Our Founding Fathers were merely men, but they utilized their strengths and conquered their weaknesses to propel themselves into godlike statuses that molded each and every one of them into prominent historical figures. Katori Hall explained this perfectly when she said “We expect our leaders to be godlike. But I feel that when people try to sanctify leadership it puts it out of the realm of regular people. And that’s where the greatest leaders come from – from the people.” Our Founding Fathers harnessed their personal strengths and weaknesses, but this alone wasn’t enough to help them to succeed.
Introduction The stories of the founding of the United States is legendary in many regards. History places it that America was found by a group of farmers who had local political experience. This group came together in one accord and in arms to go against the monarch and tyrant to become a self-governed state. In the words of these men, “all men are created equal,” a phrase that natural elicited men and women to risk their lives for freedom .
John Quincy Adams was not an advocate for slavery. He fought for the freedom of the Africans that were brought over on the Amistad. In order to free them, John Quincy Adams had to work closely with Roger Williams and Cinque, like we saw in the movie. He deeply cared about the lives and well-being of the Africans. To make an influence in these people’s lives he gave a speech in front of the supreme court.
A year ago, any mention of Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton would make me groan and recall a dry, boring sentence about The Federalist Papers in my AP United States History textbook. Now? I think of a charming, determined ladies’ man with a bit of a temper that can throw-down the best rap the eighteenth century has ever heard. Hamilton, a game-changing, hip-hop inspired musical, brings Ron Chernow’s biography of the titular Founding Father to the Broadway stage.
Unlike many other Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton was a fierce abolitionist who fought for the freeing of slaves. Growing up on the Sugar Island of St Croix made a lasting impression on Hamilton. He had early-exposure to the humanity of slaves and witnessed first-hand the atrocities that slaves endured. The import-export company which a juvenile Hamilton worked at sometimes dealt with slave ships. When this happened, it was part of Hamilton’s responsibility to inspect, groom and house the slaves.
Hard work is essential, ultimately, helping us to
The Founding Fathers are the cornerstone of all the ideological values that are American. The three aspects of American ideology guided past Americans and continue to guide future Americans towards a moral high ground. Thomas Jefferson, who drafted the Declaration of Independence, did so for the good of all Americans, present and future. American is the greatest country on earth.
One hundred years after the Constitution was ratified, a political party emerged that threatened to destroy it: the Progressive party. The Progressive party was built upon the idea that the American government is not doing anything to help the country move forward. They believe that there must be moving forward for the “…uplift and betterment of mankind…”(PR pg. 319). They believe that the government of the founding fathers is not keeping up with the rapid changes in society and that it must adapt to the new challenges (PR pg. 333). Although both the progressive party and the founding fathers declare that they want to guard against tyranny and uphold the good of the people, they have different approaches to the issue.
Anna Quindlen is an American author and columnist wrote an article titled “Doing Nothing is Something”. In her article she explains that there are times when doing nothing accomplishes something. A person daily life is hectic and it just best to let go. Just letting go for a second to let your mind wander, relax, and to be free of stress will let you undiscovered paths and become more creative.
The founding fathers believed that the government’s purpose was to secure the unalienable rights of American citizens to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness by protecting them against violations by foreign enemies. Although, the progressives believed that the purpose of the government was to give people the benefit of the programs the government have, while making the people more socially responsible. The Founding Fathers believed it was for the greater good of everyone to be free and do things on their own. They thought that if people had less rules and were able to do whatever they want there would be and inequality of the wealthiness.
Today’s world would describe laziness as not doing anything productive, whereas he saw lazy as being content with who you are and what you have. Being satisfied with yourself is incredibly important. Don't necessitate things that don’t involve you in the first place. In paragraph 8, Morley introduced an argument about the Germans. He claims “If the Germans had been as lazy, as indifferent, and as righteously laissez-fairish as their neighbors the world would have been spared a great deal.”.
By constantly being active a person can accomplish many tasks and possibly goals. Being industrious and productive leads to performing well in life. Life has a time limit and therefore one should not waste it by being idle or unproductive. Time is a constant, but personal productivity is not. One of Jefferson’s virtues describes being industrious in which he further explains that no time should be lost, a person should be well employed, and all unnecessary actions should be cut off.