(Document A) Lee did this to surprise the North because most of the war was fought in the South. However, his attempt was unsuccessful because the confederates lost and were now outnumbered. (Document A) This is why geography contributed to Gettysburg being a game changer in the Civil War.
John Adams was quite fond of Benjamin Franklin. As time passed this friendship began to deteriorate because John Adams and Benjamin Franklin had not only different diplomatic styles, but also different lifestyles. Consequently, John Adams started to suspected Benjamin Franklin as being disloyal. This disloyalty resulted from Benjamin Franklin keeping information from John Adams about the mediation the Spanish took to end the war. John Adams was dramatically affected by Benjamin Franklin withholding this information because he was deeply passionate about this finding a solution to end the war.
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was probably best known for being the president of the Civil War but Lincoln played another big role as he also helped fuel the Civil War. He helped get this war started by speeking against slavery. Lincoln said slavery shouldn’t be abolished but excluded the territories. Because of what lincoln said this put southerners in a state of fear because if he were to win his election and slavery would be excluded from the territories that would mean that no new slave states could be added thus getting rid of slavery as a whole. Thanks to sectionalism Lincoln won his election with 180 electoral vote and 40 percent popular vote, and it was sectionalsim that helped Lincoln because he earned mostlty northern votes because
President Lincoln gave a speech on his vision and the state of the country, when his audience was expecting something completely different. Since the Civil war was fought mostly because of slavery and politics, that’s what the people expected to hear about.Lincoln claims that each side had their reasons and each side tried to avoid war. However, war still occurred and everyone was waiting for it to end. The authors claims that the people want the war over so the nation can heal. The use of repetition, allusion, and diction solidify and strengthen his speech.
Perhaps if Adams decided to go to war the history of the United States would have been very different. Adams is also remembered for his opinions on Republicanism, which introduced Republican ideas to the American government. However Adams is negatively remembered as a vain, eccentric, and stubborn man, and most of his cabinet and Congress believed he was unfit for president. This was evident when he lost his attempt at re-election to Thomas Jefferson and become the first president of the United States to serve 1 term. Despite these opinions Adams had a significant impact on American history and the formation of the United States into what it is
President Lincoln showed this by standing up against slavery. Tons of people wanted to end slavery, but not many people had the courage to act on these feelings against slavery. It was incredibly brave of Lincoln to do this. Another thing that took courage was leading the United States into the Civil War. He didn’t want this to happen, and he didn’t want our country to have to fight each other.
Although this opportunity seemed undeniably beneficial, many other citizens at the time, most often Federalists, exposed the numerous flaws that came with this transaction. Federalist opposed the Louisiana purchase because it disrupted America’s financial progression, would sever ties between Northern and Southern states while also weakening the core values of the central government. Despite how glorified America is during these times, many can still remember the hardships that were faced before reaching this point. Similar to the eras such as the Reconstruction and The Great Depression, there was a time when America was still unfolding
He goes on to explain that previous generations hold “connections” to certain major historical events such as The March on Washington to which he envies as evidenced by, “My generation, Generation X, has no equivalent,”. Later on in the piece, Milbank attempts to validate the argument by adding that, although noble, things like “the fight against apartheid; for gay rights and for environmentalism” simply did not capture the “sacrifice” made by causes such as the civil rights movement. Furthermore, he adds that those drafted during the time of the Vietnam War faced real terror and hardship, as compared to the “theoretical threat” such as the Cold War. As a result, Milbank concludes the argument by stating that the previously mentioned theoretical threats have made the new generation of Americans “unthreatened, unchallenged, and
War, has be around since the beginning of time it’s a part of life. Many people are anti war, but they don’t realize war is a part of life and sometimes cannot be stopped. Since the United States won the revolutionary making our own indempendent counrty know as the USA we have been in and hand full of wars. We have the two major World Wars, World War I and World War II then followed and War that has been the most controversial war so far which is Vietnam that started in the 1960s. Vietnam was a war many people didn 't support and they took their anger out on the troops, which many of whom had now choice, but to serve.
Once upon a time our country of freedom, our United States, was once a country very un-united. From the year 1820 to 1861, important events in history took place that triggered disunion of the United States and start of the Civil War. Some decades only consist of one key event while other decades consist of a few. With the disunion separating the North and the South, each side had different opinions on why they were fighting a war, either because they were pro slavery or anti-slavery. All of the following events are significant because they added fuel to the fire, instigating the Civil War.
Since the Colonist were on the losing side, in the beginning, they started to lose hope in winning the war. The colonial army started to decline and weaken because there was no point in fighting a war that unattainable to win. The colonists were now caught in a dilemma to continue fighting for the colonial army with a greater likelihood of losing or surrender to the British and continue being ruled under them. Since the war was near the brink of ending many of the colonists thought they were going to lose the war so they left the colonial army, but some stayed and continued
In the nineteen-forties there was a terrible war raging on, with many dead, and others wounded. Little did America know, there was another war, a silent war, a war of opportunities and understanding. During the war years, morale was low and Americans were afraid to go to war, however; the Double V campaign encouraged Americans to fight for democracy and victory abroad and at home. Unfortunately, it didn 't include all Americans. African-Americans had been fighting for their own freedom for many years, but now, they wanted to fight for their country and were denied,“For surely those who perpetrate these ugly prejudices here are seeking to destroy our democratic form of government just as surely as the Axis forces.” It is amazing that we were
Emancipation came through a series of gradual events; beginning with the presidential election of 1860 all the way till the end of the war. When the war began, Lincoln never imagined it to be a long and hard war; where thousands of lives would be lost. The process of Emancipation is more that just Lincoln because so much occurred that led up to emancipation, in fact, many northerners didn’t even believe in Emancipation, “Many Northerners considered enslavement an appropriate status for blacks.” As the war went on, the Lincoln administration and the civilians of the North, saw this as a method to end the war, so its difficult to say that just one person passed emancipation because there were many factors that went in hand before he decided to
This event did not go over well because it showed the north in an aggressive manner about being anti-slavery which caused more tension over slavery. Another key event that took place leading up to the Civil War was the Wilmot Proviso, which was a law that was created by David Wilmot of Pennsylvania. That had called for a ban on slavery in any lands won from the Mexican War. However it ended up not passing in Congress but this event heated up the debate over slavery in the new territories. Since the tensions were already high over slavery this event only sparked the war to occur even more.