, but at times felt superior. These are but a few examples of the complexity that Vickery was able to display in his book. In other words, Washington was most definitely ‘heroic’, nonetheless he had his flaws as all of Adam 's fallen progenies do. In spite of this, he was an earnest and genuine believer, who aimed to be a moral man.
He sent prince Toqan with 300,000, a more prepared army than the previous two invasions, to take control of the city, Annam. Tran was able to use a tactic developed by the Nyo Quyen to defeat the Mongols again. The Vietnamese drove tipped stakes into the bed of Bach Dang River and then lured the Mongol fleet towards the river as the tide was starting to lower. The Mongol fleet was either trapped or sunk by the stakes, and the Vietnamese sank over 400 Mongol crafts. The Mongols soon abandoned Champa as an attainable source, but the war in Annam would continue until the end of Kublai Khan’s reign.
Another influence was the Spanish-American War. As lieutenant colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment, he was one of the most conspicuous heroes of the war (Freidel and Sidey, 2006). Teddy also had to overcome the thoughts of those who were bitter of him. Although Roosevelt unexpectedly became President of the U.S his first term, he was inspired to run for a second
The Mongolians are invariably associated with tales of bloodshed, death, and destruction. Their famed leader Genghis Khan, rose from poverty and united the Mongol tribes under him. He was a strong political and military leader who made advancements in the Mongol government and made many significant improvements to the administration system. For example, he created the Yassa, expanded the Silk Road and emphasized the importance of respect and loyalty. Genghis is most noted for conquering the most territory than any other single commander in the history of the world (Biography.com Editors, 2014).
Because of King Cyrus the Great, the Persian Empire, one of the great superpowers of the ancient world, has a lasting impact on us today. Cyrus II, one of the most influential leaders, had to accomplish so much to have kept himself as King Cyrus the Great. There is not plenty of information about Cyrus’ childhood, but many historians say that he was a noble born. “From even before his birth, it appeared he had been marked for greatness; for it was he...” His own grandfather was afraid that he would one day become strong and overthrow his kingdom. As he grew older, people noticed how ambitious he was for becoming more prominent at anything, and this helped him gain respect, not only respect of his people, but also from local tribes.
He then set off and conquered Egypt, the Persian Empire, and won a hard battle against India before his troops forced him to return home. Alexander then died at the age of 32. Most people see Alexander as Great because he conquered a lot of land, built a massive empire, and was a military genius, but Alexander was not so great. Alexander the Great did not deserve his title as Great because he gained his power by fear, killed innocent
Barbarossa was a powerful warrior who led the famous crusades when he went about conquering cities and lands. In 1152, according to John Haaren, author of Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Frederick Barbarossa became king of the Germans. A few years into his reign, Milan revolted, sending Barbarossa over the Alps to put down the rebellion (Haaren; 180) “After a long siege the city surrendered” Haaren claims. Satisfied, Barbarossa and his men returned to Germany, believing the Milanese would not attempt another revolt (180). He was wrong!