Becoming a governor in his region of Rome wasn’t good enough, he wanted to be crowned king and serve as a dictator for life, something that Rome didn’t have for five hundred years. His need for absolute power, to become greedy and to bring Rome under Monarchy corrupted him and altered his thinking. Instead of thinking about the Roman people, he was thinking about himself, and that made him a bad leader. Another reason that he wasn’t a good leader was that he was weak. Although he appeared to be strong to the commoners, he was seen as weak to his own Senate members, especially Cassius.
Chapter 2 George III Britain’s win in the Seven years War had made them SEVERELY in debt. Trying to pay it made King George Dumbfounded, he succeeded his Granddad, George II. He’s 20, intelligent, passionate, decent education. But he was unstable. Stubbornly, trying to help out and give power to monarch, he had replace the ministry sooooo fast!
Before John was King of England, for many years, the kings defended English territory within France by using English men and money. King John acted in this similar way but his military campaigns were unsuccessful. England and France were constantly at war. By 1204, he had lost his lands in northern France; this included his family’s ancestral land in Normandy and Anjou to Philip II. In order to continue battling France, the King forced from his barons greater taxes and additional military services, this angered the barons because he did not consult them before raising taxes; this was a violation of feudal law and custom.
John Adams played a crucial part in American history. He was a respected lawyer turned politician. He was antagonized by his friends and neighbors for defending British soldiers in court. He believed in the right to a fair trial, which was a big issue with antifederalists when the bill of rights was written. I also taught that john Adams was a cousin of Sam Adams, who was a radical defender of the colonists and was strongly opposed to British
We've all noticed that portraits of Henry VII capture him as a very serious, timid and weak old creepy man who didn't really look as though he could take on the role of king in those times. However, after learning about how he claimed the throne, consolidated power and left a safe throne for his son my opinion seems to have changed. Over centuries Henry VII has been associated with the words 'cold, materialistic, miserly and rapacious', he may have spent money ruthlessly, but for someone who united the warring houses of York and Lancaster I find these words quite harsh. Whilst his marriage to Elizabeth of York could have be seen as an act of selfishness, it clearly showed wisdom and more importantly the fact that Henry envisaged peace. This was the perfect time and platform to use propaganda and create a godlike image for himself as it provided security for the country and reassured the people.
But, after the war his kingdom was ravaged, farmlands destroyed, and his subjects were poorer. It was this failure, the war on many fronts, that lead future Prussian war planners and diplomats to the idea of avoiding a multi-front war. Prussia, while possessing excellent human resources, lacked material resources and money. A great military leader recognizes his nation's limitations and plans accordingly. Catherine ruled through corruption, scandal, political reforms, and land expansion.
France was brought to glory by its wars and art galleries and the Palace of Versailles, but at the same time all of these things took its toll on the highly taxed poor as they tried to support the bankrupt country. His government was nothing more than a cast of actors in the play of Louis' beliefs. The fact of the matter is this; although the result in the long term may have been a betterment of France, the only reason anything was done, was to stroke and coddle Louis XIV's massive ego. One of Louis' greatest endeavours was the constant
Washington took various other steps to strengthen governmental authority, including suppression of the Whisky Rebellion (1794). To unify the country, he toured the Northeast in 1789 and the South in 1791. He fostered United States interests on the North American continent by treaties with Britain and Spain. Although many people encouraged Washington to seek a third term, he was weary of politics and refused to do so. George Washington enjoyed less than three years of retirement at Mount Vernon, for he died of a throat infection December 14, 1799.
King Louis XIV King Louis XIV of France had an impact on France and the French people. King Louis XIV was an unruly ruler of France over the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He loved having all the power to himself and not trusting any other people. King Louis XIV believed in absolutism, which is the belief in an almighty Monarch to rule the country. King Louis could be considered a very destructive monarch to France’s reputation and to France itself.
The French Kings after Louis XIII enjoyed such power until the last half of the 18th century under Louis XVI reign. Although being all powerful in government and having one person making all the rules in the country did have its obvious draw backs at the time. In an absolutist monarchy one of the biggest factors that would ultimately lead to the monarchies reduction in power and eventually the end of the monarchy all together was the economic pressure that this style of government places on society. Louis XIII and Louis XIV failed to get an independent source of revenue to be able to fund the lavish life stlyes that the royal family and the high nobles became accustomed to. Even with the many flaws at this point in European history absolute monarchies were in most of the key countries in Western