Did Robert E. Lee Lose the Civil War for the South? Abstract Most history books portray Robert E. Lee as the greatest general of the American Civil War, acknowledging his brilliance as the reason that the South lasted four years against a vastly superior Union force. The reality was that Lee’s strategy and tactics actually was the reason that the South lost what was a “winnable” conflict. Where the South needed a tie, Lee went for the win and therefore was a major reason the South lost. This paper will evaluate Lee’s military strategic capability in the context of the war and his battlefield leadership, demonstrating how his aggressive “Virginia first” strategy directly contributed to the Confederate loss.
But Caesar never thanked him at all. It was his weakness and his personality that deprived him of his good reputation. So although Julius Caesar was an outstanding military commander and his reputation preceded him, he wasn’t a good leader especially due to his ambition and his personality (along with his weakness0. He was corrupted and wanted absolute power for life, and that made him an awful
Grant is a middle aged black man who knows of all the racism in his community and he let's it's affect him by hating his life and almost everything in it. Grant is forced to visit Jefferson from his aunt and Emma. When Grant begins to visit Jefferson things don't go so well. After a certain visit Grant realizes that he wasn't so angry anymore and he couldn't stay mad at anything for long (Gaines 125). Also, Grant used to be a very hostile man and he didn't care for anything but from visiting Jefferson he started to care about his life and the things in it, he dedicated his whole self to helping Jefferson become a man and he would get into arguments defending his choices with his aunt even if she was very important to him and they never fought.
Providing only one 14-minute performance, the Drill’s activities were always secret and steeped in controversy. The biggest question was always, what could possibly motivate someone to take on such a challenge? Enter the secret world of the 14 Nights, and experience the heartaches and hell of being a “roach” that seeks the glory and honor of knights from days gone by. Because of an eldest son tradition, second born John O’Bryan grew up feeling like a second-class citizen in his own family. The troubled southern boy matured into a wild and angry young man, and was convinced by others that The Citadel was the only college suited to handle his less than acceptable attitude.
The 16th president was a brave-hearted lion that persisted its way through any hardships that it encountered. Being born into a time when blacks were property and two sides of the same country looked at each other with ire was enough pressure for Lincoln to reveal his abilities by attaining the presidential office. This Illinois native who was known as honest and tall--both figuratively and literally--would form a united house, but would only be recognized after his mourned death. Not everyone in the 19th century had the same mindset as our beloved Lincoln. In fact half of the country was displeased at his victory in the Presidential election.
By joining the seminary he ruined his father’s dream of the war hero bloodline continuing. This outraged his father to the extent that he bashed his own son when asked where he had been stationed (HistoryNet). Even though his father greatly disapproved of his choices, Polk’s career took off (HistoryNet). He first
This was shown by his threats to bring the military into South Carolina after the nullification on his Tariff of Abomination (Document F). Jackson was elected in 1832 against the President running for second term at the time, John Quincy Adams, because of his emotionalization towards the issues at stake during the time of the campaign. Through his campaign style, Jackson brought forth suffrage of the illiterate. Jackson managed to easily show through his supporters a well-defined social hierarchy. His supporters were all for themselves, and against the upper class and intellectuals (these supporters consisted
In April 1865, General Robert Lee(who led the confederates) surrendered to the union General Ulysses Grant. The Civil War was over. * CONSEQUENCES OF THE CIVIL WAR Less than a week after the South surrendered, a confederate sympathizer killed President Lincoln. So Vice-president Andrew Johnson became president with the job of uniting the country. Johnson was a southerner so he gave back the southerners their political rights.
Andrew J. Hamilton Mrs. Hale AP English 11 24 January 2014 A Great Man during Hard Times A common misconception is that all southerners before and during the civil war were believers of slavery, however Confederate General Robert E. Lee didn’t believe in slavery (Connelly 176). Robert E. Lee lived during one of the roughest times in American history. The Civil War not only pitted brother against brother, but it also forced Robert E. Lee to fight against his former classmates and acquaintances. Robert E. Lee could have been the commanding general of either army but he chose the Confederacy due to his roots in Virginia (Connelly 178). Along with being a brilliant military commander, Lee also wrote a few pieces of literature, which
Northerners saw the Klan as an attempt to win through terrorism what they had been unable to win on the battlefield. Such a simple view did not totally explain the Klan's sway over the South, but there is little doubt that many Confederate veterans exchanged their rebel gray for the hoods and sheets of the invisible empire. The conditions in the South, immediately after the war, added to Southerners' fears and frustrations. Cities, plantations and farms were ruined; people were broke and often hungry; there was an occupation army in their midst; and Reconstruction governments threatened to seize the traditional white ruling authority. In the first few months after the fighting ended, white Southerners had to contend with the losses of life, property, and in their eyes, honor.