Okonkwo’s traits and qualities make of him a key character with a high status in his own village after a slow and painful childhood. Okonkwo earned the high status of the best wrestler in all the nine villages and beyond by defeating Amalinze. Beyond anything, Amalinze the Cat is regarded as the most prolific wrestler for 7 years straight until Okonkwo comes to “achieve fame as the greatest wrestler in the land” (27). Okonkwo’s skills and abilities make him a character that matters a lot because war is common in between tribes and strength is needed to be regarded as an icon. In that moment when Okonkwo ends Amalinze’s seven-year streak, fame grows around Okonkwo to become a future leader.
His life was a very interesting one. Knowing that an African American man could accomplesh so much in 20 years and have so much tributed to him is amazing. Him being the firt person to die stated a war that went on for eight years, the Revalutionary
The Fires of Jubilee Book Review In 1975, prize-winning biographer Stephen B. Oates, wrote the Fires of Jubilee; Nat Turner’s Fierce Rebellion along with many of his thirteen published books and more than seventy articles. Oates book, Fires of Jubilee, brings back the history of slave rebellion in the eyes of a smart, talented, and gifted African American, Nat Turner. As Oates writes this book, he tells the life and struggles that was brought upon Turner and many of the other African Americans on their whim to become free people. With the abilities Nat had as a child, many people including him self were convinced that he was “chosen” from the Lord. Initially, Nat Turner was established gifted growing up and was the talk of most Caucasian and African Americans communities.
The American Revolution changed George Washington forever, both for what he stood for and the respect that he gained from the whole world. Washington led many battles throughout the American Revolution whether he won or not he was still known and feared for his perseverance. Once he set out to accomplish a task he would do it to the best of his abilities. Joseph Ellis summarizes the contributions made by Washington in the American Revolution in his first paragraph of chapter three with this thorough introduction "He was forty-three years old when he rode out of Mount Vernon toward Philadelphia. He was fifty-one when he arrived back at Mount Vernon on Christmas Eve, 1783 the most famous man in the world the cause he headed had not only smashed two British armies and destroyed the first British Empire, it had also set in motion a political movement committed to principles that were destined to topple the monarchical and aristocratic dynasties of the Old World."
One reason why Alexander of Macedonia should be called Alexander the Great is that he was very influential. For instance, in Document E, it states that his empire was held together for a very long time after his death. It took him 11 years to build his empire, and it held together for 10 years. This shows that since he had a big influence on his people, they continued to follow his ways of life (E). In addition, for 1000 years, Greek was the official language of Jordan, in the Middle East (E).
In addition, Andrew Jackson was one of the few people who were placed on money bill for his numerous achievements. The timeline of Jackson’s life and accomplishments was fascinating. He showed his effectiveness and set his outstanding reputation decades before becoming the president for his first term in 1828 at the age of 61. Andrew Jackson was known for being the national war hero for the various victories that he brought to the United States. With Andrew Jackson’s leadership, the U.S. Army defeated British in the War of 1812.
Based on John Tyler unexpected Presidency in 1841, he should be ranked with a 4.5. Though he was a slave owner and joined the Confederate State Congress during the civil war, he still had a very strong will during his Presidency that positively all Presidents after him. He would have been able to do much more if he was able to get anything past the other branches of the government. President John Tyler did not have much of any goals when he was inaugurated because he was serving as vise president before President William Henry Harrison died, but he did have some major accomplishments. At the beginning of office he had himself immediately sworn in which set a precedent for all Vice Presidents who became President.
He overcame his rough childhood and became one of the most powerful leaders of all time. Without this man, the colonies would never be as successful as the were. He created the basis of our federal government and became our first President. Therefore, George Washington deserves to be in the Revolutionary Hall of Fame for his determination to fight, giving our military more strength, and the many great decisions he made in office. First, Washington has been determined his whole life.
When speaking of the fabled Trojan War, many people can only name a few heroes from that time, such as; Achilles, Hector, Paris, Helen of Troy, or King Agamemnon. Another one of these well-known heroes is Odysseus, who not only had to endure a decade of war, and then win the aforementioned war, but also spent another decade trying to find his way home to his kingdom and family. Odysseus is a well-known hero for not only winning the Trojan War through his cunning and trickery, but also for all the hardships and trails he and his crew mates went through trying to get home. According to Homer, Odysseus was king of Ithaca, and Homer portrayed Odysseus as “a man of outstanding wisdom and shrewdness, eloquence, resourcefulness, courage, and endurance.” (Britannica) Odysseus is a well-known Greek hero, who is always associated with the Trojan War, and in the
Odysseus was a master builder and build most of his home himself. “While he had arrows he aimed and shot, and every shot brought down /one of his huddling enemies./ But when all barbs had flown from the bowman’s fist, he leaned his bow in the bright entry way/ beside the door, and armed: a four-ply shield/ hard on his shoulder” (1160; bk. 22, lines 119-124). Odysseus was a great warrior and proved himself in battle countless times, by using strength and also his smarts. Odysseus used his craftiness to his advantage many times throughout the Odyssey.
“Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.” Words of the famous 7th president, Andrew Jackson. During his time in office he made decisions that affected the history of the world forever. Jackson was a man of respect and independence. He made a way for himself in his early years that led to him becoming a well-known American general. Being a well-known general led him to run for president and eventually impacting the United States in ways that still remain around today.
George Lee grew up to be a very influential person in the south despite growing up in poverty and having an abusive stepfather. Lee was born in Edwards, Mississippi in 1904. His mother died while he was a child, and this put a damper his childhood. Despite this, he persevered and graduated from high school. In the 1930’s he became a preacher in the town of Belzoni, a town where many African Americans lived, most in extreme poverty.
After President Polk, would be General Zachary Taylor (see figure 3). His courage and leadership made him a national hero. General Taylor won many crucial battles in the beginning middle and end of this war. After the war he used his heroism as a base to become President. He became president but died after 16 months in office.
Alexander the great was considered the first super-hero of Western Civilization because he was able to conquer so much land even though he only lived to be 32 years old. He was able to conquer Egypt and the Persian Empire. Although there armies were much larger than theirs he was a brilligent military leader who was able to maneuver this problem. For example when he fought the Persians he was in a narrow field so it didn’t matter on numbers but much more on skill. He learned this when his father gave him the Calvary and took him on military missions from a young age.
“Coach Al Sears was the best coach and I was sad to see him leave. He pushed all the wrestlers to their limits and then some. He truly was the best and hopefully Coach Joe can meet his expectations or better yet even surpass him as a wrestling coach.” Jamie said. A four-time All-American wrestler in the heavyweight division at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and highly successful wrestling coach at Belleville West for the past 14 years, Sears has been elected as part of the 2015 class into the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Hall of Fame. Coach Sears had well deserved this place in the hall of fame as he lead the Belleville west wrestlers to countless victories and even gotten wrestlers scholarships to multiple universities or colleges.