The colonists lacked the amount of supply that the British had, they made up with this by having better weaponry. The British had an upper hand with economics over the colonists during the war The leadership and support of the Americans was greater than the British leadership and support, which was an advantage for the Americans. The American general, George Washington, was an intelligent fighter and politician. The British leaders, Howe and Clinton, made errors during the war that strongly hindered their outcome. The American’s original support was their morale and familiar terrain.
Winthrop said they must “delight in each other, make others’ conditions our own…” (Document A). By the 1700s the New England settlers had created a colony that was very dependent on each other and God. The Chesapeake colonies had very different settlers, however. On a manifest with seventy five names, sixty four of them were men who came to the New World to make a fortune and get out of debt (Document C). While fighting the Dutch Governor Berkeley identified one third of his fighting men as single and many of which were in debt (Document G).
To become eligible to join the senate at the age of 25, a young Roman first had to have some experience in the art of war and in commanding men. These men became tribunes, the lowest rank of professional officer, generally only serving in the army for the advancement of their political careers. Originally the army was made of the upper and middle classes, they could be chosen for service from between the ages of 17 and 45, with a16-year maximum service limit. They were expected to supply their own armour and weapons, being paid just enough to cover the cost of living in the army. The soldiers would prefer to be working and earning money on their farms and consequently many of the soldiers deliberately tried to be discharged early.
Clearing the land, pushing back the Indians and earning a living from the rocky, sandy soil had been a difficult task. Nevertheless, a number of families had become wealthy, either from farming or trading or both. As the time of the Revolution approached, men such as Colonel John Cuming, a country squire whose bequest later started Harvard Medical School, and Ephraim Wood, 1. http://philobiblos.blogspot.com shoemaker-farmer and a selectman and
11. “In the Vietnam Era”, “In today’s military”, “In contrast to” 12. He uses the word combat over and over throughout his argument to emphasize the issue at hand as much as possible. 13. “If you were unfortunate enough to be drafted, you at least knew that the nation drew the line at one year of combat” is an example
Jefferson and Hamilton had different thoughts for America and the power for the people. Hamilton thought of a strong central government and though most people were self-ignorant and untrustworthy and they wanted to establish a national bank. He wanted to give money to business men to start companies and be successful. Hamilton’s view saw large corporations that could offer many jobs and increase trade with other countries. The trade would give us money to pay our dept.
Then, he tried to enroll in the navy, but unfortunately never made into that field either so he stuck to working for his father’s shoe business and was a shoemaker for a living. To say that Hewes was a patriotic man would be correct. As his past showed, he tried to be involved in the military field, but never succeeded. This, however, did not stop Hewes from becoming the hero he was depicted as in history. There were two focal points that played a massive role into Hewes becoming a part of the major American Revolution.
Much like soldiers of today, the Canadian soldier of the First World War carried a large allotment of equipment. We will investigate the main piece of equipment of the Canadian Infantry soldier, the Ross rifle. This Veteran of the Canadian Military, both militia and professional, found it amusing to read of Hughes describing professional soldiers as parasites. As a militia officer Hughes had a definite preference for the militia over the professional soldiers under him but one must question his beliefs. How can a part time militia soldier (one who only practices soldering for a few weeks out of a year) be better at soldiering than a professional full-time soldier?
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. The VC was able to conscript up to 200,000 men a year, outnumbering the US. These were not just typical soldiers, they were fighting a war for freedom which had been going on for centuries, and this contributed to their overall passion and perseverance in the face of a much more advanced enemy. In comparison the standard American troop was conscripted via a date of birth drafting system, and kept in Vietnam for a year. Many troops were not committed to their duty in Vietnam and did not always see why they were actually putting their lives on the line.
Farming around the thirty year period of 1870 to 1900 was not a fair or successful one. One demographic that suffered immensely was the black population. Fresh out of the civil war, African Americans tried to acquire land, but had a difficult time paying off loans, which had high interest rates and took property as collateral. Black land owners were then forced to take out more loans, which thrust them into a spiraling debt (Document B). As seen in “The Farmers’ Grievances”, a skillful farmer, compared to his physicist or tailor counterparts would never terminate his financial troubles; and in contrast to other professions, advancements and pioneering in the farming field only dug the financial pit deeper (Document A).