The Road to Perseverance
By Ava Sampias
The Life of Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill had many adversities in his life. His parents were never home to take care of him, he had the government has turned against him many times, and he was captured and held captive in South Africa during war. But he also had many triumphs, including being chosen as the Prime Minister of the UK.
Winston Churchill was asked to become Prime Minister by King George VI on May 10, 1940 after Neville Chamberlain stepped down. Churchill gave his "Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat" speech 3 days later. The speech inspired the British military to keep fighting against Nazi Germany even though winning seemed impossible. Churchill decided to court the US and realized he also needed the help of the Soviet Union, even though he disliked them. By teaming up with both of those countries, he saved Britain from Nazi dominiation.
In 1945 the Labour party won the national election and Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister the next day. He later went on a lecture tour in the US that included his famous "The Sinews of Peace" speech. On October 26, 1951 Churchill began his second term as the Prime Minister of the UK. About 2 years later he suffered a severe stroke and everyone who knew said he should resign, but he didn't and got back to work after recovering. On April 5, 1955, Winston Churchill once again resigned as Prime Minister due to his declining health.