The Siege of Yorktown, also known as “The Battle of Yorktown,” was a significant artillery battle during the Revolutionary War which began on September 18th, 1781 and ended October 19th, 1781. The battle was fought in Yorktown, Virginia between combined forces of the Continental troops, French, Spain, and Dutch armies against the British army, with German troops on both sides numbering in the thousands. American and French artillery was a key element that led to victory during the Battle of Yorktown. Utilizing siege cannon, American gunners and professional French artillerymen fired over 14,000 rounds into British lines during the 11-day artillery bombardment.
Samuel Morse was born on April 27, 1791. His invention was the electric telegraph, which he created in the 1830s and 1840s. He was an American painter and inventor who is known for developing morse code to make the electric telegraph better.
The steam engine, invented in 1698, was not put too much use until the 1760’s. Even so they weren’t too good for anything until the they were used in steamboats. Steamboats could travel up river! This was something unheard of in the 1800’s. people could save money and time! But, as with any invention, people began going for quantity over quality. Boilers could easily explode when not watched and maintained carefully. Steamboats revolutionised trading and traveling around the known world being much quicker and easier than ever before.
Throughout the history of western civilization there have been a vast number of changes that have occurred and wars that have formed civilization today. There have been economic changes, relating to the development of the economy and the financial state of society. There have been political changes, dealing with shifts in government and power. There have been social changes, affecting the organization of society and the interpersonal and international relations. All of these events have influenced society and molded it into what it is today. By looking at three significant events, the Industrial Revolution, The French Revolution, and the Holocaust, the fact that they are the most important economic, political, and social changes in western civilization since 1689 until now will become evident.
From the late 18th century to the early 19th century, the Industrial Revolution in the United States created advancements in the fields of manufacturing and technology. One of the most influential innovations that emerged from this period was the telegraph. Invented by Samuel F. B. Morse, the telegraph transformed how information was transmitted by allowing messages to be sent and received over long distances. The invention influenced many sectors of the economy, including warfare. Most significantly, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was the first to deploy this technology to gain a strategic advantage over an opponent. President Abraham Lincoln’s masterful use of the telegraph enabled him to revolutionize the operational aspects of the North’s war strategy, as well as manage public opinion through the media through censorship, resulting in the North’s victory in the Civil War.
The history of Air Defense Artillery (ADA) starts back as far as the revolutionary war, despite not having aircrafts to protect troops from. The Coast Artillery Corps was ADA’s predecessor, and was created to protect our coasts from moving ships. As technology improved, so did warfare. The Coast Artillery Corps was integrated into the Antiaircraft Artillery (AAA) to combat from aerial attacks, such as those from German zeppelins. Coastal artillery was chosen because of their experience with firing upon moving targets, and they demonstrated their usefulness at the beginning of World War II
There were many changes brought about during the the time of the Westward Expansion in the United States of America. One of those changes is with the invention of the steel plow. The steel plow was one of the most revolutionary invention in the era of the Westward Expansion. This wouldn’t have been possible though with out John Deere. John Deere and the invention of the steel plow has brought a big positive impact during the time of the Westward Expansion and still today.
The 1920s were considered an extremely prosperous and positive decade in history. The economy was relatively stable, and people’s lives were generally sound and enjoyable. One aspect that greatly contributed to the success of the “Roaring Twenties” was the modern and innovative inventions that were being created. These inventions allowed for various daily tasks to be completed in a much more efficient manner. New and improved communication related devices helped to connect Canadians nationwide. Advanced forms of transportation established links to other cities, provinces, and even countries. Personal and medical inventions helped to maintain the economical and physical wellbeing
For this investigation, the question “How did naval advancements change the Civil War?” will be discussed and the solutions to that question. In American History, the Civil War is considered a big turning point for the people. All throughout the Civil War, many advancements in technology were made. These advancements gave people more jobs, and helped advance the economy as well. The majority of the advancements were made with the naval resources. Earlier in the Civil War, there were only a select few battleships belonging to the Union. As the Civil War progressed, both the Confederate’s and Union put more time and effort into their naval needs. Because they focused on naval needs, the people developed the ironclads, torpedoes, submarines, steam engines, rams, and better overall battleships.
During the Civil War, there were many major battles that have happened during the war period, one of the major battles was the battle of Gettysburg. The Gettysburg battle was considered as the turning point battle in the Civil War. The significance of this battle was a Union victory that stopped the Confederate General Lee’s second invasion of the North. This battle was reviewed as the most important engagement of the American Civil War. This fight happened because of General Lee wanted to invade the North but failed.
Ironclads played a huge impact in the civil war and their creation still impacts us today. Ironclads were not actually invented in in the civil war but the civil war was its first important use. The first Union ironclad was called City and was invented by James B. Eads (Weaver1). Ironclads were metal plated ships that lay very low to the water level and had the artillery on top. The steel plates weight the ship down so instead of using weak and vulnerable sails the ship was modified to use steam engines yet still turning a ironclad was a 30 minute task. Some ships were just steam/sail ships covered in iron or steel plates. Those ships were called casemate ironclads. Ironclads were so powerful that they were able to take down forts and rush
The battle of hampton roads, some would say it was a victory for the Merrimack(south) but then others could say that it was a tie for the two ironclads. In my opinion it was more of a victory for the Merrimack because upon shooting the monitor’s(north) pilothouse and driving iron splinters into the pilot’s eyes then the ship sheered into shallow water after. Then shortly after the Merrimack’s
A number of technological and economic innovations were created during the antebellum era which was around the 1700s.
“Hundreds of items were invented in the 20th century, changing the way the world operated. Many of these inventions seem benign now, while others served as precursors to advanced models” (Richard). The book To Kill a Mockingbird was written in the mid-1930s and it was during this era that many useful items were invented. During this time there was a rapid increase of innovations that ranged anywhere from the game of monopoly to a wooden bathing suit, or something more efficient such as LDS medicine. What were some important inventions of the 1920-1940s and how did they
Essentially, an ironclad was a water vessel that was being propelled by steam and it was fitted with plates of iron armor. The idea of using armor to construct an ironclad warship was invented some period back. For instance, a warship that belongs to the Vikings was lined with shields from inside. Numerous shipbuilders embraced the idea of encasing the ships with lead. For instance, in the sixteenth century the Korean built a ship that resembles a turtle. During that period, the idea was not utilized in the construction of warships, because it was considered as historical curiosities.