The battle of Yorktown was one of the most important battles of the American Revolution. This battle took place in Yorktown, Virginia September 28th 1781. Before the battle had begun the French had arrived in Rhode Island with over 5,000 soldiers to aid the Americans to defeat the British. This put the Americans at an extreme advantage straight from the start, because the British had only about 6,000 soldiers. The British were also at a disadvantage considering that there was no way for them to get reinforcements.
Corban Gobble 3 Jamestown: Why did so many die? Bodies lying everywhere, more than you can count, and people are desperate enough to EAT them… So, s why did this happen? It all started when King James I sent 100 people to find new land, and create the first permanent English settlement.
The Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 18–20, 1863, marked the end of a Union offensive in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia called the Chickamauga Campaign. The battle was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater of the American Civil War and involved the second-highest number of casualties in the war following the Battle of Gettysburg. It was the first major battle of the war that was fought in Georgia. Along with being one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil
There are many important battles in the civil war. The battle of Antietam was the most important. Because it was the bloodiest battle, the Emancipation Proclamation and it was the beginning of the end of Mclean. Antietam was known for having more than 22,000 casualties, just in 12 hours of fighting. Manly because the battle was fought at close range.
The Pequot War was a fight that lasted from July 1636 to September 21, 1638. The people that fought were the colonials, in Plimoth and Massachusetts Bay colonies, and Indians in the area, mostly the Pequots and their tribute tribes. The main beleived cause for the war was the struggle of the English to control the Dutch-Pequot monopoly of the fur trading. There were also other incidents that increased the tensions between Indians and colonials, such as when the Indians killed John Oldham, livestock were destroying the Indian's crops, and the Dutch killed Indians that were at one of the Dutch's trading posts, The House of Hope. Other tribes joined the English once the fighting had started because they had a quarrel with the Pequots.
Although white people suffered horrifically during the Great Depression, blacks suffered much worse; being kicked out of unskilled jobs that even white people had scorned even before the Depression. There was no relief,blacks were excluded and forced to organize in separate parties. Racism was central to the debate over craft vs. industrial unionism. Even in the North, Jim Crow’s company policies persisted.
Fort Sumter was the first battle of the Civil War. This battle begun after South Carolina seceded from the Union. They believe that the Fort would be theirs. Lincoln ordered the troops not to fire, yet he provided them with food. Eventually, South Carolina took control of the fort, thus becoming the first Confederate victory.
On august, 6, 1965 President Lyndon Johnson signed a law that made it easier for African Americans to vote in the US elections. Up until that time, some community’s attempted to discriminate against black people and members of other minority group. They required voters to take written tests or pay special taxes four the write to vote The Voting Rights Act of 1965 put an end to voter discrimination.
As stated in the introduction, the most well-known hate crimes have been against people of the African-American community. The most successful terrorist group that have committed hate crimes against African- Americans in the United States has been the Ku Klux Klan. This group was created in 1865 in Pulaski, Tennessee and is still have many factions throughout the United States. The Southern Poverty Law Center estimated that the Ku Klux Klan has between 5,000 and 8,000 members nationwide.1 Their power has been on its ability to inspire racist ideology.
In 1964 Lyndon Johnson, Democratic President of the United States, passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Directly before signing the bill into law, Johnson addressed the American people in a speech discussing the law, his reasons for passing it, and why Americans need it. While many saw this speech as a large movement for minorities, Ruby and I will be showing through our FOA how different cultures can perceive the same text in different ways based on life experiences, and how Johnson’s speech was not written in celebration of the rights of racial equality, but rather written to soothe uneasy white Americans.