The Battle of Saratoga British general John Burgoyne earned the nickname "Gentleman Johnny" for his love of leisure and his tendency to throw parties between battles. His surrender to American forces at the Battle of Saratoga marked a turning point in the Revolutionary War.
Quotes[ edit ] War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. The great revolution in the history of man, past, present and future, is the revolution of those determined to be free.
I can assure you that every degree of mind and spirit that I possess will be devoted to the long-range interests of the United States and to the cause of freedom around the world. I believe in an America that is on the march — an America respected by all nationsfriends and foes alike — an America that is moving, doing, working, trying — a strong America in a world of peace.
That peace must be based on world law and world orderon the mutual respect of all nations for the rights and powers of others and on a world economy in which no nation lacks the ability to provide a decent standard of living for all of its people.
This flight was made out in the open with all the possibilities of failurewhich would have been damaging to our country's prestige. Because great risks were taken in that regard, it seems to me that we have some right to claim that this open society of ours which risked much, gained much.
We sometimes chafe at the burden of our obligationsthe complexity of our decisionsthe agony of our choices. But there is no comfort or security for us in evasion, no solution in abdication, no relief in irresponsibility. Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. Although a country may stand still, history never stands still. Thus, if we do not soon begin to move forward again, we will inevitably be left behind.
For, as Socrates told us, "If a man does not know to what port he is sailing, no wind is favorable. Hostility today is a factbut it is not a ruling law.
The supreme reality of our time is our indivisibility as children of God and our common vulnerability on this planet. Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.
He reminds me of the tiger hunter who has picked a place on the wall to hang the tiger's skin long before he his caught the tiger.
This tiger has other ideas. In a democracyevery citizen, regardless of his interest in politics'hold office'; everyone of us is in a position of responsibility ; and, in the final analysis, the kind of government we get depends upon how we fulfill those responsibilities.
We, the peopleare the boss, and we will get the kind of political leadershipbe it good or bad, that we demand and deserve. In a world of danger and trial, peace is our deepest aspiration … But it is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment ; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequencesin spite of obstacles and dangersand pressures — and that is the basis of all human morality.
Things don't just happen, they are made to happen. The world was not meant to be a prison in which man awaits his execution.
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He had in him the stuff of which legends are made.John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. president, negotiated the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and initiated the Alliance for Progress.
Learn more about JFK's life and presidency, view photos and videos, only. The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the Revolutionary War.. The scope of the victory is made clear by a few key facts: On October 17, , 5, British and Hessian troops surrendered their arms.
General John Burgoyne had lost 86 percent of his expeditionary force that had triumphantly marched into New York from Canada in the early summer of The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the Revolutionary War.. The scope of the victory is made clear by a few key facts: On October 17, , 5, British and Hessian troops surrendered their arms.
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Raynham House Museum. Students from John F. Kennedy Middle School joined Ms. Klein and Ms. McKweon and visited the Raynham House Museum in Oyster Bay. 6/12/ • Vietnam The brutal murder of the president of South Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, and his powerful brother and adviser, Ngo Dinh Nhu, on November 2, , was a major turning point .