Why the South Lost the Civil War Upon the aftermath of the Civil War, and centuries following, Americans have tried to analyze the downfall of the Confederacy. Like all other wars, the American Civil War was very complex and there is no clear cut answer as to why the South lost. A question of leadership, supplies, and sheer numbers are all possibly contributing factors to the South’s demise. Regardless, the four years of engagement wreaked havoc on the country, killing over a half a million people, doing both physical and emotional damage. For any cause to succeed, it is guaranteed to need exceptional leadership.
In 2005, a massive explosion occurred at the company's Texas City, Texas, refinery, killing 15 workers and injuring 170 others. The company was fined $87 million for negligence. A year later, the company ran into problems again when it was cited for leaking around 4,800 barrels of oil into Alaska's Prudhoe Bay, due to a corroded stretch of pipeline. The company was warned about the corroded pipe four years earlier but did nothing to fix it and was fined $20 million for ignoring opportunities to prevent the spill (Green). The oil spill in 2010 began in April; it wasn’t closed
After viewing this film and researching it, its obvious that there are far too many inaccuracies that took place. Bonnie and Clyde takes place during the Great Depression and during this time some people resorted for a time to revolt. On October 29, 1929 the stock market crashed and within two months stockbrokers lost forty billion dollars. Over five thousand banks failed, leaving depositors with total losses. Over twelve million workers were jobless and families lined up at soup kitchens and bread lines for food (5).This created Americas biggest crime wave in the history.
The police openly fired on the protestors, and the number of deaths is estimated to be anywhere between 200-1000 people. Although it was not the tsar that gave the order, many people held him accountable for the massacre which was the final break of trust that the people had for their ‘Little Father.’ He was no longer thought of as being on their side: he was the opposition. The above statement could be accurate, as the reformist groups provided the people with a lot of ideas which challenged the tsar and his ideals. In recent years there had been an uncontrolled increase in the populations of the working class. This led to overcrowded towns and cities resulting in poor working and living conditions.
After the meeting was adjourned, seven black men and three black women ended up being beaten because the Klan’s attempt to find Schwerner was unsuccessful. Once Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman got news of this, they departed from Ohio in attempt to see what had happened at Mount Zion Church, which would ultimately lead to their deaths. This case is very important to our history and dissevered to be on the Lender site. The case describes a clear image of how things were during the early and mid 1900s and shows just how lucky we are that society has changed and people can now look pass one another’s race and color. Not only did this case become famous because of the racism, beatings,
Although it has obtained some successes at the beginning, the dramatic changes were not far away. Russia was badly equipped and led; the army suffered a run of disastrous defeats as well as the rail way signalling system breakage of food transportation, causing blocked lines and trains being abandoned, over 200,000 men were found dead. Food riots broke out in Russia’s countryside and major cities. Because Russia was receiving supplies and support from their European allies the provisional government refused to pull out of the war, and began announcing new offensives. Loyal army has been replaced with around 15 million peasants, the army had sympathised with workers and themselves along with the navy began mutiny against a government they had no wish to fight and die for with the Bolsheviks rioting.
Residents went to emergency shelters because of the radiation. Equipment failure, human error, and bad luck would conspire to create America’s worst nuclear accident. The impact of Three Mile Island was terrible, there was a massive cleanup. The cleanup started in August of 1979 and officially ended in December of 1993. The cleanup cost about 975 million dollars.
Nature against humankind One of the most tragic aspects of Depression in 1920s was the weather working against people. Floats and wind storms battered the North area and the eastern section of the country. In the 1930s most of major rivers rose over their banks and floated the streets and towns in the East. In 1937 the Ohio River flood was one of the worst in the history. All in all, it destroyed the homes of half million people.
The third chapter of the book focuses on coal mining and its dehumanizing effects that take place in Welch, West Virginia. "Disease in the coalfields is rampant... More than half a million acres, or eight hundred square miles, of the Appalachians have been destroyed... Along with an estimated one thousand miles of streams." Rudy Kelly is the main focus of this section; he was diagnosed with black lung cancer and he underwent multiple operations, although the doctors told him he was supposed to have died more than twenty years ago. He says, “I’m breathin’ because the profit margin is higher than the price of a man’s life.
Prisoners rioted in some states. Tennessee had to end the partnership with the furniture company within a year because the furniture factory was burned down by the inmates. Later, state officials decided to build branch prisons and lease the prisoners to local coal mining companies. This also ended in tragedy. The competition of the cheap labor that the prisons provided hurt the free miners economically.