“Tom, I need to speak with you,” I say stepping into the dining room. Tom’s eyes snap up to meet mine, his face flushed a little red.
The United States military I consider one of the best in the world which is one reason I love learning about it. The U.S. military is well funded and generally has some of the newest and most advanced technology out there such as a railgun that fires ferrous projectiles using magnets to 3 times the speed of sound. For reasons like this I also want to join the marines to get to use technology like that.
He does a quick scan around the room, making sure that no one else was around to hear the question before walking up to the female.
No doubt about it, we support the Union. We need to get the Southern states back into the Union and abolish slavery there. We believe Antietam could have ended quicker with less casualties if General McClellan had used his advantages while he had them. He should be fired from his high position for what happened at Antietam. He lost 12,400 men because he didn’t use advantages while he had them. A man in that high of a position should make better decisions on the battlefield. General George McClellan no longer deserves his position after the events that occurred on September 17 near Antietam Creek. I hope I am not the only one shares this opinion and that President Lincoln hears our opinion and reacts with at least a demotion. I also believe
According to the Oxford English Dictionary a phony is someone who is not real or fake. In the novel The Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger, Holden the protagonist has mental standards genuine people and if they are not met he goes as far as to label them phonies. Holden continuously labels individuals as phony, but he himself I guilty of phoniness creating a theme of hypocrisy. An instant of when his hypocrisy is seen is when he calls Mr. has phony, for using people to his advantage. Another example is when Holden calls his brother D.B a phony for wasting money. Lastly, Holden calls Marty phony for lying. Due to his ideology, phoniness is something he expects everywhere he goes, although he carries it with himself.
In September 1862, a battle was fought in a small town in Maryland. More lives were lost than any other battle or war that the United States has ever experience before or since. This battle had no true winner but it did have consequeses that changed the course of the Civil War. In James M. McPherson’s book Crossroads of Freedom Antietam The Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War, he shows how small events added up to lead to the Battle of Antietam and ultimately to the North winning the Civil War.
After the Battle of Bull Run, Union General George B. McClellan insisted that his men, the Union Army of the Potomac, be well trained before being returning to fight. By April 1862, Lincoln pressed McClellan to launch a campaign for the siege of the Confederate capital of Richmond. The campaign would be known as the Peninsular Campaign, where McClellan’s failure to seize Richmond would lead to the Seven Days battles. McClellan left behind 40,000 troops in Washington, D.C. to ensure the Northern capital’s protection, and headed to Richmond from the southeast, through the peninsula formed by the York and James Rivers. As he reached the mouth of the Chesapeake, he observed Confederate Major
There have been a lot of wars in the beginning of time that made U.S history. One major war that went down was the three day battle at Gettysburg in 1863. The battle was between the South and the North in United States. July 1-3 was when the Battle at Gettysburg was going on between the North and the South. We all know who won the war, the North, but whose fault was it that the South lost. There were many people to blame for the lost of the battle, but there was only one person to blame for the lost. Although, many subordinates were given orders and they didn’t follow them the blame still falls on one person. From the beginning to the end of the Battle of Gettysburg, there was only one person to blame for the lost for the South, that guy is
Isaac couldn’t believe what he was hearing. Some ragtag group of rebels trying to break away from America? This was unacceptable.
American history is full of events that have changed the curse of its history, some more recent than others, an often overviewed war or conflict is the Mexican war, probably because it was only 13 years before of one of the most bloodshed periods and important periods of this country 's history, the Civil War; the Mexican War might have nit had as big as an impact as that of the Civil War, but nonetheless it was a period that is certainly important, we can also think that no war is ever unimportant (Shaara,10). Since the Louisiana purchase, there was a fervor for expansion among the American people, in 1845 the then independent nation of Texas was annexed by the United states (Shaara, 12). But there were several doubts about what was the real
The way we want to approach personal problems in front of others can have a great influence on our lives and actions. In “How to Tell a True War Story,” Tim O’Brien provides the nature of storytelling with the generalizations about war and the concept of truth. Through the act of storytelling, Daniel Gilbert’s “Immune to Reality,” reiterates how the psychological immune system acts as a barrier preventing us from experiencing unexpected and traumatic events. Both authors respectively combine the meaning behind a true war experience with the unconscious need to deny the painful experience in it to lessen the pain. Sometimes a story can transmit positivity to help find meaning in life during difficult times. The transmission of storytelling
The age old question of what makes a great Civil War General is not an easy one to ask.. I don’t want to address the reasons why or the causes of the Civil War because depending on your geographical location they tend to lean in favor of our statehood and education in where you grew up from. In my opinion, Generals are not made in a class room environment. They are taught by experience in the battle fields where enlisted men are sent to defend and fight to the death. This leadership and trust in the General is earned only by blood from his troops. There is no going back from beaning wrong or underestimating your opposition. Generals must possess Leadership, Commitment, and Honor. I think these three thing in a general will win the trust and support of any enlisted men.
The Battle of Antietam was considered the bloodiest day in American history killing, injuring, and capturing 23,000 men in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The battle was led by Robert E. Lee of the Army of Northern Virginia and General George McClellan of the Potomac.
When I was growing up, I experienced many hardships that most people don 't endure. I grew up in the city of Phoenix, Arizona with little to nothing. I had one little sister and an older sister and brother. Even though I was young I knew how difficult my parents had it. My mom worked three jobs and my dad worked in construction just to barely support us. My goal in school was to achieve above and beyond, only earning A’s and B’s so that one day I could take care of my parents. My parents never saw me as a “worthy” child since I was always compared to my older brother believing that I would follow in his footsteps; making his mistakes like dropping out of college and getting into trouble with law enforcement. They put me down and compared me
“You killed that scientist,” I proclaim the first words into the tension filled air. I knew she was the killer I was investigating when I got to get a closer look at her face before I held my knife up to her throat. Before my team and I set out for Canada to look for her, I studied the surveillance video we had on her and memorized how she looked like; her defining characteristics on her face and how she moves. I knew more about her than she realizes and I can use that to my advantage.