HISTORY ASSESSMENT TASK 1 - INVESTIGATING THE PAST CHOSEN INDIVIDUAL: Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton was an incredibly intelligent and significant individual in America’s, and the world’s, history. Hamilton was one of America’s Founding Fathers and also features on the American ten dollar note. Alexander Hamilton became a Lieutenant Colonel and George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Revolutionary War and helped lead America to victory. George Washington was impressed by Hamilton’s intelligence and courage, so he promoted him to be his assistant during the Revolutionary War which started on the 19th April 1775.
Ivan Vasilyeevich, the first tsar of Russia, was known for his cruelty. Titled Ivan the Terrible, the tsar made a mark on Russian history when he began the absolute rule of Russian tsars. Through expansion and reform, Ivan built Russia from the ground up. However, the creation of a strong new nation came at a high price: the lives of thousands of Russian citizens. Ivan the Terrible helped shape Russian history and created a lasting legacy of Russian tradition.
He was a very strong military general, and he extended France power with his “Great Army”. He had brilliant strategies, which helped him win many of his battles such as in Austerlitz and Ulm. He tried to unite Europe, under one French Empire. Napoleon built bridges and canals, that made it easier for people to trade. Some might think that Napoleon took it way too far by attacking Russia which caused him losing a huge amount of his army.
The Mongols were united by Genghis Khan. With him as their leader they went on to build a massive empire by conquering kingdoms far and wide. He was a fierce ruler but treated his people fairly, for the most part. They built the largest contiguous empire because of their level of skill as warriors, the trade routes they created and strong leadership and laws.
In the 17th century, Russia was considered as a backwards and barbaric country in the eyes of the major powers of Europe. In 1696, Peter Alekseyevich Romanov took reign over the Russian culture. During his time as ruler, he improved most aspects to the way of life for the Russian culture. Peter Alekseyevich Romanov, also well known as Peter The Great, ruled the Russian culture from 1696 to 1726. During his reign, Peter wanted to do many things to change the way of life of Russian culture.
The novel also correctly portrays the discipline of the army within the battle, and how that discipline led to vastly successful battle strategies. Finally, the novel accurately reveals the significance behind the weapons that the Macedonians used against their enemies, and how this contributed to their success. Ultimately, Pressfield’s novel not only reveals why Alexander the Great and his army were so successful, but how Alexander and his army affected the rest of the ancient world in the years after. Alexander’s glory and virtue continues to be remembered, and his militaristic
His plan involved full government control over all businesses and resources to make sure there would be fair and equal distribution. Anyone who had opposed the reformation in place was either exiled, imprisoned or executed. Forcing collectivization eventually caused a crisis of widespread famine that was responsible for the death of millions. Cities were renamed to show off his glory, history books were changed to incorporate false or exaggerated claims of Stalin’s rise to power and life to make him seem more masterful to the youth of the nation. He was the focal point of most artwork, as well as literature, music, eventually he was incorporated into the Soviet national anthem.
Joseph Stalin, the man of steel, was not only known for the massive death count that he was responsible for, but also for many other amazing actions that changed the world as we know it. Though Joseph Stalin’s historical importance has been greatly disputed for generations, the truth is obviously that he could be nothing less than the most influential person in history because of his nigh unbelievable feats such as swinging the outcome of World War two into the favor of the allies, constructing the most powerful nation on the planet in a mere five years with no more than will and impeccable leadership, and throwing western countries into a nuclear standoff that lasted for fifty years. Of course, there is a need for further elaboration, so without further ado, I challenge you to dive in and enlighten yourself in the marvelous accomplishments of the most influential person in the world, Joseph Stalin. II. Biography
He has proven this through setting out the limit of influence that the elite companies had in Russia, renewing the tax laws and decreasing the power of the corrupt government. Vladimir Putin is a man that has high value on productivity and accomplishment, therefore from the beginning of his presidency he initiated structure and showed the Russian citizens and his team that he is a very task oriented and result oriented
Stalin has been blamed for many atrocities. Next to Hitler, he’s seen as the megalomaniac dictator of World War Two. Stalin’s purges were a brutal solution to Stalin’s problem yet it was a solution. Without the purges, It’s doubtful Russia would have been able to stand in their later years during World War Two and beyond. How were the purges so successful?
Born in 1599 to a farmer, Oliver Cromwell started his life in little Huntingdon and quickly rose through the ranks to lead the New Model Army against Charles I and the Royalists. Cromwell is a hero of the Civil War because of what he did to make England a place of equality. Therefore, Oliver Cromwell was a hero of the English Civil War because he had strong character and was a natural leader, he turned England into a leading power in Europe, and he was fair and just to the people of England. Oliver Cromwell had strong character and was a natural leader by the way that he led the New Model Army against the Royalists. He also was a great influence to England and created a very strong navy and the world’s first, Professional Army.
Before the leadership of peter, Russia was a nation divided into uneven districts, which were each governed by a nearby city. He transformed the scattered nation into an efficient state through the creation of both a Senate and a Cabinet to supervise the rapid growing
Charlemagne, Charles the Great or King of the Franks (768-814 CE) either name he was a great King according to Einhard. Einhard believed Charlemagne was the ideal king because he thought “He had all the characteristics he felt would make a good king “(Shah). The Life of Charlemagne was written after Charlemagne’s death. Einhard wrote this book in tribute to his friend and King Charlemagne.
Peter the great was known for doing a massive overhaul of Russia with reforms in basically everything; religion, military, education, agriculture, culture and tradition. He believed in royal absolutism and because of this he took over the church by making a government department in charge of everything. Peter was in charge of the churches power and the clergy controlled people’s daily lives in name of the state and Peter the great. Peter also made the upper classmen of Russia dress in a western style and groom themselves like westerners by shaving their mustaches and beards. With this push in culture, religion, and education he was challenging Russia and their stereotypically conservative ways.