Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill By: Matt Sidell and Jake Rondinaro
To inform whomever may need information and knowledge of Winston Churchill.
To aid those in need of a powerpoint presentation about Winston Churchill’s political positions, military endeavors, personal life, and more!!
Mr. Churchill’s Political Positions
In 1900, he was elected Conservative MP for Oldham.
In 1904, he joined the Liberal Party.
In the 1906 General Election, he won North West Manchester, instantly becoming a member of the New Liberal Government. (He was the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies.)
In the 1910 General Election, he became Home Secretary.
Mr. Churchill’s Political Positions (cont.)
He rejoined the Conservative Party in 1924 due to a division in the Liberal Party.
In May of 1940 he became Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.
He remained in office until 1945.
Served as Prime Minister again from 1951 to 1955.
Remained a member of Parliament until the General Election of 1964.
He was the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1924-1929.
Winston was knighted and awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953 for his six volume history of WW II.
Churchill led Britain through the war in WW II.
He became a national hero after his escape from captivity during the Boer War.
Winston’s Accomplishments (cont.)
With Roosevelt and Stalin, he developed a plan for victory over Germany.
He returned Britain to the gold standard while Chancellor of Exchequer.
During a speech in 1946, he warned of the expansive tendencies of the Soviet Union, coining the term “iron curtain”.
Churchill’s Military Endeavors
He set up the Royal Naval Air service in 1912, because he was one of the first people to grasp the military potential of aircraft.
He joined the WW I council in 1914.
For the final year of the war, he was in charge of the production of tanks, airplanes, guns and shells as the Minister of Munitions.
He served as Minister of War and Air from 1919-1920 under David Lloyd George.
Churchill’s Military Endeavors (cont.)
On April 4 th , 1940, he became chairman of the Military Coordinating Committee.
He served as First Lord of Admiralty when WW II broke out.
He refused to make peace with Germany while Hitler was in power.
Winston’s Personal Hobbies
Churchill liked to use chemical weapons such as poison gas against recalcitrant Arab tribes in his free time.
Winston enjoyed painting when he could, even though he had little knowledge of the arts, and was not terribly good at it.
Churchill was also a big smoker; he frequently used cigars.
He liked playing with horses.
Winston’s Personal Hobbies (cont.)
Churchill was a prolific author and journalist. His first book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force 1897 , about his experiences on the Northwest Frontier of India, was published in 1898, one of forty titles published in over sixty volumes during his lifetime.
Churchill took up cigar smoking in 1895 while accompanying Spanish forces in Cuba, where he had gone both as a military observer and journalist. It was in Cuba that he also acquired the habit of taking a daily siesta.
His father was Lord Randolph Churchill. He was a Conservative politician.
His mother was an American named Jennie Jerome. She was the daughter of Leonard Jerome, a New York Businessman.
His parents neglected him as a child. He was turned over to a wet nurse by his mother.
Churchill’s Family (cont.)
Winston was the elder of his brother, John, by six years.
Sir Winston Churchill died at the age of 90 with his wife, Clementine Churchill, and other family members at his bedside.
Winston was in fear and awe of his father, yet loved and respected his mother, even though she had little time for him.
Churchill played polo up until age 52!!!! Wowzers!!!!
Winston was born in a ladies room during a dance!!! Yay for him!!!
This cool cat is related to President George Herbert Walker Bush!!!! Hooray!!!!
The Churchill family motto was “Fiel Pero Desdichado” (Faithful but unfortunate)!!!! Sucks for him!!!!
More Fun Facts!
Churchill served under six monarchs - Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King Edward VIII, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II!! Super-Duper Cereal!
Churchill would regularly wake at about 8.30am, have a cigar in bed and then hold court sitting propped up in bed!! He would read all the major daily newspapers, study the papers in his Prime Ministerial box, give dictation to his secretaries and hold discussions with senior military advisors such as Sir Hastings Ismay and General Alan Brooke!! A breakfast table was specially made to fit over Churchill's bed!! What a lazy daisy!!
Winston Churchill held over nine different political offices, including Prime Minister.
He was crucial factor for the Allies victory in WW II, with innovations such as the Royal Naval Air Service.
Winston did not have much of a social life- he focused mainly on his work. This actually was a good thing, because it meant he was a better politician and military leader.