He did what he believed in. In Robinsons letter to the president he addressed how the world just keeps saying be patient and then wouldn’t do anything, he called out the president on how he isn’t helping everyone, he is hurting everyone. (Robinson, letter) and (Wilson,web). Robinson’s impact on society portrayed his legacy as a great one and made people realize that he was a hero, but also that everyone can be a hero. Jackie Robinson truly has left an impact as the man who broke the color barrier.
He obviously admires both leaders but merely wishes to point out, often through the use of recently declassified documents, that theirs was on occasion "a fractious alliance" rather than what Mr. Aldous calls "the merely love-struck political marriage of contemporary myth." In the 1990s, Sir Nicholas Henderson, British ambassador, said that "If I reported to you what Margaret Thatcher really thought about President Reagan, it would damage Anglo-American relations, " (page2). Over the brewing war over the Falkland Islands in 1982, Mrs. Thatcher... was deeply disappointed when Reagan told her that his administration
Due to such destructive war tactics, Kerry says that “America placed a cheapness on the lives of” the Southeast Asians that they were fighting (17). Although the Vietnam War was ruinous for everyone, Kerry wants to highlight the disparity between the races when it comes to the devastation of
It was given to recognize the events of the 20th century as the world moved into the 21st century. Wiesel looked back on how people were treated with indifference and asked that the US government and people do better in the new millennium. This was a great speech because of the timing and message. The 20th century was full of wars, poverty, and hatred among peoples. Not only did these terrible things happen, but the victims of them were, in general, treated with indifference by governments and society.
Ronald Reagan was an influential leader due to his actions in the Cold War, his stance on international peace, and his impact on the US economy. Between 1981 and 1989, Ronald Reagan was a major force in creating a peaceful end to the Cold War. The military spending policies of the Reagan-Bush years forced the Soviets to the brink of economic collapse (Jim Woods). This was beneficial to ending the Cold War because the Soviets could not afford to move resources, Nuclear Missiles, into firing positions. In particular, President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative intimidated the Soviet leaders and
America just got out of The First World War and The Great Depression. We had lost many troops and we were recovering from the hard times of The Great Depression. Most Americans had no desire to join the war. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, we helped in the war by providing arms to our allies and neutral countries. One of the main reasons that America finally joined the war is because of Japan and their attack on Pearl Harbor, after America was thrust into WWII everyday life changed all across the country.
In the beginning, Thatcher was sincere and used her personal experiences to show he had a “grace of a deeper kind” (23). By being sincere, Thatcher built her effectiveness and her ability to sympathetic. By the end of the speech, her tone switched to optimistic. While the rest of her speech was emotional and sincere, the last paragraph shows the hope for the future of the country, even through they have lost an exceptional former president. In the last sentence of the speech, Thatcher states that American stands for “freedom and opportunity for ordinary people” (98).
In his classic essay, “Civil Disobedience,” Henry David Thoreau, spoke about the lack of facts behind voting within the government. Thoreau said, “All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it” (Thoreau p. 22). As a middle-class citizen, Stempel was laughed at by the court for expressing the truth. First-class citizen, Charles Van Doren, however, was revered and praised for finally telling the truth. This verifies Thoreau’s beliefs regarding voting and court situations.
The treaty of Versailles, created by the allied nations, aimed itself at weakening Germany as much as possible. The treaty forced a German loss of territory, massive economical problems, which again were only worsened by the great depression in the 1930s and forced a large number of German people to flee their country. It also severely weakened the German government, so that when the time came, it became a lot easier for Hitler on his way to power in Germany with fascism and nazism. And in most people’s opinion, Hitler is the main character and factor of the Second World War. But without the treaty of Versailles, Hitler was most likely to fail on his path to power in Germany, and would never have succeeded to start a war in the first place.
Leaders must exercise self-discipline by overpowering their personal egos or sentiments. Gandhi displayed great power, not through using his power to force others to bend to his will, but by using peaceful means to reach his goals. Mahatma Gandhi surrendered his successful law practice and agreed to a simple life to live among the millions who lived in poverty during his freedom fight. Gandhi believed in the unity of all mankind under one God and preached Hindu, Muslim and Christian ethics. He had an excel understanding of the human psychology and used it alongside with his community relation skills constructing him a great