George Washington - The Legacy George Washington: The Legacy Just being the first President of The United States earns George Washington the #1 spot in my report. George Washington became Americas first President when he unanimously won the election in 1789. He was a man of many features and was considered by all “Father of our country”. (www.consitutionfacts.com) George Washington was more than just the first President of the United States. He served as a role model for countless soldiers during America’s Revolutionary War and helped establish future presidents.
Washington led the revolutionary war which began the birth of a new nation which goes under foreign policy, helped with the constitution that had much to do with equal rights, and dealt with the whiskey rebellion. Also Washington set the standards for all of the other presidents which was very important. The 3rd best president based off my criteria is Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy built the Panama Canal, built up the navy,
George Washington was born in 1732 to a planter family rooted in Virginia. He was first appointed to military office at the age of twenty in 1752 as district adjutant general in the Virginia militia. He was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress in May of 1775. Although his troops were inexperience’s and ill-equipped, his perseverance, tenacity, and leadership qualities led his men to victory on many occasions. He led his troops arduous war that resulted in the establishment of the United States as a free nation.
Working twenty four hours a day and putting a maximum amount of determination and work, in order to satisfy the needs of the people, and keeping everything in peace and harmony. Theodore Roosevelt took on this role in an exceptional and remarkable manner. He was one of the uttermost presidents of the twentieth century, and is often remembered as one of the greatest presidents in America’s history. Roosevelt’s surprisingly vigorous persona and striking courage pushed the United States throughout the early twentieth century. Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 27, 1858, one of the four children of Theodore Roosevelt Sr.
He was also the ambassador to France, it was his work in 1778 that secured a critical military alliance with the French nation, and to this France and the United states are military allies. In 1783 he was present at the negotiations for the Treaty of Paris, the treaty that ended hostilities between The United States and Britain. He returned home in 1785 as one of the most famous men in the country lauded as a hero. In 1787 Franklin was a member of the Philadelphia convention, which was also known as the Constitutional Convention . Though he was only there in an honorary status, seeing as he was already 81, a rather old age for people at the time, his presence gave a great boost in the credibility of the Convention and inspired confidence in it.
The President must carry America, and represent America’s integrity. Growing up, I have noticed that I only retain and remember the names of those Presidents that excelled. That being said, I only remember five names. Franklin D. Roosevelt is among the five out of forty-four. Franklin Roosevelt is said to be not only one of the greatest Presidents America has ever seen, but also the most popular.
The first president I would like to address is also the first president of the United States, George Washington. President Washington was a senior officer during the French and Indian War. Another rank he held was as the commander-in-chief of the Colonial army during the Revolutionary War. He was chosen for this position by the Second Continental Congress. Under his command soldiers captured the cities of Saratoga in 1777 and Yorktown in 1781.
John D. Rockefeller And The Standard Oil Company John Rockefeller was born to a very pious mother and a father of questionable morals and ethics. His legendary career began in America's gilded age, a period of unprecedented change. His unprecedented power and wealth prompted new laws that sought to end an era of dominance by so-called “robber barons”. Although he completely dominated his industry, oil and petroleum refining and products, by all but destroying his competition, he is also one of the greatest philanthropists the world has ever known. John Rockefeller’s 98-year life span began in New York in 1839.
His parents, Luther and Maud Powell, immigrated to the United States from Jamaica. He went to school in New York City, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the City College of New York in 1958. He later earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The George Washington University. This was only the start of his life since he later has been in many influential governmental positions. He was extremely successful in life since he went from the streets of Harlem to a former significant chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and highly respected military roles.
In the 18th century, the common man of America needed someone in politics who they could relate to. They needed someone who had lived through difficult times just as they had, because all the previous presidents came from wellborn slaveholding families (Hollitz, 193). After Jackson had overcome an immense amount of adversity in his youth, he took that strong will to the military and on the