At first the United States government was undecided about the use of black soldiers in the army and used them in demeaning tasks. Shaw was able to extort higher military officers to persuade them to use his regiment in combat at James Island, South Carolina, and Fort Wagner. His goal was to prove black men are as qualified as a white man on the battlefield. The film presented heroic
Chen-Yu Lee Carol Fry Hist 1301 10/28/2011 What They Fought For There have been many different theories on why the Civil War began, and what caused the soldiers to fight for either side. These theories include such things as slavery, idealism, patriotism, protection of homeland, independence, and pure hatred for the opposition. It is difficult to pick out one good reason from above, that caused the soldiers to fight, but letters and diary entries give us some insight as to what motivated many of them. This paper will look at various reasons as to why the Confederate and Union soldiers fought with such endurance. Many Confederate soldiers seemed motivated by the mere memory of the Revolution; they can still remember the period their ancestor fought with English.
Lincoln (who strongly believed in the idea of the nation and the Union) being re-elected in 1864 shows how the soldiers supported Lincolns beliefs and believed the war and its sacrifices meaningful and necessary. The South believed their culture and values were so different from those of the North that they couldn’t live in the same nation so they created (or tried to) their own nation. Jefferson Davis said the main aim of this war was to
This view is challenged and reinforced throughout the film Flags of our Fathers, in regards to the character’s Mike, Ira Hays and Rene Gagnon. Gagnon is more of a passive observer on the battlefield and would rather be parading around the cities giving victory speeches. Gagnon challenges the popular view of a soldier as he values his appearance and is unwilling to sacrifice his own life for his comrades, for example he only chose the marines because of their uniform. Ira Hays reinforces and challanges the dominant view of a soldier, as he was a courageous and brave soldier who would sacrifice his own life for his country and mates. But also is emotional off the battlefield when he returns to America therefore he challenges the typical view of a solder.
I felt this way because both the generals’ men were fighting against the Confederates so they should work together. Once again general Robert Shaw put them together. The movie Glory made me think about the views of both the sides and made me realize that the Civil War was a really important
The movie “Glory” tells the history and the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. It became the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. Mathew Broderick played as the main character of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, which is told mainly through his eyes. The movie showed his leadership and earned respect, by admitting his mistakes, and by putting what’s best for their followers and the organization ahead of their personal decisions. Colonel Shaw first was treating his soldiers more like slaves and not men.
A Leader must always care above all else I had only heard of good army leadership, but I had never met or experienced it up close and personnel. His name was Sergeant First Class Timothy Crutchfield, and he was my new boss here for the next three years. He cared for Soldiers, but he would tell you it was his job. His job showed through all that he said and did; he was an Army leader. He taught that sometimes leadership has to be personnel to be effective, that we should never give up on those who we have been given to train and lead, and that leader’s must supervisor their subordinates to show that they care for their well-being as well as that of the countries, it is our mission.
In the book Fleming is often with other soldiers but he is isolated till he is able to become a real soldier. The youth would have liked to have discovered another who suspected himself. A sympathetic comparison of mental notes would have been a joy to him (14). This is stated when Fleming is pondering about battle for the first time. He is the only soldier that seems to be frightened of battle and he seeks companions that have the same beliefs.
It was short and not to long but yet considered one of the most important speeches in American history. The Gettysburg Address is mainly about how all men should be equal, as it says in the Declaration of Independence of the United States. It also points out that the Civil War was a struggle to maintain the Union, which was being divided due to a secession problem. The aftermath resulted into equality within all the
The characters in “The Things They Carried” and "How to Tell a True War Story" appear to hold on to or carry sources of necessities that fit would that specific assignment (p. 84) or memorial pieces that help boost their motivation emotionally. In the “active line of duty” you (as a Servicemen) would create the mind-frame of do or "men who might die” (p.89) [not knowing if their life would be spared in the process. ] "How to Tell a True War Story" was an insert that the narrator provided the readers with flashback and reflection able memories about information on the life and experiences in the Vietnam War. The Narrator provides us with the caption of Curt Lemon's death (O’Brien p. 362), following a hallucination of hearing, "strange gook music" (p. 364) while in the