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. Alexander Hamilton was not satisfied, and constantly asked if he could have a troop to command and lead, although Washington
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. The Mongols were a fierce tribe lead by Genghis Khan, a great warrior and leader.
When Peter brought absolutism to Russia, he pulled them from the gutter and made them a modern civilization using absolutism. During Peter the Great’s reign, creating a strong army, establishing a good education ranging from peasants to the highest class, and making Russia into a more modern civilization,it is clear that he changed Russian culture for the
It accurately demonstrates the importance of honor and how that affected how the army fought in battle. 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 On December 18, 1878, a child was born to Ketevan Geladze and Besarion Jughashvili.
Although he is a perfectionist who takes his time for the decisions, he definitely is a man of action. 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?