Jackson can be denounced as a fraud and an opportunist who wrecked the U.S economy in the 1800s. He did not hesitate to use his presidential power and he was often referred negatively as “ King Andrew I” for his autocratic behavior. Indians were treated unfairly even when they tried to adopt American customs. Even though his name was associated with “Jacksonian Democracy” - the expansion of democracy, his vetoes showed that he made decisions based on his beliefs rather than what was best for the country. He may have presented himself as a common man but he was no different from an
According to Estimated Casualties at the Battle of Gettysburg, total Northern casualties (wounded, dead, and missing) around 23,040 and the Confederates had about 20,650 -25,000 casualties. The North (Union) had about 27% while the South (Confederacy) had 30%-34% (Document B). It shows how many people were killed and how both sides had lost a lot of their soldiers and how each side both had disadvantages, which is why it is one reason the Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point from all of its casualties each side had to
They called it the “Pottawatomie Massacre.” Brown’s had thirty men fighting for the country. “He fight hard, but Osawatomie burned to the ground.” (335) Brown’s actions after the destruction of the free-state town of Lawrence were like the president 's action. Everyone in Lawrence was talking about Brown, and they
The U.S. citizens were killing buffalo to feed railroad workers and to give leather to factories. Around 1 million buffalo were killed each year and soon they were dying off. In document five, it shows what each part of the buffalo was used for. It shows that the Native Americans used every part of the animals just to survive. They used it for food, clothes, shelter, and tools.
The freedom of the Arawaks was completely removed just a short time after the arrival of Columbus. As a result, the original 250,000 Arawaks living on Hispaniola in 1492 disappeared until none remained in 1555. The Arawaks were once a thriving tribe, but the Spaniards changed this forever. They took them as slaves and dehumanized them for years until there were none left to torture
President Cleveland or even any another person would be a better candidate then Andrew Jackson, for the simple fact that Andrew Jackson promoted slavery and even had a 150 slaves him self. I’m also sure that I don’t have to mention the Indian Genocide Andrew Jackson led, which is known as the Indian Removal Act that was supported by Jackson all the way as a matter of fact he was the main force behind this cruel campaign. Which ultimately lead to the trail of tears which is basically where 46,000 Native Americans where forced to go west in the worst conditions possible, which is where more then a third of their population died because of exhaustion and
During the six month conflict of the Texas Revolution, there were many gruesome battles. This was a direct result of the lack of compromise between Mexico and Texas. The Battle of the Alamo was a turning point in the war, and resulted in the victory that allowed Texas to gain independence from Mexico because every Texan soldier died, which caused more Texans to fight back
Some might say the Battle of Bunker Hill where General Gage sent 2,400 redcoats to fight colonists where the colonists lost was the turning point because it was the deadliest battle. Winter at Valley Forge where Washington and his troops were low on food supplies since it was harsh winter and 1/5 of every Soldiers died and made continental the troops stronger and more disciplined. One more flip side would be last major battle of the war, Battle of Yorktown, where American and French made Cornwallis surrender his British troops. So, there for the turning point in the Revolutionary War is considered the crucial Battles of Saratoga where the Patriots had a crucial victory in both wars.
So the treaty signed by about 100 Cherokees determined the lives of about 17,000 other Cherokees to live in Indian Territories, and caused the Cherokees to be forced to leave their homeland. In conclusion, the U.S. government ordered the Indian Removal Act of 1830 because of their greed for gold and expansion of land. The white settlers greed for gold and more land caused the Cherokees to leave their homeland, and resulted in the deaths of about 4,000 thousand Cherokees. So the journey of the Cherokees is widely remembered today as “The Trails of
Of course they were not going to let the Native Americans have all the gold for themselves. So, the Americans invaded Little Bighorn Valley, a Native American territory, and started the Battle of Little Bighorn. (Article 3) Luckily, it was three thousand Native Americans versus two hundred Americans, causing the Native Americans to win and keep their land.
Around 5 P.M. Jackson released his troops on the right flank. While screaming the “Rebel Yell,” Jackson and his troops devastated the Union 11th corps and pushed them back for 2 miles, however, the feeling of victory was short lived. Stonewall Jackson fell mortally wounded when his own men opened fire on him while he and his fellow leaders of the corps returned from a recon mission to reorganise his troops and find the Union lines because they thought it was a Union charge. The skirmishes and games of wits of the first two days gave way to a huge slugging match on May 3rd on 3 sides of the Chancellorsville intersection. General Hooker abandoned a key position in a move of naϊveness while the Confederate artillery bombarded the surrounding area from a high-ground position.
After the siege of Charleston, Sir Henry Clinton traveled back to New York leaving Cornwallis in command of the British campaign in North and South Carolina. On the morning of August 16, 1780, General Horatio Gates chose to fight Cornwallis’ force even though just the previous night his men suffered the terribly infectious illness of dysentery. Gates was confident in his American army of around 3,700 soldiers because they outnumbered the British army of around 2,100 troops. The American advantage ended quickly as one thousand American troops were unable to fight due to the illness they suffered the night before.
history on Valentine’s Day in running off with 57,000 dollars. For the next few years they robbed banks, stagecoaches and stores. For about a good twenty years or so during the early 1800’s the James Gang was the most feared outlaws in America because of their assertiveness and reluctance of mercy. During their lifetime of crime the James Gang committed over 20 crimes and stole more than 200,000 dollars in valuables and money. Their actions soon were looked upon as a success to the confederacy.
Lee had the intention of drawing the Union’s men out into the open, and having his army attack them right then and there. As Lee and his army approached Gettysburg, Lee became aware that there was a shoe factory nearby, and that most of his army did not have shoes, so they started heading to the shoe factory. Little did they know, the factory was crawling with Union soldiers. The Union and Confederate fired shots at each other for three days, resulting in a rough estimate of 50,000
Of course, now that McClellan knew about this, he knew that he had the advantage in the numbers of soldiers and began attacking the confederates lines. The first day of battle was one of the worst considering 5,000 were killed, 20,000 wounded and the union troops