This essay will discuss Laurent Joffrin’s statement in History Today (2005) that ‘had he died before crowning himself Emperor in December 1804, he would be remembered today as fondly as George Washington is in the United States.’ There are many comparisons between the two great military leaders in the establishment of their countries. This essay will focus on all the achievements of Napoleon prior to 1804 and his heightened public appeal at this time and then after 1804 his demise. The Corsican-born Napoleon, one of the greatest military strategists in history, rapidly rose in the ranks of the French Revolutionary Army during the late 1790s . By the end of the eighteenth-century France was at war with most of Europe, at this time Napoleon came back from his expeditions in Egypt to take control of the French government and to save his country from brink of defeat. He was very lucky to do so however because he slipped past a couple of British frigates on his way back from his Egyptian disaster he also happened to be the best man on hand when Sieyes was looking for some way of linking the army and the political system and, in particular, a popular military hero.
HISTORY ASSESSMENT TASK 1 - INVESTIGATING THE PAST CHOSEN INDIVIDUAL: Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton was an incredibly intelligent and significant individual in America’s, and the world’s, history. Hamilton was one of America’s Founding Fathers and also features on the American ten dollar note. Alexander Hamilton became a Lieutenant Colonel and George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Revolutionary War and helped lead America to victory. George Washington was impressed by Hamilton’s intelligence and courage, so he promoted him to be his assistant during the Revolutionary War which started on the 19th April 1775. Alexander Hamilton was not satisfied, and constantly asked if he could have a troop to command and lead, although Washington would always respond with “no.” Later on, Washington eventually allowed Hamilton to be trusted with orders and commands, such as in the battle of Yorktown where he was given permission to lead an attack, and eventually force the British to surrender.
influential and successful military leaders in history, who changed warfare with innovative tactics. Though, his reign was brief, but brought much glory to France and stabilized the uprooted country followed by the French Revolution in 1789. He introduced economic reforms and a Civil Code that became the model for most of Europe and beyond. Historical Background 2. Napoleon Bonaparte was born in the year 1769, in Corsica, an island in France.
Many people helped the Americans win the Revolutionary War. Some of these people were not even American, one of them was Marquis De Lafayette, a French aristocrat who joined the Revolutionary War on his own request (The Marquis 1). Lafayette played a big part in getting France to agree to ally with the Americans, was one of the most successful leaders in combat for the American Revolutionary War, and one of George Washington 's most trusted friends. Marquis De Lafayette was born September 6, 1757, in Chavaniac, France, into a family of noble military lineage (Marquis De 1). His birth name was Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier (The Marquis 1).
George Washington The First President Lots of people think that George Washington was only the first president and did not do much else. Many people know that George Washington was the first president and he was a good leader who fought a important war, but he was so much more than that. George Washington changed the world by fighting and winning the Revolutionary War. He became one of the most famous American born soldier, and he became the first president to lead America. He left a legacy as the first president.
The war lasted eight long years with America, France, Spain, and the Dutch on one side and the Great British Empire on the opposite. On October 19, 1781, the last major land battle of the American Revolution took place, the Battle of Yorktown. Similar to all other battles in this war, the Americans were fighting for independence
He is one of the founding father of the U.S. and authored the most influential pamphlets at the of the American Revolution and inspired rebels to declare independence from Britain. He migrated to the British American colonies in 1774, and published Common Sense on January 1776 and many theories of his pamphlet series.
He was one of the few who paved the way for a great political revolution in his nation and increased the outreach of ‘The Conservative’ party’s visions and objectives. Though he initially struggled to find his place in the ‘House of Commons’, Benjamin took the political circles of his nation by storm after he arrived. After a period of thirty seven years since his arrival, he led his party to a thumping victory, and eventually went on to become the Prime Minister of Britain. Benjamin also has the reputation of being the only Jewish man in the history of Britain to have held the post of the Prime Minister. His leadership abilities got the attention of Queen Victoria, who named Benjamin the ‘Earl of Beaconsfield’, one of the highest political honours awarded to an individual.
John C. Calhoun was born on March 18, 1782 in Abbeville district, South Carolina. He was born to a wealthy family that had recently moved from Pennsylvania. He enrolled in a local academy at eighteen years old and attended Yale College two years later. After college, Calhoun spent a year at law school and studied in the office of a member of the Federalist Party. He was elected to the South Carolina state legislature in 1808 and to the United States House of Representatives in 1811.
“Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential”. These words belong to one of the most important figures in history and society during the late 19th and 20th century, and to the most famous British Prime Minister of the 1900’s, William Churchill, a man full of principle, courage, and compassion. Needless to say, he had earned the title of expert in the field of politics, since his impact on British and international politics is uncontested. To put in another way, he can be considered as one of the greatest leading personalities of all time. Winston Churchill’s political career began when he was first elected to British Parliament in 1900 as a Conservative.