Burgoyne retreated and attacked later and Arnold even after being told not to by General Gates took several key points and forced him to surrender. The social aspect was that Gates was jealous of Arnold and didn’t want him to take the glory so he could for himself. The political aspect was that through Arnold’s brilliant strategies he was able to outmaneuver Burgoyne’s tactics. The economical was there is one last British army standing between them and their independence and more land gained from their
Their size, skill, and experience out weighed the Continental army by a landslide. George Washington himself believed he was going to lose the war at some moments. Guerilla warfare changed the direction of the war. Even though there was close calls the tactics used worked by slowly chiseling away at their massive army although there were a lot of other major battles these tactics won them the war. This implement of skills was crucial to their success.
Berlin Airlift The Berlin Airlift began when the Soviet Union built a blockade preventing supply transportation and forced the Americans to begin the Berlin Airlift. East Berlin was controlled by the communists and West Berlin was controlled by the U.S and supported by the Western Powers. The Soviet Union was concerned because it’s East Germans were fleeing to the new democratic West Berlin. In order to stop any more from leaving, Stalin completely isolated Berlin with large iron walls called the Berlin Wall- also referred to as the Iron Curtain. Now that The Berliners were isolated from the world, they couldn’t get any supplies and the sectors only had enough coal to last 45 days and food to last just 36 days.
Success on The Battlefield Success will only be given to the person who creates it on his or her own. Michael Shaara put this theme in the frontlines of his book The Killer Angels a historical novel about the battle of Gettysburg. Shaara uses the battle to prove not just how people earn success but also perceive it. What each commander does and how it affects the battle overall show just how much somebody’s action affects the outcome. The Killer Angels also shows the consequences of one’s decisions and how this can lead them down or off the path of success.
Kennedy took a different, more violent approach in confining, and overall stopping the spread of communism. Truman said in his University of Washington Speech that money would be sent to any country that needed financial support in combating communism (Kennedy). In addition to this, he had the same views for military aid. His mission was to support any country fighting communism with the proper weapons if the Soviet Union were to attack (Kennedy). The biggest contrast between Kennedy and the other two presidents was that Kennedy was not afraid of war.
From reading his book, I better understood the strategies, advantages and disadvantages of both sides, and the result of the attack. For example, one aspect of the British strategy that I learned which benefited the British was that before the British stormed the capital they managed to keep the Americans guessing as to where they would attack. They would take paths that were ambiguous in their destinations. This caused confusion with American leaders, such as William Winder. Another advantage the British had was the American’s failure to confront the British after their arrival at Patuxent.
One of the earliest well-known opponents of Great Britain was Patrick Henry. Throughout his life he gave many speeches supporting the American Government, ultimately making a name for himself. During a time of uncertainty for the colonists in 1775, Henry still supported his opinions on American Democracy. In his opinion, the only choice left was to go to war with Great Britain. In order to gain the colonist's approval, he issued a marvelous speech persuading the colonists to go to war.
This battle was also a Confederate victory. In this battle, Stonewall came up with a genius plan of splitting up the Confederate soldiers and sending them behind the unaware Union soldiers. Stonewall Jackson came up with this plan because the Confederate army was completely outnumbered and there was no way they could win, gun to gun. A quote what supports the fact that Stonewall was a genius military strategist states: “Northern soldiers were caught almost completely unaware and quickly succumbed to panic and rout, resulting in one of the most striking tactical victories of the war.” (Hamner). This quote shows how Stonewall Jackson's plan was a great success and lead to the Confederate win.
Nonetheless, in the Revolutionary war, Americans changed the game and created what was called guerilla warfare. Guerilla warfare was first used in the battles of Lexington and Concord. These tactics included ambushes, raids, hidden shooters, etc. Against the British militia —the strongest army in the world— Washington, commander and chief of the colonial militia, found it necessary to use these tactics to defeat such a large and traditional army. Guerilla warfare tactics is what put Washington’s army ahead in the war.
He than attacked McClellan's army from both points, and even though he was losing considerably more men than McClellan, he convinced McClellan that McClellan was losing, which caused him to retreat and thus not capture Richmond. Soon afterward, Lee again proved his strength by defending Fredericksburg from a major attack, this time climbing a hill to make sure his army could attack from above. He continued to win many major battles, most importantly the battle of Chancellorsville, in which he and fellow General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson blindsided the Union's army from both sides, and decimated it. Lee was clearly a great General who took a war most people thought would take months and stayed competitive in it for five years! The reason most people thought the Union would win so easily was because they held many key advantages.
They also had excellent planning and execution for any British troops that was a prisoner. In 1781 american patriot General Daniel Morgan defeated the british force in the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina. All of his great victories set the total for winning the american revolutionary war. This part of the war had taken place at Yorktown. As tarleton 's men formed an infantry line they had began to advance in the war to start pushing the british back even more to make them fall back.
In my opinion there are many reason why the colonists won the revolutionary war.Perhaps it was how familiar they were with the land, or their helpful french allies. One of the most important battles of the war was the battle of saratoga. To me this seems to be the most important battle and moment in the whole war. After the colonists defeated the English in the 2 battles of Saratoga, it proved to the french that the americans could win the war and the french should come to aid the americans. The french were eager to join the war and weaken their enemy britain in any way they could.
They can protect us from the French and Natives on this new world. We have fought against these people once, and our troops were not strong enough to hold the French and Natives. The only way we could beat them was with english troops from our homeland. We would have been taken over and could even have died but with Great Britain’s help, we won the war. If we become enemies of our cherished nation, they could annihilate us.
One of the major effects that over extended the powers of American foreign policy is that it gave the US a reason to interfere with any war they wanted as long as it involved communism. Therefore, this policy can be easily abused as it can serve for a way to allow the US obtain its national interest, rather than just fighting for democracy. This was a major factor in the Korean War since the South Korean government that stated they were democratic, were actually controlled by a dictator. American policy became highly criticized because it implied that the US only used the policy of containment to satisfy its own
The American Revolution lasted from 1765 to 1783. This war was fought between the British and American Colonists due to the colonist’s desire to separate from the British. The devastating war was brutally bloody for both the Colonists and the British. The American Colonists were able to defeat the militarily stronger British by utilizing the hatred between the British and the French, having a stronger general, and using their knowledge of their homeland to fight against the British. First of all, the colonists were smart enough to use the animosity between the British and French for their own benefit.