Carl Elliott: Cost of Courage Carl Elliott is one of the most powerful, yet forgotten political figures from Walker County. He is forgotten because he didn’t make decisions based on other people’s views, but he stuck with his own morals and values. His view points were way ahead of his time. Elliott was the first senator from Alabama to push for desegregation. His courage cost him dearly.
The philosopher filled our libraries with documents that cement the fundamental structure of our constitution. The politician acted with an acclimated understanding to run a centralized government sometimes requires action at odds with philosophical and moral belief. Jefferson was ambivalent about slavery throughout his career, yet he owned over 600 slaves throughout his lifetime. He believed in a limited government, and yet he expanded government authority more so than Washington and Adams. He was nicknamed, “Man of the People”, but he was born in a predominate family, and lived well outside his means throughout his life.
During his fourteen years of chancellorship Wolsey exercised considerable influence over Henry VIII's domestic policy during the years 1515 to 1529, involving himself in economic, legal and church affairs. Wolsey was either loved or hated for his wealth, position and manner particularly by the nobility. Some of his domestic policies were relatively successful with some failures, but some such as Finances had an almost equal amount of failures and successes. However, many historians argue that his policies were limited due to Henry’s ambitions in Europe. One aspect that Wolsey did have great impact was justice, with him introducing many new ideas.
At the was a leader in republic country where the people are not involved with the decisions. Therefore, Julius Caesar had most for the power in his country and was able to form a large army. “With the help of the army at his command, it was possible to conquer new territories and so gain a triumph and the pleasure of knowing that your name would be remembered forever in statues and inscribed in monuments, paid for by the war” (Summary of Julius Caesar's Life and Death). As time went on Julius Caser began to develop more power over the years. Julius made his way to praetor ship by 62 BC and many of the senate felt he was a dangerous, ambitious man.
There was a lot of attacking on both sides on both parties and the attacks were both very strong, especially when it came to the war in Iraq and the energy crisis. But what I observed was that every time Palin attacked one of Biden’s points, he always responded to all of them, defending both him and Barack Obama. He contradicted most of the attack made by Palin or elaborated on the subject if the attack was taken out of context. Again, he used a lot of statistics in refuting, making his argument seem very reliable. On the other hand, Sarah Palin hadn’t responded with many statistics at all.
At that time it was viewed as a regular law passed by legislation, although most of them had different sources of income. Fees and income seems to play a huge part of Roman society. It is explained how John Lydus a lawyer, increased his chances of advancement when reforms carried out by himself increased fees and lowered income. As most employees had different sources of income, they decided to quit leaving vacant positions open. Although this could have been just ironic that the reform that he enacted just advanced him in his career, I view it as a plan that he devised so he could have a higher income.
Despite few of its members ever having worked together before, Obama realised that by building a team that genuinely wanted him to win he could organize them far more effectively knowing they had his best interests at heart. He also paid many of his top members far less than Clinton, sometimes as little as a tenth of the salary for equally well provided services. This combined with a lack of scandalous behaviour not previously associated with any presidential campaign, meant that Obama was able to overturn Clintons lead and in the end record a comfortable victory for the democratic nomination on his way to becoming
However, intelligence, by definition is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. While our background may determine our success to some extent, we are a product of circumstance, and using our several types of intelligence effectively certainly ensures that we end up successful in life. Barack Obama, is a highly successful man, often addressed as the head of state or the leader of the free world. Williams (2010) describes him as “a man whose complexity and intelligence rank him among the most compelling figures in modern history” and yet his biography is lined with challenges. The man is a good example of linguistic intelligence which is a deep understanding of the meaning and order of words, displayed by many authors, translators and poets.
Michael Shaara’s novel The Killer Angels focuses on quite a few important historical from both sides of the civil war. The main Union figure and easily the most interesting character in my eyes is Joshua Chamberlain, a handsome 34 year old colonel of the Twentieth Maine regiment with an intriguing past and a personality that is easily popular among the book’s audience for a large number of reasons. Unlike many of the other characters in the novel, Chamberlain is a lower-ranked member of the Union Army. This ends up meaning several things about his character as a whole to begin with. For one, many of the men under his (relatively narrow) command are his friends and companions.
Oliver Cromwell became the most important general on the Parliamentarian side and Prince Rupert on the Royalist side. Oliver Cromwell was famous for his well thought out tactics and his well disciplined army, where as Rupert, the kings nephew, made decisions without thinking them through and was not always in full control of his men. Before the war, Oliver Cromwell was worrying whether or not his army would want to fight the king because in those days it was said that the king is Gods representative. The king also had much more money because he was supported by some very wealthy men, so he had more money. However, as the war went on, the king’s money dwindled away, and Parliament raised taxes, therefore they had more money than the king.