Hamilton discusses Alexander’s promoting of Hellenism in the lands he conquered, and how he did that. Some people have questioned his military genius and say he is no more than a conqueror, but each stress aspects of his character and intentions. I think this book is a great reference to use because it examines how he conquered different lands and explores reasons why which will help me answer my research question. II. Journal Articles Badian, E. “Alexander the Great, 1948-67.” The Classical World 65, 2 (October 1971): 37-56.
Com,“Through his push for a Bill of Rights, his call of the country to arms, and his opposition to the Stamp Act through the Virginia Resolves, Patrick Henry served his country well. He inspired resistance to the British usurpation of power, gave teeth to that resistance by convincing the Virginians to organize the militia, and helped put restrictions in place to preserve the rights of the people. Without him, America today might well look very different.” This quote illustrates Patrick Henry’s significant impact on our early revolutionary history. In many different ways, Patrick helped rally all Patriots to gain their independence. He was truly our trumpet and voice for freedom.
James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse by Sam W. Haynes Haynes’ biography of James K. Polk is a little bit different from the traditional biographical book with enumeration of important dates from life of historical figure. Instead the author takes different approach: while recounting development of Polk’s career, he looks at the Polk’s presidency through the lens of expansionism. Though he frames the 11th President as a strong adherent of aggressive territorial expansionism, Haynes also emphasises that Polk’s decisions cannot be separated from the political and social climate of his time. The author renders Polk from one side as the initiator of expansionists political moves, and from the other, as a product of contemporary social beliefs,
Using words such as “abusing,” “violated,” and “oppressed” appeals to the audience that leaders of the free world should support them in their independence. On the other hand, with a candid, authoritative, condescending tone, Thoreau illustrates that the United States has committed to being an unjust government because of slavery and aggressive war tactics described in Civil Disobedience. He declares concise, direct states such as “...But at once a better government” declaring his authority for the immediate request for the government to improve. In Self Reliance, Emerson makes his proposition with blunt views on imitation and dependence such as, “...imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion.” With these views, he is able to convey to the audience to “work with what they’ve got” rather than be reliant on others to have uniqueness. To appeal to the audience, Emerson changes his tone to more zealous to feed on the emotion of the reader.
France not only had different conflicts with Great Britain directly but assisted with different British opponents, including the United States. According to Colley, the shear fear of France taking over different parts of the world caused the British to colonize lands that were not even Christian for the empire. In her words Protestantism for the British became, “a unifying and distinguishing bond [like] never before. (18)” Nationalism in Britain only became stronger with the Seven Years War. Support for the war had been, “remarkably and deceptively unanimous (103)” to the point where Scotland had some men recruited.
Summary of the text: Adam Hochschild’s King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa is a historical fiction published in 1998 (Hochschild, 1998). It comprises a myriad of evidence to testify the Belgian King Leopold II’s atrocities in Congo between 1885 and 1908 for the sake of capturing the attention of various readers towards the Belgian imperialist delinquencies through a detailed narration of a number of main characters’, including George Washington Williams and William Henry Sheppard, experiences in Belgian Congo (Hochschild, 1998). In this excerpt, it illustrates William’s peaceful exploration in Congo as the first American-Black missionary. During his journey, not only did he explore the Congolese culture,
Robert Lee’s contributions to his nation begin before the Civil War in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). The war between the U.S and Mexico began with the United State’s annexation of Texas in 1845 and disputes over land. Lee first starts to establish himself in his aid in the Battles of Cerro Gordo, Veracruz, Contreras, Churubusco and Chapultepec. These are valued by his nation and for his service, Lee received brevet promotions to lieutenant colonel and colonel. As a captain on the staff of General Winfield Scott, the battles including the Siege of Veracruz, Cerro Gordo and Contreras became the most crucial.
Many factors helped influence and inspire the writing of the song. The “Star-Spangled Banner” is a powerful anthem for the United States because of the inspiration of one battle, one man, and one flag. The Battle of Baltimore, taking place during the War of 1812, was the event that inspired the writing of the “Star-Spangled
MacDonald - His Life, Our Times This book is written by well-known journalist and highly respected author Richard Gwyn about John A. Macdonald, Canada's first and most important prime minister, is the man who made Confederation happen, who built this country over the next quarter century, and who shaped what it is today. From Confederation Day in 1867, Macdonald finished a reluctant union of four provinces in central and eastern Canada into a strong nation, despite indifference from Britain and annexationists sentiment in the United States. But it wasn't easy. Due to Pacific Scandal, Louis Riel rebelled twice why Macdonald almost undid his government and his quest to find the spine of the nation. And the railroad that would link east to west.
Before America became what it is today, it had to fight a war to gain its independence. The American colonists wanted freedom from the oppressive British monarchy which limited their freedom in a growing colony. War eventually became the answer to gaining the independence and freedom that the early Americans desired. As any American knows, America gained independence after a long fought war with the British in the late 1700’s. But they had help in the fight for freedom and they were influenced significantly by other international powers.