Virtues of a Perfectionist One of the most influential individuals in American history was Benjamin Franklin. Franklin a renowned author, printer, politician and U.S. Founding Father, made numerous contributions towards the development and writing of the Constitution of the United States as well as the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin strived to improve himself over the course of his life due to the fact, that “Franklin was a conscious and a conscientious perfectionist”(Arriving at Perfection) that desired to embark on the journey to moral perfection and self improvement through a variety of different avenues. Franklin believed that if he applied the guidance of the thirteen virtues he could achieve moral perfection and improve
Plus, Malcolm’s good writing and description made the essay not only enjoyable to read but also an educational read. Altogether, I found this essay to be a pleasant and interesting. Although known as Malcolm X today, this essay begins with a young man named Malcolm Little. With a new beginning in mind, Malcolm moves to live with Ella. Strong and independent, Ella is a black woman who has taken in many Little family members.
There are an endless amount of Presidents that could have been picked for this project that would have worked. However getting Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt I feel like I got the jackpot. Theodore is definitely my favorite president ever. Teddy had such an interesting life before being president and you could honestly write a paper just on his life before the White House. There are just some really cool facts about Theodore too that makes him so cool to learn about.
He then worked for his father creating candles but firmly disliked it and craved for more of his life. Franklin’s love for writing grew and desired to join a printing company and soon left for London to follow his dream. There, he worked harder than anyone else, “They wondered to see, from this and several instances, that the Water-American, as they called me, was stronger than themselves, who drank strong beer” (Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, 34)! When he returns to Philadelphia, he is met by a friend Meredith when they decide to manage Keimer’s press printing company. Franklin succeeds in the business and makes great money and soon is the official printer for the Pennsylvania Assembly.
Bernie is honest, reliable, and is not afraid to relentlessly fight for necessary changes even when viewed as unrealistic. Bernie is committed to his supporters, and more importantly his positions that strongly advocate for affordable higher education, a livable minimum wage, healthcare as a human right. Barks begins his moderately biographical explanation of Fitzgerald’s critical reception with a quote from his college days at Princeton. At the time Fitzgerald was barely twenty years of age, he had high aspirations, telling his friend, “I want to be one of the greatest writers who ever lived, don’t you?”(1). Barks discusses public views and reactions after each successive publication, tying in how Fitzgerald’s personal life impacted his own
In my opinion though, the best evidence that learning to read was good for Douglass, is this book itself. This book had a great impact on the people of the North and even now is being continuously reprinted. It was of great help in showing the people of the North just what slavery was really like and did untold amounts of good. This book is a classic, a classic that may never have been written if Douglass did not work so hard to learn to read and write. Even now, my writing of this
King Arthur was a very powerful and intelligent king. From childhood, he learned many virtues and lessons, but he didn’t know that the lessons he was learning had to do with becoming a great leader. Ben Carson is very similar to king Arthur in many ways. Ben learned several things from childhood as well as from reading literature of the world around him which made him a great man later on in life. I will be talking about Ben Carson and why he is a great reincarnation of King Arthur.
“No-it was always money, mama. We just didn’t know about it”. Walter is a very “wild dreamer” but he means well, he tries his best to succeed and prosper for his family. Walter is money crazy but he means well and only wants money for one reason, to provide for his family. Furthermore, hearing all of these great characteristics and dreams, Walter, Lena, and Ruth clearly show importance towards family and the American dream.
Although this book is well written, there is also a few contradictions but overall this book has addressed every aspect of Jackson's life. Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication is a book that everyone should read to fully grasp Andrew Jackson's choices and strategies made to better the United States of America. James C. Curtis is a well-educated man, and this gives him the merit to compose this biography and talk critically. College students and people who are intrigued with history would find this to be interesting and educational. This book is considered James C. Curtis's best-written works and it is justifiably
Also, King has made a tremendous impact on the future of equality for all. Largely his most iconic speech was that of his 1963 speech, I Have a Dream (A&E Networks Television). Martin Luther king is widely recognized as one of the best speech givers of all time. Personally I picked him as a speaker to analyze as King appealed to the masses in a time period in which it was difficult, with a subject that was very hard to enforce. Also, one thing I really enjoy about King, as a speaker is his how relatable he is and how he practices what he preaches.
Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America is a biography that tells the life and success of Abraham Lincoln. At the beginning it talks about his life and how rough he grew up. As Lincoln grew up he wanted to learn to read and write because he was ashamed that his father couldn 't. Lincoln learning to read and write was a key factor to help him win the election and become as successful as he was. Even as a young child Lincoln claims to naturally be anti-salvory ( page 281).
In conclusion, Before You Go is a great book with a great storyline that will keep the reader reading for hours. The storyline isn 't the only factor that created such a great book. The theme and mood also played a big role in creating the book. Even though the book is great, there was one flaw that I believe should have been fixed. Despite the book being so small the author did an amazing job writing the story.
Weems receives the credit for the cherry tree myth that so many of us know to this very day and use this to give an exaggerated reason for Washington 's honesty. He used this wild story to gain any small amount of wealth he could grab from the unsuspecting people of this time. He weaved stories to teach lessons on behalf of Washington to further his point that he was such a great leader. President Abraham Lincoln admitted to reading the stories as a young boy to help shape him into the great president he had later become. By making up these stories to heighten Washington’s stature, people admired and perceived him as a religious man, even though there is no evidence to support that he was a devout Christian.