Business owners made lots of money from the railroads because they were able to transport goods farther and faster with ease. Although the railroads tremendously impacted businesses and therefore the economy, the native americans were negatively impacted because the railroads were being laid on “their” land. This caused distrust between the settlers and the natives because of the “disrespect” for the land. Because of the new ways of transportation, the industrial revolution took place causing skilled artisans to be replaced by unskilled workers that used large complex machines. The
Soldiers could no longer run at the enemy head on and attack them because the machine gun was too quick to out maneuver or ambush. With this advance in weaponry, there needed to be an advancement in mobility to counter or at least match the ferocity of the machine gun. Unfortunately, there was no advancements in mobility and the machine gun was able to tear through enemy forces with ease as there was a lack of mobility to provide protection for the defending forces. This caused troops to dig into the earth and build trench walls in order to defend themselves from the hail of machine gun
The British army was weak, financially struggling and had lost hundreds of thousands of men. The army would need more volunteers and very few were likely to step forward. The changes in tactics and technology is also a factor to take into consideration. Airplanes, tanks, dreadnoughts and machine guns were relatively new weapons entering this ancient game. If Britain hoped to gain the upper hand they would need to have not only a better strategy but also be appropriately equipped.
Expecting the Belgium people not to fight back, instead they showed great resistance. Ultimately the Germans did pass through Belgium but there were some casualties. Consequently when the Germans fought at the battle of Marne they lost. Some other factors that caused the failure of the Schlieffen Plan was the poor communication between the headquarters at Berlin and the frontline soldiers. Also, the plan mainly relied for speed and to move a large number of German troops they would need transportation.
The South did have the advantage of good officers to train the soldiers, but they had very few people for the job. Most of the South's population were slaves. The South had very few factories to make supplies and even with the supplies they had it was had to distribute it because most of the railroad was in the North. During the Civil War the North and South had both advantages as disadvantages.
During the early part of the 1800s, the United States Army’s Artillery Branch had no artillery units that could be easily moved around the battlefield because the cost of maintaining the horse and service for the support elements was too great for the newly formed United States economy to handle. During the years of 1821 through 1837 the Artillery Branch of the United States Army had very few horses and this problem made that component one of the most immobile and unreliable parts of the Army. However, when Secretary of War Joel L Poinsett took over as the Head of the War Department, he pressed Congress for the creation of the four companies of Light Artillery. The newly founded mobile artillery became known as the Flying Artillery, and effectively set the course of the United States’ victory in the Mexican-American War. The light artillery pieces that severed with the Artillery at this time were made of bronze which was commonly called brass because it consisted of nine parts copper and one part tin.
Sword: Although famous, it wasn’t popular back in the Anglo-Saxon Initially, swords didn’t have a sharp tip since at the early years of the Anglo-Saxon Period heavy armor wasn’t popular. Another thing that they didn’t do with the sword was to block or parry the enemy’s sword since it could have damaged the sharp edge. Seax: A single-edged knife spread, with different names and sizes, among almost all Germanic tribes, it was used both as a tool and as a weapon. Helmets: Anglo-Saxon helmets had a similar design to the Vikings which had their helmets conical which is meant to protect the head from the blow. Armor was later added in the last few years of the Anglo-Saxon
French-English tensions were already running high; French Canadians were still very enraged that Ontario had banned French as a language of instruction in its schools in 1913. Of the 400,000 Canadians who volunteered for service in the Great War, less than 1 in 20 were French. Of English Canadian volunteers, 70% were recent immigrants from Britain.
I think this because appeasement declined the war for a period of time. It delayed any future wars and it also provided Britain with recovery time. Britain’s small army was too weak to go to war in 1938; Britain needed time to re-arm. By the time the Great War ended Britain’s army was weak, they lost all their money and they lost a large proportion of their soldiers resulting in Britain being very vulnerable since they couldn’t afford to pay the repairs and get enough soldiers for another war. Britain could not defend her empire AND fight a war in Europe.
The First World War was a major cause for a rapid decrease in the human population. The War created a gap in an entire generation and led to a baby-boom after the war was over. By looking at the graph, one can see that only about half the people sent into war came home unwounded and still alive. For instance, 12.000.000 soldiers were mobilised from 1914 to 1918 and about 2.000.000 soldiers died. This is a decrease of about 16 % of soldiers in 4 years.
“Construction began on the first track in 1861 in St. Paul and was completed in 1862.” These railroads, however, were expensive and needed many willing workers and finances to keep it going. During the Panic of 1873, many of the railroads that were built or in the process of building, got shut down. The economy was plummeting and the railroad companies could not keep up with the expenses. One Canadian-born,
Throughout history, people have been inventing things to make their lives easier. That drive has produced huge changes in the American life several times over. In the 1700’s, life in America was very difficult. Transportation infrastructure was lacking, which pushed the delivery of goods to be almost exclusively down rivers. Military technology was roughly unchanged since America began, leaving the country open to attack from other nations.
Transportation is more convenient now. The traffic is really crazy. Waiting for trains to show up took long periods of time to get to point A to point B. Progressed our productivity of time, makes things easier and more convenient. We can travel longer distances. World War 1, on the Battle Field, A trench system provided a great deal of protection in World War One.
Before we had cars and planes, we really only had one way of transporting goods on land, and that way was by train. Trains were all over the inhabited United States, but the North had more than anywhere else in the U.S. because they were full of industry and were constantly having to ship goods all around because of it. The North had two thirds of the railroads in the United States because of the need for transportation which was more important to the North than the South.At the start of the war 22,000 miles of track had been laid in the Northern states and 9,500 miles in the South. (Railroads of the Confederacy) But for both sides it was much needed no matter how many tracks they had. Right at the start of the war the use of the railroad was almost always military.
The Patriots were feeling defeated after the first 2 years of war, and the makeshift Pennsylvania winter camp didn 't add to their spirits. Valley Forge was a tough time for the American Army, and many soldiers wanted to quit because of the hardships. If I were a soldier, I would have quit Valley Forge for a multitude of reasons. The living conditions were inadequate, there was a minimal amount of supplies, and illness and death was common in the camp. In essence, the cons of staying at Valley Forge outweighed the Pros.