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Robert Lee “Sam” Huff and West Virginia - West Virginia is stereotyped as a poor state, a state that suffers badly from poverty. Most people fail to see the positive things about West Virginia, such as their beautiful environment that allows great vacation places that are always neglected along with minerals and goods that are produced throughout the United States of America and used worldwide. Although, West Virginia is stereotyped as a poverty based state, it has much to offer. A number of famous people have also originated from the small state of West Virginia....   [tags: Robert Lee “Sam” Huff, West Virginia, sports,] 946 words
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Robert E. Lee 's Life and Achievements - Robert E. Lee was the best General for the South, and out smarted every Union General that was put against him. To The South, Lee is like a godly figure to them. He inspired The South even when the North controlled the battlefield, and is still thought highly of by some people in the confederate states. To the North, Lee was a traitor and even lost his citizenship. Although he lost, Lee is still a giant face in history. Lee was born in Stratford, Virginia. Lee was the fourth child of General Henry Lee III, Governor of Virginia, and his mother, Anne Hill Carter, Lee was raised by his mother who taught him about authority, tolerance, and order....   [tags: robert lee, union general, civil war] 680 words
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The Path to Success of Robert Edward Lee - Fighting against the odds, Robert Edward Lee became one of the most beloved generals in American history. His accomplishments have traveled through history as being unmatched by any other American general in history. His respect was earned by a life full of hard work and discipline. He was a leader by example, and would never ask his men to do something he himself would not do; because of this, Robert Edward Lee pushed the limits and became one of the most memorable generals in the Civil War. The youngest of four children, Robert Edward Lee was born on January 9th, 1807, in a large manor home located in Stratford, Virginia....   [tags: Robert E. Lee, USA, history, generals, civil war, ]
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Biography of Robert E. Lee - Biography of Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was born in Stratford Hall, near Montross, Virginia, on January 19, 1807. He grew up with a great love of all country life and his state. This stayed with him for the rest of his life. He was a very serious boy and spent many 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....   [tags: American History Presidents Robert E Lee Essays] 2094 words
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The Poetry of Robert Lee Frost - ... Frost’s youngest daughter and wife died, and his son committed suicide, soon after which another daughter institutionalized. Darker poetry, such as The Silken Tent and I Could Give All to Time, resulted. After World War 2, his poetry releases became very occasional until a series of health problems, ending with an embolism, killed him on January 29, 1963 in Boston. He was 88 years old. The first of Frost’s poems that exemplifies the hidden layers of complexity behind its seemingly simple exterior is “The Road Not Taken.” The poem is, on the outside, about a man who approaches a fork in the road and must decide which one to take....   [tags: Fire and Ice, The Road Not Taken]
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Robert Lee Frost - Robert Lee Frost was a classic American poet. His work, however, did not first receive recognition in the states, it all started in England. Robert Frost was born March 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California. He was the son of William Prescott Frost, Jr., a journalist, and Isabelle Moodie. For the first eleven years of his childhood, Robert lived in California. His father suffered from tuberculosis, until his fight sadly came to an end on May 5, 1885. With nowhere to go, his mother resorted to moving to New England with their grandparents....   [tags: American poet, poetry, England, America]
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A Brief Biography of Robert Lee Frost - ... In 1912 Frost climbed aboard a ship with his family and sailed to Great Britain, settling first in a small town outside of London. His first book of poetry, A Boys Will, was published the following year. He befriended many others that would be important people in his life, including Edward Thomas and Ezra Pound. In 1915 as WW1 began, Frost and his family returned to America, purchasing a small farm in New Hampshire. At this farm Frost began a career of teaching, writing, and lecturing. The farm served as the family's summer home until 1938 and is still standing today as a museum call The Frost Place....   [tags: influential American poet] 1130 words
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The Farmer Poet: Robert Lee Frost - Robert Frost was described as one of the greatest poets in the 20th century and became a sensation for poetry. It is not just his poems that interest the reader, but also his quotes can fulfill your compassion. This quote for example, “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader” (Frost), shows that Frost will not feel a connection with the reader if the reader does not connect with his poetry. Frost presented a poem called “The Gift Outright” at John F....   [tags: Writer, Poetry]
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Analysis of Lee the Last Years, Charles Flood - In his extraordinary book, Lee the Last Years, Charles Flood gives a rare blend of history and emotion. After Lee’s surrender at Appomattox courthouse, he only lived a total of five years before his death. Some people might think that he was just a general, but the best years of his life were after the war because he changed the minds of the south and he changed education. Even though Robert E. Lee is best remembered for his military campaigns, this is a part of history not told in many history books because he did more than any other American to heal the wounds of the south and he served as a president for Washington College, which was later renamed after his death to be Washington and Lee...   [tags: Robert E. Lee Essays]
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The Life of Robert E Lee - ... In 1859, he was called on to put down the abolitionist John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, ending it one hour, putting his name on the forefront of those that should fight for the North if war ever came. In 1861, the Civil War was about to break out and so the President himself, Abraham Lincoln invited Lee to be a general of the Union Army but he refused and handed in his resignation to the Army when his home state of Virginia seceded from the Union saying “he could not fight his own people.” He served as a military advisor for Confederate president Jefferson Davis until 1862, when he got his own regiment, naming it The Army of Northern Virginia....   [tags: Biography, Gettysburg, Civil War]
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Biography of Robert Lee Frost - Biography of Robert Lee Frost Biography of Robert Lee Frost "A poem begins with a lump in the throat, a home-sickness or a love-sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found the words" Robert Lee Frost once said. Robert Frost is widely admired and recognized for his literary works. He was an honored poet of the twentieth century. Frost may have lived a troubling life, but that never seemed to interfere with his goals and devotion to writing....   [tags: Papers] 646 words
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Robert E Lee - Strength Robert E Lee is very quick and smart. He knows how to improve the quality of troops and to nullify the Union’s advantage. Lee is willing to make bold and risky moves, and does not let his defeats hinder his performance. General Lee has great relations with his soldiers, and uses his engineering experience to his advantage. Lee is very quick; he organized scattered confederate troops into the famed Army of Northern Virginia in just three weeks. Lee’s wisdom urged him to keep the Union as far away as possible from the armament producing center of Richmond and far away from the northern part of the state where farmers were harvesting crops....   [tags: Strengths, Weaknesses, Contrasts] 790 words
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Robert E Lee - Robert E. Lee has been regarded by many historians as one of the greatest American generals and military engineers in U.S. history. He revolutionized the tactic of trench warfare that would be widely used in World War I. Also, Lee was able to defeat much larger Union armies with command of a much smaller force of troops using astute military tactics and strategies. Robert Edward Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia to Colonel Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee and Ann Hill Carter. Lee’s ancestors included a president, chief justice of the United States, and signers of the Declaration of Independence....   [tags: American Generals, Military Engineers, Biography]
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Robert E. Lee: An American Icon - “Theodore Roosevelt, with characteristic restraint pronounced Lee ‘ the very greatest of all the great captains that the English- Speaking people have brought forth’( Cobb). Even though Robert E Lee was a southern general, he was still a great general. Although General Robert E Lee was considered the most hated general of his time, he had outstanding job skills, overcame a horrible childhood, and most importantly had a great moral upbringing, to make him into a great general. Robert E Lee’s childhood shaped him into the man he grew up to be....   [tags: christian values, war hero]
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Robert E Lee - Military Leadership is always an important factor in wars. Good commanders will accomplish the goals of their side while inferior generals will only hinder performance and fail their leader. However, not all great generals are victorious. Victories depend heavily on the availability of resources. Leadership does not relate to the supplies one has to draw from, but instead the personal traits of the man himself. General Robert E. Lee is a prime example of an excellent general whose brilliance was impeded by the Confederate’s lack of resources....   [tags: War General, Military Leadership] 871 words
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The Life and Career of Robert E. Lee - ... Shortly after that, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas also seceded to form the Confederate States of America, who made their president Jefferson Davis. Robert, who was at his post in Texas, wrote to his son that “secession would lead to emanate war” (UXL). When the Civil War started, Lee was appointed as a general and was chosen to handle a battle at Cheat Mountain. This was Lee’s first assignment as general in the Civil War. His job was to eliminate Joseph Reynolds and his union forces on Cheat Mountain....   [tags: education, general, army] 1063 words
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Robert E. Lee - On January 19, 1807 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, Robert E. Lee was born and he came from a high Virginian pedigree. When he was 3 years of age his family moved from his place of birth, Stratford Hall Plantation to Alexandra, Virginia. Due to his father making a series of bad investments, he was raised in a multitude of various relatives’ homes because of the amount of debt his father had acquired. This did not affect his education, however. Lee grew up with a wide range of knowledge in literature, languages, and religion....   [tags: Biography]
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Robert E. Lee - The person I am writing my report on is Robert E. Lee. Born January 19, 1807. He was born in Stanford, Westmoreland Country, Virginia. He was the son of Revolutionary general, Henry Lee, Or "Light-Horse Harry". He enrolled in the United States Military Academy in 1825 and became the first cadet to rank Sergent at the end of the year. In 1829, when he graduated at the top of his class in artillery and tactics. He also shared the distinction with five different cadets without any demerits during the four-year course of the instruction....   [tags: Biography]
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Takng a Look at Robert E. Lee - ... Lee was born on a Stratford Hall Plantation in Virginia. The fifth child of Henry “Light-Horse-Harry” Lee, and his second wife, Anne Hill Carter, His birth date has traditionally been recorded as January 19, 1807, but according to a historian, "Lee's writings indicate he may have been born the previous year”¬. Lee often thought of his father as he continued his career as a military strong suite for the southern forces in the Civil War. In 1861 one of Lee’s first field commands was in the western part of the state, where he had failed to hold back advancing Union Army Forces....   [tags: American Civil War] 629 words
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Biography on General Robert E. Lee - General Robert E. Lee. He was one of the biggest and the brightest at his time and possibly up to date. His life span, some would describe it as nothing but service to the Rebel forces, or a traitor. He was offered a job by Abraham Lincoln to command the Union troops during the Civil War. But he generously declined the offer because of his view on slavery. This is his life before the civil war.Lee was both the 4th child to Anne Hill Carter his mother and General Henry Lee III. His father was a the governor of Virginia, so he was a big influence to todays Virginia....   [tags: slavery, amnesty, create] 615 words
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Robert Lee Frost - Robert Lee Frost The mark of a great poet is his ability to engage the reader so that they analyse their own lives. Robert Lee Frost (1874 – 1963) – an influential American poet often associated with rural New England – is brilliant at this and uses poetry as a platform for the expression of his own general ideology. Frost’s belief that human society was often chaotic and stressful and that the meaning of life is elusive, has been promoted in his poetry. Frost looked to nature, whose undying beauty and simplicity did not force him into a strict, moulded society, but represented freedom from life and its constant stresses of family and work as a metaphor to show the stark comparison....   [tags: Poet Poem Frost Essays] 1456 words
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An Assessment of the Poetry of Robert Frost -      Nature is beautiful in every aspect, but as nature changes with every season, beauty and innocence in human life is much the same as the years progress. Robert Lee Frost uses nature in such a profound approach; every aspect of nature can someway correlate with any characteristic of life. Whether it is the beauty in nature signifying the joy and happiness that every person experiences, or it be the traumatic losses and disappointments that may lead to ultimate failure or destruction, Robert Frost illustrates life, love and loss in the most natural and beautiful way feasible....   [tags: Poetry Robert Lee Frost essays research papers] 2864 words
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Robert Lee Frost: The Most Influential American Poet of the Twentieth Century - "Don't ever take a fence down, until you know why it was put up"- a quote from Robert Lee Frost, a well-known American and English poet. Following the death of his father he faced many challenges, including failing to finish college and many unsuccessful jobs. Shadowing his father and mother, he began a career in poetry. With his literary career failing, he and his family moved to England and then back to America a few years later. His success in America began in 1915 when his collection of poems became a sensation....   [tags: Biography, Writer, Poet]
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Personal Interview of Robert Lee Woodrow on the Attack of Pearl Habor - Given the assignment to write a report on Pearl Harbor, my grandfather came to mind. My grandfather’s name is Robert Lee Woodrow. He was born on January 4, 1926. My grandfather will be 88 years old on January 4, 2014. My grandfather joined the army in 1939 when he was 15 years-old, two years before Pearl Harbor took place. I asked him a few questions about it Since the Pearl Harbor attack was such a pivotal moment in history, I decided to interview my grandfather since he was a part of Pearl Harbor....   [tags: navy, african american, attack] 1476 words
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Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee - The Civil War was not a little thing it was a huge thing that a lot of families suffered from. Lincoln has the view of I want everyone to get along and look at the bright side of this and Lee has the pessimistic view of this whole war. Lincoln wrote this speech on the back of the envelope hurriedly right before he had to give the speech. He was writing this speech because of all of the fallen soldiers that had fought in the war and they were having a memorial for all of the families that were affected by this war....   [tags: American Civil War] 707 words
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The Life of Robert E. Lee - The Life of Robert E. Lee Robert Edward Lee was born on January 19th, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia. Robert's father was thrown in debtors jail many times for not paying on time. He was introduced to war early in his life; his brother Sydney had shown him a cannon ball and told him about the revolution. Mrs. Lee's stepson was old enough to claim the mansion where they lived that his dead mother had given to him in his will. The Lee's left to live in Alexandria. Lee was brought up in a Christian family....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 670 words
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Biography of Robert E Lee - Biography of Robert E Lee It all started on January 19, 1807. A little baby boy was born, not yeet know to be a hero. Young Robert admired two wonderful soldiers, George Washington and his very own father, Henry Lee. Robert was born on January 19th to Henry and Anne Carter Lee, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Robert was eleven when his father died in 1818. Robert's father was a good soldier. Henry was a Revolutionary War leader and Govenor of West Virginia. On the first on July 1825, Robert entered into West Point located on the Hudson River....   [tags: Papers] 339 words
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Robert E Lee: A True American Hero - “A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others.” This quote was made in 1871 by one of the greatest generals and probably men in American History; Robert Edward Lee. Robert Edward Lee was a general in the American Civil War. He led his men and stood with them in each and every they were in and got many of them out safely. Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was the youngest son of Major-General Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee and his second wife, Ann Hill (Carter) Lee....   [tags: american history, american civil war, confederacy]
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Robert E. Lee: A Great Military Leader - ... When he was finally accepted into the army he had to go to a military academy called West Point. Each cadet at West Point was allowed 200 demerits for offensive behavior, but throughout the four years that Lee was there, he never earned a single demerit. (Thomas, pg. 49). This was rare but not unheard of. (Thomas, pg. 49). While he was there he also made some very close friends who were Joseph E. Johnson and Jack Mackay. (Thomas, pg. 50). Lee eventually arrived home from graduation to find his mother on her deathbed....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate army]
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Deserving to Die - Robert Lee makes many arguments to argue justification of capital punishment in his article, “Deserving to Die.” Some of the stronger ones involve the deterrent effect of the use of the death penalty, why the cost of execution is so high, and how the use of the death penalty increases overall public safety. In Lee’s first argument, he argues that the use of capital punishment helps reduce overall crime by acting as a deterrent to crime. In at least one respect, capital punishment is unquestionably a deterrent, as Lee puts it, “It simply cannot be contested that a killer, once executed, is forever deterred from killing again” (142)....   [tags: Article Review, Robert Lee] 1394 words
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Inherit The Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee - ... On a more general note, Drummond had the bravery to go to Hillsboro as the defense attorney for Bert even though winning the case was nearly impossible and there was no pay. Although their opinions were not popular in the play, Bert and Drummond show great bravery by standing up for their beliefs throughout the entire court case. When a man stands up for his beliefs, he speaks honestly about his feelings. Honesty, a trait emphasized in our own school handbook, is one of the hardest and most respectable qualities of a man....   [tags: how to respect opposition] 718 words
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Turning Point in the American Civil War - In the American civil war, Gettysburg is perhaps the turning point of the war, and it is also the last invasion on North American soil. Gettysburg, at the time, was just a small-time town before and during the civil war any, yet forever changed after the battle. A lot of people may remember the battle of Gettysburg by Pickett’s charge or Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, but anyone would not think about what actually happened during the battle. People may not realize that there were over 50,000 casualties over the three day battle, or how the North had the high ground, which would be a military advantage, most of the time....   [tags: gettysburg, civil war, robert lee] 1023 words
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Robert E. Lee's Life - A LONG TIME AGO ON THE DAY OF JANUARY 19,1807 TO BE EXACT IN STARATFORD,VIRGINIA THEIR WAS A MIRACLE THAT WAS BORN.THE MIRACLE BABY THAT WAS BORN WAS NAMED ROBERT E. LEE. THE MIRACLE BABY WAS GIVEN BIRTH BY HIS MOTHER ANN HILL CARTER AND HIS FATHER NAMED HERNY LEE AND MOST PEOPLE KNOW HIM AS “LIGHT-HORSE HARRY”. HIS MOTHER ANN HAD BEEN RAISED FROM A FAMILY THAT HAD BEEN REPECTFUL AND THAT THEY HAD WORKED FOR THE VIRGINIA’S GOVERNMENT SOCIETY THAT HELD PROMINENT POTIONS. STILL LEE’S FAMILY HAD EXTENED IN THE UPPER CLASSES....   [tags: biographies bio biography] 413 words
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Robert E. Lee - Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was the best General for the South, and out witted every Union General that was put against him. To Southerners, General Robert E. Lee is like a god figure to them. He inspired southerners even when the North dominated on the battle field, and is still praised by some radical believers in the confederate states. To the North, Robert E. Lee was a traitor to the United States and even lost his citizenship. Although he lost the war, Robert E. Lee is still a major face in history....   [tags: Biography] 1156 words
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Robert E. Lee - Robert E. Lee For some the man Robert E. Lee is an almost god like figure. For others he is a paradox. Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford, Virginia. Robert was the fourth child of a Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee and Ann Hill Carter Lee. Young Robert, the son, was raised mostly by his mother. From her he learned patience, control, and discipline. As a young man he was exposed to Christianity and accepted its faith. In contrast to the strong example of his mother Robert saw his father go from failed enterprise to failed enterprise....   [tags: Essays Papers] 969 words
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Robert E. Lee - In 2003, Roy Blount Jr. published the book Robert E. Lee through the Penguin Group Inc. This book is different then other books published about Lee due to the fact that this book looks behind the man in uniform, and shows how Lee became the legend that we know today. Blount brings an element of humor that some would not expect to find when writing about Lee. Through this type of writing, Lee transforms into the everyday person who we all can relate to. Blount takes the reader through the life of Robert E....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Robert E. Lee - Robert E. Lee Throughout history, there have been people whose names and faces have become synonymous with the time periods in which they lived. For example, Julius Caesar is synonymous with the late Roman Republic and George Washington is synonymous with the American Revolution. Just like these two men, the name Robert E. Lee has become synonymous with the American Civil War. Not only did Lee rise to become the most important and recognizable person in the Southern Confederacy, but his honor and virtuous acts during and after the war made him a hero to modern-day Americans....   [tags: Papers] 1415 words
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Robert E. Lee - Robert E. Lee Introduction      Few episodes in history are more painful to Americans than the Civil War, fought between the North and the South. This biography, Great American Generals - Robert E. Lee, by Ian Hogg, takes the reader through the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, Robert E. Lee. It is a thorough, in depth record of the life of Lee and begins with a detailed account of his family history and his birth, through his college years, military experience and his work in later life to his death on October 12, 1870....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio essays research papers] 3603 words
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Robert E. Lee - Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was the brilliant Confederate leader whose skill in military strategies allowed the South to continue to fight during the four gruesome years of the Civil War. This man, who is still honored as a hero in many Southern states, was born on January 19, 1807 to Ann Carter Lee and Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee. His father's reoccurring failures were motivation for Lee to strive to succeed. His mother primarily brought him up, where he learned patience, control, and discipline at a young age....   [tags: Free Example Essays] 415 words
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robert e. lee - Robert E. Lee, who was considered to be the greatest soldier fighting for the Confederate States of America, descended from a long line of famous heroes. Many of Lee's ancestors played important roles in America's history. His father was a Revolutionary War hero and a friend of George Washington. He was often referred to as Light Horse Harry Lee. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia. Lee always admired Washington, and was his hero as a youngster. Young Lee decided to become a soldier, partly because of the military tradition of his family....   [tags: essays research papers] 1087 words
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Robert E. Lee - For Virginia. Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 at the Stratford Hall Plantation in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Lee is the son of Revolutionary War hero Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee. In 1825, Robert entered the United States Military Academy. In 1829 he graduated second in his class of forty-six. Lee had the top academic record and had no demerits on his record too. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. In 1831 while he was stationed at Fort Monroe, he married Mary Anna Randolph Curtis....   [tags: Biography] 915 words
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Robert E. Lee - Robert E. Lee In 1861, on the eve of civil war, President Abraham Lincoln tapped I, Robert E. Lee to take command of the United States Army. being The fifty-five year old silver-haired veteran that had graduated second in my class at West Point, served valiantly during the Mexican War under General Winfield Scott, and had, with his forces, put down the insurrection at Harper’s Ferry, capturing abolitionist John Brown. By all accounts, i was the man to lead the Army, as renowned for his gentlemanly character as for his military skill and sense of duty....   [tags: Army American History Mexican War Essays] 1130 words
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Robert E. Lee - The battle of Gettysburg was fought on July 1 through July 3, 1863, considered by most military historians the turning point in the American Civil War (Johnson 84). The Battle of Gettysburg was a decisive engagement in that it arrested the Confederates’ second and last major invasion of the North, destroyed their offensive strategy, and forced them to fight a defensive war in which the slowness of their manufacturing capacity and transportation facilities doomed them to defeat (McPherson 25)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1033 words
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Robert E. Lee - Southern Hero - Robert E. Lee - Southern Hero When we think of the south, we usually tend to think of home-cooked meals, big family outings, and warm weather. But narrow that topic down to the Civil War; now what comes to mind. Things like the Union, the Confederacy, and the freedom of slaves are what we usually remember. But one defining factor about the Civil War would have to be Robert E. Lee, general of the Confederacy, and one of the South’s biggest heroes. Robert Edward Lee, born in Stratford, Virginia on the 19th of January 1807, created his fame in the United States Army as an officer....   [tags: US History American] 879 words
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Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau and the Internet - ... Without a doubt, social media causes people to think everyone online is friendly. Truthfully, friendships created online are not as strong as the friendships created in society. Observing my friends around me, they feel offended if one does not respond to their social media post right away. Nevertheless, people have to understand that even though technology is at the tip of our fingers, we are not on it every single second of the day. Popularity on social media should not be based on how many likes on Facebook or Instagram you get, it is supposed to act as a place to catch up with friends....   [tags: hypertext, first web page] 1460 words
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The Two Sides of the Civil War: Viewpoints of Robert E. Lee and Abraham Lincoln - There are always two sides to every story. What side you want to believe though, is up to you, what you think happened and who you trust more. During the civil war it was clean that there were two sides; the North and the South. What side you were on depended not on what you believed but by where you were from. For some people this was hard. They would believe that we could get rid of slaves and just wanted the war to end but since they were from Virginia they had to fight for the Confederacy. One of the men this happened to was Robert E....   [tags: confederate, civil war, differences] 801 words
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Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee - ... And the advance of man’s knowledge is more of a miracle than any sticks turned to snakes, or the parting of waters!” (Act 2 Scene II) Ironically to the historical context of the scopes trial; Drummond, who plays the part of Clarence Darrow, is very witty but logical in his statements. Darrow was said to be extremely sarcastic and ignorant. Darrow wanted to expose the ideals of fundamentalism while Drummond’s intent was to bring tolerance to it whilst finding the truth. Drummond’s appearance and demeanor in the courtroom was portrayed as relaxed and confident....   [tags: controversial plays analysis] 894 words
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Lee, Robert E. (Edward) 1807 -- 1870 - Lee, Robert E. (Edward) 1807 -- 1870 General in chief of the Confederate armies in the American Civil War. Born in Virginia's Westmoreland County on January 19, 1807, the third son of Henry ("Light Horse Harry") and Ann Hill Carter Lee. Declining fortunes forced the family's removal to Alexandria, where Robert distinguished himself in local schools. His father's death in 1811 increased responsibilities on all the sons; Robert, especially, cared for his invalid mother. Lee graduated number two in his class from the U.S....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1886 words
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Robert E. Lee - Condi Rice: the Warrior Princess Condi Rice is the top leading female African-American politician to hold a high-ranking and influential position in the United States government today. From her lengthy and experienced background, Rice has established herself among the elite in Washington, D.C. Her commitment to the foreign policy of this great nation has proven very strong over the many years that she has worked for the government. With the confidence of President Bush behind her, Rice has and will continue to lead the front for peaceful relations with different nations to spread democracy and human rights....   [tags: essays research papers] 1163 words
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