Oliver Cromwell held many negotiation sessions with King Charles l who characteristically quibbled whilst opening new negotiations with the Scots. King Charles l continually refused to come to any sort of agreement with the opposition and therefore made it virtually impossible for any peace settlement to work. Parliament sent out a delegation to negotiate peace, but Charles was feeling stronger and refused to talk. But there was a peace party within Parliament that was willing to compromise with the king in order to bring the civil war to an end. Both sides were seizing the estates of their enemies to finance the war effort, creating even more political chaos.
However, many other factors played a role in the demise of the Parliament such as the fact that they were ill-organised, the lack of popular support and their inability to enforce decisions. Frederick William IV was partially responsible for the failure of the Frankfurt Parliament as he was unwilling to accept the ‘crown from the gutter’. William IV was aware that acceptance of the leadership may lead to war with Austria. Austria had no wish to see a united Germany and wanted to keep it weak and divided in order to dominate. Frederick William shared this view and was unwilling to potentially cause a war with such a powerful state.
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.
I chose this speech for its significance in history, as well as its influence on Nixon’s political standing at the time. He was a very powerful public speaker, as well as running mate and Vice President for Dwight Eisenhower. Nixon makes very powerful points though out his entire speech to show that he is in the right, and the charges against him and his party are being wrongfully made. Nixon’s greatest quality as a public speaker is his ability to sway the crowd with his charisma, and sincerity. His speech reached the people, and made them listen.
The failure of foreign policy in the years 1514-1525 can be attributed to many things. The combination of Henry's isolation from European affairs and the fact that his attempts to raise tax were ultimately unpopular failures, meant that he had no way to impose himself upon Europe. Even when he did manage to scrape together the finances needed for a strong foreign policy his reliance on his allies led to disaster. As soon as Henry took the throne in 1509, it was obvious that he was a king that wanted to fight a war. However, wars generally led to very expensive costs to the country.
Alexander Hamilton once stated, "Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint." By saying this, Hamilton meant a government is required because people cannot make decisions based upon their instincts. The voice and thoughts of one are too irresponsible or unreasonable to make decisions. Mankind needs laws and obligations to live by, not only to keep peace but to protect ourselves from our basic nature.
He was multidirectional and knowledgeable in various subjects, especially in politics and administration. Also, he was widely known as the author of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson’s extraordinary words have changed a society and his human fight for rights made him a hero. His writings emphasized the rights of humanity and how a government should provide rights to its people. Among Jefferson’s successes during the Presidency, his greatest achievement was in 1809, when Jefferson chose Meriwether Lewis and his close friend William Clark to explore the rest of America and map
Moreover, the Federalist and Democratic-Republicans differed in their views on foreign affairs. As the war in Europe between Britain and France carried on, the United States was put into a dilemma about what to do. In a letter to Eliot Brown, Thomas Jefferson said “the embargo, giving time to the belligerent powers to revise their unjust proceedings…while these edicts are in force, no American can ever consent to a return of peaceable intercourse with those who maintain them”. To keep the United States out of the war between the two European nations, Thomas Jefferson, who was a Democratic-Republican, enforced the embargo act which did not allow trade for the United States.
He did not see how it was morally right to get involved with Europe’s war when the war first broke out. The Central powers proved him wrong. Germany did not believe in restricted war zones and that started to affect the lives of the US citizens. As William Jennings Bryan states “now can we complain, if in confusion one of our boats is sunk by mistake?” German U-boats had attacked American ships because the American ships had entered areas of war. Americans were warned by Germany though just chose to ignore their warning.
This is an example of Isolation because the United States tried to stay neutral. This mode of foreign policy was not that successful because the United States could not stay neutral and ended up going to war with Britain. Imperialism is when you