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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Myth Of Wwii - 986 words
Michael C. C. Adams book, The Best War Ever: America and World War II, attempts to dispel the numerous misconceptions of the Second World War. As the title suggests, Americans came out of the war with a positive view of the preceding five turbulent years. This myth was born from several factors. Due to the overseas setting of both theaters of the war, intense government propaganda, Hollywoods glamorization, and widespread economic prosperity, Americans were largely sheltered form the brutal truth of World War II. Even to this day, the generation of World War II is viewed as being superior in morality and unity. The popular illusion held that there were no ethnic or gender problems, families ...
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Tuskegee Airmen - 1,068 words
The Tuskegee Airmen, the only African - American pilots to fight in World War II. In 1941, The pressure was put on President Franklin D. Roosevelt to take positive actions in the utilization of Negroes in the armed services. On March 7, 1942 the first five Negro cadets were commissioned as pilots of the United State Air Force. While assigned with the 324th squadron, the 99th received its first aerial victory and many more victories were to follow. The squadron earned the name "The Red Tail Angels," because of their red painted tail wings and the reputation for staying with all the bombers they escorted, rather than leaving them to chalk up kills for their own personal glory. The Squadron los ...
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Charles Lindbergh - 967 words
After Black Thursday, which was one of the major causes of The Great Depression, the nation needed heroes, or someone to simply lift the peoples spirits and thats exactly what Charles Lindbergh did. The "Spirit of the St. Louis" caught the world by surprise and Charles became one of Americas first celebrities. Every aspect of his life was written in newspapers and magazines or broadcast over the radio, this is why it is so easy for me to tell you that Charles Lindbergh is a true hero. Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born on February 4th, 1902 in Detroit. He grew up on a farm near Little Falls, Minn. When Charles was only a child he showed exceptional mechanical ability. At age 18 he entered t ...
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Lewis And Clark - 1,080 words
1774 was the birth year of Meriwether Lewis, of Albemarle County, VirginiaMeriwether Lewis, who was to become a captain in the United States Army, secretary to President Thomas Jefferson, leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the pacific, Governor of Louisiana Territory and helmsman extraordinary of the American frontier. (pg6) Meriwether Lewis was born to a prestigious family. Some of his family members include: great uncle who was a part of the Kings Council before the Revolution and Fielding Lewis who married a sister of General Washington. (pg7) Thomas Jeffersons father and Meriwether Lewis grandfathers founded Albemarle. Lewis father died when he was four, and his familys land was ...
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Native American Racism - 1,086 words
Native Americans: 500 years of Racism and Oppression "In fourteen-hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." This little saying is something that I'm sure we all learned as children, to help us remember the year that Columbus discovered America. However, Columbus did not discover America, it has been here as long as Spain, England, and the rest of the countries in the world at that time. Although not as nearly technologically advanced as the countries of Europe, the Native American nations functioned as well, if not better, as these advanced nations of Europe. However, because the Native Americans were viewed as inferior savages when Columbus set foot on America, he saw it fit ...
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Mill Vs Locke - 1,348 words
... good is on the whole best provided for by allowing him to take his own means of pursuing it. But by selling himself for a slave, he abdicates his liberty; he foregoes any future use of it beyond that single act.(Mill pg536) Mills counterexample can be disproved by simple analysis of this quotation. He states by an engagement which a person should sell himself, or allow himself to be sold; in Dred Scotts case he did not have a say in the matter whether he wanted to be sold into slavery or not. He was simply taken against his will, and forced to give up his inalienable right of freedom by the United States. I say against his will because honestly who would want to be sold into slavery? The ...
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The Splendid Little War - 2,819 words
... some could not even sail because their bottoms were covered with barnacles. The Spanish ships were armed with old cannons, and the crews lacked proper ammunition and skilled marksmen, causing additional fires to break out of the old wooden planks of the When the news of the stunning victory reached home, Americans cheered ecstatically. Dewey, "the conqueror of the Philippines," became an instant national hero. Stores soon filled with merchandise bearing his image. Few Americans knew what and where the Philippines were, but the press assured them that the islands were a welcome possession. (Bachrach, 61). Lastly, the United States wanted complete and total control over Cuba. The American ...
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The Atomic Bomb And Other Government Experiments - 949 words
The atomic Bomb code named The Manhattan Project was the first atomic Bomb created by the United States. The United States supervised the development of the atomic bomb, under the code name Manhattan Project, during World War II. The first sustained nuclear chain reaction was achieved in December 1942 at the University of Chicago under the direction of Arthur Holly Compton. Key members of the research team were Enrico Fermi and J. Robert Oppenheimer. Shortly after the first bomb test was completed, atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and Nagasaki The atomic bomb, which was developed secretly in the United States during World War II, differed from all ...
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Bridge On The River Kwai Theme Of Madness - 1,213 words
The Theme of Madness in The Bridge On The River Kwai The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957) was the most successful war film of the 1950's. The film focuses on several battles, both an internal and external. It examines the question of where does duty and courage end and madness begin? The character of the British Colonel Nicholson, played by Alec Guiness, is, from the very start of the movie, in a battle of ethics with Colonel Saito, played by Sessue Hayakawa, the commandant of the Japanese prison camp where Nicholson and his men are being held prisoners. Colonel Satio has to choose between his own death and his honour. The battle Shears, played by William Holden, faces is an internal one. He ...
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Elvis - 1,389 words
Elvis Aaron Presley was born into a poverty stricken family on January 8, 1935. He and his twin brother (Jessie Garon who died at birth) were the sons of Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Smith Presley. Gladys Smith gave birth in two-room house built by her husband and her brother - in -law. His way of life was rough in Tupelo, Mississippi where he was born. He was born during the Great Depression. Elvis and his parents attended the Assembly of God Church; the music and preaching registered very deeply in Elvis. In 1945, ten year old Elvis stands on a chair at a microphone and sings " Old Sheep " in a contest at the Mississippi - Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, which was held in Tupelo. Elvi ...
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Militias - 861 words
Militias in our country come in all sizes and shapes, they offer a wide variety of purposes. They started off as minutemen in the American Revolution. They have been perpetuated by society as a negative group but believed to fight for the war against evil. They have also changed rapidly throughout the years by their characteristics and there involvement with the nation. Some are more interested in selling goods and merchandise than anything else. Others are very closed to the outside world and will give little information about them. Still a third type is secret, underground and shy away from even admitting they exist. All across the nation militias have been training for war, they know feds ...
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Photography - 1,265 words
... ce if the test failed to bring surrender, the chance would be gone to give chance of surprise. So the Interim committee wanted to hit Japan without warning. Further, it should be dropped on a combined military and residential target to produce the maximum psychological shock (Yass 60). July 1945 Truman tells Stalin (Neutral Germany) about the Atomic bomb (Yass 67). July 26, 1945 Truman gives ultimatum to Japan/Japan refuses Truman gives Japan an opportunity to end the war. Truman stated that: "We call upon the government of Japan to proclaim now the unconditional surrender of all the Japanese armed forces The alternative for Japan is complete and utter destruction". Japanese Prime Minist ...
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History - 1,462 words
When we study history we often encounter many one sided or inaccurate descriptions of the events that we are trying to learn about. This is in large part because the people writing about these events, historians were not actually there when history was being made. They attempt to piece together a history from primary sources of the time period they are studying. Unfortunately these primary sources were often biased themselves. This is a topic that is discussed heavily by Patricia Nelson Limerick in her analysis of the real west in Empire of Innocence. She comes to the conclusion that history is never absolute and complete. Although this is not the only topic which she discusses, it best desc ...
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Irish Immigration - 1,316 words
... llowed these coffin ships waiting for the bodies of the newly deceased(Coffey). Families of the emigrants held American wakes, which were both mournings and celebrations. These wakes were somewhat happy occasions because some were able to leave their lives of hardships behind them(Coffey). The high mortality rate caused parishes to hold mass funerals. The funeral bills, although, were near impossible for families to pay so each church had a community coffin. These community coffins were used if there was a death in the community. The people would use the coffins for the wake and the funeral. At the gravesite, a trap door would be opened and the corpse would fall into the graves(Coffey). ...
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The Three Most Influencial Bands Of The 60s - 1,988 words
The 1960s are said to be the most prolific decade in all of music. Many bands of this decade have proven to have enormous effects on music, as we know it. Jimi Hendrix is said to be the greatest rock and roll guitarist of all time. The greats, like Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana, have all said that he truly made the guitar speak and transformed it into an art. The Doors were true innovators and turned rock into an art form, by skillfully blending rock and poetry. No one can deny that they were revolutionaries who set the standard for rock being a defiant type of music, but with meaning in its lyrics. It is impossible to talk about musical influence and not speak of The Beatles. No other ban ...
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Ea Poepersonal Life - 930 words
Poetry is a form of imaginative literary expression that makes its effect by the sound and imagery of its language (Poetry). Many poets base their writings on their personal experiences throughout life. Some poets write of their memories or hopes, or even Edgar Allan Poe was one of the greatest American writers of all time. He was known as a poet and critic. Poe is one of many authors whos life has been reflected throughout his poems and other writings. E. A. Poe was born in Boston in 1809. He was orphaned in early childhood. He was raised by a businessman in England from the age of six. He returned to the U.S. after many years, remaining in private schools. In America, Poe dug himself into ...
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The Hot Zone - 1,010 words
We dont really know what Ebola has done in the past, and we dont know what it might do in the future. (p.49) According to Eugene Johnson, a civilian virus hunter, specializing in Ebola, the essence of the virus itself is one whose existence is still unintelligible to humans. The knowledge of the nature of this virus, as well as Marburg the gentle sister of the three filovirus sisters (Ebola Zaire, Ebola Sudan, and Marburg), remains questionable today. In his book, The Hot Zone, Richard Preston shares a horrifying account of the hideous outbreaks of these recognized deadly viruses, in particular the appearance of a lethal virus in the outskirts of Washington, DC. It began in October of 1989, ...
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Momentous Decisions - 1,168 words
A momentous decision is an important decision, or a decision of great consequence, that may affect a certain group of people to a certain extent, or it may affect the majority of people in many different ways. A momentous decision could also be an important decision that affects the majority of the population during that certain time period, or maybe affects the future populations to come. Another point of view of a momentous decision is a once in a lifetime event that happens, even if its in a fiction book. Examples of momentous decisions vary greatly on topics and time periods. A few examples are: the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, Huckleberry Finns deciding he would rather go ...
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Robert E Lee - 1,007 words
... slavery had an evil effect on masters as well as slaves. Long before the war, he had freed the few slaves whom he had inherited. Lee greatly admired George Washington, and hated the thought of a divided nation. But he came to feel that his state was protecting the very liberty, freedom, and legal principles for which Washington had fought. He was willing to leave the union, as Washington had left the British Empire, to fight what the South called a second war of independence. Lee had great difficulty in deciding whether to stand by his native state or remain with the Union, even though Lincoln offered him the field command of the United States Army. He wrote his sister, "...in my own per ...
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