Why was Sir Winston Churchill a leader?

His father , Lord Randolph Churchill was also in Parliament, and his American Mother, Jennie Jerome Churchill, was an ambitious woman. After school, young Winston enjoyed a stint as a reporter during the Boer War . He used his popularity as a springboard to a political career , and grew into his position as Prime Minister in the nick of time at a crucial point in WWII . He was also made an Honorary American citizen after he retired from British politics. Not only was Jennie Jerome Churchill American born, she was widely rumored to have some Native American ancestry as well, which makes Sir Winston possibly more American than many of us now.