Ronald Reagan was a true hero to many Americans. He was a strong president who cared for this country dearly, and Reagan really proved this by his actions during his presidency. He also proved his love for country by serving in the U.S Army during World War II. Ronald Reagan also came through as a hero by fixing the American Economy that was heading for disaster just like today’s. If you can reflect on what he had accomplished throughout his administration you can clearly see why he was a popular two term president.
Which American president deserves to be titled the best? This question cannot be answered simply, nor matter of factly, for every answer would be a varying opinion. However, a collective voice of patriots would agree that John Fitzgerald Kennedy would give all others a run for their money. He was viewed not only as an inspirational leader, but also as an honest, loving man who quickly morphed into the only ray of hope that Americans had seen in quite some time. People trusted him to rejuvenate the country in a peaceful and courageous way -- standing up to intimidators, restoring order in mass chaos, aiding the weak and feeble, and guiding the nation to a glorious time filled with prosperity and joy.
His tactics of peaceful protest won him much praise and when he was killed in 1968, the non-violent protests faded out and were unable to continue without him, deepening the impression that he was an essential leader. However, his perverse private life and some of his actions has led his leadership qualities to be questioned. So, does King deserve the acclamation he receives from the majority of people for being a great leader, or was he just an ineffective pacifist? Martin Luther King certainly has many attributes that can support the claim that he was a great leader. He has won the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom before being assassinated in 1968.
Many did not fully grasp the success of Hitler’s achievements in World War I despite many difficulties Germany had to face after World War I. In order to truly understand the famous Fuhrer’s success, one must understand that Hitler was more than any ambitious dictator with aspiring dreams for his beloved nation, but he was also a very persuasive man with an extremely brilliant mind, a strong influential leader and a master of warfare tactics as well as the art of propaganda. Such a mastermind behind the Nazis force was once a child with a difficult life. During most of his childhood, he lived a very reserved and different life from others. On April 20, 1889, Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, a town located near the borders of Austria-Hungary.
Those actions alone helped sustained the nation through some of it’s darker times such as the Great Depression and World War II. Other than having such great communication skills and friendliness towards all his people, he had an amazing inner reserve and impenetrable iron will. His admirers emphasized the way in which he met the nation's problems and would praise the way he would often insist that the federal government needed to help with the underprivileged as well as the United States must share in the responsibility for preserving world peace. Franklin Roosevelt made many a great impact upon his times and his policies proved to exert great influence on the future. Being able to provide people with faith throughout the great depression and hard times that would follow during his presidency, and uplift the country was just one of the traits that proved him to be a great leader.
He would boast of what he had done to others, but unlike most people who boast, Beowulf had done what others had never done before. In recent days, praises people greatly for their accomplishments because they are impaired in some way. For example, society praises Stephen Hawking, who takes pride in his work in theoretical physics, much greater than Jason Lezak, who has pride in winning the 4x100 relay at t... ... middle of paper ... ...e. This action, though many disagree, makes Nixon a better person because, unlike Creon from Antigone, he was willing to admit his mistake and to tell the truth. Most people will not admit to their mistakes because they are arrogant and have too much pride to be able to. This is because the right choice often is not the easy one to do, but if done, it is what makes that person a better man.
In one of the most important of Truman’s decisions, he persuaded the American people to act generously to the defeated nations. What he had in mind had never been done before in the history of t... ... middle of paper ... ...han brilliant, but his record of achievement stands almost unequaled. Primarily a military man, he served with immense distinction in other fields, and he had much to do with bringing out many of the distinguished soldiers of the war period,” says Dexter Perkins (Perkins 211). He was not only loved and respected by our nation and world, but also by his family and friends. Before Marshall’s death in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 1959, Winston Page 5 Churchill paid him the following tribute: “During my long and close association with successive American administrations, there are few men whose qualities of mind and character have impressed me so deeply as those of General Marshal.
His success did not magically appear to him, but instead, his career and achievements reflected a man whose success derived from years of embodying the cherished American ideals of a strong work ethic and determination in the face of adversity. Although it can be fairly stated that he created much of the adversity that would challenge him throughout his military career, it is indisputable that that same personality was an integral part of the persona that was beloved by millions of Americans. Despite MacArthur’s personality, the element which endeared him to myriads of Americans, his work ethic clearly established itself as the driving force behind his rise through the military ranks. MacArthur’s overwhelming ambition was assuredly instilled in him from his birth. Not only had he been born in the Arsenal Barracks of Little Rock, Arkansas in 1880, but his father was former Medal of Honor recipient and future General, Arthur MacArthur Sr. (((()... ... middle of paper ... ...merica, if not only for ending the career of a President.
In contrast to Lenin, Stalin was comparatively dull. He could not in any way match the intellectual ability of Lenin. However like Lenin, Stalin was a good organizer, and hard working and absolutely dedicated. Another positive aspect of Lenin’s character was that he was not vain, and an important strength was that he trusted his close colleagues and allies. For example Trotsky created the Red Army and Lenin showed his complete trust in Trotsky by giving him a free hand in military matters.
The audience can relate to Joe and feel sympathy for him because he was a good man who did many great things for his family and in the end paid the ultimate price. Towards the end of the play, Joe's son Chris anguishes over the fatally flawed decision made by his father, thus eliciting the sympathy of the audience. However, this is not enough to detract from the audience relating to Joe as a basically good man, who has made the hard decisions for many years and ends up a tragic hero paying for his mistake with his life. Joe is a good man who has spent his whole life trying to live the American Dream. He has built a home and started up a business to take care of his family.