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41: Political Leaders in the 20th Century
... common with Franklin Roosevelt an electoral leader. Both have had to overcome great illness or pain. The pain they overcame made them a stronger leader that we know today. My third choice as leader is George Washington, who had to overcome something similar as Roosevelt. Roosevelt had the Great Depression while Washington had to lead a country just beginning their independence. Both struggled to lead the country in a time of need. Harriet Tubman like those men helped the slaves in their time of need to ...
42: Compare And Cantrast Web Du Bois & Booker T Washington
Compare and Contrast WEB Du Bois and Booker T Washington W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T Washington had very different views about their culture and country. Du Bois, being born in the North and studying in Europe, was fascinated with the idea of Socialism and Communism. Booker T Washington, on the other hand, was born in the South, and like so many others, had a Black mother and a White father. Thus being born half-white, his views and ideas were sometimes not ...
43: Federalist Party
... one of the first political organizations in the United States. The members of this party supported a strong central government, a large peacetime army and navy, and a stable financial system. Although the first president, George Washington, was not a Federalist, his Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was the developer and leader of the Federalist party. Hamilton believed in a loose interpretation of the Constitution so that the central government could ... develop better relations with great Britain for economic reasons. They sought to break all the relations with the new French government and to ally America with England. The third view was the one taken by George Washington. He realized that a war with England on the side of the French would be suicidal, but at the same time he didn't want America to be known as the nation that ...
44: Benedict Arnold
... Arnold decided to volunteer to head over 1,000 men up to Maine. He asked for additional men from his companies to join the army. Arnold then became a captain in the Connecticut Militia. General George Washington had his favorites, which Arnold was among the very few. So, Benedict Arnold was sent on an infernal 500 mile march to Maine by Washington, also known as "The Rock". (Macks 72) Benedict Arnold and only about fifty percent of his original soldiers made it to the St. Lawrence River where they met up with General Montgomery. Their plan ...
45: Abraham Lincoln 3
... and he traveled over the countryside to borrow books. Among those he read were Robinson Crusoe, Pilgrim's Progress, Aesop's Fables, William Grimshaw's History of the United States, and Mason Weems' Life of Washington. The Bible was probably the only book his family owned, and his abundant use of scriptural quotations in his later writings shows how earnestly he must have studied it. Young Lincoln worked for a while ... he hoped to share with Baker the control of federal patronage in his home state. The juiciest plum that had been promised to Illinois was the position of commissioner of the General Land Office in Washington. After trying vainly to reconcile two rival candidates for this office, Lincoln tried to obtain it for himself. But he had little influence with the new administration. The most that it would offer him was ... 72; Bell, 39; and Douglas, 12. Presidency On Feb. 11, 1861, Lincoln left Springfield to take up his duties as president. Before him lay, as he recognized, "a task ... greater than that which rested upon [George] Washington." The seven states of the lower South had seceded from the Union, and Southern delegates meeting in Montgomery, Ala., had formed a new, separate government. Before Lincoln reached the national capital, Jefferson Davis ...
46: What Went Wrong: An Examination of Separation of Church and State
... a school day.(Barton, America: To… ,p.14) Since 1962, lessons which were commonplace in school texts have vanished, because of their religious nature. For example, history textbooks for 150 years contained a story about George Washington that most adults today have never heard. It takes place during the French and Indian War, and a young colonel of the Virginia militia, by the name of George Washington, had joined forces with the British General Braddock. Their Goal was to march on Fort Duquesne, which is now Pittsburgh. On their way, they were attacked by the French and the Indians. These ...
47: The Ideal Dinner (Billy Corgan, Jimi Hendrix, and G. Washington)
The Ideal Dinner (Billy Corgan, Jimi Hendrix, and G. Washington) If I could invite any three people to dinner, I would probably choose Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins, Jimi Hendrix, and George Washington. A strange combination to say the least, but I feel that I could learn a lot from all of them in the areas of creativity, skill, and wisdom. I would invite Billy Corgan because ...
48: Biography of Robert E. Lee
... hours in his father's library. He loved to play with some his friends, swim, and he loved to hunt. Lee looked up to his father and always wanted to know what he was doing. George Washington and his father, "Light-Horse Harry Lee," were his heroes. He wanted to be just like his father when he grew up. In the 1820's, the entrance requirements for West Point were not close ... months at Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island, Georgia. In 1831, the army transferred him to Fort Monroe, Virginia, as assistant engineer. While he was stationed there, he married Mary Anna Randolph Custis who was Martha Washington's great-granddaughter. They lived in her family home in Arlington on a hill overlooking Washington D.C. They had seven children which were three sons and four daughters. Lee served as an assistant ...
49: I Was With ______ When ......
I Was With ______ When ...... Chapter I I was with george in a small town that afternoon. We were playing horseshoes and we were betting on them horseshoes. As George leaned over the bench shot a glanceat me and said "Watch 'ya plannin' on doin' afterwards..." i told him i was going to hike over to the bunk house and have a short nap. I looked back at the playing area. I slammed down 5 bucks on the wooden betting table over player 1. I heard George yell and scream. 2 seconds later the player i bet on won and i won double. Content with my winnings i screamed over to George to tell him i was going back to the ...
50: Creating Writing: The Adventures of George Mason
Creating Writing: The Adventures of George Mason It was 1744, a young man named George Mason, sailed into the port of a tropical island called Agricola. George was a man around 27 years old, who was bored with his life in Liverpool, England. He had a scruffy face that looked like he was trying to grow a beard. All and all, ...

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