Introduction This assignment was to write an essay on anyone who is considered a hero and evaluate them on their heroism. For this assignment I have chosen Winston Churchill the ex prime minister of Britain during the second World War. I decided to choose Winston Churchill as my hero because he was a very famous figure from recent european history. The research question I chose for this assignment was: what were Winston Churchill’s major achievements from 1893 to 1944. The point of this assignment was to evaluate a hero on their heroism which is why I have made some assessment criterion to assess my hero.
On March 5th 1946, not even one year after the overwhelming victory of the Alliance over the Nazis in World War II, Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the time (1940 – 1945), was invited to deliver a speech at Westminster College, in Fulton, Missouri. It is commonly known as “The iron curtain speech”, but Churchill refers to it as “The Sinews of Peace” at the end of the same. This speech reflected his own personal opinion, and was aimed at the people of the United States of America, his countrymen across the Atlantic ocean and other nations. The nature of it is political, taking into consideration the historical context within it occurred: tensions between the Western Bloc (composed of the United States of America, NATO allies and others) and the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies in the Warsaw Pact), just after World War II had ended. These tensions were perpetuated for decades and were the cause of the conflict known as the Cold War.
In the following years after the First World War, Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister of Britain, came into political power and entered office on May 28, 1937, remaining the Prime Minister of Britain until May 10, 1940. Numerous nations across the world were still recovering from the destruction left behind from World War 1, leaving most countries with the intention of preventing future world wars from occuring no matter how difficult it would be in doing so. Many political leaders across the world were left with full control over the direction that their nations would be heading (in what sense) in (building the political and economic foundations of their nations) after the global map was redrawn, and historically significant people began to establish their legacy. Powerful political leaders such as Neville Chamberlain began to take actions in establishing the general security of their nation, attempting to take steps against radical and dangerous leaders such as Hitler, the leader of the socialist Nazi Germany, and Stalin, leader of the communist Soviet Union. Many world leaders began to realize this looming and potentially tragic threat to world peace, prompting leaders to take action against these radical regimes.
President Roosevelt starts his speech out by comparing the present, then the year 1906, to former president George Washington 's time as leader. He compares and contrast the problems of the time. He then begins his discussion of “Pilgrim 's Progress”. It is about right after this that President Roosevelt produces an ethical appeal to his audience when he speaks, “There should be relentless exposure of and attack upon every evil man, whether politician or businessman, every evil practice, whether in politics, business, or social life.” With this statement, he is portraying to the crowd that he is not
By drawing parallels between himself and Billy Pilgrim, providing philosophies and points of view, and recalling wartime events from WWII in the wake of a new war, Kurt Vonnegut brings many new concepts to the hypothetical table in the novel Slaughterhouse-Five. A biographical background can help readers understand the context of the novel. Kurt Vonnegut, born on November 11, 1922, is “considered one of the most influential American novelists of the twentieth century” (“Kurt,” Biography.com). Vonnegut enlisted in the U.S Army, serving in the European theater of WWII. After the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, he was captured by the Germans and taken to Dresden, roughly a month before it was firebombed.
In the political and social satire A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Mark Twain demonstrates his excessive pride and glory for political, economic, and technology advances of his time by developing an interesting plot in which an 19th century mechanic travels back into the time of a cruel feudalistic Camelot and attempts to modernize and improve it. He compares the basic 19th America he knew to the medieval ages of Great Britain. The novel denounces the medieval period exemplified strict rule by the monarch, unity between the church, and showed that many of the common
Roberts father Joe was a rich businessman and his mother Rose was the daughter of the mayor of Boston, Massachusetts (biography.com, 2017). The Kennedy family members were looked to as handsome, charismatic, and powerful (biography.com, 2017). Roberts father became a U.S. ambassador to Britain, and the family moved to England. The family returned to the states in 1939, because of the threat of World War II (biography.com, 2017). Robert Kennedy and his siblings had a lot going for them as
Gladstone was a British politician, ancient member of the Torys and the leader of the Liberal, while Disraeli was the leader of the opposition, the Conservative party. Benjamin Disraeli, was a British politician and writer, who twice served as Prime Minister, first in 1868, and then from 1874 until 1880. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party and he is commonly viewed as the great pro-active imperialist who hoped to unite the classes under the banner of the Empire. From the late 1800s through the early 1900s, Western Europe pursued a policy of imperialism that became known as New Imperialism. This New Imperialist Age gained its impetus from economic, military, political, humanitarian, and religious reasons, as well as from the development and acceptance of a new theory—Social Darwinism— and
During the war there were also many sacrifices taken. Franklin D. Roosevelt, was the president of the time and he was also a World War II hero. World War II started in the year 1939. The war started whenever Germany invaded Poland. This caused Britain and France to declare war on Germany September 3rd.
Edmond Burke Edmund Burke was born on 12 January 1729 and served in the British Parliament from 1774-1794. During his time there he dealt with revolutions in America, France, India and Ireland. During his time Edmond took care of major issues by writing and speaking about them. These problems included constitutional limits on the crown taxation etc. During the 19th century he was praised by both conservatives and liberals and also people view him as the founder of modern conservatism.