Top Ten Historical Figures That We Don't Know the Whole Truth AboutAlpha101
The Top Ten
Some think that he was the greatest president of all time. I, however, do not agree. Here is why.
1: Lincoln ignored the Constitution. He had many northeners who did not agree with his policies arrested. Forget about your freedom of speech, ladies and gentlemen. Honest Abe does not care. He also invaded the South without the consent of Congress which is a war crime.
2: Lincoln was not completely anti-slavery. He was even said if the war could be won without freeing the slaves, then he would do it. Also, did you know that the last state to give up slavery was A UNION STATE?
3: Lincoln basically ran, "A Concentration Camp." It was called "Camp David." There, many Confederate prisoners were held. The camp was in Chicago, so it was very cold. The prisoners were given sacks to wear, to erase the idea of escape. As you can see, the prisoners had very bad living conditions. Which most jails have, but this is too horrible. There were also mistreated in a lot of other ...more - Alpha101
After The Civil War Ended, He Wanted To Send All The Slaves Back To Africa.
Dallying with underage girls, whether consenting or not, whether paid or not, would be any public figure's total downfall in today's world.
Some of those young ladies he hired were, shall we say, younger than average.
This is not really a reason not to like him, but it is unusual. MLKJ hired prostitutes. He was also overheard saying, "Tonight, I am no longer a negroe! " As you can see, even though he was a great man, he was not very smart. - Alpha101
JFK had ties with the Mafia, until it was finally broken off. Some conspiracy theorists even believe that his assassination was ordered by the Mafia for revenge for breaking his ties with them. Also, he also hired prostitutes. - Alpha101
He was very misunderstood. For one, Davis was very nice to his slaves. he tought them to read and write, and in one book, written by a Union soldier when Davis was imprisoned, it said that Davis had actually formed a sort of friendship with one of his slaves. Also, Jeff Davis did not want to secede. He tried everything to keep the country together, but eventually, he saw that it was inevitable. He was heard saying, on the day that he decided that the Confederacy would form, "This is the saddest day of my life." - Alpha101
Yes, Hitler was evil. But you cannot deny the fact that he was brilliant. He was very smart in the way he used propaganda to get most of Germany on his side, how he conquered so much territory, and he was an artist! He was also a Christian, and some people believe that he had Jewish ancestry. Ironic, huh? - Alpha101
Just before invading Poland to start World War 2, and after the Tripartie act to make an alliance of Japan, Germany and Italy, Hitler had made a deal with USSR dictator Joseph Stalin, forming the world's largest Alliance ever, and at the same time Japan invaded China. The alliance was invincible and if Hitler didn't had attacked USSR in 1941, there was no way that Axis could have lost the war - yatharthb
He gave Germany the much needed pride and ambition it lost after the First World War. But unfortunately, his war crimes and the Jews genocide far outweighs whatever good he did for Germany. - Kiteretsunu
Would Germany be so technologically advanced if it were not for him? Unlikely. - PositronWildhawkV 2 Comments
"Dracula" is most often associated with evil figures such as Hitler and Stalin, which is where he belongs, but not everybody knows that he was also a Christian hero. He fought in the Crusades. But he gets "Impaler" from the way he would impale prisoners. So he is evil, but he fought for God. Hilarious, isn't it? - Alpha101
While he was a fantastic general, he is know to many as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history. - Alpha101
If you have seen the movie, "Julius Caesar" like I have, you might hate him for his actions. But reality, he was possibly the best emperor that Rome ever had in history. - Alpha101
The Golden age of the Roman Empire started with him. - Kiteretsunu
Many people know this by now, but not everyone. Columbus did not "discover" America. He stumbled upon it by mistake. Ever wonder why Native Americans are called "Indians"? Columbus called them that because HE THOUGH THAT HE WAS IN India! His plan was to go to India, but he accidentally went to America.
His name is also not Christopher Columbus. His real name is, "Cristoforo Colombo." - Alpha101
The Indian amercans and aztecs discovered america, and the vikings discovered it but didn't land on it. - Harri666
Many don't know, but Ted Cruz is very likely the Zodiac Killer. His father also killed JFK, and he likely works with the CIA to play Kevin on the Office to implement his propaganda to the Television.
So true! Rafael Cruz assassinated JFK!
While he was alive, no one liked his paintings. He only sold one painting in his entire lifetime. Long after his death though, he became very popular and is now considered to be one of the best artists in history. - Alpha101
"For they could not love you, but still your love was true. And when no hope was left in sight on that starry, starry night, you took your life, as lovers often do. But I could have told you, Vincent, the world was never meant for one as beautiful as you…." - PetSounds
We don't know anything about her, except that she gave birth to Cleopatra and is dead!
A phenomenal human being, and the "toughest" man to ever be president.
When he was a candidate for president, and on the campaign trail making "whistle stop" speeches, an assassin shot him, but the bullet bullet lodged against his rib, missing the vital organs.
He went ahead and made the speech anyway, but shortened it a little, and not until he was done did he go to the hospital.
His New Deal did not really bring the United States out of the Great Depression. It was World War II which did that. He just took advantage of the Great Depression to expand his power as the president and get Congress to listen to him. He once tried to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices from nine to fifteen through his Court-Packing Bill just because the Supreme Court declared his New Deal program unconstitutional. Although Americans believe he is a great president, he is actually no better than Obama (who tried to use the same policies as FDR, but failed).
Actually they know now who he was. With the new techniques in DNA searching they were able to find matches on a knife that was left on a crime scene. He was a butcher who owned a butcher-store.
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