“They won the War of the Reform and acted as president of the country in 1858-1861.” (“Be... ... middle of paper ... ... of who he is and what he did, he also made the generations after him respect their culture and background. This will change the future because he has been an example for a generation through generation and has made people recognize who he was and why he did what he did. Just as Christopher Reeves said, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” ("Hero Quotes." BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d.
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John was the eldest to two younger brothers Peter and Elihu. He was also the second cousin to Samuel Adams who will later convince him to join the revolution, and third cousin to his future wife Abigail Smith. Growing up on a farm the young John Adams was opened to the world around him. Having a natural love for the outdoors he occasionally skipped class, though he was intelligent he hated school. His father wanting him to go to Harvard one day to become a minister, John decides to work harder for his father.
He was the son of Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington. Pursuant to the death of Washington’s father at a young age and experiences of hardships from colonial life on the edge of the wilderness, he learned that life was difficult. All of this guided him in maturing as an enduring and persevering gentleman. Due to his great loss, Washington was unable to receive a formal education across the sea in England as his older brothers had received. However, he was able to gather knowledge in academics from a private tutor similar to elementary school’s teachings; he also studied on his own.
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.