The expedition was no place for quitters, which is why the captains both picked specific people to perform this insane task. Ambrose’s work definitely opened my eyes to see what an undertaking it was for that time period, Lewis spent months just planning out the whole thing, and as the expedition began there were many problems encountered, but he was stubborn enough to push through them and carry out one of the greatest expeditions in U.S. history. I think its amazing what this group of mostly strangers was able to pull off, considering the times and the limited technology, this feat thought to be impossible by nearly everyone. After not hearing from the expedition for almost 2 years it was thought they were all dead, or lost in the wilderness, but on their return in September 1806, everyone on the expedition is considered a
Running head: THE RUN-UP TO THE WAR IN IRAQ Angela Johnson Professor Skolnik English 128.05 12 May 2009 Assignment # 12 Abstract The war in Iraq is believed to have started because of the attacks on the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001. After the attacks on the Pentagon and both the World Trade Centers, George Bush devised a story to tell the Americans so they would be on his side and so they wouldn’t refute his plan. Bush came on television and told Americans, “You’re either with us or against us in this fight against terror.” This was one of the tactics Bush used to reel in Americans to fight in this war against Iraq with him. Bush wanted to
To go along with the 4,400 Americans that wont be coming home to their families, there were over 32,000 Americans wounded in this war. So was this $4 trillion dollar war really wort our time and the lives it cost us? I say no, I feel we spent far too long helping a country that wanted nothing but for us to leave their country for years. We have cost too many lives, and have changed too many lives with injuries to justify a war where we simply just pull out. The results did not justify the losses America took, including how negative our image has become over the years, the financial hole we dug ourselves into, and the way we've affected Americans for the
Up until the bombing in Boston I felt that the US and its people had healed significantly from the tragic events of 2001. It would appear that is not the case. Listening to the news, friends and co-workers has really opened my eyes to how skeptical and truly afraid we still are of more attacks on our soil against our people. I feel as though the scab has just been ripped of a fresh wound rather than one that is more than 10 years old. This is really striking to me as a kind of barometer of where we, as a country are.
The choice is yours. If you believe that the media is right so be it, but if you think they are wrong look into it. But if you think they are right, you can tell all the war veterans and current soldiers that what they did as a living is wrong and is a disgrace. See what they have to say to you. They put their life on the line to protect the sorry Americans who are to caught up in what they drive and how they look to look at the big picture.
Americans believe the Afghanistan war began with the attacks of 9/11, but documents prove that thought of war on Afghanistan was taking place before September 11th. Since thousands of American troops have already lost their lives, America and Afghanistan need peace. The war in Afghanistan needs to end, for the sake of the soldiers and civilians at risk. There are several thoughts of why America is at war with Afghanistan, but the attacks of the Twin Towers are the main belief. The U.S. Congress passed a declaration that permitted American troops to be in Afghanistan after the terrorist attacks in September 2001 (Reuters 12).
When performing euthanasia on his patients who were terminally ill. He claimed that his intention was to “…end the suffering of agonized human beings.” Most of his patients wanted to die desperately and end the unbearable pain and anguish. Oftentimes, the individuals were trying to end the suffering of the person they loved. Because of the devastating impact upon the family as a whole, thus it would enable that person to die with a sense of dignity and respect. Utilitarianism is a system that defines the morals of the individuals and how they choose to act in a particular situation, based checks and
Shell shock was a term only associated with World War one due to the major impact it had throughout the war. It was specifically used in Britain to express a psychological breakdown for a soldier from stress and trauma and fear from battles and fighting. It was hard to cure them as people and doctors considered them to be cowards therefore refused to offer help. Some men only received help depending on their high class or rank in the community, while others were even put on trial and even executed for being ‘cowards’. Shell shock caused a lot of problems and casualties for the country and for the war.
The three things that affected North Vietnamese, hating Americans, living in harsh conditions and receiving severe injuries were all things they had to deal with during and after the war. They hated the Americans for causing deaths and poisoning land that will now cause problems for North Vietnamese today. The harsh conditions led to injuries which also made them hate Americans. As much as they hated them at that time, they now forgive and try to move forward from what happened. The Vietnam War definitely affected them in a bad way but at least they look into the future and not think of the past.
War - the pros and cons - is it necessary? It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. Voltaire War is devastating and tragic. It affects the daily lives of the people of the countries involved in the war. It affects the economy of each country that is involved and it can causes long-term affects on the soldiers involved in the actual fighting.