George Washington was indispensable in launching the U.S government. Although many opposed his political views at the time, Washington's leadership capabilities were unquestionable after his victory in the American Revolution. Our victory over Great Britain would have been doubtful if not for Washington and his judgement. Before becoming president, Washington led in drafting the Constitution, which is the foundation of America. When he became president, Washington believed in unity and a strong central power.
The Greek Gods: Tyranny in Exchange for Power Throughout the evolution of society, one idea has stayed the same. That is the belief that we need to consistently be the best and the most powerful. We use this as a measure of self-worth and the foundation of the social hierarchy. The hierarchical nature of society drives this motivation of people to do everything it takes to reach the top. Our commitment can be so incredibly devout that we lose more than we gain on the search for this sense of power.
Foreign policy was also a pretty hot topic during his time in office. The Spanish American war is largely seen as almost unavoidable by most historians (Miller) so McKinley’s choice to enter it would have also been made by anyone else in the presidential seat due to public pressure and a need to protect assets. However, the way McKinley chose to act after the war was not unavoidable. After gaining a large amount of territory from spain, McKinley decided to make America an imperial power.
Wallace-Hadrill makes the argument that the seat of Augustus’s empire, the Imperial home on the Palatine Hill, was where the sovereignty of the emperor would become the most effective. When Augustus garnered control of the Roman Empire, the aristocracy of Rome—both the friends and enemies of the emperor-- flocked to his side in hopes of joining his Imperial court. Each courtier had a varying degree of intimacy with Augustus; the closer one was to him, the more of his borrowed authority they could access. Successful courtiers were masters of manipulation who could maneuver through positions and relationships to ingratiate themselves to the court and to the emperor. In the Imperial court, being close to the emperor and being powerful were synonymous.
Alexander Hamilton Government Politician Successful, politician , and fierce are three things that describe Alexander Hamilton. Many people know that Alexander Hamilton was a well known name , but he was so much more. As a well known government politician, Alexander Hamilton showed the world that they needed to become stronger and have a better government for the world. Alexander Hamilton left behind a legacy of his own. His legacy was to become what you want to be and keep on going until you succeed.
Our Founding Fathers were merely men, but they utilized their strengths and conquered their weaknesses to propel themselves into godlike statuses that molded each and every one of them into prominent historical figures. Katori Hall explained this perfectly when she said “We expect our leaders to be godlike. But I feel that when people try to sanctify leadership it puts it out of the realm of regular people. And that’s where the greatest leaders come from – from the people.” Our Founding Fathers harnessed their personal strengths and weaknesses, but this alone wasn’t enough to help them to succeed.
The Roman Republic did a moderate job meeting the common good, but there were several areas that could have used improvement. They should have treated their Auxiliary soldiers fairly, and made sure that their laws treated everyone equally. The Roman Republic also should have had safer entertainment that didn’t force people to fight to the death. Although Ancient Romans didn’t do everything in their power to meet the common good, they still became a very powerful empire and controlled
One incredibly rich and marvelous culture to which you can apply this method of studying history is Rome, and how it 's religion affected the development of culture. Rome was a nation to which religion was immensely important, and it had a very prominent place in society: so much so that it changed the face of the Roman Empire forever. Religion and spirituality in Rome influenced all areas of daily life for Romans, including social, political, economic, and governmental aspects. One of the most visible ways Rome was affected by religion was in and through society.
The system may seem confusing or unnecessary, but its importance is revealed by the care taken by the Founding Fathers in designing the Electoral College, which was described in more detail and at greater length than any other issue addressed in the Constitution (Guelzo and Hulme). Despite this, many still call for a shift to a popular vote system for the presidential election; however, such a change would be a mistake. The Electoral College should not be abolished and replaced by a popular vote because it is necessary to uphold the structure of the United States government, to protect the interests of the whole nation, and to preserve the integrity of the presidential election. Opponents of the Electoral College frequently argue that the Electoral College is outdated to the point of becoming obsolete, that it contradicts America’s identity as a democracy, and that it gives too much power to states with a small population. Critics of the Electoral College condemn it as a relic of a bygone era.
Within the The Norton Book of Classical Literature, there are numerous heroes who have accomplished many great tasks of whom deserves to be honored. However, of them all, the greatest hero must possess true Roman virtues and values, including valor, courage, manliness and worth. This hero must show that he possesses the ability to do what is necessary in order to achieve his goals. Therefore, only one hero qualifies to be the most honorable, Romulus, the founder of Rome. Before receiving kingship of Rome, Romulus helped to restore Numitor’s authority after unjustly getting his kingship taken away from him, thus exemplifying Romulus’ possession of the two most important Roman virtues, courage, and manliness (Livius, 704).
There seems to be a prevalent trope in ruler of the ancient world. Leaders of this era all seem to be obsessed with their own excellence and accomplishments, expressing largely this egotism in self-referential written propaganda. For instance, such a tone and intention is found in Res Gestae, written by Caesar Augustus, successor of Julius Caesar. Res Gestae was written by Augustus in the year of his death. Augustus knew that before he passed away he had to leave a testament of his greatness, which stressed a specific person who people would find honorable.
The only thing standing in the way of Nero’s control over the Roman empire was his mother Agrippina. While Nero grew up, she took the role of emperor and became the most influential and powerful woman of her time, until she was murdered by her own son. The reason Nero killed his mother is not completely understood, but Suetonius believed that his mother pestered him with “surveillance and criticism.” Other accounts suggest an influence from a mistress named Poppaea, who wanted to marry Nero against his mother’s wish. Whatever the reason, Nero did have a tendency towards paranoia and killed those who threatened, and perhaps his mother’s death is just one more incident where he let fear control him.