Sean Marcisin July 13th, 2009 NJ Geographical Influence on the Battle of Trenton George Washington's troops position; along with New Jerseys landscape were a huge influence in the outcome of the Battle at Trenton. The Delaware river and local weather conditions were the main driving forces that aloud for such an unexpected attack on the Hessians. The fact that is was also Christmas may also have been a factor but to what extent is unknown. Officer John Greenwood stated "I am certain not a drop of liquor was drunk during the whole night, nor, as I could see, even a piece of bread eaten." (Fischer p.426) General Washington planned a brilliant attack and this huge victory was a large turning point in the war.
This change afforded the Continental Army many respites when the British had them on the ropes in subsequent battles during the campaigns in New York and New Jersey. In planning his offensive in New York, Howe ignored his own often-stated belief that the quickest way to end the war was to destroy the Continental Army. A bloody victory now would not serve his purpose. Instead, he adopted a strategy of conquering ground rather than killing colonists. His strategy was to discourage the rebels by mounting a steady, irresistible advance through their farms and fields.
In the letters between Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, it was mentioned that General Barksdale was killed, some generals were missing, and others were severely wounded. This had to have created a very depressing mood among the troops. They had lost many important leaders and were experiencing a hard time. Also, the toll of the losses set in when Robert E. Lee began to doubt himself and his leadership position. Lee stated, “no one is
It is further mentioned in source U that “Norfolk and his colleagues do not wish for battle, showing tacitly that the petitions of the rebels are lawful”. Therefore, this shows that the rebels were not completely going against the King, so it would be difficult for him to act against them. By the source saying, “the men of the North are able to defend themselves” it shows that there was widespread support. Source V can further support this claim when it is stated that by their “negligence the rebels should march forward and cross the don”. This implies that the rebels would be able to cross over to the South where their numbers would have increased significantly.
To attack on their own border would take longer and there would be much more resistance from the French so it was decided that they would march through Belgium and take Paris within a couple of weeks. They calculated that the Russian Army would below in their advances giving them enough time to take Paris and crush the French resistance, so they could then prepare for a war on the eastern front. Germany had decided to put some men in Prussia, so they would not be confined to Germany, if the Russians responded more quickly to the attack. So on August 1st, Germany declared war on Russia and 2 days later on August 3rd, on France. What actually happened: The Schlieffen Plan was a big gamble by the Germans, and it could have well resulted in defeat for France and Russia, however the plan backfired on the Germans.
Sources 1 and 2 also present the idea that Scotland was a major threat, but Source 3 presents the idea that Scotland only posed a minor threat. All of the sources vary in terms of how much of a threat Scotland was when compared with Henry’s interests in French territory. Source 1 states that Scotland must be dealt with before Henry leaves for France, because Henry was “about to leave for France” (1) when he learned that the Scottish King James had suspicious intentions of invading England whilst Henry was away. Therefore, Henry’s foreign ambitions were at risk. However, it also states that Henry was concerned with risings in Yorkshire and Country Durham, which is where the Pilgrimage of Grace originated from.
But how did a young man from Virginia find himself in the position of becoming one of the most famous people of all time? George Washington was born in 1732 in Virginia to a tobacco planter family (2) where the young George learned how to work hard. By the time he was 16 years he found work as a surveyor working for Lord Fairfax but his real interests were in military tactics and the romance of western expansion (2). It was no wonder that by the age of 22 George was commissioned a Lieutenant Colonel leading his men in the skirmishes of the French and Indian war (3). His battles were so successful he earned the name “Town Destroyer” by the Iroquois Indians.
He realized the high ground south of the town of Gettysburg, with its high bluffs and rocky ledge, was good ground. He knew his battle was a delaying action, waiting for the entire Army of General John Reynolds 1 corp to arrive He dismounted his calvary troops and positioned two divisions on the ridges north and northwest of the town. He was attacked early the next morning and was able to hold them off for two and a half hours allowing the 1 corp with its infantry to reinforce the ridges. This was one of the biggest breaks for the Union forces by keeping the high ridges out of the hands of the Confederate Army, which gave the Union forces the
Period 7 Sadman Samin Military History The Last Days of World War II - Volume 12[6 - 12 May] In the last days of World War II, the war in Europe was finally coming to a stop. In May 7th, 1945 the unconditional surrender documents were signed by Generals of the Allied and Axis forces. On May 8th after President Truman publicly announced the victory of the Allies, wild celebrations erupted all across the world. But in Germany, celebrations were scarce as people were trying to recover from the devastating war. Many Germans lost their families and houses and had very little food to survive.
| The Change in Philadelphia Police Department | Final Paper-Position Paper | | Khalicia Sullivan | | | The Change in Philadelphia Police Department Philadelphia was once known as the city of Brotherly Love. Over the past ten years the city has lost its beautiful title. Because of the lack of police officers in the city the crime rate has been increasing every year. The safety of this beautiful city has diminished. As the numbers of officers are reduced, the city gets more and more out of control every day.