Napoleon Bonaparte And George Washington

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In the middle of three significant historical events, we find two notable men, Napoleon Bonaparte, and George Washington. The U.S American Revolution, 1775-1783(History Online) the end of the French Revolution, 1789-1799 the commencement of the Napoleonic Era, 1804-1815(Bonjour la France). Two Revolutions, two Generals, on two Continents. Bonaparte and Washington fought for equality, freedom, and fraternity for their homelands. This essay will compare and contrast Napoleon Bonaparte and George Washington by their education, most significant battle, and achievements.
The question is, was Napoleon Bonaparte a dictator, or one of the most remarkable military strategist? Opinions are diverse about the man who crowned himself as an Emperor. In fact, this explains Napoleon’s words when he said: “Circumstances-what are circumstances? I make circumstances” (Biography/Online). On the other hand, George Washington the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army was the first President of the United States of America (The White House), who said, “If we mean to support the liberty and independence which have cost us so much blood and treasure to establish, we must drive far away the demon of party spirit and local reproach” George Washington. (Forbes/Online).
While Napoleon was a man of a short stature, contradictory, exalted mind, extroverted and intelligent, he also had the gift of talent, and charisma to convince and lead the audiences. He was also an insatiable reader, and a…

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