The Life Of General Robert E. Lee - 626 words
Robert Edward Lee was the most beloved General in American History. His accomplishments have traveled through history as being unmatched by any other American General in History. He earned respect by hard work and discipline. He was a leader by example, and would never ask his men to do something he himself would not do. He graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1829. He later becomes the Superintendent of West Point in 1852. He would have preferred duty in the field rather that duty behind a desk, but worked without complaint. While Superintendent at West Point, he improved the buildings, the courses, and spent a lot of time with the cadets. When war broke out between Unite ...
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Fdrs Influence As President - 2,006 words
Some have called him the best president yet. Others have even claimed that he was the world's most influential and successful leader of the twentieth century. Those claims can be backed up by the overwhelming support that he received from his citizens throughout his four terms in office. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt began a new era in American history by ending the Great Depression that the country had fallen into in 1929. His social reforms gave people a new perspective on government. Government was not only expected to protect the people from foreign invaders, but to protect against poverty and joblessness. Roosevelt had shown his military and diplomatic skill as the Commander in Ch ...
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Watergate - 1,342 words
Thesis statement: Watergate could possibly be the worst scandal in A. Iran Contra affair. B. Whitewater affair. B. Special prosecutors. V. National Archives and Records Administration. A. Material available for research. B. Special Files Unit. Outline B. Constitutional. VII. Conclusion. Political scandals are not strangers to the United States. They date back as far as 1830, with the presidential sex scandal and Thomas Jefferson, and in 1875 with the Whiskey Ring and President Ulysses S. Grant (Time and Again 1). Today we have the Iran-Contra affair with Ronald Reagan and Whitewater with Bill and Hillary Clinton. Even with these, it can be argued that Watergate could possibly be the worst sc ...
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Lees Surrender - 583 words
Some people believe that Robert E. Lee did not have that much influence on the South. They believe that he was a just a great general and that he didn't have much impact on the Confederate states. These people must have been from the North because General Robert E. Lee had a great impact on the South during the war, but he had an even greater impact after the war. People do not always act in their own interests. The South spent more in loss of lives than keeping slavery was worth in economic terms. The North spent more fighting the South than it would have cost to pay for the slave owners for their property. "People by large are guided by leaders. When their leaders march off into a folly, t ...
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The Forgotten Soldier - 1,333 words
In a variety of ways, ranging from the popular movie Glory, to a planned memorial in Washington, D.C., African-American soldiers who fought for the Union during the Civil War have begun to receive the praise and recognition they have long deserved. But there were other African-Americans who fought in the Civil War who have been largely forgotten -- those who fought on the side of the Confederacy. Throughout the entire war, the slaves worked as noncombatant soldiers. Working as cooks, launders, medics, and carriers, the African-Americans were involved in the war that was meant to make them slaves (Geary, 68-69). In addition to serving as laborers, African-Americans fought for the South even i ...
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The Effects Of Alcatraz - 1,093 words
... n working in the industry buildings was a privilege. Life on the rock was not always as gruesome as is commonly supposed. alcatraz would allow certain freedoms for those who respected the rules and did as they were told. These freedoms were called privileges, and for some prisoners they were their reason for living, and an escape from imprisonment and the confines of their cells. Such privileges included the right to ask for a light or heavy portion of food in the mess hall (however an inmate was required to eat everything on his plate without excuse). Visitation rights, though carefully granted to certain inmates, would prohibit former convicts and persons who were thought to pose a thr ...
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William Tecumseh Sherman - 1,089 words
On May 8, 1861, William Tecumseh Sherman wrote to the Secretary of War, offering his services not for three months, but for three years. He did not want to become a political general and on June 20, 1861 accepted the grade of Colonel in the Thirteenth Regular Infantry. He assumed command of a brigade in the First Division of McDowell's army under the command of Brigadier-General Daniel Tyler. His brigade, stationed at a stone bridge during the battle of First Manassas( Bull Run), was routed by devastating Confederate cannon fire. In August, 1861, Sherman and George H. Thomas were promoted to Brigadier General and were assigned to the Department of the Cumberland under the command of Brigadie ...
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John Warr - 716 words
Civil War Art is a big part of history today. People today us it to remember the war. How did people survive, where did people live, why did we fight are all questions and wonders of people today. Artist these days and back than drew about those questions. It gave people a mental picture on how our world was back than. Also what the Civil War was about. Today there are many artists that paint pictures about the Civil War. Civil War Art is very valuable. It brings back the life of the Civil War. Artist chose the sight or the position of what they are painting. It really affects the final painting. They choose to paint the scars of a direct shell hit. Paintings also of bulges in coats were sho ...
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Missile Crisis - 1,457 words
The Cold War produced many confrontations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Korea and Vietnam were confrontations between the superpowers in an indirect way because each was supporting a country. Not until 1962 did they really come face to face with one another. The 1962 Cuban Missile Crises, although over Cuba, pitted the U.S. directly against Russia. The decisions between October 14 and 17, 1962 could easily have started WWIII or everyones fear at the time, nuclear war. But, calmer heads prevailed while both powers were able to claim victory. The road to this crises began back in the 1930s. The U.S. had economic and political interest in Cuba, thus not allowing a government to take co ...
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Battle Of Gettysburg - 1,106 words
Driving through Gettysburg people see statues and marking at different sites, if youre do not know much history you would still know that these markings are a symbols of fallen soldiers. These soldiers never really needed to die but the North and South could not work out their differences peacefully which caused a great war in U.S. history, The Civil War. One of the biggest battles fought during the Civil war took place in the small city of Gettysburg. The battle of Gettysburg was the biggest and bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Gettysburg is also known as the turning point in the war. Taking away the statues and most of the new development in the city we can see what Gettysburg looked li ...
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Hiroshima - 3,270 words
At 11:02 a.m., August 9, 1945 an atomic bomb exploded 500 meters above this spot. The black stone monolith marks the hypocenter. The fierce blast wind, heat rays reaching several thousand degrees, and deadly radiation generated by the explosion crushed, burned and killed everything in sight and reduced this entire area to a barren field of rubble. About one-third of Nagasaki City was destroyed and 150,000 people killed or injured, and it was said at the time that this area would be devoid of vegetation for 75 years. Now, the hypocenter remains as an international peace park and a symbol of the aspiration for world harmony.(from Monumental inscription of hypocenter) DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE ATOMI ...
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Jefferson Davis - 538 words
Jefferson Davis was the President of the Confederate States of America and led the nation through the Civil War. Davis was a United States military officer, Congressman, Senator, and Secretary-of-War before elected (Catton and McPherson -p.42). The Confederate States of America were the states that had withdrawn from the Union to form this pro-slave country. These states that had withdrawn believed in slavery on the basis that the economy would fall when slaves were taken away because of the supply and demand for cotton. These times were very tough for him and his nation. Even though he was not given enormous amounts of control and power over his nation, he led the country well when he was g ...
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The Second Battle Of Bull Run - 691 words
The year is 1862, during the Civil War. My name is Jack Taurance and I am eighteen years old. I am a soldier that has to fight in the 2nd Battle of Bull Run. The battle is going to take place in my hometown of Manassas, Virginia. I cannot wait. It is going to be so great I have heard that the 1st Battle of Bull Run was hell, but this one won't be. It'll be great because I'm in it and I am fighting for my country and the people of Virginia. I am proud to be a part of the Confederate Army. August 27, 1862: Today is the first day of the battle. I'm excited beyond imagination; I cannot express my feelings right now. Robert E. Lee, the general of the Confederate Army, has told us to get in our fi ...
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Major Battles Of The Civil War - 369 words
The First Bull Run was the first major battle of the war and would occur in northern Virginia right next to the capital. Northern spectators came to watch the battle because they were sure the union would win but the confederates won much to their dismay. Because of this battle both sides realized this would be a long and hard war instead of an easy one. The next major battle was Anita. On September 17th 1862 general Robert E. lee would attack Antietam in hopes that the European countries would see that they were strong enough to beat the union and help out. But Lee lost the battle and the European countries declined. 24000 died in this battle making it the bloodiest day of the war. Gettysbu ...
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The Battle Of Passchendale - 474 words
Passchendaele was a battle that began in July of 1917, and the British commander in charge was Sir Douglas Haig. He conducted the battle under the orders from General Robert Nivelle, while the reorganization of the French army (due to mutiny) was happening. After careful planning, Douglas Haig prepared to attack, the preliminary attack was the heaviest to occur so far, in a period of ten days approximately 3100 guns fired more than four and a half million shells. This attack, however, only churned up the land whose drainage system had been destroyed by years of war, and created a vast area of craters which filled up with water (due to the rain which came afterward). This terrain was the area ...
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Kent State - 1,826 words
On April 30th, President Nixon announced on national television that a massive American-South Vietnamese troop offensive into Cambodia was in progress. "We take these actions," Nixon said, "not for the purpose of expanding the war into Cambodia, but for the purpose of ending the war in Vietnam, and winning the just peace we all desire." These were familiar words to a war-weary public. Some felt that this decision was essential for attaining a "just peace" and sustaining America's credibility in the world. Yet others, particularly students, believed that this action represented an escalation of the war and a return to ex-President Johnson's earlier hopes for a military victory. As the fires f ...
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Living History - 1,191 words
Michael Shaara's historical novel, The Killer Angels is based on the Battle of Gettysburg. Shaaras experience as a teacher shows by breaking down the characters and events surrounding this critical turning point in the history of the United States. Shaara helps the reader understand the significance of this important battle in which two percent of the male population at that time gave their lives for a cause (Sherwin, Elizabeth). He brings to life the great leaders of the North and South, men like Lawrence Chamberlain, Robert E. Lee, and James Longstreet, their similarities and their differences, and their effect on history. Throughout the novel, Shaara gets into the hearts, minds, and souls ...
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The Battle Of Gettysbury - 851 words
The battle of Gettysburg was the turning point in the American Civil War. When looking at the causes of the Civil War, and eventually the Battle of Gettysburg, one must understand the differences between the differences between the North and the South. The South was fighting the war because they believed that the government treated them unfairly. They believed that the government overtaxing them, with tariffs and property taxes. On the other hand the North was fighting the war for two reasons. first to keep the Nation together and second to abolish slavery.In almost every category: manufacturing, amrywise and moneywise the North was better off. This set the stage for a very monumental battle ...
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Jfk Assasination - 853 words
The investigation of John Fitzgerald. Kennedys assassination was claimed to be closed with a man caught and charged with his murder. However there are many who have different conspiracy theories about his death and who was involved. On November 23,1963, while driving threw Dallas, Texas, on a speechmaking tour, President Kennedy was shot. Supposedly three shots were fired into the open car, hitting and fatally-wounding the president and seriously wounding John Connoly, Governor of Texas.( Funk and Wagnalls 207) A lone suspect, Lee Harvey Oswald, was arrested and later killed by nightclub owner,(mafia man), Jack Ruby.(Griffith,Internet) Due to the many questions surrounding the presidents dea ...
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Grandmas House - 543 words
Traveling up a long gravel driveway, there are sights to see such as trees bigger than any that is usually seen in a new town. A big barn swings, and a little old lady so small the littlest bit of wind could knock her over. Looking around, watching the stillness in the air, and the warm tenderness of feeling welcome makes a place like this worth the hour drive. The houses that neighbor are a couple acres away, but neighbors are best friends, practically family. To the back and sides of the house stand hundreds of acres of fields for beans or corn to be picked each fall. On the left side of the yard stands a small one room playhouse that is about 4 feet off the ground. A small wooden ladder ...
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