“How To Be Presidential” is an informative text written by Edward G. Lengell that analyzes and lays out George Washington's rise to power. It describes the decisions and choices that led Washington to be a powerful and impactful leader. In this Biography of Washington, Lengell uses many figures of speech to get his point across in a way that is not only informative, but enjoyable to read. Lengell uses many creative words and phrases. He also structures his paragraphs in very easy to read and understandable formats.
Coolidge was Harding’s vice president and took over when he died in the of summer of 1923. Unlike Harding, Coolidge’s personality did not reflect the average American’s after world war one. While they both had different personalities, the way they governed depicted the American temper during the
Calvin Coolidge was president of the United States from 1923 to 1929. Calvin was born on July 4, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. John, his father, was a farmer who worked in the Vermont House of Representatives and the state and with other local offices. He helped his father sell apples and doing chores around the store and at the farm. His mother, Victoria, died when was was twelve and his sister Abigail died several years later.
“Only thing we have to fear is fear itself” is one of the most recognizable quotes from a modern US president and encompasses the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the thirty-second president. The only president to be elected for four terms, he overcame the economic collapse of the Great Depression and played a pivotal role in the Ally victory in World War II. He has become one of the most important figures of the 20th century. Born in 1882, he was the only child of a wealthy family, attending prestigious schools and yet was considered an average student; He never even received a formal law degree from Columbia. After passing the bar exam, he practiced law for three years then climbed the political ranks and eventually reached the highest
Every four years, the United States elects a new president, someone who will lead the country for the next four years. This person has the responsibility to lead the country and people through the next four years as best as he or she can. When they leave office, many of these people leave the United States in a better place than it was at the beginning of their four years. However, many others see the United States decline during their years in office. These people are forever remembered for what they have done, whether positive or negative.
Today, we regard Theodore Roosevelt as one of the greatest presidents of all time, and as an extraordinary person in general. He went to Harvard in the class of 1880, he served in the army in 1898 as the colonel of the Rough Riders, coming back home a hero, and he served as the governor of New York in 1990 before quickly becoming the youngest president ever at 42 when McKinley was assassinated. Once there, he made a legacy as one of the greatest presidents of all time, even winning a Nobel Peace Prize in 1906, and becoming the first American to do so, for his work on ending the Russo-Japanese War. Roosevelt was also very strong, once being shot at the beginning of a speech in Milwaukee and continuing to deliver the 60 minute speech before going to the hospital. But perhaps his greatest accomplishments lie in his progressive leadership of the U.S, making
As Coolidge himself once said, “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. The ability to persist in all of life’s endeavours demonstrates an individual's strength and morale during difficult times. Through leadership and even in my daily life, I had to endure through battles such as right vs wrong, and fight vs. flight. However, valuing integrity, just like Calvin Coolidge did in the Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, is what is most important in becoming a true leader. Persistence can come in many forms, depending on what one chooses to persist in.
Without a shadow of a doubt, his mentality and dedication were the most important values of his presidency. One experience in his autobiography particularly interested me as it went against the opinion of the majority for what President Coolidge felt was the best decision to make in response to the situation that was handed to him. The instance I speak of is the Boston Police Strike of 1919 during which time President Coolidge was Governor Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts. Using his position of power and his idea of what is right and what is wrong, he wholeheartedly made the decision to reinstate Commissioner Edwin U. Curtis to his position as commissioner instead of allowing the police officers who went on strike to keep their jobs. With this decision he made the statement, “There is no right to strike against the public safety by any body, any time, any where” (Coolidge 134).
“I can go into my office and pick up the telephone, and in 25 minutes 70 million people will be dead” (Nixon, NY Times). This is what former President, Richard Nixon, said in 1974 about the ease of firing nukes, which if done, sends off alarms about an imperial presidency. An imperial presidency is scary and enormously dangerous because it gives one person the unequivocal power to rule over a country. For a long time across many different political science fields, people have studied whether or not an imperial presidency is achievable, including most recently Harvard law professor Jack Goldsmith. In the year 2012, Goldsmith published a novel called Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11.
He requested that everyone support his “Lend-Lease” program, which granted Allies free access to United States munitions (“The Four Freedoms”1). Most importantly, he expressed his opinion of what the world should be like, “a world attainable in our own time and generation, and founded upon four essential human freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear” (“The Four Freedoms 1”). In addition, Roosevelt’s speech spread hope throughout the entire world during World War II.
Presidential Courage, written by Michael Beschloss, takes the reader through a series of events over 200 years involving 9 different presidents and how America grew to highly respect them. Out of the 9, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Harry Truman were the top 3 most revered Presidents. Beschloss uncovers the troubles each and every single one of the president’s moment of crisis and how they all overcame these problems while risking the stability of the country. George Washington had faced his biggest challenge in the political field and surprisingly not the battlefield in 1795 when he attempted to turn away from a new war against Great Britain that he knew the United States could not succeed.
As I reflect over the past presidents of the United States, I realize that there have been many triumphs, as well as many trials. These successes and failures have influenced the nation to be the way it is in the present time today. President Taft and President Wilson had many accomplishments and failures that I have recently learned about that caused me to reflect on the history of the United States presidents. Through their accomplishments, as well as failures, there is much to be learned and remembered.
Nothing says “human nature” like love and individuality. Part of what makes humans unique is our species’ ability to show compassion and caring for our peers and surroundings. Many people, particularly older generations, believe that the overuse of social technology has ruined the appreciation that younger generations have for the world around them. In Ray Bradbury’s stories, “The Pedestrian” and “The Veldt”, he gives examples of how technology could ruin our affiliations to what would be considered human characteristics. In “The Pedestrian”, Bradbury describes a futuristic world in which no one socializes or takes walks because they are so consumed with their televisions with the exception of one man; in “The Veldt”, parents using advanced
He was incredibly forward thinking and invented the modern style of presidency. His political agenda, called the Square Deal, focused on rethinking the government’s
In any poll by historians or American citizens, Theodore Roosevelt ranks among the top five presidents of the United States. He is undoubtedly one of the two or three unique individuals who ever held the office and was an instrumental figure in shaping the nation we now know. Without his passion for education, he would have never been in the position or had the determination to be one of the youngest presidents of the United States. Without his education, he would not have been able to accomplish what he did and had the keen mind and other traits that he had. He was a keen observer of life around him and his education was very important to him.