Like so much in the American system, it was not devilishly contrived by some master plotters; it developed naturally out of the needs of the situation”( Zinn, 200). Most wars in America are not well planned which is a bigger problem because more men will die. To start, a war, men are needed to fight and the poor have no other option. The rich can pay their way out by the power and money that has always been in their favor. It is a significant problem
British government wanted to move custom cases into the court like smuggling. Then, the British began levying taxes against the American colonists. The Seven Years’ War was very expensive. The American colonists payed lower taxes than mainland English residents. Money gained from taxing items was used to pay for military defense.
He than attacked McClellan's army from both points, and even though he was losing considerably more men than McClellan, he convinced McClellan that McClellan was losing, which caused him to retreat and thus not capture Richmond. Soon afterward, Lee again proved his strength by defending Fredericksburg from a major attack, this time climbing a hill to make sure his army could attack from above. He continued to win many major battles, most importantly the battle of Chancellorsville, in which he and fellow General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson blindsided the Union's army from both sides, and decimated it. Lee was clearly a great General who took a war most people thought would take months and stayed competitive in it for five years! The reason most people thought the Union would win so easily was because they held many key advantages.
The Union had a larger navy, blocking all efforts from the Confederacy to trade with Europe. The North controlled both the shipping and railroad avenues, allowing them to purchase and to get supplies reasonably quickly. Many slaves fled to the Union armies, providing even more manpower. The South squandered their resources early in the war by focusing on conventional offensives instead of non-conventional raids on the Union’s transportation and communication infrastructure. General Lee’s offensive at Gettysburg war had a high cost in casualties, destroying a large part of the Confederate
During his presidency, he reduced the debt by $23 million. Many years before Jefferson became president, the Barbary states had sent pirates to attack and capture European and American ships, cargo, and sailors. They would then hold the crews for ransom and demanded large sums of money for safe passage. The US and European countries would routinely give into these demands because they knew it would cost less than war. Jefferson had opposed this from the beginning, so when he was president, he made it all change.
To add on, due to this famous battle that the Americans won, the French became convinced to join the war as allies of the Americans. As the war progressed on, the Continental Army became short in their supply of weapons and artillery, but as the French joined the war, they “provided supplies, arms and ammunition, uniforms, and, most importantly, troops and naval support to the beleaguered Continental Army”(History State 1). As the French provided aid and support to the Continental Army, there was a greater chance that the Americans could defeat the British. Also, the increase in their supplies made the military officials more bold and fearless in their attacks which actually brought them more success in the war. On the other hand, the French did not only help the Continental Army by providing them supplies, but instead, the French Army even protected the Americans in attacks from the British.
However the different battle tactics used by the colonial militia and intervention of other countries like France played a role on a much larger scale in the result of America’s victory. Therefore, America 's success was based more on America’s guerilla warfare and the support from other countries than the debt of the British. The Seven Years War, prior to the American Revolution, broke off with Britain at a national debt of 140 million pounds. Great Britain put taxes on their own citizens to help pay off the debt of their country. The American Revolution took an additional extensive amount of money out of Britain.
After the discovery of the New World, there were three main contenders : the English, the French, and the Spanish. The Spanish remained in the south, which led the English and the French to go head to head for trade with the American Indians. This was no easy fight, as cooperation on the American Indians side was needed. The British had more soldiers, so this made the the French have a less worthy chance to win the trade with the American Indians. However, the French were more successful at trading with the American Indians, because they had smaller settlements, French men intermarried, and they were more interested in the fur trade then settling.
The North had an excellent Navy that had the ability to blockade things that were headed to the Southern states. The South desperately needed food, weapons, and ammunition but weren’t able to get their supplies because the North had blockades that stopped the supplies they needed. The North also had gun factories, shipyards, and coal readily available at anytime which puts them at a huge advantage over the South. They had more money and were just more advanced in their industry, which helped them win the civil war. The South didn’t use slaves as soldiers but the North recruited black men and included the free slaves after the emancipation proclamation was approved.
Guns would have been extremely helpful on Odysseus’ voyage. He and his crew faced many enemies, and if they had used superior weapons, then they could have easily defeated them. One example of this is when they were attacked by the army of Cicones. They would have had much lower losses if they had been able to use guns. Also, they might have been able
Before America became it’s own country, the American colonists had to work hard to fight for what they wanted. America didn’t do all its own work, the British helped them to achieve their goal. The British encouraged the American colonists to work harder to become independent by provided them with reasons to fight. Mercantilists believed that colonies existed for the home country, and not for settlers. Britain used the colonies for trade, which gave Britain more money than they needed.
P9 The English had started to be more active since the Siege of Orleans. The Duke of Bedford started to call in troops from other English-occupied territories and started helping his allies on the battlefield more, however still demanded more money. P10 (a) After Charles and Joan reunited, Joan convinced Charles to go to Reims Cathedral to be crowned as the next King of France. From Louis VIII(8th) in 1223 to Charles X(10th) in 1825, the Reims Cathedral is the birthplace of kings of France. However, taking Charles to Reims would be no easy task seeing as Reims was far behind enemy lines.
Australia was closer to Papua than Japan and held a large reserve of Allied troops, which meant groups of soldiers could be delivered to Papua quicker than the Japanese could. The Japanese also had to dispense huge numbers of soldier’s elsewhere as they had many fronts to protect such as China and the Dutch East Indies. Another reason for Allied numerical superiority on Kokoda was that Papua campaign was a high priority for the Allies, but initially a lower priority for the Japanese as it was just a tactical securing of Pacific which they thought would be easy to gain. 92-year-old Bede Tongs survivor of Kokoda states in an interview that "We were fighting for Australia. Our friends died for Australia,’ this displays how the Australians saw Kokoda campaign as an extremely important battle as they believed that if Japan captured Port Moresby Australia would be invaded.
The Confederates were inching forward but were paying a bloody price and it would come back to haunt them on day three of the battle. The Union soldiers knew the terrain better and were able to use that to their advantage. One problem that Lee created for himself on the first day is he put up such a big attack on the first day and lost many men so he would have to rely on on some of the same me in the third day. Despite losing many soldiers the Confederates were able to push the union soldiers back into the streets of Gettysburg. Because of having to maneuver their way through the streets of Gettysburg by the time the Confederate had cleared the town they were in no shape to fight.
If the Union had taken the Confederate capital, the Union would have gained access to Confederate supplies like food, water, ammunition, and weaponry leaving the Confederates with a lot less supplies. Without these supplies, it would be much harder for the Confederates to continue fighting, and the Confederacy would have lost the Civil War must