Andrew Jackson was an important figure in American history and was the seventh President of the United States. On the morning of March 15, 1767, Andrew Jackson was born in South Carolina. His father wanted to have several more acres before the third baby was born decided to test his strength and he became hurt. He soon died and Elizabeth Jackson named her third son after her late husband, Andrew Jackson. As he grew older, Elizabeth Jackson soon realized that her son was wild and had a bad temper.
As a teen, he was famous around town for training horses with ease, a skill that would help Grant in his years in the army. (Smith, 21-23) After Grant's seventeenth birthday, his father suggested that he go to West Point. 1 2 Initially, Grant did not want to go, but reluctantly, agreed to apply. His only motivation for going to West Point was to travel around the world. The congressman in charge of scheduling an appointment for Grant wrote down his name not as Hir... ... middle of paper ... ... provide for his family after he was gone.
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born into a Catholic family in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896. Educated in private prep schools and then at Princeton until 1917, when he enlisted in the army because he feared he wouldn’t graduate , he was a middle-class, Midwestern boy who coveted the wonders of the East. When he married Zelda Sayre, a southern, upper-class daughter of a wealthy Alabama Supreme Court judge , Fitzgerald thought he had it all. The couple lived the high life, moving back and forth between Paris, the Riviera, and New York, but after a while Fitzgerald became an old name and his money dwindled. After Zelda had her first mental breakdown in April 1930, Fitzgerald’s life went spiraling downhill.
Intro - Sir Douglas Haig was born in Edinburgh on June 19, 1861, and educated at Clifton and Brasenose College in oxford. Haig was a career soldier but had been given job of commander in chief of the British Expeditionary force recently after he had first battle of Ypres and at Mons. To start off with there is much evidence which suggests that Haig was an uncaring general for example on the one hand Haig was called the butcher of Somme & he deserved this given nickname. The reason for that was because Haig had ‘sent men to their deaths’ (1). As it shows in evidence (4) 60’000 soldiers died on the first day of battle alone which left many without their loved ones.
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, at Shadwell plantation in western Virginia, he’s a notable architect granted that he is really famous for being the president, and one of America’s foundering fathers. Thomas received credit for his successful life but some may not know how he became a success. Jefferson’s father contributed to Thomas’s success because his father had enough money to put him through school to get a good education. Jefferson looked to his teachers for help since his father died when Thomas was four-teen. Starting from age six, he goes through the whole schooling process which involves high school and college; then he continues on to write the declaration of independence, become the governor of Virginia, travel to France, and become president granting him the ability to be a successful individual.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower’s strong and experienced leadership in the United States military was the main contribution of him becoming one of the greatest and mot successful presidents. Born on October 14, 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower had a role of leadership. During his high school career he was a leader on the baseball and football field. Once he graduated high school he took off from school for to years to go work with his uncle and father at the Bell Springs Creamery and worked as a fire fighter. He acted as a leader by using his money to help pay for his brothers tuition for college.
Thomas Jefferson mentioned in his autobiography, which he wrote many years later, how much he admired his father. Peter Jefferson died when his son was only fourteen years old, and he left behind a large estate of 5000 acres for Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson left for college when he was seventeen years old. He attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. Though he spent the majority of his first year fox hunting and horse racing rather than concentrating on his studies, he promised himself he would work harder his second year.
The march to Phillipi was also a bad idea because if they hadn't gone everybody wouldn't have been killed. Brutus also made poor judgment on his friend Cassius. Cassius was the one persuading Brutus to become one of the conspirators, if he hadn't listened to Cassius, he wouldn't have killed Caesar. Brutus was one of Caesar's best friends, but he was not the greatest friend in the world. He killed his own best friend.
A significant portion of his fame was credited to him for beating off a surprise British attack at Spread Eagle Tavern in January, 1778. Unfortunately Harry was egotistical and had a high opinion of his own abilities. Although he achieved the rank of lieutenant-colonel, he felt that he deserved more. When the war ended and he had not advanced in rank he resigned from the army to pursue a career in politics. Henry decided to run for the position... ... middle of paper ... ...nd the circumstances into which he was born on January 19, 1807, and ends with his death on October 12, 1870.
Countries could not afford to feed their people and rebuild the wartime economy. People starving was not supposed to be a product of the war! There was supposed to be victory parades and roads named after the generals! Where did things go wrong? Despite the honorable reasons stated publically by the different nations involved, it is my firm belief that World War I was a pointless war.