The Civil War has just ended and the South had just lost to the North. Because the battle was mainly fought in the Southern territory the South was in a very unpleasant condition. Many homes were destroyed which meant families had no homes, business were wrecked which made many people jobless, a majority of the animals were dying or dead which caused the people to go into starvation. The South was in major need of help from the North to gain back its status.
One of the other causes for the fall of Rome was the slave labour. The number of slaves increased considerably in the first 2 centuries of the Empire. The Roman's dependence on slave labour led not only to the decline in morals, values and beliefs but also to the temporary stop of any new technology. Romans could rely on the slave labour for all their needs but this reliance inhibited technological transform and development. The poor treatment of slaves led to several Servile (Slave) Wars.
In “Two Friends”, Morissot and Sauvage were caught by the German soldiers. They were forced to reveal the password. They would die if they did not reveal it; however, neither of them spoke. Then the officer grabbed one of the two friends aside, and he tried to get one of them to say the password. “Quick, the password?
From the time he spent training with Hi and the time spent simply observing Sky, he attained much useful knowledge. The experience bettered his riding abilities and enabled him the skills needed to break a horse in the future. Ralph so deeply desired Sky and worked so diligently to make his dream a reality, that in the end it turned out better than he could ever have imagined or
At first, the games were for funerals, but they grew much bigger due to all the attention it got. The first games were for a man named Junius Brutus in 264 BCE in Rome, Italy. Emperor Augustus saw how popular the games were getting, and he had the Colosseum built. Most of the gladiators were prisoners and sent to the arena as punishment, but in the later years, many people willingly became gladiators. Also,in the early years, when the Roman Empire would take over an area, they would take the people of that country and see if they were worthy enough to become gladiators.
Also, the huns stayed in control for about three years before returning to their homeland after their leader ,Attila the Hun, died in 453 B.C.E. The final factor that encouraged the fall of Rome was the size of the Empire. Rome had expanded so much over the time of its rise and the time of the Pax Romana that it became a problem. The
However, silence has the same effect. Words have been used to influence people for thousands of years, and the play Julius Caesar is no exception. In the play, Marc Antony uses his voice in his speech to coax the Roman people to join his side against Brutus. During his speech he repeats several times that Brutus is an “honorable man” which he knows will convince the population to think the opposite of what he’s saying.
His speech was so amazing and he had such great traits that he ended up convincing 120 mutineers to go into battle with him. Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain provoked a decision for the mutineers that they probably would never have done if they didn’t hear his speech. After Chamberlain’s powerful speech he had convinced all but 6 of 120 men to rejoin the battle and fight alongside Chamberlain himself and help out the North in their battle. In the text on page 8 of Killer Angels it states, “ It is the idea that we all have value, you and me, we’re worth something more than the dirt”(Shaara 8).
Gladiators were trained warriors who fought in contests to entertain the Romans. It was possible for successful gladiators to become rich and famous and after a time they could retire. The most famous gladiator was Spartacus, who led a two-year slave revolt against Rome in 73-71 B.C. Slavery was a very large institution in Ancient Rome. It was a normal part of Roman society. It was not unusual for even a home of moderate means to have slaves.
Jeremiah had prophesied the fall for over 40 years and was not well-liked by the people because of his doom-filled prophecies. Then in 586 BC, Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian army overtook Jerusalem while it was under King Zedekiah just as Jeremiah predicted. Over an 18-month long siege, Jerusalem was taken looted and destroyed. Many of the people were killed, enslaved, exiled or they fled to Egypt. (Huey, 446) Even though, the people didn’t believe Jeremiah’s warnings he stilled mourned for the city and the people, and showed great compassion for them.
Virginia later had to retreat because of the Union 's continuous fires. Day three of the Gettysburg battle Lee tried one more attempt to get supplies and win the battle once and for all. Lee would have won if his army wasn 't weak,they had not slept for days and barely had food, leading Lee to his first lose. Gettysburg was one of the most decisive battles ever because they went to Gettysburg looking for food and resources and then came out of the war with 15,000 dead in total. It has been a rumor saying that the Union went to the city looking for shoes but although there was a shoe factory they didn 't go for that they went for food.