The Battle of Fort Ticonderoga also knows as The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga, took place on Lake Champlain in northeastern New York, Fort Ticonderoga. This Battle started on May 10, 1775. The British and American soldiers were fighting in this battle because the of the strategic location also it was still considered "the gateway to the continent". The leaders/ generals of this battle were Jeffery Amherst and 1st Baron Amherst. During this conflict, the British had 7,213 regular soldiers the Americans had 3,000 soldiers.
These are some key points on why the Battle of Trenton was so significant. George Washington and his army spent a pretty harsh winter at Valley Forge. So on December 25,1776 in the middle of the night the Americans gathered on a small boat besides a few men. The ones that stayed behind were to keep the campfires burning
The Battle of Vimy Ridge The Battle of Vimy Ridge is Canada 's most celebrated military victory, it took place from April 9th 1917 to April 17th 1917. The Battle of Vimy Ridge took place in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais part of France. This was a part of World War I and was a smaller part of the Battle of Arras. The battle started at 5:30 A.M. The first wave had 20,000 soldiers each carrying 36 kilograms of equipment.
The War of 1812 was a military conflict between Great Britan and the United States. It lasted roughly two and a half years, and was not an utter bloodbath, nor did it affect anything economically or territorial. Despite there not being a true victor of The War of 1812, the Americans proved to European nations that America was it’s own striving nation, and able to sustain foreign attack. Besides the two large nations, the only losers were the Native Americans residing east of the Mississipi River such as the Shawnee, Potawatomi, and Ojibwa Tribes. In the pivotal years of America’s development, all that the Americans wanted was to expand west, this led to Native American repulsion towards the white settlers.
Misty Ballard 8th Grade English Mrs. King November 24, 2015 The Battle of Quebec According to the Dictionary of American History British General James Wolfe was given charge of 9,280 men and sailed to the Saint Lawrence river. On June 27, 1775 he circled Orleans below Quebec to capture the city but it was not useful so he went back to Fort Ticonderoga. The battle of Quebec has several cause, leaders, events, and effects that make the war. The Battle of Quebec there are blizzard conditions but that doesn’ t stop the causes. For example The American Revolution explains that on September of 1775, the Contenintal army went into Quebec, so they had a goal to defeat the British military.
The battle at Vimy Ridge was a defining moment in Canadian History because it gave Canada a sense of nationhood “The Battle of Vimy Ridge marked ‘the birth of a nation’ for Canada, says Governor-General David Johnston” (Postmedia news). It was the first time all four Canadian Corps fought together in the history of the war. The victory of ‘taking Vimy Ridge’ was celebrated, and two months later Viscount Julian Byng was promoted out of the Corps and Arthur Currie became the first commander of the Corps. The 60’000 casualties in the war, made Vimy the most symbolic of Canada’s overall sacrifices. This pushed Prime Minister Borden to ensure a separate representation at the Paris Peace Talks after the war.
Pearl Harbor was the main naval base in the Pacific Ocean for the United States and this event was a warning of even worse events coming. On this same day, the British Colony of Hong Kong was laid siege by Japan. This day also brought one of the highest rates of casualties for Canadian soldiers in the whole Second World War. 5. a. How easy or difficult would your life have been if you survived the Siege of Hong Kong?
The War of 1812 was between the United States of America and the United Kingdom. It was fought in three different theatres, which are areas where important military battles occurred. The first one was at sea where Britain blockaded the Atlantic coast which hurt the U.S. in several different ways. The second theatre was the land and naval battles which were fought near the Canadian border, more specifically along the Great Lakes. The last theatre of the war was in the southern part of the U.S.
Getting to the beach was half the battle because according to Pierre Landry from Juno Beach Centre, “The [English] Channel was rough. Waves, some two metres high, made sailing difficult even at reduced speed” (Landry). In addition to the dreadful weather conditions, the enemy mines and water obstacles caused trouble for the Canadians, which forced the them to heavily rely on their minesweepers and bombardment vessels. The Allies were forced to push their way through Hitler’s defenses on the northern coast of France known as, “ the Atlantic Wall, a 2400-mile fortification of bunkers, landmines, and beach and water obstacles” (D-Day). As a result of the difficulties with the weather and mines, the operation was delayed, which bought more time for the Nazis to regroup and prepare.
An article titled “Sir Francis Drake 's Famous Voyage Round The World, 1580” was written by Francis Pretty, who was one of Drake 's Gentlemen at arms. This article is a description of Sir Francis Drake’s voyage, detailing the specific events that transpired throughout the voyage. Throughout this paper I will be comparing and contrasting these two voyages. Sir Francis Drake and Ferdinand de Magellan both had a fleet of five ships that accompanied them on their voyage. In both voyages only one of the ships survived with most of the crew being either lost of dead.
Howe sponsored a Canadian pipeline, with government aid to a private firm. This caused criticism towards the Liberal government, and caused them to lose the next election, including C.D. Howe (5). Clarence Decatur Howe had almost converted the entire Canadian economy by him self, and kept Canada from entering into another depression. In conclusion, Clarence Decatur Howe helped Canada overcome the Great Depression, through being the Minister of Munitions and Supplies, changed the transportation industry and
However, according to the chronicle De Expugnatione Lyxbonesi there had been no prior discussion between King Afonso and St. Bernard regarding the siege. Many who read the Lisbon letter believe that the existence of the Pisan engineer is proof that the fleet’s intent was coming to the aid of Afonso. The letter did not state the purpose of the engineer nor does the letter state when or where the he joined the fleet. Based upon Forey’s historical documentation and the presentation of his facts it appears that letter 308 is as a forgery and the ‘Lisbon letter’ provides no credible evidence suggesting any prior co-operation between the King of Portugal Afonso Henriques and St. Bernard in regards to the siege of
For the longest time, Canada had been under British control, however, this changed a bit after World War 1 took place. Of the 630,000 Canadians that served in the war, more than 10,500 either sacrificed their lives or got injured in a World War 1 battle that changed the way Canadians looked at themselves (Morton, Desmond. "First World War (WWI)." The Canadian Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d.