France is located between the Mediterranean sea (on the southeast) and the Bay of Biscay and the English Channel to the North and West. It’s a total of 547,030 square kilometers and it shares a border with Andorra, Monaco, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain. Paris is France’s capital and a large part of the population is located there.
France began as separated section of the Roman Empire called the Gallic Empire. Their independence from Rome, however, was short lived and, in the Battle of Chalons, Rome re-established it’s hold on this section of Europe. This area remained in Roman possession until the Franks (Germanic Franks) invaded in the 5th century and took ahold of France. Clovis, the king of the Franks, converted to Christianity and this in turn brought unity and stability to the nation. This unity didn’t last forever, because when Charlemagne died the kingdom was divided. His three grandsons ruled the different sections of the Frankish kingdom.
The hundred years war started in 1337 and lasted until 1443. This battle was fought over who had the rights to the Frankish throne. The British claimed they had the right, due to Queen Eleanor being previously married to Henry II of …show more content…
Napoleon directed many military campaigns to expand his empire, but was defeated several times in Russia before returning home to be replaced by Louis XVIII who was overthrown by Charles X. Unfortunately Charles’s regime reminded the people too much of the old one and this led to another revolt in 1830. Charles was replaced by Louis Philippe, whose reign lasted only 18 year and his place was taken by Louis Napoleon in 1848. It was under his rule that the French industrial revolution was
The Battle of Yorktown Virginia 1781, General Cornwallis of the British fleet, stationed his troops at Yorktown, awaiting the assistance of reinforcements. Meanwhile, General George Washington marched the American Military, from New York to Yorktown. French Admiral De Grasse encountered the British reinforcements, assigned to relieve General Cornwallis, and defeated them. These actions were unknown to Washington and Cornwallis himself, and to Cornwallis his reinforcements were late on arrival. October 17th, General Washington and the French Admiral De Grasse, gave the order for their troops to attack Yorktown.
a) The Battles Series/Collection: The Battle of Vicksburg occurred from May 18th, 1863 to July 4th, 1863. b) The Battle of Vicksburg, also known as the ‘Siege of Vicksburg’ was a dreadful battle between the Union and the Confederate States of America for the control of Vicksburg, Mississippi. It commenced on May 18th, 1863 and ended on July 4th, 1863. The battle was located in Warren County, Mississippi, United States of America.
The Cumming: The USS Maine exploded, sank, and killed 260 sailors at Havana Harbor in Cuba. America thought that Spain sunk the ship (they were in control of Cuba at the time), and the USA came up with the slogan “Remember the Maine.” President McKinley said that there was no proof that Spain sunk the ship but the media continued to blame Spain. Cuba began a struggle for independence from Spain in February of 1895. Spain kept rebellious Cubans in concentration camps, and hundreds of thousands died.
The Battle of Antietam is viewed as the bloodiest day ever, with more than 23,000 warriors injured, killed, or missing. The Battle of Antietam occurred close Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The fight was battled on September 17 1862. A large portion of the war had been battled in Virginia, as of right now.
The Defeat of Cornwallis When someone brings a knife to a gunfight, they lose, every time. Also if they go against two people and they are only one person, they will lose. An example of this was the last major battle of the American Revolution. Lord Cornwallis, a British officer with 8,000 redcoats, was the one person.
Battle of Camden The Battle of Camden was fought on the morning of August 16, 1780. It was a battle between the British and the Americans. Major General Horatio Gates was the American Commander and Major General Charles Cornwallis was the British Commander. The Americans had 3,052 troops versus the British who had 2,240 troops.
The battle of Brice’s Crossroads also known as the Battle of Tishomingo Creek and the Battle of Gun town, it took place near Baldwyn in Mississippi on 10 July 1864 during the American civil war between the Confederates led by General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Federals led by General Samuel Davis Sturgis’s. General Forrest was known as self-educated and brutal leader, he was a cavalry commander, and he did not have a great level of education compared to his colleagues. He commanded Federals Army in numerous battles against the Confederates in southern region; however the battle of Crossroads was the greatest victory where he used super tactics to defeat the enemy General William Tecumseh Sherman (Federals) was fighting the Confederates in
Wednesday August 16, 1780, history changed, and it all started by a collision in the woods. They called this history changing battle the Battle of Camden. The Battle of Camden played a big role in the American Revolution. Although the battle wasn’t in great favor of both sides. The battle of Camden was one of Britain’s most important battles of all the American Revolution.
Q7. After the aftermath of the 1848 uprisings a new strong ruler stepped forward. France's newest Emperor was Louis-Napoleon. This was somewhat a familiar name to most if not all of the French people. Louis-Napoleon happened to be the nephew of France's long reigning man of destiny, Napoleon Bonaparte.
Introduction During the American Revolution and in the years leading up to the war, thousands of colonists in the royal colonies fought back against the injustice of Great Britain, this eventually led to the fight for independence. From the beginning of the war, the colonists looked at the French for assistance and the French did secretly help the colonists by sending hundreds of thousands of guns, ammos, and clothing for the soldiers. Initially, the French didn’t want to intervene in the war because they believed that the crisis would get resolved and an alliance with the colonists would start a war which the French weren’t ready for yet. Then the second Battle of Saratoga occurred, during which the American soldiers stalled and defeated British
Battle of Trenton The battle of Trenton occurred on December 26, 1776 in Trenton, New Jersey. George Washington and his troops were retreating from New York after the British troops invaded. The continental army had to cross the icy and cold Delaware River.
The first battle I fought in was the Battle of Cantigny. When I first got to France for the Battle of Cantigny I met a boy named William who so happened to be my age and was also drafted for war. We started talking about the plans that we had made for the summer vacation and then he started telling me the reason why this whole war was happening and he said “The direct cause of WWI was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo on 28 June 1914.” I kinda had an idea of what had happened but he just refreshed my memory. Then we headed to the battlefields.
The Battle of Gettysburg was a three day fight in which an estimate of 51,000 soldiers were killed in total, but besides all of the casualties, what else makes this battle special? The Battle of Gettysburg was a huge factor in the abolishment of slavery. It is one of the most important battles because it created new war strategies and was the turning point in the Civil War, which led to the Gettysburg Address. The Confederate general, Robert E. Lee, was very confident because of his army utmost victory.
The Battle/Siege of Vicksburg The Battle of Vicksburg was one of the most crucial points in the Civil War. It helped Eradicate the Rebels/Confederacy once and for all. The Civil War was fought for over 4 years and it lasted from 1861-1865. It was one of the most horrific wars the world has ever known and witnessed.
Napoleonic Rule The late 1700’s was a time of great discontent in France. The people of France revolted against their government in an attempt to gain power in political decision making. In this time, France experienced many forms of governments as the people fought for change. It was during the 1790’s that Napoleon Bonaparte became known to the people as a strong military leader.