Coolidge was accused of several scandalous actions that had a long term effect, not only on the United States, but on the integrity of his personal reputation. President Coolidge was given many different nicknames throughout his presidency that all reflected upon his demeanor and how he acted to the general public. Calvin Coolidge grew up in the small, simple town of Plymouth Notch, Vermont. He was born on July 4, 1872. His father is John Calvin Coolidge Sr., a farmer and a store owner.
The second reason why I chose this essay is because it is very personal. The author makes the reader gain sympathy for him, as he explains as he is a few of the lucky from his community to be successful and not lose their lives to violence. In paragraph 7, Staples states, “As a boy, I saw countless tough guys locked away; I have since buried several, too… a teenage cousin, a brother of twenty-two, a childhood friend in his mid-twenties- all gone down in episodes of bravado played out in the streets” (Para 7). The third and last reason why I picked this essay is because the essay was extremely detailed, which helps the reader believe that these stories are actually true then rather false like the other paper is like. For example, in paragraph 3, Staples stated, “At dark, shadowy intersections, I could cross in front of a car stopped at a traffic light and elicit the thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk of the driver…” (Para 3).
“With a father like Unoka, Okonkwo did not have the start in life which many young men had. He neither inherited a barn nor a title, nor even a young wife. But in spite of these disadvantages, he had begun even in his father’s timeline to lay the foundations of a prosperous future.” (Achebe, 18). Okonkwo had many problems in the beginning of his career and Unoka. However Unoka wasn’t all of Okonkwo’s household
Beowulf uses the same selflessness as the military that defends our country, and is as great of a warrior as each and every one of the soldiers in the United States armed services. The king did display good in a different way, however. He was charitable in his creation of Heorot, a dining hall for the Danes. This provided the meeting place for his people and housed the king’s men and his constituents. Bill Gates, a modern Hrothgar, gives in his own way with millions of dollars donated to the research, prevention, and treatment of serious diseases, as well as funding humanitarian causes around the world.
William Moraley’s failure in the American colonies was not due to laziness but being at the wrong place at the wrong time. His hard work and motivation to better his life just didn’t work in his favor. Even before his journey to America, Moraley had a string of bad luck. After his father’s death, he quarreled with his mother for his rightful fortune. But unable to acquire these funds he was reduced to poverty.
President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope.” “We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated.” “Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received?” “Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?” _____ 17. What does Benjamin Franklin say as a sort of confession in “Speech in the Convention”? He does not completely approve of the Constitution but supports it anyway. He was impressed that the delegates wrote the Constitution on their first try.
Daisy was very privileged in childhood and adolescence years. She wanted to maintain that wealth when she found a husband. However, when Gatsby met Daisy, he was not wealthy at all. Gatsby had not been born in wealth, but rather he worked to achieve his fortune. “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people- his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all” (Fitzgerald 98).
There is no morality in expecting the lower class to take care of the upper class. Fitzgerald combats the American Dream in this book by taking many different tactics. But as it seems that Gatsby is an example of the American Dream, he started off poor and had to work for his money -- taking 3 years to save up money for his mansion -- he actually isn’t. He did work to the top, but once he got there he lost all work ethic and all morality. “James Gatz – that was really, or at least legally, his name.
Gatsby, had nothing handed to him, and actually had some taken from him when he needed it most. “A legacy of twenty-five thousand dollars. He didn’t get it. He never understood the legal device that was used against him” (Fitzgerald 100). Considering the time period, this kind of money could have made him wealthy, or at least allow him to live comfortably, but instead his inheritance was denied to him, and from that point on he dedicated his life to acquiring wealth and luxury.
His family had barely any money to its name. Even though this was the case Gatsby had great plans for himself within his mind and wouldn’t accept that this was his life. He eventually left home around the age of 16 to try and make more of his life. This is when he happened upon a very wealthy man who was in danger. Gatsby saved the man and the man repaid him by taking Gatsby under his wing and teaching him the ways of high society.
This claim is backed up in another one of Stephen Ambrose’s essays titled “Reporting to the President.” Ambrose quotes Lewis when he writes, “The merit of having added to the world of science, and of liberty, a large portion of the immense unknown wilds of North America, is equally due to...those who were the joint companions of our labours and difficulties in performing that task” (419). Lewis was the leader of the first successful expedition to explore the west, and he is the one many give credit to for doing that. Lewis knew that he would be remembered as the hero, and many of the common people who had helped him along the way would be forgotten. He recognizes them by saying that his expedition would not have been possible without those average citizens. This example shows that even though most people remember Meriwether Lewis as the sole explorer that paved the way for westward expansion, there was a team of common folks that were responsible for his success.
Historians still praise President Washington to this day for his successful leadership in North America. In this novel, Lengel exposes the many people who attempted at slandering Washington 's personal character, his life, and his religious views for their own benefit. Although some of these people looking for an easy dollar
He spent most of his life working and owning a flourishing printing business, which made him known as one of the richest people in the northern colonies by the age of 42. Once he retired to “live a life as a gentlemen”, Franklin planned to devote himself to public service,