Trench Warfare World War One was a horrific event, the number of known dead sits at about eight million people. The main method of combat during the first world war, also known as the Great World War, was trench warfare. Trenches were dug mainly to protect troops, but ended up being one of the major reasons so many men died. These men had to live through miserable times, daily life was filled with horror, and death. Death was a constant companion to those serving in the line, even when they weren't under attack, many would die of disease.
After the American Civil War, General William Sherman stated, “War is hell!” All war, any war, takes a deadly toll on the two or more countries involved. A civil war, however, is a special kind of hell, for those who die are all citizens or residents of the same country. Wars, civil or otherwise, are usually fought over similar issues: racism, land, money, power, or fear. Oftentimes, conflicts occur over a combination of these issues. One such confrontation was the thirty-six-year civil war waged from 1960 to 1996 in the small Central American country of Guatemala.
Anytime division takes place disaster is sure to follow. The Civil War was the most important event that happened in United States history. The divide among the United States was so devastating that it put families against each other. The tensions were the worse after the war and the Union had declared its victory, this developed animosity between the Northern American and the Southern Americans. Chesnutt made mention of these preconceived notions that the southerners had against the northerners in the text.
Northern will held throughout the long bloody war. The fall of the Confederacy was well described by Alan Farmer when he said “A people whose armies are beaten, railways wrecked, cities burned, countryside occupies, and crops laid waste, lose their will-and ability-to continue fighting (2005, para. 26). References Burns, K. & Burns, R. (Writers). (1990).
The Confederate forces had destroyed the union troops’ corps and although the Confederate forces had clearly won they had to retreat because their troops were short numbered and they had low amount of supplies. The Battle of Gettysburg left more than 160,000 Americans either wounded or killed. I found this information on the website http://www.historyplace.com/civilwar/battle.htm. The Gettysburg Address was a speech by Abraham Lincoln delivered on November 19, 1863. The Battle of Gettysburg and the speech were four months apart from each other.
Trench Warfare World War 1 is most notably known for the vicious fighting that lead to mass death all over Europe. This bloody war consumed approximately eight million soldiers. This does not include the number of wounded soldiers or the countless number of civilians that lost their lives. Trench Warfare had a lot to do with the huge number of casualties that accorded during World War 1. All Quite on the Western Front helps to give a real insight to what a battle was like during WW1.
DBQ: What Cause The Civil War Hell breaks loose, and in the space of sound in the western woods along bloody lane 600,000 bodies lay dead. In the early morning of September 17, 1862 dawn is breaking a troops are squaring off against each other. Antietam is just one day in war that by 1865 over 600,000 yankee and rebel’s lives are taken away. The north and south both feared that one would over power another. Who is the person or event responsible for a war between regions of the same country?
It had a drastic effect on the United States. Families were torn apart, peoples lives were changed because of injury, and 620,000 people died. Walt Whitman captured many of these things in the poems he wrote Leaves of Grass, on of the greatest books in American literature. A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim, shows the effects war had on people. An old man fights in the physically demanding war, a teenager's life being changed before it has even really started, both dead because of the war.
Slavery in The Civil War The American civil war from 1861 to 1865 divided many people in the United States, even turning brother against brother. There were also great amounts of bloodshed and was one of the bloodiest wars in the US and left a heritage of brief and bitterness. And the basis of this war, slavery, slavery is usually very cruel and has been around since early man. Their were two sides to this war, the North and the south. The North consisted of 19 free states in which slavery was prohibited and in the South 15 slave states which could own slaves.
In the late summer of 1914, the ancient monarchies of Austria, Russia and Germany plunged their countries into a world war which engulfed Europe in one of the bloodiest conflicts in history. The Eastern Front of that great war had a profound impact on the remainder of the 20th century, even though the Western Front with its British, French and American combatants achieved somewhat greater fame. The statistics for the Eastern war are grim. More than three-million men died in the fighting, more than nine-million men were wounded, and every major country which participated lost its form of government. One of them, Russia, collapsed so completely and catastrophically that the ensuing consequences still resonate in today's world.