Thomas Langley 30 January 2016 History 1302 Panola College Professor Bill Offer The Forgotten Custer Our life is defined by our accomplishments and failures. Sometimes the only thing that is remembered about a person seems to be the failures. We often hear of great Generals from Robert E. Lee to George Patton and many others that have stood out in the course of history. There is one man nonetheless that seems to hold the title of “Greatest Failure in History”. This is the case with General George Armstrong Custer.
When Rainsford saw Zaroff’s trophy room he knew that the loser of the game would die. If Rainsford wanted to live he would have to win the game. It is true that Rainsford set up traps that could have killed Zaroff but the only way to win was to kill your opponent. Rainsford was also acting in self defence as Zaroff tried to kill him using his bow and arrow, rifle, and hounds. Although the only way to win was to kill your opponent, Rainsford tried to find another way out by pretending to fall into the
In documentary Grizzly man, Timothy curses at the park services thinking there his enemy, he will fights civilization. He only has mockery and contempt. His rage for park services is not necessary but because of this he withdraws himself
In Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, he stressed that the citizens should carry on this war “with malice toward none” and “with charity for all.” This statement could be considered self-contradictory because the North had immense amounts of hate for the South, as did the South for the North. Despite their hate for each other, Lincoln had much desire for this war to end quickly, as he wanted to reunite the Union as it once was before this horrendous dispute started. Lincoln found it mandatory that the people relieve all hate for each other in order to obtain a peace that only the end of the war could possibly bring. Lincoln, unlike many others, was remarkably optimistic. He hated this war.
The soldiers felt guilty and ashamed after each and every death that took place in Vietnam and it was hard for them to cope with reality. Norman Bowker blamed himself for the death of Kiowa even through Kiowa was already dead when Bowker was trying to save him. Tim O'Brien stated, ""The truth" Norman Bowker would've said, "is i let the guy go"" (O'Brien 127). At other points, they all blamed themselves for the death of Kiowa. Even Azar, the soldiers who killed a puppy, took the blame.
The Vietnam War leaves a legacy of moral confusion with each and every soldier who serves. Soldiers are fighting for a cause they do not necessarily believe in, killing people who do not necessarily deserve it, and watching their brothers die beside them. Tim O’Briens’ book, The Things They Carried, illustrates the soldiers struggle to define morality throughout the confusion of the war. On the Rainy River, Tim O’Brien faces what he feels is his moral obligation to answer his country’s call and fight in Vietnam, and a personal moral issue with the reason for the war. “The only certainty that summer was moral confusion.
Burgoyne retreated and attacked later and Arnold even after being told not to by General Gates took several key points and forced him to surrender. The social aspect was that Gates was jealous of Arnold and didn’t want him to take the glory so he could for himself. The political aspect was that through Arnold’s brilliant strategies he was able to outmaneuver Burgoyne’s tactics. The economical was there is one last British army standing between them and their independence and more land gained from their
From the production cast, I was able to see aspects of Andrew’s life that helped me understand how he became known as a controversial president. Andrew wasn’t a fan on Native American and wanted to remove them from their land. This was perfectly replicated multiple times throughout the play when Andrew and Chief Black Fox discuss various issues regarding relocating Native American tribes. One particular scene that expressed Jacksons hatred for Native Americas was during the first act when the musical number Ten Little Indians was sang by the cast. All the Indian chiefs meet with Jackson to discuss a treaty forcing them off their land and as each one leaves, Jackson has them killed scaring the next chief into signing the treaty.
At the Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado in 1864, hundreds of women, children, and elderly people were killed while the men were away hunting. They were killed because people of the Colorado militia wanted that land so they fought for it against defenseless people. This made the men afraid to go on hunts for fear that another attack would occur. Document two shows the Native Americans being surrounded by a militia, and they couldn’t do anything about it because they had no one to protect them. Their way of life was also harmed because with the expansion came the building of a railroad.
Andrew Jackson’s simply did not acknowledge the court’s decision and proceeded on removing the Indians even at gunpoint. The Indians were not prepared for such a miserable journey and many died from horrible deaths from sickness and the freezing harsh blizzard weather as they walked through the mountain terrain to their destiny in