Glory: The movie Glory is based on the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the civil war. This regiment was one of the first all-African Americans regiments in the United States military. The regiment was commanded by Colonel Robert Shaw. However according to the movie Shaw had previous battle experiences that would lead to him becoming the Commanding Officer of the all black regiment. It starts when Captain Shaw fought in the battle of Antietam and is wounded.
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.
After watching the movie Glory, my thoughts about the Union and the battles had changed. I began to notice that the Union needed more people so they allowed free slaves to help participate in the war. The thing I liked most about this was that black people had the right to fight in wars and got lots of respect from the generals. I felt really good when they were being appreciated just before going in a battle. There were many generals I liked because of their hard work to put their army together.
Despite all the trouble this has caused these three men and their families, it was worth it for them. The Underground Railroad “was the first integrated civil rights movement, in which whites and blacks worked together for six decades before the Civil War, taking great risks together, saving tens of thousands of lives together and ultimately succeeding together in one of the most ambitious political undertakings in American History.” (pg.
The aftermath of the war was a complete an utter devastation when it came to casualties. The Civil War was documented as the deadliest in American History it caused about 620,000 soldiers death and an undetermined amount of civilian causalities; it ended slavery, restored the Union, and strengthened the role of the federal government. General Grant and General Lee were both graduates of West Point. General Lee graduated from West Point in 1829 second in his class and General Grant graduated in 1843 twenty-first in his class. While both great generals started, their military careers the same way the rest of their careers were very different.
"Gettysburg The Movie" History Vs. Facts The epic American Civil War film "Gettysburg" released in 1993 was based upon the book written by author Michael Sharra "The Killer Angels" 1975. The story is told through a few of the major players in the battle, mostly general's Confederate commanding General Robert E. Lee, Con. General James Longstreet and Union Col. Joshua Lawerence Chamberlain. Although there were many courageous men during the fight Michael Sharra chose to illuminate these indivduals stories. The battle of Gettysburg was one of the turning points of the Civil War in America.
* LIFE AND LEGACY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN Abraham Lincoln worked his way up from humble beginnings to the highest office in the land, preserved the Union despite a frighteningly massive Civil War, freed slaves, and promised a more perfect union, before ending his life as a martyr, the victim of an assassin's bullet. He is remembered for all of these things and more. His name is synonymous with greatness, and he is consistently considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest, American President. Born on Feb. 12, 1809, he started life the son of two illiterate farmers living as a poor economic conditions in Kentucky. His mother and brothers die when he was young.
Born a Slave, Died a Hero “I think I am learning more and more each year that all worry simply consumes, and to no purpose, just so much physical and mental strength that might otherwise be given to effective work.” – Booker T. Washington. Booker T. Washington lived an eventful life where he continuously worked to improve himself and African American Rights. One of the most relevant leaders of Black America was born on April 5, 1856. Washington was born into slavery. After the emancipation act his family moved to western Virginia (Vickery-Smith).
The movie “Glory” tells the history and the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. It became the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. Mathew Broderick played as the main character of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, which is told mainly through his eyes. The movie showed his leadership and earned respect, by admitting his mistakes, and by putting what’s best for their followers and the organization ahead of their personal decisions. Colonel Shaw first was treating his soldiers more like slaves and not men.
Wars/Slavery/Personal Life/Laws/EventsAbraham was regarded at one time as the “Great Emancipator” for his forward strides in freeing the slaves.Abraham Lincoln was sometimes called a military genius. He became a great wartime leader, making a high command directing the energies and resources of the county.Although Abraham Lincoln went through many horrible trials and discouraging moments during his life, he was still a very honest, generous, and decent young man. IV. ConclusionAbraham Lincoln is regarded by many Americans as the greatest president to ever hold office in the history of the United StatesAbraham Lincoln was a good president. He showed people that if you keep trying that you can make a difference in the world.