I researched an important Indian leader named Tecumseh. When I read the section in my textbook, I thought that they did not put enough background information on him. They did put information on him, but they could have put more. I would have included how he grew up in Ohio during the Revolutionary War, and the French and Indian War, so he was exposed to a lot of battling, which made him brave. Also, about his brother, Tenskwatawa. He went into war with the Americans, and Tecumseh warned his brother against fighting them. His brother ignored him and Tenskwatawa was defeated in the 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe. I would have changed it to having Tecumseh’s background information before elaborating about the wars. I also would have put more information about the wars, because this would have made it more interesting for a middle school student, because I would rather read about a war, because this is more exciting than reading about an Indian. I would also change the quotes that the textbook puts in between sections, because if it tells what a certain person is saying before they put the quote, why put it?
In 1816, came the Year Without Summer. Cold temperatures wreaked havoc throughout the Northern Hemisphere all through the year 1816. They say that it was all caused by the explosion of Mount Tambora, a volcano on the island of Sumbwa, Indonesia. This particular eruption was in 1815, and was the biggest and most deadly eruption ever recorded in history. More than 71,000 people died, and it could be heard in Sumatra, an island more than 12,000 miles away. Volcanic ashed fell all over the Northern Hemisphere, changing the weather.
Someone that I think is great leader is my friend Drew. He has all the characteristics of a good leader, he is especially convincing. I do not know how, but when he asked you to do something, you just can not say no. He is also influential. If someone is down, he picks them up immediately. It is so easy for him because he is convincing, it works out like that. Another thing is that he is nice to people. I think that is why he is convincing. For instance. if someone is nice to you, would do s favor for them? I would because if someone has respect for me, I will have respect for them too. I think leaders make history, because everyone remembers great leaders, like George Washington. I believe this because someone could have a terrible history, but it did not have to be their fault. Also, someone could have a great history, but could be a terrible leader. This is what I think about leaders.
The characteristics of a good leader is to have the responsibility and the knowledge to direct everyone, being convincing and influential . A good leader steps up and has to have the guts to do what no one else wants to do. I think that leaders are born, because you can not teach the characteristics of a good leader. they have to pick up the people under them when they are down and take charge of everyone. I was once a leader in the regular season for baseball last year. I was the oldest kid out there and many of the other kids looked up to me to direct them. I took on that responsibility and succeeded in it. Not just anybody can be a leader, most people can not handle the responsibility, someone has to have the characteristics that i already listed. I am a leader at times that people need me to be, but honestly I would not mind giving up leadership to a person that I think can handle it. I think my strongest abilities are being able to convince people to do the things that I want or need them to do. I think that I am mostly a Leader in sports, but not very much in life. I can sometimes be shy around people I do not know and I think that is my problem. This is what makes a good leader, in my opinion.
This in your eyes is a baseball, but in my eyes, it is something more. This was the first home run I ever hit and it means a lot to me. It happened back in April 2007. Although it was not in a game it was still over the fence, so I guess that counts. I was nine and my friends dad was pitching. Baseball is my favorite sport and I would play it all day and night if I could. This is why it means so much to me. And of course this was one of many to come and i have a bucket full of home run balls, but this one means the most to me.
Today I took a dip in my virtual swimming pool, then i went in the hot tub, it is very relaxing, especially when you do not get wet. That new holographic soda is becoming very popular, so if you are reading this, I recommend you to go out and buy one. The new Toyota is out, i think this one lets you talk to the car and tell it where to go and it just takes you there, no steering, all you do is sit there and the car does all the work for you. It is way cooler than the last model, all that had was voice command relining seats. That is all in the past now.
The story goes that when George Washington was a young boy, he got a hatchet and wanted to try it out, because like most boys, he had the erg to chop everything that came his way. So he tried it out on his father’s young, English cherry tree. When his father asked him if he chopped it down, George replied “I cannot tell a lie, Pa. You know I cannot tell a lie, I chopped it down with my hatchet”. This story is a myth. Well, as far as we know. There is no proof that George Washington ever chopped down a cherry tree. It was a made up story to show Washington’s honesty.
An interesting question is what would happen if… and then the person would finish it with something that they think could happen. For instance: What would happen if the world blew up? Well we would all die and that would not be good. If the world blew up, we would have to rely on aliens to continue on living and exploring the galaxy. I expect that most of you do not believe in aliens. But…What would happen if aliens were real?
I think that the Constitution should have strict construction, but not so strict that the federal government will be slaves and do exactly what the Constitution tells them to do. The rules should be able to be bent, but only if necessary. Thomas Jefferson believed that the Constitution should have strict construction, but on the other hand, Hamilton believed that it should have loose construction, which was the elastic clause. I agree with Hamilton because if there was a flaw in the Constitution, it would force the government to screw up because they would have to do exactly what it said. If it had loose construction, the government would realize if there was a flaw and change it so that they did not mess up.
This is the California State Capitol. It resembles a Greek building with the dome like look to it, the white stone, and the columns. Thomas Jefferson was the one who brought Greek’s style of buildings to America on 1785. Many building have this design, the mst popular is probably the white house. In the front of the house, it has the same columns as the building above. It is obviously the seat of California’s government, where laws are passed and they handle any problems that the state has.