Cyrus Beene & Diana Prince “The nitty-gritty, morally bankrupt, back-alley-brawling rest of the game, that’s me. It’s filthy and thankless, and it’s my hallelujah, heroin, and reason to breath”- Cyrus Beene. Cyrus Beene is a political mastermind in the hit television series known as Scandal. He is an impeccable example of attaining Machiavellian virtues due to his unending strive for more power and the decisions he makes when given the opportunity to achieve more power. The scandal series opens up with Fitzgerald Grant winning the presidential election. Nonetheless, he did not win the Presidential seat justly. According to Machiavelli, this is not of important contention. Machiavelli famously states two ways that a prince has the ability to …show more content…
President Grant won the election due to his political campaign manager, the first lady, and Cyrus Beene. These characters were able to rig the election and give the President electoral votes that were theoretically going to the opposing candidate. Thus, allowing President Grant to win the Presidency. The people who helped the President win the seat in office knew the consequences and risks of getting caught. However, if the President was elected, Cyrus Beene would be appointed as the White House Chief of Staff. Cyrus schemes his way up the political advancement ladder, but he is also smart enough to know when he is not capable of achieving something, that he will not focus on that issue. For example, Cyrus knew that he had all of the characteristics to be President, but was also aware of the fact that his sexuality and …show more content…
These virtues are not acquired easily. Plato is stating that a virtuous ruler will be able to make decisions that will benefit the entire country and not just certain people. Providentially, Diana was granted gifts from multiple gods. More importantly, she was granted power from Athena, the goddess of wisdom. She administered Diana the gifts of courage and wisdom. Considering that Diana obtains these gifts, she is multilingual. The languages that she retains in knowledge are her native language of Themysciran, ancient and modern Greek, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Mandarin, Chinese, Russian, and Hindi. Her comprehension does not end with languages. Additionally, she is a master tactician, strategist that is trained in the arts of leadership, persuasion, and diplomacy. Being granted the wisdom and courage of Athena, she is the best type of leader. Diana is a member of the justice league. Her influence as a Justice League member has given her the reputation of being the smartest and
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98% of Tennessee’s popular vote. John Adams carried 94% of New Hampshire’s vote (ushistory.org). Neither one of the candidates had a national appeal and they were both gone on the ballot in at least one state. John Adams had a secret meeting with Henry Clay before the election and got his support and that’s what people say led him to win the election (ushistory.org). He won over Western representatives whose states had voted for Jackson and even promised the votes of his home state Kentucky, that didn’t cast even one vote for John Adams (debate.org).
The presidential election of 1824 was very significant for America and its people; it was the end of th Republican-Federalist time period but it was the introduction of the Democratic-Republican party. There were four canidates running for president; Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, William Crawford, and Henry Clay. Jackson and Adams were fairly close in the lead of the election, Jackson with 99 votes and Adams with 84 votes. William Crawford and Henry Clay weren't really regarded to go on and becoming president considering they both had less than 50 votes; however, they still included them in the race to be fair. Although Jackson was assumed to win, he did not have the Constitutional requirement for victory, which was the majority of the
Not long before 1876, slavery had been abolished and the black Americans slow rise to prestige positions in congress began. The south had been flooded with former slaves; now free men, who were presumed to be equal American citizen. Entering the year of 1876, Americans were gearing up for a presidential election that would majorly impact the socioeconomic role in the coming generations of black America. Rutherford Hayes, running as the republican electorate won the candidacy for President. Unfortunately, the positions on president came at the cost of an agreement that is now called the Compromise of 1877.
How the Watergate Scandal Changed the Way we View our Presidents In 1972 a president would need to be elected for the next term, the two candidates were Richard Nixon and George McGovern. Richard Nixon who had already been on his first term won the election. Nixon tried to get ahead of his opponent in every way possible and went to extreme measures to do so.
Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott (1971-present) has sold over seven million records in the United States and has won five Grammy awards since her rap career began in the early 1990’s. “No female rap artist paralleled the success of Missy Elliott, neither during her reign nor before” (Birchmeier 2016). Elliott rose to fame among fans of nearly all ages, races, genders, and cultural backgrounds because of her original beats, lyrics, vocals and music videos that demonstrate true feminine wit, style, and showmanship. Her uniquely bold form of confident sexuality and self-acceptance coupled with a strong will, musical genius and hard work challenged the status quo of women and accomplished the unexpected in the formerly male dominated industry of rap
Where Triples Go To Die, by Phil Hutcheon, is a novel full of sports, race, romance, sex, and scandal. This novel will have people at the edge of their seats, wanting to read more. Throughout the novel readers are able to experience many real life situations. Readers are able to connect their own lives to the characters. I felt a connection to the characters as if I was experiencing what the characters were going through in the novel.
Finally, an election took place, and the person with the most votes would be the head, would be president. George Washington, who was previously a general in the American Revolution, got the most votes, and was elected president. It was a difficult job to have, because all eyes were on him. He was
The Democratic Party secured the South, and the Republican Party secured the North as expected, but the difference was the Midwest and the west coast, which the Republican secured and pushed them over the top. The electoral vote however was a different story, having Grant surpassing Greeley by over 200 votes with Grant holding 286, and Greeley holding only 66 votes out of a total of 352. This electoral landslide secured Grant’s reelection, but the death of Horace Greeley in November of 1872 made it definite that Grant stayed in office. This was the first and only time in American history where a candidate died during the electoral process. Almost immediately following the election, Grant was involved in the Credit Mobilier scandal involving The Union Pacific Railroad Company dissolved all the trust that Grant has changed since his first term.
After the election, the candidate who won was General Ulysses S. Grant. Therefore the republican party won the presidential election. In total, Ulysses S. Grant had gathered 214 electoral votes, where as Horatio Seymour had only a total of 80 electoral votes. At the time the presidential candidate only needed 214 electoral votes to win the presidency because not all of the 50 states were established at the time. In the year 1868 there was only a total of 294 electoral votes.
Diana, Princess of Wales, was at the height of popularity at the time of her death. During Diana’s life as a princess, her philanthropy, as well as her scandal-plagued marriage, was broadcasted worldwide. At the young age of thirty-six, Diana was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris. Following Princess Diana’s death, the British Broadcasting Company released a news story providing rhetorically effective information. While the BBC was rhetorically effective, Queen Elizabeth and Wikipedia shared selections lacking rhetorical effectiveness, the most rhetorically effective amongst the selections was the eulogy the Earl of Spencer gave at Diana’s funeral.
In The Odyssey, by Homer, Athena influences the lives of Odysseus and his family. In Greek mythology, gods challenge and control mortals. Gods also provide support to mortals and thus, mortals depend and act on behalf of the gods and their decisions. Athena, daughter of Zeus, is the goddess of wisdom, and both Telemachus and Odysseus benefit from her power. Athena possesses the ability to disguise herself and others, and this skill allows her to give advice and guidance.
Lady Diana Spencer, the princess of the people who never got chance to be their queen. The late first wife to the heir of the throne, a loving mother to her two sons, Prince William who will one day be king and Prince Harry. A Princess who was determined to challenge the protocols of the monarch. A woman who prioritised humanitarian events, a celebrity due to her fashion trends, the people’s princess. No one expected that her life would end in tragedy at the young age of thirty-six.
A powerful leader shows the strength of a lion and the wisdom of an owl. One gets their men out of any predicament they may find themselves in while staying mostly intact. It’s difficult, but the main character Odysseus often makes the correct and moral decision. Intelligence is greatly valued in the world of ancient Greece and Odysseus is fortuitous enough to have it. In The Odyssey, intelligence is seen as an important trait to the Greeks because quick thinking and careful decisions shows a great likelihood of becoming a strong leader.
My own fame is for wisdom among the gods --deceptions too.” (The Odyssey 13.379-384.) She acts as his advisor and protector, aiding him constantly through his journey to return to Ithaca. She even addresses the other gods about Odysseus’s situation, and “if it... pleases the
Princess Diana’s Case Conceptualisation: Borderline Personality Disorder Princess Diana exhibited many observable behaviours which made the people around her worried till the day she passed away. Following is a critical outlook on the ups and downs she had due to her mental health issues. Background of the case Family history and early development One of the most prominent royal bloods of the 20th century, Lady Diana Frances Spencer was born to be the people’s princess. She was born on the 1st of July 1961 to her parents, the Viscount and Viscountess of Althorp, Edward Spencer and Frances Ruth Burke Roche at Park House at Sandringham, Northfolk.