Winston                                 Churchill

              The man who                            won the                                      war.

A portrait of Winston Churchill.

       The early life and          background of Churchill

Winston Churchill was born November 30, 1874 in London. As a child being part of one of the richest families in England with his father being Lord Randolph Churchill and his mother Lady Randolph Churchill meant he lead a unique lifestyle. As a child he attended a private school in London. At first they thought Churchill might have been developmentally delayed. Later they realized he was just a slow learner. He was about three times slower than other kids in school (this crutch actually helps in the long run)! While in school he was found to be the perfect military prospect. After finally graduating he went to Sandhurst, a prestigious military school in England.After graduating Sandhurst in March 1895 Churchill became a sublieutenant in the 4th (Queen’s Own) Hussars, a distinguished cavalry regiment. A few years after fighting in the 4th Hussars he ran for office. He lost in a major landslide, but established himself in politics. Then he tried to pursue a job as being a foreign correspondent he got the job, but he then decided to go back to the military. After joining the military he took part in the River War. The River War was a hard fought war where he emerged as a hero. He returned to England as a hero. Then, with great speeches and the reputation of hero he won prime minister.    

Young Churchill in the military

The man who saved Europe: Churchill in WWII

By looking through his history books Churchill almost immediately realized Adolf Hitler was not a good man. Churchill commonly looked at the past to tell the future. With this daring prediction he stopped what could have been a catastrophe. Hitler had already started invading northern Europe he was on the verge of war. Meanwhile in England Churchill canceled all meetings with Hitler for he did not trust him. Soon war waged threw Europe naturally being in the path of destruction, Churchill had to think fast. His first actions were very much debated he took down some of the most experienced generals that were leading the war tactic effort and replaced them with the smartest people he could find even thou none had fought on the battlefield. With him and his cabinet leading the way they won the war. Later that year him and a few other powerful leaders got together to form an alliance so, there wouldn't be another World War.

A promotional poster for war bonds

Life after War.

As leader of the Conservative Party he was more politically secure than he had ever been before in peacetime. His voice continued to be heard in international affairs. In 1951 he returned as prime minister. He was now 77 years old, had suffered two strokes, and would suffer two more. Yet his government was highly successful. In April 1955 he agreed to retire as prime minister. He was Father of the House of Commons when he gave up his seat in 1964 and died the following year, in 1965. Churchill was given a state funeral, and buried in Bladon churchyard on the Blenheim estate.

Churchill announcing his retirement made by Joseph

10 downing street is the office and home of all prime ministers of England. Since Churchill was a prime minister he worked here.

The Man and Motive behind the information.

The Man:

Hello my name is Joseph and I am a sixth grade student at Holman Middle School. My hobbies are debating, football, acting, and I love politics. When I get older I would like to study either political science or law.

The Motive: Over the past marking period we have learned many things. To test our knowledge it was my pleasure to do a website on an influential person. "Why Winston Churchill" you may be asking, because I as I mentioned before I love politics. The reason I chose Churchill was because he established himself as a great leader by facing adversity and moving forward. To me anybody could say they're great at something but, can they prove it? In my opinion Churchill did.

Citations

MLA Format

JOHN CANNON. "Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer." The Oxford Companion to British History. 2002.Encyclopedia.com. 19 Dec. 2014 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>

"Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 17 Dec.2014.

"Winston Churchill." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 16 Dec. 2014. <http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/273666>.

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I like the red, white, and blue color scheme!

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you said that he had two strokes when he was 77 and had two more later on, when did he have the last two?

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I loved the presentation, you were very informational and I definitely learned a lot!

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I liked all the pictures and the interactive element was really creative, there were so many different facts, I definitely learned more on Winston

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The background fits the personality of the person you researched

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I really love your site! You gave a lot of information about Winston and you have added very nice pictures of him

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I love the picture that you made! Hilarious! What was nice about your website was how in-depth you got into it. Thumbs up!

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What inspired him to join the military and why?

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