It all began in April 1865. Two of the greatest Americans decided to meet, and wrestle the thought of what needed to be done to end the Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee had important similarities, but also had differences. Both men had superior characteristics that helped them make the decisions they did during the Civil War.
Robert E. Lee is considered to be one of the best Generals in America’s history. Lee was a General for the Confederate
Robert E. Lee has always been thought by many as a god-like figure. To others he was a contradiction. Born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford, Virginia, Robert E. Lee was the fourth child of Revolutionary War hero, Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, and Ann Hill Carter Lee. Raised mostly by his mother, Robert learned patience, control, and discipline from her. As a young man, he was exposed to Christianity and accepted its faith. In contrast to the strong example of his mother and the church, Robert saw his father go from failed enterprise to failed enterprise. As a result, young Robert tried harder to succeed.
General Robert E. Lee, the General-in-Chief of the Confederate army was one of the greatest generals in history because he was an expert in traditional warfare, showed innovation and tact on the battlefield, and remained an honorable man. Through protecting his troops, using successful military tactics and his desire to communicate with his commanders, Lee outshined all opposing generals. Lee brought new views and tactics into the militay world. Although success was not always the outcome, Lee was an expert at understanding the abilities of his own force. Robert E. Lee demonstrated many traits and actions of a successful american general through his strategies, expertise and ideals.
Because he was an inexperienced politician, he didn’t know how to handle the crash. Although he wasn’t directly involved in the scandal, his reputation suffered. Even today, people remember him as a bad politician because of the Gold Market Scandal. Next, Grant’s secretary Orville E. Babcock used Grant’s power to help people evade taxes in the Whiskey Ring Scandal. After the Prohibition, alcohol manufacturers were heavily taxed. Manufacturers cheated the government by reporting fewer sales and keeping the extra tax money. But when Grant found out about the scandal he said, “ Let no guilty man escape!” (Alter 37). After Babcock was charged, Grant was willing to acquit Babcock’s case because they had fought together in the Civil War. By contradicting himself and favoring his friends, he promoted corruption in his cabinet. The people saw him favoring Babcock and they lost their trust in him. An untrustworthy man can never be remembered as a great leader (Alter; Schuman).
What does a man have to do to leave a mark in world history? What kind of man does he have to be? The truth is that there are many ways that a man can be remembered. Perhaps to be a man of this nature you must face trials most likely leading to your impending doom, or maybe you have to simply be the one to forget the odds and keep on fighting. Many soldiers in U.S. history are remembered for these exact reasons. They are thought to be strong, brave, and willing to fight to the last man for their country. One such man was George Armstrong Custer. He affected the Civil War with his spirit, fighting, and legendary image.
George Armstrong Custer joined 210 troopers in death at the hands of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors; but his famous last stand has lived on in public memory. Generations of historians, novelists, and poets, along with painters, illustrators, and motion picture and television producers, have made Custer the nation 's most remembered soldier and the Little Bighorn the most frequently depicted battle.
George Washington’s leadership was indispensable in successfully launching a new government. George Washington was chosen to be the leader at the Constitutional Convention or the Philadelphia Convention in 1787, because he had gained a great amount of trust and respect after the Revolutionary War from supporters of a national government. In addition, Washington’s support for the constitution was critical, since citizens had an admiration for him. If he did not support the constitution, neither would the citizens. Washington also contributed his comments to the Convention and wrote letters to his political associates. The presidential cabinet was developed by George Washington to set the pattern for future presidents.
Money makes the world go round, and for some, may be their primary motivation for everything. Benedict Arnold, a british spy and American traitor during the American Revolution, is a fitting example of somebody motivated by greed and money. Not only did he betray his close friend, General George Washington, but betrayed his country as well. Due to his arduous childhood as well as his instinctual itch for power, he has gone down in history as a one of America 's greatest generals, and renegades.
America, in its brief history,. There have been murderers, thieves, and villains, but there is one man who is more infamous than all others, a man whose very name is synonymous with everything evil in America—Benedict Arnold. What was his crime? It was Treason, disloyalty, and treachery. He betrayed America, his own country. Truly, he deserved all the disgust and hatred the American people can muster. But who was he, and what exactly did he do? Benedict Arnold life was, in fact, a tragedy. He rose to fame, glory, and power, and slowly, he lost it all. The small failures that he suffered swelled until they brought about his ultimate downfall, his treason. And then, as the most reviled figure in America, he exited the stage, a broken
Adaptive leadership is the drive to find ways to approach complex situations. Adaptive leaders are able to create cultural norms, great plans and expectations that cause positive transformation to occur. One of the greatest United States leaders that I found to uphold these traits would be General George S. Patton, reason being he was able to create new ideas that were able to drive incredible outcomes in a crucial time.
General Douglas Macarthur is one of the most prominent, notable and influential leaders in the history of the United States and the United States Army. “He was a thundering paradox of a man, noble and ignoble, inspiring and outrageous, arrogant and shy, the best of me and the worst of men…(Muller).” He was a patriot who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and numerous other military campaigns in between. Throughout his tenure, he would fill a plethora of duty positions all around the world. He was a trail blazer; a leader who was admired for his relentless tactics and leadership skills.
Subject: Battle of Normandy in the summer of 1944, between the Allied nations and German forces occupying Western Europe. More than 60 years later, the Normandy Invasion, or D-Day, remains the largest seaborne invasion in history, involving nearly three million troops crossing the English Channel from England to Normandy in occupied France.