Abraham Lincoln Born near Hodgenville, Kentucky. on February 12, 1809, Lincoln was the central figure of the Civil War, and is regarded by many historians and laymen as not only the foremost of our presidents but also the greatest American of all time. With scant formal education, from a poor family, this frontier lawyer held the nation together through the worst crisis in its history. A leader of weaker will or fainter vision might well have failed either to win the Civil War or end the institution of slavery. With good reason, he is viewed as the savior of the American union and the "Great Emancipator."
Through his simple, optimistic, and charismatic rhetorical style, former president John F. Kennedy was able to connect with the American people on a personal level that no other president has ever been able to replicate. While Kennedy had proven himself as an influential speechmaker during his campaign, no one would have guessed how powerful his first speech as president would be. “John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address” has gone down as one of the most memorable inaugural addresses of all time. The phrase, “Ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country” has remained popular even in today’s society and truly shows the powerful effects of Kennedy’s public speeches. This phrase is just one of many that support one of Kennedy’s most employed rhetorical strategies: putting himself in the shoes of his audience.
When Lincoln was a little boy he received the nickname “Honest Abe”. President Lincoln was mainly known for leading the Union in the Civil to victory and beginning the process of ending slavery which was a major issue back when he was President. Although many were not happy with Lincoln’s choices with ending slavery, mainly the South, some were also thankful and appreciative of his acts. Lincoln was known for his character and leadership and how he was so determined with what he did. Lincoln was know for one of his most famous speeches which is the Gettysburg Address which summed up and showed how Lincoln acted as a President and how his character such as determination and perseverance played a big role in winning the Civil War and being a successful President.
Julius caser has conquered many countries. Key Achievements: Julius Ceaser was a great leader because he conquered peoples land and if you conquered land in those days you were conceded a great emperor some of the places and people he conquered were the Germans, the Helvetians. Ceaser conquered Gaul in a brilliant campaign which is used today in the modern world. . Another key achievement was he brought justice Challenges faced: When you are a leader you face many challenges life Julia Gillard and the Carbon Tax.
How accurate is it to say Martin Luther King was a successful leader in the civil rights movement? It is accurate to say Martin Luther King was successful to a large extent because of factors such as, his philosophy, his determination and courage and character traits. However his leadership skills can be limited because of the failed campaigns such as Birmingham. The biggest reason he was a successful leader would be his philosophy and the smallest reason behind his success would be his determination. Firstly, his character traits including his oratory skills, his Nobel Peace Prize and his famous I Have A Dream speech were instrumental in his success as the face of the Civil Rights campaign.
He did a very good job on his presidency and he had many important achievements. I would definitely have voted for Jefferson because he was brilliant and he understood the needs of the people. As mentioned above, he helped to write the Declaration of Independence and the constitutional law. Lastly, he argued fundamentally that a federal government that had too much authority over its people would ultimately undergo a revolution. Work Cited Ambrose, Stephen E. “Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American”, West.
Eugene Victor Debs did many things in his 70 years on this planet. More thing than most people does if they were to live twice as long as Debs. But was Eugene V. Debs a real “American Hero”? First, you must know the definition of American Hero. An American Hero, to me, is a citizen of the United States, whom tries and succeeds immensely in helping the country to succeed in its quest to become one of the most, if the most, powerful countries in the known world.
The Astonishing Legacy of Abraham Lincoln “Northerners and Southerners, blacks and whites, East Coast elites and prairie Westerners, liberals and conservatives, the religious and secular, scholars and popularizes- all have recalled a sometimes startlingly different Lincoln (Kunhardt III).” Abraham Lincoln was viewed as a hero by many and a martyr by others. Lincolns path through his presidency has left him a legend and to be known as, “the great example of democratic leadership-by most criteria, truly our greatest president. (Kunhardt III).” No matter the mistakes President Abraham Lincoln made in his journey, they have helped to shape the free country we now live in. His work in the civil war, the emancipation proclamation, The Thirteenth Amendment, as well as his dreadful assassination have created his legend and extolled his reputation. Abraham Lincoln was not a man of high rank before his presidency; his only military experience was from being “captain of a militia unit that saw no action in the Black Hawk War (McPherson).” Even without the same education that his peers received, Lincoln was known to be a quick study, “He observed the successes and failures of his own and the enemy’s military commanders and drew apt conclusions; he made mistakes and learned from them; he applied his large quotient of common sense to slice through the obfuscations and excuses of military subordinates (McPherson).” He was also known for his admirable speeches which he wrote for himself by hand.
He was strong mentally and physically and could handle everything his father could not handle. Okwonko believed that hard work will make you a wealthy farmer. He has been a successful farmer since he was a young teenager. He was known to survive one of the worst droughts any elder can remember. Okwonko had many accomplishments as a young adult and it led him to his success and became very superior in every aspect of his life.
Adkins 1 Jason Adkins Eng-090-4144 Kristan 3/13/12 How They Became t Greatest Generation The greatest generation has been the most influential group of people in the shaping of America in the last one hundred years. They built America into a superpower, and impacted every corner of the world. But what shaped them, what molded them into such a influential and capable generation of people. While everyone's life is different the major events of a group of peoples life generally remains the same. These people weathered the great depression, without government help.