In my Social Studies class, we recently learned about the war of 1812. We also watched a seres of Youtube videos that had to do with the war. In part three one person that stuck out to me was a women named Dolley Madison. She was the first lady when the war was going on. In my textbook they don’t have a lot of information about her. All the book says is that she saved a famous painting of George Washington when red coats where going to attack the capital. They didn’t explain why she saved it or any background knowledge of her. If I could change what they had written in the book. I would probably add why she took the painting. Which was so that future generations can see the wonderful painting of Washington. I would also add some background knowledge, like where she came from, how did people like her as a First Lady, and some of her characteristics.
In 1801 the United States never really thought about piracy. It all started nine days after Jefferson took office. They revcived a letter from Pasha of Tripoli. He wanted more money that was recently given to him earlier, or he would start war. Jefferson decided to reply with force. There plan was to send four ships to the Tripoli island and show the American flag. Another ship went to the coast of Tangiers. Their plan was to blockade Tripoli, but their plan didn’t work that good. They went after another boat and they got stuck! The crew of 307 people were forced to surrender. These plans and forced capturing went on for four years. Then it all ended in 1805.
“Do great leaders make history or does history make great leaders?” When I hear this qoute I automatically answer the question. I think history makes great leaders. Leaders are always interested in what they lead. Its kind of like a captin of a team. You have to love what you play to lead your team. If you dont like what you play then you wouldn’t lead your team to get better. I think history makes leaders, what do you think?
Whenever we think of leaders one of the names that pops in our heads is Martin Luther King. He is someone that never gave up! When he was fighting for his rights, he never gave up until the laws were passed for their freedom. He was very brave. He was the first to take a stand and it helped African-Americans everywhere! He was also enspores people to do good. He never fought with violence only words. This is a true leader!
During the last few weeks we did a project called the Significant Object Project. In our groups we got assigned a historical events. My group had Thomas Jefferson’s inauguration. We had to make up a story behind a object. We picked an object and presented it to a audience! I loved the fact that we had to make up a story about what happened at Jefferson’s presidential inauguration! Honestly I loved the whole project! I also liked how the money from the winning bidder goes to a charity. The person gets the idem and the story, and the money goes to a good cause! What a great way to raise money!
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In our world there are leaders and follower. We all know at least one leader, whether its a friend or someone famous. But what characteristics do they have? Well, they have to be brave to do something first so that people will fallow. Also they usually have a great imagination! These characteristics aren’t just born in you, they need to be made. Leaders can do things that help people and some leaders can do things that aren’t good for others or themselves. It reminds me of when I’m at my grandma’s house and she had a family party. There was swimming and a barbecue. And after we ate lunch my little cousin ran into the house to get a ice pop it would be the third one that she had had that day. So before she grabbed it I told her to ask her mom before she took another. She tried to reassure me it was ok and she could have one, but I put my foot down and told her to go ask. She asked and it now she sees that before taking things you need to ask first. I was a leader to her, but I am also a follower. I once went to this party and we were having a great time. Then someone broke out the idea to play man hunt and we all tagged along. It wasn’t the best idea because my mom started to worry about me and the people on my team because I didn’t have my phone at the time. So I should have been a leader and not have joined knowing I didn’t have my phone. I believe that anyone can be a leader! Just have to be brave and have a great imagination. I do think I’m a leader. I try to help people every day, and I have a great imagination. Being a leader is the way to go!
When I was about eleven, my grandmother gave me a little angel wing. She used to work for an eye doctor and someone left this little metal charm. It had been with her for a year and no one came to get it back. I came in one day and was looking at it so she decided to give it to me. I looked at it closely and saw that there was something written on the back. It says, “The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning. – Ivy Backer Priest” I made it into a necklace and wore it all the time. Everything was great for 2 years. Then something unrealistically terrible happened. My grandmother got into a head-on-head collision with a truck. It was a very hard time for me and my family. I went a whole day without knowing what had really happened to my grandma. I found out that she was very badly hurt and you couldn’t even recognize her face. So every day I wore the angel wing and prayed for her. Every day she got better and eventually she got checked into rehab. I was the first of 7 grandchildren to see her and I have to admit that I was nervous about seeing her. Once I saw her I was fine and saw her almost every day. She is now fully recovered almost two years later. The doctors that worked on her said that she was a miracle, and I truly believe that this angel wing is my good luck charm.
So as you know I am the goalie for the USA Olympic women hockey team.Today is my 25th birthday! It is also the first game of the tournament. We are all very nervous, but we have practiced so hard so I know we are ready! We all get to the rink three hours early so we can stretch and get mentally and physically prepared. The whole team is dressed and ready to go 30 minutes before the game. The coach comes in and gives us a quick pep-talk and then we get on the ice. The game starts and it is quickly moved to the other end of the ice. 25 shots on the other teams goal, none went in. 23 shots where shot on me and none went in. It was a tie. So we rested up and went right back out for the second period. The period dragged on and the shots kept coming. At the end of the second period it was still tied zero to zero. The third period started and we it them hard, ten minute into the game we scored! then It went all down hill for them. The final score was three to zero! What a great birthday present!
Did you know that The President is jut a person running the United States? The President was also a ship. When the United States made a navy The President was the last to be completely finished.
The President is very different from the USS Cole . First of all just the way they look they are different. The President is made out of all wood, and the USS Cole is made out of metal.
Another difference is that The President used big sails to move through the water; the USS Cole uses an engine to move.
USS Cole and The President both suffered great damage. USS Cole was attacked by terrorists, and The President was heavily damaged when it spent five months out at sea.
USS Cole spent six months out at sea when The President only spent five months.
The President had at least five captains and from my research USS Cole only had one or two captains.
We probably all heard of the story of George Washington and his fathers cherry tree. Well, is this true? I did a little research and came across a site about Washington’ Cherry Tree. In this article it says that Mason Locke Weems might have made up this story. So with a little research I say that the story about George and the little tree was simply made up by Weems.