The events of September 11th, 2001 were the worst tragedies to have ever occurred in American history. When New York City was in chaos, people looked for a leader to bring them together and guide them through tragedy. That person was Rudy Giuliani. His charisma, his heroism, strong leadership skills and talent in managing various teams have had a positive effect on the lives of many New Yorkers. These traits make him one of the greatest leaders in American history. .
A New York native, most of Giuliani's childhood was spent in Brooklyn and on Long Island. After earning his degree at Manhattan College, he entered New York University School of Law. His career in law enforcement started when he became a clerk to federal judge Lloyd MacMahon in 1970. He later became the third person in the Ronald Reagan's Justice Department. His credentials were so great that he was appointed U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York in 1983. Seeking greater ambitions, he later ran for the New York City mayor in 1989 but was defeated by Democratic rival, David N. Dinkins. Not one to give up on hope, Giuliani ran for mayor again in 1993 and successfully won the office. Throughout his eight years in office, he has made a huge difference for the people in New York City. He reduced crime by 57 percent, cut welfare enrollment in half, reduced taxes by $2.5 billion and created many new jobs. In the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Giuliani once again demonstrated his robust leadership skills and with the help from his team officials, brought the shaken city back together. .