In any situation where one feels threatened, frightened, or hurt an instinctive reaction occurs, a frantic cry for help. Seventy years ago an incredible man sent a similar appeal to the people of America, an appeal not for himself, but for the countries of Europe falling under the boot of Hitler for the second time. Over flickering American radios each syllable thundered from Winston Churchill’s soft tones as he narrated his speech from London. The powerful message erupted through the air, a message for the people of America, forever reminding them to extend a helping hand to those in need, a message who’s power came simply through Churchill’s brilliant use of voice and choice of wording. Each sentence chocked with sarcasm yet contained a hint of desperation in the attempt to arouse and motivate his audience to aid their allies in order to achieve justice and peace once again.
Kelly Pham Dual Credit Comp 1 10 November 2017 Argumentative Essay Andrew Jackson: The Storm that Swept America “I was born for a storm and a calm does not suit me.” Andrew Jackson’s depiction of his demeanor resonates throughout the entire written history of his life. Rising from humble beginnings, he suddenly secured national prominence as he emerged victorious from the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. With his tremendous popularity as “war hero,” he subsequently achieved the popular vote and rained down on the nation as the seventh president of the United States, where his fiery nature reflected in his audacious executive decisions and shaped him into one of the most polarizing figures in American history. Although some depict the
This was a big add on to his resume for becoming the president. Here he also showed his leadership skills and grew his favoritism over the people. Then as it got closer to the next election he didn’t run but he helped campaign for William McKinley. William ended up winning the election but did not finish up his term as he was shot and died eight days prior. So, with that Theodore Roosevelt, the Vice President at the time was sworn in and took the role as President of the United States.
“We learned to our astonishment that we would not be obliged in a few months to rush up the beaches near Tokyo assault-firing while being machine-gunned, mortared, and shelled, and for all the practiced phlegm of our tough facades, we broke down and cried with relief and joy. We were going to live” (Kagan). These are the words of Paul Fussell, a literary historian who was serving as a soldier during World War II. He was one of hundreds of thousands of young men expecting to take part in the American invasion of Kyushu, Japan. Their lives were spared by President Harry Truman’s decision to deploy the most powerful weapon the world had every seen, and has ever seen since then.
• Richard Nixon addresses the crowd on August 8, 1968, during the presidental campaign in order to persoade them to elect him as President of the United States • He states that he is determined to win the elections, despite the fact that he lost 16 years before in front of a strong candidate, Dwight D Eisenhower, who was lying ill in the hospital at the time the 1968 elections were going on • Persuasive in his speech, he wants the Republican Party to become the leader, which holds all the qalities America needs to recover from the past times • He congradulates his rnning mate, as well as all those who have fought to obtain the nominaton, including Governor Reagan, Governor Rockfeller and Governor Romney • He also says that the 1968 elections
The Duel On July 11, 1804, the most famous duel in American history occurred between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, the Vice President of the United States at the time. Hamilton and Burr shot at each other on the plains in Weehawken, NJ. Hamilton was wounded, and died the next day. Burr was unharmed but could never recover his political reputation. I think the reason “The Duel” was used as the first chapter was to catch the readers attention and introduce the themes of the book.
Do you lash out or do you walk away without saying anything? Those were the choices that Moon Shadow and his Father had to make in the story, Dragonwings, by Laurence Yep. The story begins in 1903 when a young boy named Moon Shadow left China to travel across the world to America to meet his dad he's never met. While in America the Father and son duo experienced a lot of different forms of discrimination, but how did they react? Well, throughout the book Moon Shadow and Windrider showed excellent examples of how to deal with discrimination.
The Battle of Midway is often regarded as the turning point of the war in the Pacific theater, where 5-minutes (starting at 10:25 am) “miracle” changed the course of the battle and consequently its victor. Authors and historians who have written on the battle and the U.S.’s victory have regarded it as an act of luck, even veterans of the battle who remembered it several decades afterthought of their impossible win as a result of divine intervention. Symonds argues against this commonly held belief, arguing instead that it wasn’t because of luck or divine intervention but more so because of the mistakes and quick decision making of men like fleet admiral Chester Nimitz and Lieutenant Commander Joseph Rochefort and those under their command that
The American Dream involves putting all your effort and hopes into accomplishing an impractical but meaningful goal. The novel The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald explores the American Dream through the eyes of James Gatsby. The novel The Great Gatsby, by author F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about a wealthy man named James Gatz,also known as Gatsby, who tries to win back his love Daisy, who has married another man named Tom. Gatsby throws huge parties to try to show off his wealth and lifestyle to catch Daisy’s eye, however, after Daisy and Gatsby finally reunite, an accident that occurs while the two are in Gatsby’s car ultimately results in Gatsby’s death. Fitzgerald uses symbolism, simile, and metaphor throughout his novel to express how Gatsby’s dream was mainly materialistic and he wasn’t able to fully achieve his dream or find fulfillment.
John F. Kennedy delivers one of the most passionate and cogent speeches ever given in American history on January 20, 1961. With the trepidation of nuclear war and communism, leaving Americans restless, JFK conveys a calming wave as he delivers his Inaugural speech as the 35th president of the US. Although; JFK’s speech was one of the shortest and simple, it manages to win countless hearts of various people around the world due to an exceptional use of rhetorical and persuasive strategies. Using the position of a president, Kennedy reaches his high-strung audience and illustrates that he will ensure the welfare of the nation as an American citizen like themselves. JFK distinctly uses his platform to emphasize that he will not shrink away from his responsibilities, In Fact; he will welcome it.
President Harry S. Truman In one of the most tough times of US history April 12, 1945 Harry S. Truman became our 33rd president after the death of one of in my opinion the most influential and compassion presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt. Throughout his time in office his views on refining the economy and the best interest of the US was clear, which mirrored the determination and conviction of Franklin Roosevelt. Another confident president was in office. Before becoming president, he served as a national guard in 1905- 1911, after serving a successful career as a national guard Truman he was promoted to captain. Then became colonel in the reserves.
Martin Van Buren, the first actual American President. Martin Van Buren was born in 1782. He became a quick headline when he won a U.S senate seat in 1821. While in the Senate, Martin Van Buren helped form the new Democratic Party from a coalition of Jeffersonian Republicans who backed up as their nomination for the election Andrew Jackson. One of Jackson 's favorite, Van Buren won the presidency himself in 1836, but was tortured during his term due to a financial panic.
He really got it right when he promoted Steve Keim as the new GM and managed to steal former Coach of the year Bruce Arians away from Indianapolis. Steve Keim and Michael Bidwill have done a great job of getting top notch players in draft and free agency, and getting a stadium built here in the valley. Bruce Arians won Coach of the Year honors last year leading Arizona to their best win/loss record in team history. But there would be no team and no stadium without the diehard Cardinal
Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were both running to be Thomas Jefferson’s vice president. The people voted and they tied so Hamilton began promoting Jefferson and then he won the vice president spot. Aaron Burr was furious and he challenged Hamilton to a duel. The duel began on July 11, 1804. Both men shot but Hamiltons missed and Burrs hit.
Andrew Jackson became the seventh president of the United States in 1829. He ran for president four years prior and lost to John Quincy Adams, however, Jackson came back and ran a second time for president in the next election and redeemed himself by defeating Adams and taking his spot as president. Andrew Jackson came from poverty and worked his way to the top, becoming a young politician by 1812. In 1812 a war broke out between Britain and the United States. Jackson showed great leadership skills during this time and earned widespread fame as a military hero.