Andrew Sowinski American Literature Mr. Couture 5/23/14 George Washington An American Hero The definition of a hero is someone who can overcome great challenges as a leader. George Washington is an American hero who meets this definition. He was a person with traits such as leadership, courage, and a successful independent life. To begin, George Washington’s leadership was exceptional. As a matter of fact, he was America’s first president.
These policies aided towards the ... ... middle of paper ... ...uly one of the greatest US Presidents ever to live. His skill in leading his nation earned him a worthy reputation as a man of integrity and virtue. He sacrificed his sleep, peace of mind and much of his happiness to see the United States through. His humble background only made him more of a representation of the possibilities of the United States and increased his popularity with the people of the Unites States, driving toward a greater nation. President Abraham Lincoln, with all his skill, led the United States through one of the most difficult times in United States history, and not only bringing survival to the nation but created an even better place, improving the Constitution and starting the United States on its road to greatness.
(Thomas Jefferson, as cited in "George Washington," 2006, para.19) George Washington is one of the most recognized and famous leaders in all history of the United States of America. He contributed greatly to the establishment of this prosperous country, from leading the Revolutionary armies into battle, to running the country as the first president, Washington has set precedence and example for all who have and are yet to follow. He was a noble man who demonstrated characteristics one would expect from a hero figure. He was not power-hungry, but did things and played his role for the good of the country, for patriotic purposes, to help America become the success it is today. In March of 1783, the soldiers of the American military were restless, bored and in a terrible state of doubt and distrust concerning the newly formed congress of the country.
George Washington - The Father of Our Country Why has George Washington earned the title "Father of our Country"? He was a great military leader and served as a general in the Revolutionary War. Washington was very involved in setting up the government of the United States and served as the first President. He is the most honored of any President and there are many things that help us remember him often. With all he has contributed to the success of our country, he certainly deserves this title.
Washington laid out a roadmap for going forward and how to continue to build the nation established on freedom. Reagan created a sense of pride and accomplishment with his address and connected with the nation in a way that other presidents had not been able to accomplish. Both presidents left their mark on America and on the world and will be remembered as two of the greatest presidents this great nation has ever had. Their accomplishments range from strengthening a nation to defeating impossible military odds. These two men will definitely never be forgot and will go down in American history.
He created the foundation for what would would be one of the most powerful countries to date. Thomas Jefferson, who was not the finest public speaker, wrote some tremendously inspiring speeches which shaped the course of history. Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural address celebrated the closest election ever. It marked the first time in modern history that a government surrendered its power by popular election. He said “Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle.
Because of the many things George Washington achieved, he has left an everlasting mark on the United States of America. He is called the “Father of the Country” because he guided his country much as a father cares for a growing child. No American has been more honored than George Washington. Works Cited Brookhiser, Richard. Founding father, rediscovering George Washington.
He also... ... middle of paper ... ...ore I do agree with Phillip Shaw Paludan when he said that Abraham Lincoln was American’s greatest president. Lincoln did many things for America, things that no other president had done. He also gained many different titles no matter if they were good or bad or by whoever liked him or not. Sure people had their view about how he ran things and how he came up with new laws, but he was still great because he only did it for the good of the nation. Without the new amendments there would not have been peace or equality; we would probably still be at war with ourselves and our Union would have been divided.
George Washington was the father of the United States of America. He created our country from the beginning. Not only was he a great leader, but he was also a great commander. He helped us win the Revolutionary War, which gave our country independence. We finally became free, and that’s the greatest thing in America.
(page 147) Jefferson was also a substantial leader in the American Revolution. (page 26-47) Thomas Jefferson had huge confidence in himself and knew that America was destined for great things and that he had to do his part in helping the country to become a great nation. My perception has changed substantially since I began reading Thomas Jefferson. When I started the book all I knew was that Thomas Jefferson had been a former president and that he had wrote the Declaration of Independence. After having read this book, I now have more insight into Thomas Jefferson and the American history.