Although he was only trained for small frontier wars with a small number of troops, he had enough courage, determination, and intelligence to defy all odds and defeat Britain. After his great victory, Washington gave up command of the Colonial Army and returned to Mount Vernon with intentions to resume his old life as a farmer. However, in 1787, he was asked to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and help draft the new constitution. He impressed all the delegates with his leadership and wisdom, convincing most of them that he was the most qualified person to become America’s first president. Public opinion was so strong towards Washington that he chose to run for office.
As the great American author Mario Puzo one said, “The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.”This is saying that loyalty gives people the ability to work together and succeed in anything they set out to do. In The Odyssey, written by Homer and translated by Robert Fagles, they really learn the power on relying on one another and seeing why loyalty is so really important in life and so nothing can get in the way to succeed in life. And as the story is going through the journeys of Odysseus he learns different way to get all the tasks and challenges done and still try to find a way home to get back to his wife and his only child. Even though he does put his crew in some unpromising situations,
Jon Urbana believes that he has a very important message for all the young people out there that are worried about their future. His message is to never give up on your goals. He learned to sit goals early on in his career and to aim for those goals. Along with goals, it is also important to develop interest to grow as a person. Urbana 's interest include social media, charity work, lacrosse, and music.
Paul Revere shouted throughout his midnight ride, “The Regulars are coming!” He was an American Patriot in the American Revolution who lived in Boston at the time. His lifespan was from 1735 to 1818, during the American Revolution. One of his famous quotes was “In Medford, I awakened the Captain of the Minutemen; and after that, I alarmed almost every house, till I got to Lexington.” Paul Revere is important to history because if he didn't warn Lexington about the British, America itself might not be known as America. Paul Revere was born January 1, 1735, in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was Apollos Rivoire, a French immigrant who came to America on his own at the age of 13, and Deborah Hichborn, a Boston native and the daughter of an artisan family Paul was important to history because he saved a lot of lives by warning Lexington about the British and that they were coming.
Throughout school history is one of the major subjects we learn about whether it be U.S history or World history; however, we always learn history from an American perspective. When we learn about Columbus discovering the Americas, we read how Columbus and his men discovered this new land that had not been settled on yet and that the men helped the Native Americans. As readers of the textbook we believe this to be true, when another country might have the same information interpreted in a different way. This can be true for all events throughout history; the writers are informing us of the events and influencing our views about how an event
Lewis knew that if he wanted to successfully navigate the territory, he was going to need certain scientific skills. Lewis traveled to Philadelphia in the spring of 1803 to study with scientist Andrew Ellicott. Here Lewis was taught mapmaking skills and surveying. He was tutored in botany by Smith Barton, mathematics by Robert Patterson, astronomy by Caspar Wistar, and he was taught medicine by Benjamin
In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there are many different important conflicts throughout the story. These conflicts are brought upon by the recurring motifs, such as redemption and loyalty. The different dissensions support the ideas of characterization by how they react to the sudden adversity in their lives. Amir attempts to redeem himself through Hassan’s son, Sohrab, by saving him and giving him a better life. Further developing the meaning of the story, connoting the mental struggle and the way priorities change over time, keeping readers mindful of the motifs and how they impact each character.
Prior to taking POLS 1101, I had already obtained much knowledge about America under British rule, and the struggle that led us to become the independent country we are today. What I did not know is our current government structure and the processes and systems of our government. I also learned more about the Electoral College, the United States Supreme Court, the Nuclear Deal, and Britain’s “question time.” I enjoyed participating in these discussions, because each post required research, exploration, and consideration before meaningful dialogue; it requires students to analyze textbooks, the media, and much more, leading to one gaining a well rounded knowledge on a subject. I have also enjoyed the opportunity to read what my peers had to say on the exact same question, comparing and contrasting our answers and opinions. Two of my favorite trips that we, as a class have taken this semester were: the trip to Congress and the trip to the land of interest groups.
When James Madison and the 56 other delegates to the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in May 1787, they intended to amend the Articles of Confederation. They ended up creating a new constitution, and Madison, representing Virginia, became the chief recorder of information. Madison had helped develop Virginia’s Constitution 11 years earlier, and it was his plan that served as the basis for debate in the development of the U.S Constitution. Madison argued for a strong central government that would unify the country. The Convention
I received a gift from the king and warm praise from French leaders. On the voyage home I, still fascinated with scientific experiments, measured ocean currents and water temperature. I believed that my public life was over and that I would finally be able to give all my time to science. When I arrived in Philadelphia on Sept. 14, 1785, I discovered that a great welcome awaited him. Cannons were fired and bells were rung.