Discussions and mentions of topics like "rebels," differences of attitudes between Virginians and Southerners (see p. 43 for one example), bold plans by the underdog force trying to form a new country (pp. 50-1), difficulties finding money to pay troops (p. 54), and the motivations of troops to fight in such a war (also page 54) all sounded themes extremely familiar to me through my Civil War readings. Perhaps all these topics could be found in any war, or especially in rebellion or Civil War where one group or region is trying to sever ties with a "mother country" but all those topics and more all caught my attention and perhaps even led me to a better understanding of the Civil War. At several times in the narrative, the author mentions George Washington's dislike and distrust of Yankees and New Englanders, such as on page 41 when McCullough quotes Washington as calling Yankees "dirty and nasty" and goes on to say Washington "had only contempt for 'these people'" claiming the problem
Karim 1 Kye Karim History 120 What advantages and disadvantages did each side of have when the Civil War began? The American civil war was huge and it was between the North and the South of the country mainly over human rights issues and the way people were being treated in the south. Things in the South of the country were getting so bad that the push from the majority in the north grew so much that they had to do something to help free people. The larger numbers were by far in the north which would them well for going to war but down in the south they were fighting for what they believed in which would also push them in battle, I’m going to look at how different advantages and disadvantages played out over the war to help one side win. The Civil War went on for four years between 1861 and 1865, looking in from the off set the north of the country was the strongest side by far and completely geared and prepared to go into major conflict.
The True Cause of The Great War: Who is to Blame? After World War 1 ended many historians had difficulty trying to figure out what was the main cause of the war and why it was so deadly. There are a lot of historians that figure that it was Germany’s fault because the Germans were looking to go to war and wanted conflict with the other countries that were involved, like the tension caused by the Moroccan Crisis. Although there are many historians that look at the formation of the alliances throughout Europe, like the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance, were the cause of World War 1. Furthermore there are others who believe that the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, by Gavrilo Princip of Serbia, was the cause of the war.
It can be argued that by this stage, US objectives in Vietnam had not been completed and any further involvement would have only been causing more damage to the current situation. However, it is important to understand the factors leading to failure in this period in the war. Throughout US involvement in Vietnam, the military faced the clear problem of destroying Vietcong insurgency in the South. This was no easy task as the enemy they were up against was resilient, and highly intelligent in many aspects that were not initially recognised. The first major engagement in Ia Drang may have proved ultimately to be an American victory, but it presented the fact that fighting the VC would not be won through area wars, but purely a through test of which side could drain enemy troop numbers fastest in an attritional war.
How Critical The Civil War Was To Our Nation By Chris Edwards What is a defining moment? It is when something or someone is truly tested, the critical point in their lives. Abraham Lincoln said, ”Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.” The Civil War is a defining moment because all of American history had been leading up to that war and it decided the fate of our nation. The causes of the Civil War can be traced back through all of American history. This means that since we set foot in America, history had been building up to that moment.
Was the disunity of the Whites the main reason why the Bolsheviks won the Civil War of 1918-1921? I disagree with this statement and believe that the real reason the Bolsheviks won was through strong leadership and tactics of Trotsky and Lenin rather than the disunity of the Whites. Although the disunity of the whites wasn’t the main reason that the Bolsheviks won it was definitely a contributing factor. The Whites was a compilation of different movements all of which had aims other than to defeat the Bolsheviks. For example the Mensheviks and the supporters of the Tsar would have disagreed on many terms; this may have made it hard for them to work as an organised unit.
The Socio-political Effects of the Vietnam War Axia College of the University of Phoenix The Vietnam War was the most controversial and politically unsettling events in American history. While the war had many dramatic effects on society, the distrust in the American government and politicians that it generated has had a lasting effect on some of today’s citizens and advocacy groups. This attitude shaped many individuals political beliefs which have been passed down to younger generations. While this distrust does not affect all members of society, it is important to realize the strong emotions that the Vietnam War ignited and understand the impact it had on certain generations. There were several factors that created this general distrust.
The Northerners hated this law. It also caused many more people to look into abolitionism. I believe that these are some of the most important causes of the Civil War. These causes are Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the issue of slavery in the territories, and Northerners hating the fugitive slave law. As you can see, they are very important contributing factors in causing the Civil
Innocent Cherokees The Cherokees had a set way of living to function as a tribe, but there were many different obstacles that made it difficult for them to maintain their lifestyle. There was a major influence from the Anglo-Americans that impacted the lives of the Cherokees both negatively and positively. Their main focus was to civilize the Cherokees and help them adapt to American society. At one point, the Cherokee Indians and the British were actually allies during the Revolutionary War, allowing them to be at peace with one another. However, although there was a peaceful negotiation between the two, there were certain people that disliked the Cherokees and did not have the same optimistic opinion about them.
The following essay will discuss these issues in detail plus other factors such as the leaderships on both sides and the aid of foreign support. The leadership of both parties is an important factor to consider why the civil war turned out the way it did. Many historians argue that Abraham Lincoln was a far better leader than his opposite counterpart Jefferson Davis. The Vice president of the Confederate, Alexander Stephens, had described Jefferson as being ‘weak, timid, petulant, peerish and obstinate’. He also blamed Davis for ‘all that went wrong’ during the war.