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Buffalo Soldiers
Buffalo Soldiers
Buffalo Soldiers Buffalo Soldiers was the name given to African-American cavalrymen by their native-American antagonists during the Indian Wars in the post-Civil War American West. The first men to serve in all-black army units did so in the Union Army, during the Civil War. The initial all-black regiment, the 54th Massachusetts, trained by its white commander, Col. Robert G. Shaw, suffered heavy casualties in a heroic, though unsuccessful attempt to capture Fort Wagner at Charleston (S.C.) h
World War II
World War II
World War II In the early morning hours of September 1, 1939, the German armies marched into Poland. On September 3 the British and French surprised Hitler by declaring war on Germany, but they had no plans for rendering active assistance to the Poles. The Battle of Britain In the summer of 1940, Hitler dominated Europe from the North Cape to the Pyrenees. His one remaining active enemy—Britain, under a new prime minister, Winston Churchill—vowed to continue fighting. Whether it could was quest
The Korean War
The Korean War
The Korean War A cry rang out, June 24, 1950, from a small country half way around the world and America listened. Korea was engaged in a civil war as an attempt to keep North Korea from thrusting its influence on South Korea. Communist Russia and China were strong supporters of the North, and to keep Communism contained the United States sent troops to the South. Our troops spent years fighting and dying for a country some had never heard of. The irony of this war is that no one really paid at
The Boer War
The Boer War
The Boer War The Boer War of 1899 was a dirty little conflict. It started a result of cultural resentment between the Boers (Dutch settlers) and immigrating British. At first, the war was fought with the honor typically associated with the British, but, in the end, it turned nasty. South Africa's Cape of Good Hope was colonized in the 17th century by Dutch Boers (farmers). The Boers used African slaves on their farms. Britain occupied the Cape during the Napoleonic wars and took complete contro
Napoleon The Russian Conflict
Napoleon The Russian Conflict
Napoleon The Russian Conflict Napoleon was one of the greatest military leaders of all time. By 1812 Napoleon had expanded the territory of France all over Europe including Spain, Italy, Holland, and Switzerland. The countries that Napoleon did not directly control, he was usually allied with. The turning point of Napoleon's career also came in 1812 when war broke out between France and Russia because of Alexander I's refusal to enforce the continental $ Even the French nation could not provi
World War I Powers
World War I Powers
World War I Powers During World War I many different types of weapons were utilized by both the Allied and Central powers. Some were variations on older models of weaponry, and others were totally new inventions created to aid in the wartime effort. Most of the new weapons were used as killing machines in trench warfare, which was practiced during World War I, while others were employed as tools of espionage, scouting land areas, or air and sea warfare. Communication also played a major role in
Red Badge of Courage
Red Badge of Courage
Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage is the story of a young man named Henry Fleming. The novel concerns only two days in his life and he is a boy when the novel begins, a man when the novel ends. He enlists in the 304th Regiment of New York Volounteers against his mother's wishes, and spends many boring months in training. He is sent into battle finally. The battle of Chancellorville is the agreed upon location where the book probably takes place. It is mentioned that he travels along
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler On April 20, 1889, Klara and Alois gave birth to a son who would eventually become the man the world recognizes today as one of the most notorious men in history. Alois named his fourth son Adolf Hitler. His early childhood was spent under a cloud of normalcy in the small town of Braunau, Austria, a small town across the Inn River from Germany. His mother Klara was a meager housewife while his father a customs official. When Hitler was six his family moved to a place near Linz, Aust
Dwight Eisenhower
Dwight Eisenhower
Dwight Eisenhower If you listened in history class you probably have heard his name before. He was born in a small town called Deniso in western Texas in the year 1890 (Hargrove 22).Then he and his family moved to a railroad town called Abilene in the state of Kansas. Here Dwight Eisenhower grew up with his 13 other family members. (Hargrove 19). Dwight David Eisenhower is one of Americas greatest heroes with his military career to his two terms as President of the United States. Dwight Eisenhow
Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte was possibly Frances greatest military mind ever. He was promoted through the ranks by hard work, dedication and his ability to think quickly. He eventually worked his way up to become the Emperor of France. Napoleon was born on August 15, in the year of 1769. He was born at Ajaccio, Corsica. This was a small island off the coast of North Africa. Napoleon’s parents Letizia and Carlo Bonaparte reserved Napoleon a spot at a French military school, and when Nap
African-American Troops in the Civil War The 54th Massachusetts
African-American Troops in the Civil War The 54th Massachusetts
African-American Troops in the Civil War: The 54th Massachusetts The Fifty-fourth Massachusetts was organized in early 1863 by Robert Gould Shaw, twenty-six year old member of a prominent Boston abolitionist family. Shaw had earlier served in the Seventh New York National Guard and the Second Massachusetts Infantry, and was appointed colonel of the Fifty-fourth in February 1863 by Massachusetts governor John A. Andrew. As one of the first black units organized in the northern states, the Fifty-
JAMES A GARFIELD
JAMES A GARFIELD
JAMES A. GARFIELD James A. Garfield was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. His father died in 1833, when Garfield was only two years old and so his mother had to carry on working the family farm by herself. With the death of his father, the family feel into poverty. Even though they had very little money, his mother made sure that her children went to the neighborhood school to get a good education. He belonged to the Desciples of Christ Church. While growing up, James drove canal boat tea
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction Few episodes in history are more painful to Americans than the Civil War, fought between the North and the South. This biography, Great American Generals - Robert E. Lee, by Ian Hogg, takes the reader through the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, Robert E. Lee. It is a thorough, in depth record of the life of Lee and begins with a detailed account of his family history and his birth, through his college years, military experience and his work in later life to his deat
ALEXANDER'S EMPIRE
ALEXANDER'S EMPIRE
ALEXANDER'S EMPIRE The ancient Kingdom of Macedonia, situated in the north of modern Greece, was established by Perdiccas I about 640 B.C. Perdiccas was a Dorian, although the Macedonian tribes included Thracian and Illyrian elements. Originally a semibarbarous and fragmented power, Macedon became tributary to Persia under the Persian kings Darius I and Xerxes I and thereafter struggled to maintain itself against Thracians and other barbarians and against the Greek cities of the Chalcidice as w
Heraldry In Midevil Times
Heraldry In Midevil Times
Heraldry In Midevil Times Heraldry played a very dramatic role in midevil history. Heraldic arms signified and defined your families stature in the community and country. It was a symbol of family pride that could not be argued and gave the bearer a link to his ancestral family. It was also necessary in the often violent and war filled midevil era. Coats of arms were used as identification in war and travel. This made it easier to distinguish between friend or foe. The arms also serve as a subt
Nostradamus and a Grim Future
Nostradamus and a Grim Future
Nostradamus and a Grim Future by Mookypj English II pre-AP period 1 11/4/96 Outline I. Introduction A. Thesis sentence B. Marc Hopkins opinion on the validity of Nostradamus's predictions II. Background information on Nostradamus A. Source of Nostradamus's education B. Nostradamus's trip to Montpellier C. Tragedies strike Nostradamus 1. Plague comes to town and kills Nostradamus's family 2. Nostradamus's late wife's family sues him 3. Comment to workman results in the alarm of the Church D. Nos
They dreamed of freedom birds At night on guard staring into the dark
They dreamed of freedom birds At night on guard staring into the dark
They dreamed of freedom birds. At night, on guard, staring into the dark, they were carried away by jumbo jets. They felt the rush of takeoff. Gone! They yelled. (286). Freedom bird an appropriate term for the jumbo jets that take the soldiers from their tour because it gives them the freedom from what has been holding them back. Throughout the story, First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross has his mind everywhere but on his infantry he is supposed to be leading on the tour. The story shows how even th
The Cause of Macbeth's Ruin
The Cause of Macbeth's Ruin
The Cause of Macbeth's Ruin The specific root of Macbeth's ruin is his uncontrollable ambition. His desires take control of his actions and this becomes his tragic flaw. It prevents him from becoming aware of when to stop; he is never fully satisfied as his desire for power grows. Macbeth's judgment is impaired since he only accepts ideas that will benefit him in obtaining his wants. He also becomes self centered and loses his feeling towards others as a result of his need for fulfillment. All
Georgia
Georgia
Word Count: 1302 The state of Georgia has a total area of 152,750 sq km (58,977 sq mi), including 2618 sq km (1011 sq mi) of inland water and 122 sq km (47 sq mi) of coastal waters over which the state has jurisdiction. The state is the 24th largest in the country and has the largest land area of any state east of the Mississippi River. Georgia has a top range north to south of 515 km (320 mi) and east to west of 441 km (274 mi). The mean elevation is about 180 m (about 600 ft). Georgia occupie
Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan June 6, 1944. Military forces converge on the beaches of Normandy for one of the most decisive battles of World War Two. America would call this a victory. History would call it D-Day. But for Captain Miller and his squad of young soldiers, the day after the landing on Omaha Beach would change all of there lives. They would get a special order from Washington ordering them to go on a personnel mission to save one life. One soldier lost three of his brothers in combat. One on
When comparing men's ability to women's ability is there really a big
When comparing men's ability to women's ability is there really a big
When comparing men's ability to women's ability, is there really a big difference? Many people believe that differences do take place, but how? Both men and women have hopes, dreams, strengths, weaknesses, and goals. Even though these similarities exist, women are still sometimes thought to be lower than their male peers. There have been many cases in which women felt they were being treated differently than the males around them. But, did you ever think there would be the problem of inequality
In my opinion Patton was a General that got things done in a harsh way
In my opinion Patton was a General that got things done in a harsh way
In my opinion, Patton was a General that got things done in a harsh way. Patton was a person that took lots of risk but to him they were not risk they were opportunities. Patton was constantly seeking glory and attention of others. He was demanding and militaristic. The only thing that I thought was a negative characteristic was his arrogance. Some of the actions Patton did might label him as a risk taker. When Patton was still in military college, he committed a small act in the small-arms fir
Weapons of the Civil War
Weapons of the Civil War
Weapons of the Civil War The Civil War has been the worst tragedy that this country has experienced throughout our nation’s fairly young existence. It will forever be a permanent scar that will blemish the history of the United States of America. The Civil War amassed more American casualties than all other wars combined. This fact is partially due to the amazing advancement of firearms during the era of the Civil War. Both the C.S.A. and USA were fractionally responsible for creating this sudd
Was a military struggle fought principally in Kuwait and Iraq during J
Was a military struggle fought principally in Kuwait and Iraq during J
Was a military struggle fought principally in Kuwait and Iraq during January and February 1991. The crisis began in August 1990, when Iraq, led by President Saddam Hussein, invaded and annexed Kuwait. Between August and November the United Nations Security Council passed a series of resolutions that culminated in the demand that Iraq withdraw unconditionally from Kuwait by January 15, 1991. By that time, some 500,000 allied ground, air, and naval forces—chiefly from the United States, Saudi Ara
NAZISM The National Socialist German Workers Party almost died one mor
NAZISM The National Socialist German Workers Party almost died one mor
NAZISM The National Socialist German Workers’ Party almost died one morning in 1919. It numbered only a few dozen grumblers’ it had no organization and no political ideas. But many among the middle class admired the Nazis’ muscular opposition to the Social Democrats. And the Nazis themes of patriotism and militarism drew highly emotional responses from people who could not forget Germany’s prewar imperial grandeur. In the national elections of September 1930, the Nazis garnered nearly 6.5 millio
WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN AND HIS MARCH TO THE SEA William Tecumseh She
WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN AND HIS MARCH TO THE SEA William Tecumseh She
WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN AND HIS MARCH TO THE SEA William Tecumseh Sherman was born on May 8, 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio. He was educated at the U.S. Military Academy and later went on to become a Union General in the U.S. civil war. Sherman resigned from the army in 1853 and became a partner in a banking firm in San Francisco. He became the president of the Military College in Louisiana(now Louisiana state University) from 1859-1861. Sherman offered his services at the outbreak of the Civil War in
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler In April 20, 1889, Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria. He was a founder and leader of the Nazi Party, Reich Chancellor and guiding spirit of the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945, Head of State and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria. In the early 1930s, the mood in Germany was severe. The worldwide economic depression had hit the country especially hard, and millions of people were out of work. Still fresh in the minds of many was G
Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur, the son of the high-ranking military figure, Arthur MacArthur, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on 26th January, 1880. Although previously a poor scholar, in 1903 MacArthur graduated first in his 93-man class, at West Point Military Academy. Commissioned in the Corps of the Engineers, MacArthur was sent by the United States Army to the Philippines and by 1904 had been promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. Later that year he joined his father who was ser
Experiences and Writings
Experiences and Writings
Experiences and Writings English 4th Hour October 25, 2002 1 English 4th Hour October 25, 2002 Experiences and Writings What I like best is a book that’s funny once in a while... What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.  Holden Caulfield, Catcher in the Rye Jerome David Salinger came into this worl
The Lioness Team
The Lioness Team
The Lioness Team 11 March 04 My daugther Cindy is in the Army Engineering Corp. Presently she is in Iraq attached to a Combat Arms (Infantry) Unit. It is known that in the Army no women are allowed to be in the an Combat Unit for many personnel hygiene reasons, but Cindy and her team of Lioness have been allowed to go on missions with them. Some of the missions that they go on are very dangerous. For instance each team is assigned an area in which they have to enter and detain everyone in that a
Ashoka
Ashoka
Ashoka All men are my children. I am like a father to them. As every father desires the good and the happiness of his children, I wish that all men should be happy always. These are the words of an emperor who lived two thousand and three hundred years ago. We see in history how even mere chieftains grew arrogant and used their powers selfishly and unjustly. But the emperor who said the above words ruled over the greater part of India. He had the power of life and death over millions of his subj
Barbarossa Soviet Covering Forces and the Initial Period of War Milita
Barbarossa Soviet Covering Forces and the Initial Period of War Milita
Barbarossa, Soviet Covering Forces and the Initial Period of War: Military History and Airland Battle The issues surrounding the German attack upon the Soviet Union in June 1941 continue to attract the attention of historians and military analysts. The nature of the Soviet response to that attack has, as recent articles in Air University Review suggest, set off heated polemics. The appearance of Bryan Fugate's Operation Barbarossa with its assertion that the Soviet High Command did, indeed, have
Bay of Pigs and The Cuban Missile Crisis
Bay of Pigs and The Cuban Missile Crisis
Bay of Pigs and The Cuban Missile Crisis Global Connections 4/28/01 The United States government has had many dealings with Cuba. The most important of these were the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the first incident, the Bay of Pigs, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) planned to help Cuban exiles overthrow their dictator, Fidel Castro. Unfortunately, the plan failed in almost every way possible (Wiener, online). The second incident, the Cuban Missile Crisis, was the closest Ame
Biographical Report PHILIP SHERIDAN
Biographical Report PHILIP SHERIDAN
Biographical Report – PHILIP SHERIDAN Philip Henry Sheridan was born on March 6, 1831 to John and Mary Minah Sheridan; his birthplace is unknown. His parents emigrated from Ireland in 1830; it is reasonable to believe that Philip was born on the ship. Philip attended school in Somerset, Ohio (where his family settled in America) until the age of fourteen. In 1848, Congressman Thomas Ritchie, a family friend, obtained an appointment to West Point for Phil. Although he was suspended in his third y
Carter House
Carter House
Carter House The Carter House, built in 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter is one of Tennessee’s most interesting historic landmarks. The Carter House played a crucial role in the Battle of Franklin, early in the day on November 30, 1864 the house was commandeered as the Federal Command Post, and Headquarters tents were placed in the dooryard. The Federal inner entrenchment was dug in line with the farm “office” and smoke house only 60 feet to the south of the house. As the battle took place, twenty
COLORED TROOPS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
COLORED TROOPS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
COLORED TROOPS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS Before Fort Sumter, South Carolina was fired upon on April 12, 1861, seven states in the deep south had seceded from the Union, and a Convention was held in Montgomery, Alabama which adopted a Constitution and elected Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederate States of America. Shortly thereafter, four more states seceded, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Slave states remaining in the Union were Missouri
Cuban War for Independence
Cuban War for Independence
Cuban War for Independence For those Cubans who wanted independence, it was a long struggle. People on the island, mostly descendants of Africans, raised tobacco and sugar for export. Cuban sugar plantations supplied close to a third of the world's supply. The masses had little role in anything political. They were kept ignorant because a docile labor force was preferable. Within the planter class and the few who serviced it, there was a split opinion about independence. Most fared well by being
Hastings Battle Facts
Hastings Battle Facts
Hastings Battle Facts Important Points and facts When - October 14th 1066 Where - Hastings, East Sussex Who - Norman (William) VS. Saxon (Harold G) \ William lands near Pevensey \ Harold G’s tired men arrived at Hastings to meet William on October 13th \ The hill which Harold took position on was called the Senlac Hill \ The battle began with volleys of stone missiles being hurled into William’s army by the Saxon ‘fyrd’ s \ The Norman cavalry rode on special saddles that effectively locked them
How can different representations of the past be explained
How can different representations of the past be explained
“How can different representations of the past be explained?” Different representations of the past can be explained a numerous amount of times due to what people witness, hear, and learn. The events on 21st-22nd of January, 1905, led Russia to revolutionize it’s whole country; from modern technology, to economic factors bearing in work for all (as most of Russia was working class, around 83 percent in total) and education, for all to learn about the world and Russia itself not under any rule of
How did Germany lose the war in 1918
How did Germany lose the war in 1918
How did Germany lose the war in 1918? In 1918, the Germans were put under a lot of pressure. The Americans had from 1914 supplied any side who sent ships to America. Of course, the British had almost total superiority at sea, and prevented the Germans from getting at the this valuable resource. The German’s were in a corridor, with the flames of defeat at both ends – one the hot flame of certain defeat, the other a pile of hot embers, if carefully passed, victory could be achieved, although not
John Monash
John Monash
John Monash Born in Melbourne on 27th June, 1865, to parents of Prussian-Jewish origin, Sir John Monash was educated at Scotch College and the University of Melbourne, where he studied law, arts and engineering. Until 1914 Monash set himself the task of learning the expertise of artillery and engineering. On the outbreak of war in 1914 Monash was appointed commander of the AIF's 4th Infantry Brigade based in Egypt as part of the ANZAC forces. Then in 1914 Monash was sent to Gallipoli were he ser
James Longstreet
James Longstreet
James Longstreet James Longstreet was born in Edgefield, South Carolina, January 18 1821, and was the fifth of eleven children. His father, whom he was named after, died when he was 12 years old. His mother moved twice afterward, once to Augusta, Georgia, and then to a nearby city Huntsville. His uncle, Judge Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, watched after their Longstreet. James liked to pass the time by hunting, fishing and horseback riding. In his early age he had dreams of becoming a soldier and
Report on World War I
Report on World War I
Report on World War I Table of contentsPage 0: introduction Page 1: years leading up to the war:1850-1914Page 2:causes of warPage 3:war breaks outPage 3:Land warfare, war plansPage 4:land warfare,1914Page 8:Land warfare,1915Page 10:land warfare,1916Page 12:land warfare,1917Page 15:land warfare,1918Page 21:naval warfare, war plansPage 22: naval warfare, generalPage 23:air warfare, generalPage 23:endingPage 24:references Chapter 1: introduction August 2nd, 1914: Europe was darkened by the horrible
ADOLPH HITLER
ADOLPH HITLER
ADOLPH HITLER Adolph Hitler was a highly powerful, political and charismatic man who rose to power in Germany during the late 1920’s at a time of social, political and economic upheaval. In fact, Hitler is said to be one of the rare individuals who, without him, history would have been very different. His rule over Germany from 1934 to his death in 1945, resulted in a fascist regime, the outbreak of World War II, the destruction of the German nation-state and its society and the extermination of
The Trail of Tears
The Trail of Tears
The Trail of Tears We are now about to take our leave and kind farewell to our native land, the country that Great Spirit gave our Fathers, we are on the eve of leaving that country that gave us birth... it is with sorrow we are forced by the white man to quit the scenes of our childhood...we bid farewell to it and all we hold dear. This is the way that Cherokee Vice Chief Charles Hicks described, in 1838, the emotions that must have been felt after the mistreatment and the abuse that was wrough
Differences between World War 1 and the Napoleonic Wars
Differences between World War 1 and the Napoleonic Wars
Differences between World War 1 and the Napoleonic Wars World war one and the Napoleonic wars were two very different wars. World war one 1914-18 and the Napoleonic wars 1793-1813, roughly one hundred years apart have many differences and little similarities, as in one hundred years a lot can change. Causes of the Wars The Napoleonic Wars where caused because a lot of the French people wanted the French monarchy to be re-established and to over throw the French government. This can be explained
Johnny Got His Gun Chapter 1
Johnny Got His Gun Chapter 1
Johnny Got His Gun, Chapter 1 English 10A, 6th Period November 5, 2000 “Chapter 1” of Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo was very confusing. It starts in France with a constant ringing phone that irritates a soldier of WWI. He has flashbacks of his father’s death, senior year, Christ, experiences in the war, childhood Christmas memories, parent’s love for each other, and the old party line. “It [the telephone bell] sounded different from any other telephone bell or any other sound because it ha
Rising Tide
Rising Tide
Rising Tide In the book, “Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America, “ shows many different aspects of engineers and their lives. The stories that are told help the reader to better understand the practice of civil engineering. During the time period of the story, there are two engineers who contribute to a main part in controlling the Mississippi River, Eads and Humphreys. As the two race and compete to see who can better the Mississippi River, many important d
Conscription
Conscription
Conscription CONSCRIPTION Without an adequate source of manpower, nations could not assemble large armies. One method for obtaining the needed manpower is conscription, or the draft. Conscription is the orderly selection of people (usually men) for required military service. It is usually employed when a small standing army must be expanded because of the threat or outbreak of war. Since prehistoric times men have been trained from youth to defend their communities against attack. Ancient Assyri
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using a computer. Picture and subject manipulations have been a part of photography since it was first invented. But because of computer technology, digital manipulations are relatively easy to accomplish, hard to detect and perhaps more alarming, alter the original image so that checking the authenticity of the picture is impossible. Some critics have predicted that in a few years, images -- whether still or moving -- will not be