Allan Pinkerton “Allan Pinkerton was a key figure in the development of the railroad police as well as in the development of contract security forces” (Hess and Wrobleski, 1996, p.17). A native of Scotland, Pinkerton was born, August 25, 1819. He was forced to immigrate to the United States in 1842 due to his involvement in a radical chartist group and settled near Chicago, Illinois. After some searching, he moved to a town called Dundee that was in need of a cooper and quickly gained control of the market because of his superior quality barrels and low prices. His desire to continually improve his business actually led him down the path to being a detective.
John Steinbeck’s literature influenced a lot of people because of the way he write his books. He makes them interesting and also it helps changed society. Steinbeck’s books make us human realize how our American economy is and how it works, also on how it affects everyone. John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel prize in literature for his astonishing creative books. Steinbeck had died from a
This paper will shed light on life of the greatest American president of all time – Abraham Lincoln. There are
Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most revered leaders of the 20th century. But he was also more than that; Dr. King was also one of America’s most devout Christians and played a very important role in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Perhaps the most impressive skill he possessed was his excellent writing style. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a very talented speaker and leader who was able to get his beliefs across clearly with the combination of his skill with literary devices and his passion for his subject. Son to Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King
This style f writing makes sense for him to use, since Ellis has written a number of other biographical books about these two men and their counterparts, such as American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson and Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams, both critically acclaimed and regarded as two of the best books on our second and third presidents. Ellis’ juxtaposition of these seemingly
Sandburg has written many famous poems “His verse is vigorous and impressionistic, written without regard for conventional meter and form, in language both simple and noble” (Columbia). The poem “Buttons” was written by Sandburg in 1916 during World War I. At this time in his life Carl Sandburg was a journalist in Chicago and most likely witnessed this first hand. In Carl Sandburg’s poem “Buttons” he uses satire to show feelings of dislike for how Americans act toward war and the cost of American soldier’s lives. In the first line of “Buttons” satire is seen.
He won a Pulitzer Prize for his book Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation and he also won a National Book Award for his book American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, which were both bestsellers. This book examined the life and endeavors of the first President of the United States, General George Washington. In the book, Ellis covered three main parts of Washington’s life, his military feats in the French and Indian War, his achievements as a general during the American Revolution, and his terms as President of the United States all the way to his death in 1799. This book would be a delightful read for anyone who was looking to broaden their knowledge of George Washington or to dispel any of the famous myths about him also. For example, Washington never chopped down a cherry tree to prove to his father that he could not tell a lie or that he also never threw a silver dollar across the Potomac River.
William is also a credible and reliable source for information regarding politics since he is featured as a Fox News political analyst and writes for many large national newspapers such as The New York Times and The Hill and including national magazines such as Times. Overall this article had efficiently achieved what it was written to do: prove that even though Obama is weak at times the Grand Old Party also falters at times
Wars/Slavery/Personal Life/Laws/EventsAbraham was regarded at one time as the “Great Emancipator” for his forward strides in freeing the slaves.Abraham Lincoln was sometimes called a military genius. He became a great wartime leader, making a high command directing the energies and resources of the county.Although Abraham Lincoln went through many horrible trials and discouraging moments during his life, he was still a very honest, generous, and decent young man. IV. ConclusionAbraham Lincoln is regarded by many Americans as the greatest president to ever hold office in the history of the United StatesAbraham Lincoln was a good president. He showed people that if you keep trying that you can make a difference in the world.
He focused on his own career and the fact that all of America was counting on him to earn the world's respect. The White City is the name given to the 1893 World's Exposition celebrating Columbus' discovery of America. Chicago was given the honor of hosting the elaborate affair. Many people were afraid the Exposition would be no better than a county fair, because they believed that Chicago was an uncultured, meatpacking city. When the news came that Chicago would be the host, the people of Chicago were ecstatic.