A lot of times real heroes and role models go unknown. We focus ourselves on celebrities and people who really do nothing more but their job of acting or singing; some bringing bad influences. Real heroes are the ones who put their life on the line for the people they love, the country they love. People that in no way expected their lives to take a sharp turn and getting a little taste of hell while at the same time being praised although not by many. At a young age being in trouble with the cops no one would think such a kid would end up being a true American hero. No one thought he would have lived long, which in many occasions they were right. An example of why we can never underestimate anyone. Louis Zamperini is the name to remember. Being an Olympic hero, a WWII bombardier, a prisoner of war, and a survivor of war, Zamperini is a true example of American pride, heroism, and forgiveness.
Another patriot who proved he was a hero was John Hancock. He did so by signing the Declaration of Independance. The document had been written for the purpose of declaring the colonies separate and independent from Great Britain. John Hancock, President of the Second Continental Congress, was the first to sign the document (“John Hancock’s Signature”). “There! Now old King George can read my signature without his spectacles, and double to bounty on my head,” was what Hancock stated when examining the drying ink of his name on the document (Roatma, 17). By signing the Declaration of Independance, Hancock would be declared a British traitor (“John Hancock”). Hancock did not care about this, he knew what he wanted, what was right, and how to achieve
I think John Brown was a hero, because he tried to find ways to free slaves. Even though he killed people or got people killed in the process, he still was trying his best to help free slaves. Supplying the slaves with weapons was a good idea, but did not turn out they way he wanted. Everyone messes up, but he still had this plan to try and help free slaves. So in my eyes I see John Brown as a hero not a
Some say that Canada is safe and free. Although it may be true today, Canada was not always the nice and peaceful place it is now. Canada’s history demonstrates that the country grew and got stronger. Unfortunately, history also shows that Canada gets violent with other countries and even itself. Canada’s identity in relation to war and peace worsened since 1914. This can be shown by the victory in the Battle of Ortona and the kidnapping that caused the October Crisis. It can also be proven by the injustice during the Oka Crisis.
But the question is, was Louis Riel really a villain? Executing a man named Thomas Scott, going against the Canadian government, becoming the leader of 2 rebellions made people consider that Louis Riel was a villain, a madman and a traitor. Riel did do some deeds that people considered "unforgivable". But some of the deeds that he did, had a purpose behind them. Louis Riel went against the Canadian government because he was trying to help and support the Metis. Riel did not want the Metis to lose their rights. Louis Riel was the leader in the 2 rebellions. He was the leader in the rebellion because he wanted to make sure that the Metis could keep their lands. Going against the Canadian government and sacrificing his own life for the Metis proves that Louis Riel is a hero, a visionary and a leader who will be remembered for his
You may believe that Andrew Jackson was a hero because he gave money to the states, helped the poor and got America a lot of land. Andrew Jackson was a villain not a hero. He caused the Indian removal Act, Trail of Tears, and the Notification crisis. These are only a few of the horrible things he did. He caused the death of hundreds of Indians.
Prior to Napoleon's reign as emperor, France had been through the rein of terror and the French Revolution. King Louis the Sixteenth and his wife Marie Antoinette had put France in major debt and took no responsibility for it. He was killed by the guillotine. Robespierre took control after his death and caused more problems for France and killed anyone who was not passionate enough about his ruling. He too was killed by the guillotine. Napoleon came into rule after Robespierre and ruled as emperor of France. Napoleon was a hero because he believed in better education for the people of France, he wanted to get rid of the tyrants of other countries to better the lives of people under their rule, and people had civil rights, which they didn’t have prior to his reign as emperor. Others argue that Napoleon was a tyrant because he
In this essay, I’ll be telling you my opinion on whether Andrew Carnegie was a hero or not. Andrew Carnegie, known as the king of steel, grew up poor, but became one of the richest and most successful business owner during the 1800s and 1900s. Much of the world regarded Carnegie as the most famous living American during his time. Andrew Carnegie was not a hero because he showed off his money, treated his workers poorly, and was selfish.
If you were the richest person in the world what would you accomplish with all the money you had? Andrew Carnegie, an American Captain of Industry By far off the greatest profitable businessman during his age, Carnegie left his mark on industry, and ordinarily greatly impacted the expansion of business enterprise in America. Essentially, Carnegie rose from poverty to become one of the most influential, industrial men in history by single-handedly building the American steel industry. Andrew Carnegie was famously known for being a hero because he would provide plenty to the poor. Andrew Carnegie was a hero in numerous ways one of the first reasons why Andrew Carnegie was a hero was because he helped create a better environment for the poor
Many people believe that Andrew Carnegie was a hero. I disagree, I believe that he was not a hero but a robber baron. Throughout every aspect of his life including his personal life, business approach, and his philanthropy show that he was not a hero. He has done many wrong and unjust things in these parts of his life they prove that he was not heroic. Not only is he not heroic but he is also a robber baron.
In 1869, the Metis rised a rebellion against the transfer of their territories from the Hudson’s Bay Company to the Dominion of Canada , and Louis Riel was their leader. After years of leadership and success , in 1884 Louis Riel was involved in another rebellion , but this was quickly crushed by the military might of the Canadian government , and Louis Riel surrendered. The Metis were defeated on May 12, 1885. Louis Riel was found guilty of treason ( which means the crime of betraying one’s country) and hanged as a traitor on November 16, 1885, Regina, Canada. The execution of Louis Riel was a huge defeat for the Metis. Louis Riel was also a Canadian politician , a founder of the province Manitoba. He was the eldest of 11 children. Louis started the rebellion when he noticed that with the arrival of anglophone settlers racism had became
In conclusion, I think that Christopher columbus is a hero. Some of the reasons that I think that are because he found new land that people could move to and live on, was a good navigator and he knew exactly where to go, and the final reason is because he never gave up on what he wanted to do. Columbus worked for everything he did and got, that is why he is a
The story Frankenstein can be interpreted differently by many people. Some people may view Frankenstein as a hero. Others however, stick with the traditional idea that he is a monster. Many people have a set opinion on who they think Frankenstein is. My opinion; however, is not a set opinion. I can see where both sides are coming from and agree with both ideas. In my opinion, Frankenstein could be seen as both a monster and a hero.
“Caution, Sir! I am eternally tired of hearing that word caution. It is nothing but the word of cowardice!”
In 1859 an abolitionist led a raid of 20 men to a federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia in order to supply slaves with weapons and provoke a slave rebellion (B). This man was named John Brown. Born to an evangelical Christian family, Brown deeply hated slavery and favored military tactics to abolish it (C). Viewed as a martyr in the North and a murderer in the South, he had a great impact on the abolition movement. People even today continue to debate on how to define him. Although many consider John Brown a terrorist since he led a premeditated attack on the South, he is a freedom fighter since he increased abolition support and he lived up to the revolutionary principles of America.