scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,132
Religion and Politics in a Revolutionary Era The United States is a diverse place with millions of people that have many distinct ideologies and ethics Recent events have brought to the forefront of national attention what people view as morally acceptable behavior for public officials These events have also raised the question What is the relationship between the personal character of our political leaders and their ability to govern wisely It is my opinion that the majority of Americans become concerned about the moral behavior of their leaders only when the country state or locality is going through a difficult time economically Throughout history and particularly in the case of President Clinton if the economy is doing well and the country is in a general state of security most citizens are willing to look the other way on the morality of their leaders I want my leaders to have a strong moral character with a solid foundation of religion but I also think that when it comes to carrying out the duties of an elected office personal character and religion do not affect a persons ability to govern wisely Throughout the rich history of the United States many leaders have been benchmarks for morality and patriotism Unfortunately there have also been public officials who have abused their office and taken advantage of the trust and faith bestowed upon them by the public The interesting notion is that some of the most respected leaders in American history did not honor the same set of values that the public did Thomas Jefferson revered as one of the greatest presidents of all time owned slaves and had a child by one of them His face is on Mt Rushmore although he engaged in activities that were not consistent with the values of the average American President Jefferson was able to expand the size of the United States by securing the Louisiana Purchase from France and easing world
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA