I enjoy reading your post. I agree with you Osama Bin Laden was educated, dedicated to his cause and he did not show no remorse for the deaths of 2,996 people including the 19 hijackers and 2,977 victims. I personally feel that he should have been brought back to America to be charge for the deaths of all this innocent people and victims. He did put this amazing
Although unrelatable and underappreciated in the eyes of modern history, George Washington shows his greatness through his character. Contemporary culture often neglects to recognise Washington’s greatness. Sadly, he has become a figure so far removed from the ideals and lives of modern Americans, that his name often provokes boredom. Nonetheless, his character proved to be perfect for what America needed during his life. His greatness was largely due to chance. During the Revolutionary War, America needed a leader. He possessed the perfect mix of qualities, such as “patience, self-discipline, administrative abilities, willingness to work hard, and faith in the American caus.” His troops were green and lacked supplies and cohesiveness, but
George Washington was a known leader in Virginia. He was one of the first persons to speak out against English tyranny. In 1774, he was voted in as a delegate to the First Continental Congress in Virginia. A month later, he rose to the Second Continental Congress, with some talk that he might become the commanding officer of all the forces. Prior to becoming president, he served as a British military envoy. He took a group of volunteers with him to an isolated area, so that they could gather intelligence information on the enemy, which led to him to forcing the French to leave the area. Washington turned his volunteers into a real army by initiating disciplinary regulations and getting the Continental Congress to give him more money to pay his army, in an effort to stay the course longer. Because of his leadership skills, he was chosen to head the assembly that developed the Constitution. Washington worked for over a year to develop the Constitution, one of which provisions was for someone to be named a president. Delegates were talking about the only person to name (Miller Center). While Washington was comfortable at home, he “knew that if the Constitution was adopted, he would most likely become the first President of the United States and be called away from his beloved estate. (Mount Vernon)”
George Washington 's first notable feat was being elected as general in the Revolutionary War. He motivated his men to keep pushing even when the times were tough, in the cold winters of Winter Forge. In these below freezing temperature where many men were dying he told them to keep on giving there all. He served as a great role model for these young soldiers. Through his smart military decisions, the United States of America won the
Biography: George Washington most known for the first Presidents of the United States and leading the Continental Army in victory over the British in the American Revolution. He helped to define what the role of the president would be going forward. Washington was born on February 22, 1732. He grew up in Colonial Virginia. His father, a landowner and planter, died when George was 11 years old. He had an older brother named Lawrence who took good care of him and educated him. When George turned 16 he went to work as a surveyor, where he took measurements of new lands, mapping them out in detail. In 1752 George became Virginia militia leader and involved in the French and Indian War. Before the Revolution, after the French and Indian War, George
Chief Joseph was a great leader, he liked peace. He was tired of always running away. He was born on March 3,1840. He died on September 21,1904. Chief Joseph lived for 64 years. Most of his life was running away from the U.S army. He surrendered on October 5,1877 he told the U.S army “Hear me, my chiefs! I’m tired, my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.” This took place in the Bear Paw Mountains of Montana.
In Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany, Owen’s superstitions manifest themselves in a symbolic manner throughout the text. Particularly in the significance he places on one’s hands. After he accidently kills John’s mother while hitting a baseball at a Little League game, Owen removes the arms from John’s toy armadillo. This leaves John, and the reader, in confusion until Owen declares that “God has taken [John’s] mother. My hands were the instrument. God has taken my hands. I am God’s instrument” (Irving 87). The hands were symbolic of Owen’s hands, which he deems responsible for the murder of John’s murder. Rather than wallow in sadness, he has a moment of clarity in which realizes that his hands are simply players in God’s grand design. He is
“If we learn nothing from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” This quote comes from Sandy Dahl , the wife of the pilot on flight 93. When thinking about 9/11 this quote comes to mind because on that particular day, the world was reminded how short life really is. This quote also intertwines with 9/11 because it teaches us how there is no time to hate, but to move forward and help each other hand in hand. Even though I was only a year old when September 11th happened, I want to understand this horrific event that went down in history of the United States. These attacks were a changing point in American society because it increased the security in American airports, started a war in Iraq and Afghanistan,
The eerie silence amongst the crew, the sound of ice crashing against the side of the wooden boat. The painfully cold air nipping at every inch of bare skin. Shaking, nervous hands awaiting battle. But in your moment of you look up, you are empowered at the sight of General George Washington, ready to lead an idea, an army, and a nation. No longer are your hands shaking from fear but now from anticipation to prove that your newly founded nation will preserve itself. That is the feeling one gets when they put themselves in the painting “George Washington's Crossing of the Delaware” by Emanuel Leutze. Finished it 1851 this painting depicts the famous scene when General George Washington of the American continental army, crosses the icy and frigid Delaware river Christmas night in 1776. General Washington planned
Jackson Scott is a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States National Guard, and has been serving for five and a half years. Jackson was born and raised in Greeneville, Tennessee. He attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and then transferred to East Tennessee State University in Johnson City Tennessee; where he received his degree in criminal justice. The school transfer was mostly because he wanted to be closer to his family and his now wife and my sister, Baylie Scott. Jackson went on to explain that he joined the military because he described it as his “sense of duty.” Jackson also saw opportunity to get his education while being enlisted.
Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were two of the United States’ Founding Fathers. Both helped advise George Washington on many matters, and helped build this nation up from the ground. Their views, however, differed greatly, with two different plans for the growth of the United States.
Jimmy Hoffa, or James Riddle Hoffa, was born in Brazil, Indiana in 1913. Later in 1924, Jimmy and his family moved to Detroit, Michigan where he dropped out of high school and became a warehouse worker. He soon developed the reputation of a brawler or street fighter. Hoffa was fired from his warehouse job because of his reputation and standing up for the people he worked with going against management. He became an organizer for Local 299 of the IBT. Other organizers along with Hoffa battled management goons across Detroit. Hoffa paid a fine for his first conviction that was caused by him using organized crime connections to shake down a group of small stores. Hoffa rose through the ranks to a leading position in Local 299. Continuing with organized
George Washington was the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. He was a true hero of the United States; he is also known as the “father of his country”. Washington had all the best qualities a leader needed. He was humble, and he had no selfish needs and did not misuse his power to fulfil his needs, he was willing to serve, he understood honor and discipline, and he stood up with our fighting force as general and fought. He was a man who understood there was a God and he sought guidance and wisdom each day. He loved his country and his fellow man. No one is perfect but he selflessly did the best he could for his country at a time when we needed a General and a President to lead us. He became a senior officer in the colonial
Osama bin Laden, leader of the terrorist group Al Queda, was killed on May 2, 2011. After being the target of a decade long international hunt, Bin Laden had been tracked to a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. (History para.1)United States Navy Seals invaded the compound and shots were fired, killing Osama bin Laden. He was then flown to a disclosed area in the Arabian Sea and buried.(CNN para.4) The killing of Osama bin Laden was justifiable due to the fact that he was the mastermind behind many attacks, including September 11, and has killed countless innocent civilians in different countries.
Religious terrorism - is the most dangerous form of terrorism based on religious fanaticism. This phenomenon threatens not only the Middle East but also States that are far beyond the areas traditionally associated with the religion of the Prophet. (Mozaffari 2005, pp.34-36). One of the key actors in the Middle East was Osama bin Laden. With vast resources, bin Laden financed the Taliban. The main goal of bin Laden - the creation of a worldwide Islamic state, so it helps all associates worldwide. Christians are seen as colonizers and Muslims - the victims.