Another influence was the Spanish-American War. As lieutenant colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment, he was one of the most conspicuous heroes of the war (Freidel and Sidey, 2006). Teddy also had to overcome the thoughts of those who were bitter of him. Although Roosevelt unexpectedly became President of the U.S his first term, he was inspired to run for a second
pd.2 The War Of 1812 In the War of 1812, the Us went up against the greatest naval power in the world, Great Britain. In a conflict that would impacted on the young country’s future.The immediate causes of the war of 1812 were a series of economic sanctions taken by the british and french against the us as part of the napoleonic wars and american outrage at the british practice of the impressment especially after the chesapeake incident of 1807. in 1812 with president madison in office congress declared war against the british. the war began with an attack on canada, both as an effort to gain land
Hamilton wanted a well-developed Treasury and was determined to make it one. Hamilton had many Cabinet battles with Thomas Jefferson (the Secretary of State) and other political members, battling over how much power the Treasury should have in the Government. Hamilton also desired to start the First Bank of the U.S. This bank was going to help America pay back the millions of dollars it owed to France and other allies. In 1791, his Bank was
During the American Revolution, congress felt the need for a stronger union, and a stronger government to defeat Great Britain. A year after America declared independence on July 4, 1776 congress had drafted the Articles on March 1, 1781 they ratified America’s first written constitution, The Articles of Confederation. The Confederation was still facing economic, political, and diplomatic problems. A group of men called the Nationalist decided to step in. They believed in stronger government to protect America’s interest and decided to meet in George Washington home back in Philadelphia.
Abhraham Lincoln is the president whom impacted America the most and was the strongest. The first president of our country was George Washington, and although he was an impeccable leader, not the best when set side to Abraham Lincoln. Few individuals might say Washington was the best because he had originated the Citizen President. "He showed his tremendous leadership skills on the field of battle," (Weston 4), and also served in the French and Indian war, however he still does not compare to Lincoln. One of the major problems in America during the time Abraham Lincoln was president, was the civil war.
However, Washington was able to give them the direction and motivation to keep going.Over the course of the grueling eight-year war, the colonial forces won few battles but consistently held their own against the British. In October 1781, with the aid of the French (who allied themselves with the colonists over their rivals the British), the Continental forces were able to capture British troops under General Charles Cornwallis(1738-1805) in Yorktown, Virginia. This action effectively ended the Revolutionary War and Washington was declared a national hero. According to BBC-History-Historic Figures: George Washington,In 1783, with a peace treaty signed between Great Britain and the U.S., Washington, believing he had done his duty, gave up his command of the army and returned to Mount Vernon, intent on resuming his life as a gentleman farmer and family man. However, in 1787, he was asked to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and head the committee to draft the new constitution.
This act actually helped the Democratic-Republican Party win the election in the 1800’s(“American History”).The Alien and Sedition act were passed by Congress in 1798 and signed by John Adams. These acts made it extremely hard for immigrants to vote. Before this act, the immigrants would have to live at least 5 years in the United States. Now because of this act they have raised it to 14 years in order for immigrants to vote. The federalists saw foreigners as a threat to American security.
Many factors helped influence and inspire the writing of the song. The “Star-Spangled Banner” is a powerful anthem for the United States because of the inspiration of one battle, one man, and one flag. The Battle of Baltimore, taking place during the War of 1812, was the event that inspired the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Not long after the United States won its independence from English, the young country was once again at war with England in the War of 1812 (Georgiady and Romano 6). After destroying Washington, the capital, the British continued towards Baltimore, seeking revenge for the 500 ships they lost to the city’s privateers (Poole). Following its successful attack on Alexandria, Virginia, the British naval force entered Baltimore Harbor and prepared to attack Fort McHenry (The Star-Spangled Banner Project), located in the Baltimore Harbor (Edwin).
One of the most popular and memorable events that happened in America was the American revolution or American war of Independence. The American revolution was a conflict that happened between Great Britain and the colonials(Americans). The colonists rejected and declined Great Britain 's monarchy system and wanted more of democratic leadership and religious freedom, but Great Britain did not approve of this. After those hardworking years, the Americans won thanks to George Washington and many others ' leadership, freedom was gained, and the Declaration of Independence was forever accepted and remembered. Later on, many other events took place for great causes and great infamy such as, the Civil War, Great Depression, WWI and WWII, civil rights act, and many more, acts that guaranteed America religious, speech, to express ideas and controversial opinions
The American's presidency tradition has carried onto this very day. Our country had had many great presidents who did great things for our countries. But there is one who started it all. He was the first president of the United States, and also known as the "Father of the Nation". George Washington is indeed one of the best presidents our country has ever had.