When people think of Oklahoma, they usually think about flatlands and waving wheat. The thought of terrorism would never come into mind. This is exactly what the people of Oklahoma City would’ve been thinking if asked about terrorism. Sadly, on the day of April 19, 1995, Oklahoma and the nation was shocked as the unthinkable happened. The rest of the world stood still, and watched as people were rushed from the building. Families received information about their loved ones, and soon learned that they were no longer living. Parents were also sickened by the fact that their children would never be able to go to daycare again. As for the man in charge of this operation, his slow but authorized death was watched by families and friends of the victims. The rest of the nation should’ve been able to view this great punishment along with the families who were affected.
They stated that restoration of the Union was not a prerequisite of a peace treaty. Their peace platform suffered from horrendous timing, only spreading after the capture of Atlanta, Georgia. The Democratic party chose General George B. McClellan as their candidate. General McClellan was a general that Lincoln dismissed after he underestimated the Confederate forces and caused heavy losses. McClellan tried to dismiss the Democratic party's claims that the restoration of the Union was not necessary to the peace treaty. This upset the military voters greatly, giving Lincoln the majority of absentee votes
Christopher Johnson Mccandless, an intelligent young man, dies while trying to live in Alaska; by choice. The death of Mccandless was a controversial matter: people argued their thoughts on Mccandless’ story, and who's to blame for Mccandless' death. Some say it’s Mccandless’ own stupidity, or his honorable seek for thrill. Others say it’s his parents’ horrible way of raising him, or nature’s unforeseen acts. However, it is a mixture of all these, with Mccandless being the most at fault. Mccandless might have had choices, but there were things he couldn’t control, neither can anyone else.
William Harrison “Jack” Dempsey, Or better known as Kid Blackie, or the Manassa Mauler, was a Professional American boxer who made his professional boxing debut on August 18th, 1914, and retired in 1927. Jack Dempsey was a Heavyweight Champion from 1919 to 1926. Dempsey had a career total of 69 professionally recorded events. Aside from being a champion, Jack also wrote 3 books, and opened a restaurant across from Madison Square Garden (at the time).
General McClellan was a famous general during the civil war who lead the Army of the Potomac. President Lincoln wanted him to move forward towards Richmond but General McClellan would hold back until he was finally ordered to move. Him being removed can be considered a loss but it also was a victory for the people back in Washington. George McClellan was somewhat of a perfectionist he would not do anything till the time he didn't have it all figured out, also he was never sure and doubted himself. Another thing that caused him issues is that he overestimated the abilities and manpower of his enemies.
When Lincoln interacted with Scott, he showed a deference for Scott’s age and knowledge. Thus allowing Scott to share his skills, this humility was shored by General McClellan. Lincoln later changes his approach towards McClellan, trying to boost his confidence and courage. Williams continually shows McClellan as an egotist, who eventually replaced Scott as General in chief. McClellan is depicted as unsure, indecisive, self-centered and fearful of declaring war. Lincoln continually defends McClellan but is not afraid of tactfully sending criticism his way. One could easily be lead to believe that Lincoln was more of a placator. Williams shows us that Lincoln never hesitated in making difficult decisions based on results. Lincoln’s people skills are easily ascertained in Williams writings. Lincoln seems keen at applying pressure as well as giving his generals a free hand when necessary.
George B. McClellan is famous in history because of his involvement with the civil war. He was a powerful general who was hired, and fired by Abraham Lincoln. George was born on December 3rd in 1826, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was born the son of a prominent surgeon, and a caring mother. He was also the grandson of the Revolutionary War General, Samuel McClellan. He married the daughter of a powerful Pennsylvania family. They had 5 children, two girls and three boys.
In the 1864 election, Lincoln ran against his former general, George B. McClellan. McClellan was hired to be the commander of the Union Army but was a poor battlefield general, in some opinions. Lincoln wanted an aggressive general and wanted him to challenge the opponent in a fast-paced battle, but
By 1864 after three bloody and inconclusive years of war, many in the North were fed up with the struggle and wanted peace. For this reason, in the election of 1864 was a close race, with Lincoln winning reelection by only a small margin. The Democrats, who demanded peace, nominated George McClellan to run against Lincoln, the Republican candidate. McClellan was a popular general whom Lincoln had fired in 1862 for failing in his duties. But with Lincoln's leadership waning, McClellan attacked the president's handling of the war, and even questioned its goals. Lincoln eventually resorted to somewhat nefarious tactics. For instance, in swing states he released soldiers from their duties on election day hoping they would go to the polls to vote
On August 23, 1864 Lincoln had wrote in a memorandum, “This morning, as for some days past, it seems exceedingly probable that this administration will not be re-elected. Then it will be my duty so cooperate with the president-elect as to save the union between the election and the inauguration: as he will have secured his election on such grounds that he cannot possibly save it afterwards.” Lincoln didn’t have too much faith in himself and that it will be a new president at the end of the election. It was looking good for McClellan because it seemed everything was going in his favor to win the election and not carry out the
GEN McClellan may not have been a great war time General but he excelled at training Soldiers, getting his men ready to fight and raising the morale of the Armies he
Henry McCarty, born around 1859 in the Manhattan area of New York, was more commonly known as Billy the Kid or William Bonney. His mother, Catherine, was an immigrant from Ireland who worked odd jobs to support their family. Soon after the death of her husband, Catherine, Henry, and her younger son Joseph moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where she met her future husband William Antrim. The family accompanied Antrim to Kansas, and then New Mexico after Catherine was diagnosed with tuberculosis and advised to seek a warmer, drier climate. Antrim and Catherine were married soon after the move to New Mexico.
George B, McClellan was a Mexican war veteran, helped explore the Texas Panhandle, was a Union General in the Civil War, and even ran against President Lincoln in the 1864 election of the United States. Gray County has a historic statue of George B. McClellan just outside of the entrance to the beautiful Lake McClellan. One of the most interesting historical sites I found in Gray County was the Pampa Army Air Force Base. This base was first built in 1942 as a place to train pilots at the beginning of World War
During the Civil War one of the best Generals there was, was Ulysses S. Grant. He was a strong and aggressive. He was determined to win the Civil War. He lead the Union to Victory. He was the most accomplished General there was. George McClellan was known as the great organizer of the Union army. Upon the Civil War, Ohio’s governor William Dennison promoted McClellan major general. When Lincoln realised he did such a great job he appointed McClellan a major General of the Regular Army. Later on he he decided that Kentucky would not sesde the from the Union, he commanded forces during the Rich Mountain Campaign.
In 1953, he chose to attend Syracuse University with the help of a friend, Ken Malloy, who also happened to be a lawyer and an alumni of Syracuse. Malloy was instrumental convincing businessmen to pool their money together to pay for his tuition until he could obtain a full athletic scholarship. He got off to a slow start his freshman year when he was overlooked because of his race. He was the only black football player on his team. His sophomore year didn’t prove to be much better until he got a chance to play when one of his teammates got hurt and he was chosen to fill his position. His performance on the field was so dynamic that he was placed in the starting line-up. His talents were not limited to football. While at Syracuse, he also excelled in