Another reason he is not an astonishing leader is that he increased the number of senators so that more people would support him. I have concluded that Julius Caesar was not the fantastic leader that many people say he was, and he was a forceful and selfish dictator who does not deserve my respect. Even though Julius Caesar is very well known, does he deserve all of this fame? In my opinion,
Both Theodore and Taft grew up “. . . as the favored child in close-knit, illustrious families where affection and respect abounded. Both inherited from their fathers legacies of honorable and distinguished careers, as well as a commitment to public service and a dedication to the Republican Party” (Goodwin 48).
One of the best examples of the effects of an inflexible mind set is Julius Caesar. Caesar was quite a capable leader, because he had confidence, determination, the ability to judge character, and he worked for the public good. However, Caesar let his popularity and confidence turn him into an arrogant and stubborn leader. Caesar himself shamelessly tells the senators that he will not change his mind in his “North Star” speech (3. 1.
In the end, Roosevelt defeated Taft in the primaries, by which voters chose their preferred Republican candidate. Effectively, at the Republican National Convention, the party bosses nominated Taft for reelection. Roosevelt implicated the party leaders as thieves, him and his delegates walked out of the convention furious. Reported fistfights erupted on the convention floor. In the midst of all this, the Bull Moose Party lost at the national government level in 1912, it continued putting candidates on the election at the state and local votes.
The many Americans that believed Hoover was at fault for the crisis, then began to look at Roosevelt for some sort of solution. One reason Roosevelt was so popular was because he was, unlike Hoover, very much in favor of Federal appropriation. One very important quote from Roosevelt was “Repeated attempts at their solution without the aid of government had left us baffled and bewildered… We knew that we must find practical controls over blind economic forces and blindly selfish men”(Hanes and Hanes 58). This quote is important because it is saying that Hoover 's attempts at trying to fix the crisis without Federal appropriation wasn’t working. It says that there are too many selfish people that would not help out other Americans.
As the roaring twenties reached their end the battle against alcohol in the United States is just arising to a turning point. With serious controversy over the Volstead Act the country was greatly divided. There was also the extreme rising occurrences of crime, the creation of gangs and a newly established, unorganized criminal justice system. Prohibition was a disaster across America and the more reforment from the government just made things worse. In 1928 Herbert Hoover is elected president burning the dust off onto Al Smith by simply walking away with electoral votes, winning 444-40.
His constant battle to maintain the image of being loyal to his father and grandfather did in fact in my opinion show weakness on his part. Qianlong was more focused on showing his filiaity than ruling, which in his later years would make him weak, but he was still a good emperor. At the beginning of his rule, he was directly involved with cases involving embezzlement over 1000 taels. If Qianlong decided the accused was guilty, he would order an immediate decapitation, which shows how he emulated his father. In the later years of his rule, however, Qianlong decided to use the aid of Hesen, who was a member of the grand council.
In the story of Julius Caesar, although in the beginning he did not have a large ego, as Julius kept winning battles his ego became a problem. As an example, in not thinking about the consequences of his decisions he would put his soldiers in sometimes dangerous situations without hesitation; if it meant he might gain the upper hand. Similarly, in The Taming of the Shrew Katherine was simply born with a big ego. Ultimately, she felt that because she was rich and pretty she was simply entitled, “ I pray you, sir, is it your will to make a stale of me amongst these
Abbrigail Stevens Mrs. Martinez English IV, 4th Hour 4-21-16 Spanish Armada The defeat of the Spanish Armada caused Spain to become a second rate world power and forced Spain to change its goal for exploration. In the late 1500s King Philip decided he wanted to take over the world. He planned to take control of the English Channel. They were trying to transport a Spanish Army to Britain from the Netherland. In 1586 he decided to build the invincible Armada (Spanish Armada Defeated).
Chapter 9: Theodore Roosevelt: The Conservative as Progressive Theodore Roosevelt believed in heroes. During his time, politics were frowned upon because the rich ran the government corruptly. Roosevelt was determined to join politics to fight the corruption. An ardent fighter, Roosevelt was aggressive. He loved being around aggressive people; furthermore, he loved wars, having been a hero in the Spanish-American War.
Among important Republican supporters he had the help of women, progressives internationals, the new business elites, and corporate interests party regulars grudgingly supported Hoover,but they never trusted him. The convention voted Hoover on the first ballot teaming him with Senate Leader Charles Curtis of Kansas. The republican
(142) Theodore Roosevelt and Howard Taft 's platforms on trusts and direct democracy, judicial recall and constitution usage in courts may have contrasted, but they did share similar opinions about women 's voting rights. Roosevelt, throughout the entirety of the election made his opinion on Taft very clear. Roosevelt said "But I do not care for Taft, indeed I think less of him as time goes on, in spite of the fact that I believe he is improving his position before the people. He is a flubdub with a streak of the second-rate and the common in him, and he has not the slightest idea of what is necessary if this country is to make social and industrial progress" (72). Taft, similarly, based much of his campaign on bad mouthing Roosevelt, while simultaneously advocating strong constitutional governing of the people.
When Roosevelt protected/established 150 national parks. Taft on the other didn’t want anything to do with preserving natural resources and Taft fired Pinchot who was a friend of Roosevelt when he was dealing with policies regarding conservation. This was a bad move of Taft because the people liked Pinchot and this made the people loyal Roosevelt even
It also covered the punitive expedition as was one of the incidents that saw the US and almost come so close to war that was it not by the intervention of President Woodrow Wilson and his Mexican counterpart Carranza that the war was averted. Generally, the punitive expedition was and still is considered a failure to Pershing, his troops and to the Americans as they never got to catch Villa. Pershing and his troops were in Mexico for 11 months and they failed to capture the revolutionary leader. Nonetheless, it can also be seen as a success as the troops were able to engage Villa and keep him away from attacking American cities and its people. The invasion to some extent was used by the troops as a training ground and testing of new military equipments in readiness for the war with Germans.
In 1912 Roosevelt decided to challenge Taft for the democratic nomination, and after not winning. created the progressive party, splitting the vote. Which is something most presidential candidates promise NOT to do. When you create a separate party, whether 80% or 8% of your voters come with you, you are taking voters from your Party. By doing this you are pretty much deciding that the third party wins, and in this case that was Woodrow Wilson.