Winston Churchill - Churchill first made a name for himself as a journalist covering the Boer War. He was first elected to Parliament in 1900 as a Conservative. His party affiliation soon changed to Liberal, and he reached the position of chancellor of the exchequer while a Constitutionalist. He was chosen Prime Minister in 1940. Neither a financial innovator–his conservatism was known to rankle John Maynard Keynes–nor a supporter of labor nor colonial self- determination, his popularity as a British statesman came from his masterful handling of the Second World War. His refusal to back down from Hitler inspired his countrymen, and his excellent relationship with Roosevelt, in which he gracefully acknowledged his position of the leader of the less powerful nation, was the keystone of the Great Alliance. He also attended a great number of international
This is the end of the preview.
access the rest of the document.