She cared about him and believed of what he was capable to do in his life so much that even followed him to West Point when he was a cadet, and lived there so she could be close to him. The main influence in MacArthur’s life was the military academy West Point. He lived his life by the West Point values of duty and honor, which shaped his personality and who he became. General Douglas MacArthur was one of America’s most powerful leaders in history. His fantastic strategies combined with his skills of being a great general helped many of the outcomes of the American conflicts in his time and many of the victories may not have been received if it was for MacArthur.
Martin Luther King Jr. caused great changes for America. He became well educated and went to many colleges, he became a great leader, he had gotten many people organized together, he faced the nation with bravery, he never gave up, and was a hero, and inspired many people of not only the nation, but the world. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15th, 1929. He was born named Michael Luther King Jr., but later had changed his own name to Martin. He had many family members that worked with African American churches.
Mathew 1 The Heroics of LeBron James “He’s one of a kind. One of a kind.” said his teammate Shane Battier. (jockbio.com) In order for an athlete to be a hero, he must display leadership, hard work, and just be an overall nice guy. Throughout his illustrious career, LeBron James has proven the qualities of a hero. LeBron James has showed leadership throughout his career from his high school days, to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and currently the Miami Heat.
General Washington could be classified with multiple leadership styles including leadership by example, a transformational leader or even a servant leader. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential leaders of all time and certainly was one of our greatest presidents. Looking first at his leadership style of leading by example, he knew that he had to set the way for the people of the United States to follow for years after his presidency and establish a norm for how the country should be governed. He has high expectations of the young country, and it was said that he “…carried a vision into his presidency and sought to ensure a well-ordered government based on both laws and reason. He believed that through using reason and being open to various viewpoints, citizens could arrive at proper laws and policies to ensure peace, prosperity, and happiness for the country (McNeilly, 168).” Washington was intelligent enough to know the importance of a strong leader in the early years of this new country.
He gained the respect of his men and his empire by always being the leading force and setting an example. He would always lead him men in battle and constantly made personal connections to his soldiers, learning their names and thanking them for their efforts personally. This gained him the loyalty and respect from his military. Because he showed his devotion to
Morgan had come to New York he had started work at Duncan, Sherman & Co. where he was an accountant for the company. This first job had created a solid foundation for J.P. and his future, because he knew such important people and also because his company was connected with George Peabody & Co. in which at this time the Civil war had broken out in America. With this J.P. Morgan had took the strategy his father had taken and worked both from New York and in London, while doing this he greatly increased his financial wealth through all his firms. In 1864 J.P. was a very important figure in the firm, Dabney, Morgan & Co. After this partnership had ended Morgan went on and held a firm with Tony Drexler called Drexler, Morgan & Co. This firm was the one that would set J.P. Morgan out from the rest, because it is here that Morgan had accumulated most of his wealth and business assets.
Washington had a very successful career, being a dominant military and political leader. He was a strong, loyal, and dedicated man that fought for what he believed in and did not back down. Without his initiative in war, the United States would not be the way that it is today. A few of his successes include leading victories over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, being the first president of the United States, and being very involved in the writing of the United States Constitution. Washington had great ability to lead others, lead by example, and develop others into leaders.
An influential man by the name of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, truly inspired as well as motivated many lives throughout his years. Many of which lives were that of the African American population. Du Bois’s very hard and long to make an impact in the civil rights and break ground on the equality of the human race (Vissing, 2011). Du Bois fought hard and long to accomplish his goals for the rights and social justice of all. His strong beliefs keep him and those around him motivated and leading the way in the social fields of study (Williams, 2011) W.E.B.
“He was a very accomplished American leader, at the end of a generation of leaders who could operate largely on their own". He was still an American Hero but also human. Unlike MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower was liked by many. “I like Ike” was a famous slogan during the Presidency of Dwight Eisenhower. He won the votes of many because he was warm-hearted, friendly and idealistic man.
His history has become a part of America’s history. Dwight D. Eisenhower will live on in history as long as the world values its freedom fighters and great men. After researching and reading about David Dwight Eisenhower, I have learned a lot. I believe that Eisenhower was one of the greatest presidents we ever had. Eisenhower's greatest strength as a General was his ability to get all the other big leaders of the western allies to form a consensus.