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  • Naval Operations During The Civil War - 1,728 words
    At the beginning of the Civil War in 1861, there was little reason to suspect that the United States Navy would play a very big role in the war. The Confederate Navy had absolutely no navy, nor did they have the ability to create one. The south did not contain a single plant that could create a marine engine. (Carrison, page #17) The government of the Confederate States got underway in the spring of 1861, totally unprepared from a naval standpoint to uphold the independence it had declared. (Confederate Forces Afloat, page #1) The Confederacy lacked the adequate means to conduct an offensive of defensive war. (http://sunsite.unc.edu/ page 1a) They needed ships to defend its long coastline an ...
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  • The Naval Disaster Of The Uss Arizona (bb-39) - 425 words
    Never in known history has a ship taken so many of her crew down with her. Thus is the story of the USS Arizona (BB-39). The Arizona was built as part of Americas pre-World War I modernization of the U.S. Navy. She was also built in the U.S. Navys response to the naval arms race that had begun in 1906 when the Royal Navy completed the HMS Dreadnought. She was not a large battleship by todays standards, but before World War II, it was considered very reliable if war was a threat to the United States. She belonged to the Pennsylvania battleship class (which consisted of the Arizona and Pennsylvania). The construction of Battleship number 39 began on March 16, 1914, in the New York Navy Yard. I ...
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  • The Merrimac And Naval Warfare Of The Civil War - 1,462 words
    The Merrimac was the first ironclad ship built by the Confederacy. It was built to do battle with the Union Navy. The Confederates were the first to bring forth a warship of this kind. The Union was in control of a navel yard named Gosport. In April of 1862, the South started to advance on this navel base and the North had little choice but to flee. While leaving they tried to destroy whatever they could in a desperate attempt to prevent the Confederacy from gaining more military power with Union supplies. Unfortunately, for the North, they caused little damage to the base in the time that they had (Barthell, The Mystery of the Merrimack 106). The Union tried to destroy one of their better s ...
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  • Dday Thesis - 1,580 words
    ... g the ultimate object of the bomber offensive. These conclusions, with their notes of pessimism, were not shared by the bomber commanders, and were echoes of a new problem of immense significance. Air power, and particularly the bomber, had introduce a new dimension into warfare. Despite results which were at best, inconclusive, and the continued growth of enemy fighter strength, the Commanders of the Allied Strategic Air Forces had reached the conclusion that they controlled the decisive instrument; that they could achieve victory alone. General Spaatz, commanding the United States Strategic Air Force (USSTAF), believed simply that Overlord was unnecessary. Air Chief Marshal Harris, his ...
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  • Cuban Missile Crisis The Edge Of War - 1,250 words
    John F. Kennedy's greatest triumph as President of the United States came in 1962, as the world's two largest superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, edged closer and closer to nuclear war. The Soviet premier of Russia was caught arming Fidel Castro with nuclear weapons. The confrontation left the world in fear for thirteen long days, with the life of the world on the line. In 1962, Nikita Khrushchev, Premier of the Soviet Union, employed a daring gambit. He secretly ordered the placement of Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba. Earlier the Soviet premier had promised Soviet protection to Cuba ("Cuban" 774). This was the first time any such weapons had been placed outside of Eurasia ( ...
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  • Warren G Hardings Mysterious Death - 1,083 words
    Warren G. Harding was born on November 2, 1865, on a farm near Blooming grove, Ohio. Harding wasnt always into politics. He started in teaching and selling insurance before becoming a lawyer. In 1884 Harding borrowed three hundred dollars to buy a struggling newspaper, the Marion Ohio Star. (Anthony, Carl. American Heritage pg. 2) He was editor and business manager. Under his guidance the paper began to prosper. Harding got to know local community leaders and political bosses. Hardings life took a dramatic change when he In 1891, Harding married her. Since Florence Harding was the daughter of the richest man in Marion, she was able to pull some strings making him an important figure in the c ...
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  • The Transatlantic Slave - 2,865 words
    ... tes often greater than for all other overseas trades combined. Slave mortality usually increased during the last stages of a particularly long passage when there were shortages of food and water. The Atlantic crossing lasted three to five weeks from West African trading sites such as the Gambia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone Rivers. Near the equator, in regions such as the Bights of Benin and Biafra (near present-day Nigeria), the voyage to the Americas took several months. A few French ships transported slaves from Mozambique or Madagascar to the Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean and then returned to France via Saint-Domingue in the West Indies, where additional cargoes of captives from ...
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  • The Marine Corps - 1,560 words
    The following was a submitted report for a U.S. History research paper assignment We fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea. First to fight for right and freedom, and to keep our honor clean; We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine. Our flag's unfurled to every breeze from dawn to setting sun. We have fought in every clime and place, where we could take a gun. In the snow of far off northern lands and in sunny tropic scenes, You will find us always on the job, The United States Marines. Here's health to you and to our Corps which we are proud to serve. In many a strife we've fought for life and never lost our nerve. If the Army and the Navy ever look on heave ...
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  • Rooselvelt - 5,160 words
    ... refully prepared plans were ready to be implemented almost at once. Huge public buildings, great dams, and irrigation and flood-control projects are part of PWAs legacy. The most spectacular agency designed to promote general economic improvement was the National Recovery Administration (NRA), an organization set up (along with the PWA) by the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), which was passed by Congress in June 1933. The NRA was designed to help business help itself. Unfair competition was supposed to be eliminated through the establishment of codes of fair competition; in effect, laws against combinations of large businesses were to be suspended in exchange for guarantees to wo ...
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  • Dday Success Or Disaster - 1,176 words
    Twenty years after the end of the First World War a man named Adolph Hitler of Germany began a Second World War. On September 1, 1939 Germany invaded Poland, which had a treaty with France and England to protect them. The English, French and Polish were all unprepared to fight, and as a result were beaten terribly. By the next spring France had been totally taken by the Germans. While Germany and there allies, Italy, controlled all of the western part of Europe. England, France and now America had to figure a way to take the control of Europe again. There decision was to try and storm a beach in Normandy France. It would be one of the bloodiest war battles in U.S. History. This storming of O ...
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  • Atomic Bomb - 982 words
    The use of the atomic bombs on Japan was necessary for the revenge of the Americans. These bombs took years to make due to a problematic equation. The impact of the bombs killed hundreds of thousands of people and the radiation is still killing people today. People today still wonder why the bombs were dropped. If these bombs werent dropped on the Japanese the history of the world would have been changed forever. The Atomic bomb took 6 years to develop (1939-1945) for scientists to work on a equation to make the U-235 into a bomb. The most complicated process in this was trying to produce enough uranium to sustain a chain reaction. The bombs used on the cities cost about $2 billion to develo ...
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  • John Adams - 498 words
    The second president of the United States of America was John Adams. He was born on Oct. 30, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts. His party affiliation was the Federalist. His nickname was Atlas of Independence. His vice president was Thomas Jefferson and he was in office for one term. One major thing that he was noted for was adding E Pluribus Unum to all of the American coins and relocated the U.S. capital to Washington D.C. from Philadelphia. The XYZ affair is what basically started the French war. It all started when Adams sent a mission of diplomats to France (the president never traveled anywhere over seas because the risks were too great) to make a peace treaty. The mission never got to ...
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  • Millet - 480 words
    -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ (1814-75) The son of a small peasant farmer of Grville in Normandy, Millet showed a precocious interest in drawing, and arrived in Paris in 1838 to become a pupil of Paul Delaroche. He had to fight against great odds, living for long a life of extreme penury. He exhibited at the Salon for the first time in 1840, and married two years later. At this time, the main influences on him were Poussin and Eustache Le Sueur, and the type of work he produced consisted predominantly of mythological subjects or portraiture, at which he was especially adept (Portrait of a Naval Officer, 1845; Muse des Beaux-Arts, Rouen). His ...
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  • Lord Of The Flies - 1,165 words
    Lord of the Flies, is the story of a group of boys of different backgrounds who are stranded on an unknown island when their plane crashes. As the boys try to formulate a plan to get rescued, they begin to separate, and a band of savage tribal hunters are formed. Eventually the boys almost entirely shake off the civilization of the world they once knew. When all the confusion of behaviour leads them to a manhunt the reader realizes the sudden decay of law and order and loss of civilization when adults aren`t among them. Which also brings out the underlying savage side existent in all humans. In Lord of the Flies, there were numerous themes that were portrayed throughout the novel. The Need f ...
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  • Crisis Management - 1,458 words
    THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS - A Model of Crisis Management? A Biblical proverb says, "by wise guidance, and in the abundance of counselors, there is victory." 1 It is obviously believed by many leaders, especially when faced with situations or problems that demand expedient, careful, thorough analysis and thought to aid the decision-making process and render the appropriate response or solution. This style of crisis management has been a recurring theme with American leaders and our presidents when faced with crises. In 1962, President Kennedy, also followed suit by establishing the ExCOM group to garner advice and counsel, formulate plans, and devise the appropriate response to learning about ...
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  • Country Risk Analysis - 1,754 words
    In the effort to reduce company risk while simultaneously expanding operations, the firm should consider expansion into a new geographic market. By taking advantage of the unique attributes of the Irish economy and aligning them with the characteristics of this company, the potential to maximize shareholder wealth improves while the risk exposure of the company declines. By expanding our information technology operations into Ireland, this risk/return strategy can be successfully accomplished. Located just west of Great Britain, the Republic of Ireland is a small island state surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The population in 1999 was estimated at 3,632,944 people. The estimated growth rate ...
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  • Dvorak Keyboard - 317 words
    The Dvorak keyboard layout has been slow to catch on due to lack of scientifically conclusive evidence that it is superior to the QWERTY sequence. The majority of positive test results seem to come from Dvorak himself, who had a financial and intellectual investment in his patent. Ergonomic studies did not support his superior claim for the layout. Tests done by the Department of the Navy were positive, but considering that Dvorak was also a Naval Officer, it is no wonder that endorsement was provided by the U.S. Navy. Businesses are slow to accept a change in an accepted standard due to the risks of rejection by competitors. The comparison of the two is very similar to the videotape format ...
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  • Captain Queeg - 1,447 words
    Names are removed for security reasons. Have you ever been acquainted with a person who makes a lifelong impact? A person who, although the exact opposite you in every aspect, showed you the right path to take? Someone with whom your life would be entirely different having not known them. I have had the honor to have has met such a person. His name is Captain XXXXXX. Captain XXXXXX was a competent, intelligent and dedicated Naval officer who had just taken over command of our ship after the previous captain had been transferred. He was not impressive in stature but, just by the way he comported himself he seemed a whole lot larger. For the first few days, he was to be found everywhere on the ...
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  • Pearl Harbor - 1,865 words
    The bombing of pearl harbor could have been avoided and many lives could have been saved if the united states didn't have over confidence in themselves, if the Americans would have kept better tract of Japanese intelligence, and if Roosevelt would of warned pearl harbor of his knowledge of it going to be attacked. Many things led up to the bombing of pearl harbor. The things that led up to the bombing started when japan started to make naval bases all over the territories it controlled. Roosevelt saw this as a threat to the United States so he decided to cut off their supply of natural resources. Roosevelt knew that without natural resources japan would not be able to last economically very ...
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  • Lysistrata Of Aristophanes - 1,179 words
    Aristophanes was a satirist who produced Lysistrata around 413 BC when the news of Athens warships had been destroyed near Sicily. For twenty-one years, while Athens was engaged in war, he relentlessly and wittliy attacked the war, the ideals of the war, the war party and the war spirit. This risked his acceptance and his Athenian citizenship. Lysistrata is probably the oldest comedy which has retained a place in modern theatre. It primarily deals with two themes, war and the power of sexuality.. Lysistrata (an invented name meaning, She Who Puts an End to War) has summoned the women of Athens to meet her at the foot of Acropolis. She puts before them the easy invitation that they must never ...
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