Richard Gatling invented the gun in the hopes that a weapon so catastrophic in its damage would convince men to stop waging war. Unfortunately, its efficiency in killing only made war more deadly. ‘It saw only limited use in the Civil war” (Doc 3). The production of guns, bullets,and other materials were crucial in the war, but the how quickly the materials got to the North and South was very important. The Northern railway system was way more effective to the existing railways in the South.
In comparison of Civil War ships, the size of Civil War navies, and the role Civil War navies played in the war. The navies of the Civil War used a variety of ships. The Confederacy began the war with few ships. Instead of building new wooden warships, the Confederacy invested their money in new kind of ships, ironclads. These ships were plated with iron.
After the Civil War, the United States as a nation was ready to leave the conflicts of the past behind. The country moved forward quickly into a new age of invention, consumerism, and ingenuity. After years of slavery and fighting, Americans began to shape modern life as it is known today. New inventions - the telephone, the lightbulb, the assembly line - revolutionized the American way of life. However, the Gilded Age is called so for a reason - underneath the shiny gold exterior was a dull, hard existence for those who were not at the top.
The Progressive era became an iconic time that would not exist if the U.S. was not a democracy. Individuals became empowered to change after seeing all the problems that industrialization created. Progressive era reformers in the late 19th to the early 20th century believed in constructing a new order to improve American welfare. During the progressive movement many progressives such as Robert F. La Follete and Jane Addams sought to generate reform for fairness and to enhance moral values. As a civic duty, progressives such as W.E.B Du Bois fought against the racial injustice in America as well as establish a new order to create a more virtuous society.
But they had help in the fight for freedom and they were influenced significantly by other international powers. During the span of the American Revolution, many foreign countries helped America in the fight for independence. One country in particular was France. France began to aid America in the Revolutionary War after America won the Battle of Saratoga in 1777 (Brackemyre). Because the Americans won this battle, it showed France that America had a chance of winning against the British (Brackemyre).
People think they should have more power and start wars with other countries. For example the First World War. This war happened because people wanted more power and therefore it was partly caused by Nationalism. Conclusion: To conclude my findings, I think we can say the long-term effects of Nationalism are both negative and positive. As I explained, people want more power and started wars with other countries.
Why the Allies Won, Critical Book Review In Richard Overy’s, Why the Allies Won, Overy portrays his thoughts regarding the Second World War. He does so not telling the history of the war, stating “there are plenty of those already” (preface), but rather by explaining the outcome of it. He makes sure to focus on key points throughout the war that have caused great controversies over the years; specifically, Overy says that he focused first on combat, then on production, technology, politics, and morale. Chapter by chapter, Overy hits these key points by providing new logic and ideas to the reader. He gives a new outlook that expands further than just the fighting aspect that most rely on for an explanation.
As the Civil war concluded the nation needed to rebuild itself more people were employed to create harbors to connect the nation with foreign countries, and the north, south and west even more. Because the nation needed to be connected once again. This shows how America was transformed by the civil war and its
But when the war became a reality it was evident immediately that artillerymen were not ready to deal with close combat, and under General H.J Hunt would have to adapt their crew drills and reorganize if they were to survive and continue to be a contributing member of the force. Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon capitalized on the potential of Field Artillery by using it as an offensive weapon system. He could reach out and attack from a distance without placing his artillery assists at risk. Back then the range of his cannons was only 300 to 400 yards, while the muskets used by his enemy was no more than 150 yards. This was not the case during the Civil War as upgraded technology and weapons allowed Soldiers to engage with effective fire
The American Civil war was a gruesome and terrible war fought in the United States of America. When the war first started many believed it would be a small conflict that would not last very long. Little did they know many contributing factors extended the length of the war. One of these factors is external involvement and influence in the war. The reasons behind external influences and involvement in the American Civil war directly and indirectly attributed to the outcome and length of the conflict.