His visionary and ethical leadership have greatly influenced my character and I often use his example when dealing with difficult situations. Thomas Jefferson envisioned the great potential a government could have when led by ordinary people and he risked everything to ensure that our nation remained true to the Founding Fathers’ vision of the United States. It all began when he decided he could no longer stand by in the face of tyranny. Visionary Leader The Declaration of Independence was written in a time of great frustration in the Colonies. King George III had taken over when the thought of revolution was just starting to gain popularity amongst Colonists.
The question is, was Abraham Lincoln America’s greatest president? I’m here to tell you I agree with Phillip Shaw Paludan, that he was America’s greatest president. Lincoln was an amazing person and had provided many legal rights and did great things for America’s government and people, but the most important thing he did for use was freeing slaves and in turn saving the Union and our nation, because without these things happening we would have been split into two. Lincoln did all these things without proper education and his personal and biblical believes. Abraham Lincoln left behind a legacy that would be forever be remembered, looked, and reflected upon.
As Americans, we all bear a special responsibility to both uphold and promote the rule of law. This sacred responsibility springs from our unique place in history, and it’s our destiny as a nation. The founding documents of our founding fathers “The Declaration of Independence” and the Constitution. Established for the first time in history a government not made up of man men but of laws. Our founding fathers breathed life into an idea which caused men to rejoice and despots to fall.
Uniformly respected, though not always liked, Samuel Adams was, in John Adams’s words, ‘born and tempered a wedge of steel to split the knot of lignum vitae’ that bound America to Britain."(Miller 95) 	The transition from England took a great leader and idealist in order to make it happen. Samuel Adams was that man. From founding the Son’s of Liberty to founding the first Continental Congress, Samuel Adams was there for the whole ordeal and played a major role until his death in 1803. Samuel Adams truly is the father of American independence. Work Cited Page "Adams, Samuel." Encyclopedia Americana, Inc. 1990 ed.
This fact and Jefferson’s usage of strong rhetorical strategies are what fashion the Declaration of Independence into such a strong work. Since the Declaration of Independence’s signing on July 4th, 1776 (Jacobus, 262) America has made much progress out from under the thumb of the King. However, for a reader, who has realized Jefferson’s failure to truly declare all men independent, his argument has lost much of its effect. A country founded on the belief that God, the Creator, has endowed all men certain rights that cannot be taken away, ought to believe that all men truly are equal and this belief ought to be clearly represented in the country’s Declaration of Independence. If this is not the honest belief of the country then it ought not to be present in such a revered piece of
With the rule of the king of England in place, Americans were subjected to whatever whims he felt without appropriately seeking to have those that his impulses affect vote on the issues. Americans could, Paine believed, create “the noblest, purest constitution on the face of the earth” which would secure liberty, justice, and equality that Americans fought so gallantly for during the American Revolution (Paine). With such a legal document to protect these rights, America could set the precedent for other countries to follow. In the introduction of Paine’s “Common Sense,” he expresses that “the cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind” (Paine). This reflects his belief that America, through rejection of British rule and establishing a pure constitution, will not only be ground-breaking for our nation, but will also be revolutionary for the people of the wider
Shortly after the revolution, many drastic changes occures in the United States. The political asepct of this perios of social adolescence was most spetacular. Alexander Hamiltons,and Thomas Jeffersons contrasting political philosophies had one one thing in common; they both created a strong government and society in the new American republic. Throughout his life Hamilton was shaped into a loyal patriot, but he regarded people with an attitude. Jefferson was also a patriot, but he saw people at there best at all times.
World leaders have reputations for changing the lives of many people. A good leader should be ready to sacrifice anything for his people and fight for their rights, as well as guiding them both politically and ethically. Those who have made a difference in the world by fighting for a cause will forever be remembered in their nations. Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy are certainly great leaders, who made momentous contributions to the society of the United States. Another world leader whom I think is important is Abraham Lincoln, because he played a pivotal role in preserving the Union during the Civil War and beginning the process that led to the end of slavery in the United States As well as being known for his presidency and his leadership through the Civil War, Lincoln was also known for his letters and speeches and his character.
It is hard to imagine what course the nation would have followed without the mind of Marshall at the helm. For it was his mind, his power of reason and understanding of the new form of government which his peers had created, that still stands the test of time by the adherence to precedents he set. His biographer, Jean Edward Smith, fully aware of the founding fathers he alluded to, states that Marshall "possessed the best-organized mind of his generation." Thomas Jefferson too, though often at odds with Marshall, conceded that "you must never give him an affirmative answer or you will be forced to grant his conclusion. Why, if he were to ask me if it were daylight or not, I'd reply, 'sir, I don't know, I can't tell."
He says, " To the evil of monarchy we have added that of hereditary succession...For all men being originally equals, no one by birth could have a right to set up his own family in perpetual preference to all others for ever" (94). He later goes on says that a monarchy is nothing better than a restless gang and that hereditary succession is foolish, wicked, and grow to become rude. In addition to Paine's thoughts on monarchy, he is delighted to see the British leave America for many other reasons. It is clearly evident that Paine believes Americas would have flourished more if the British had not controlled the Americas. Not only does he say, .