Cornelius Vanderbilt was a key role in the production of Steamships in the early 1800s. The technological advancement of water crafts was steadily being improved upon and Vanderbilt found his motivation to implement his ideas in the steamship industry. He knew as he begun his work, he wished to be a Market Entrepreneur which is describes as being, “Those who tried to succeed in steam boating primarily by creating and marketing a superior product at a low cost” (Folsom, 2010, p. 1). For better terms, a Market Entrepreneur sought to work for the good of the people allowing their innovation to benefit the people so that costs would be low and also give availability of Entrepreneur’s product. In this case, Vanderbilt wished to make steamboats
There were 3 railroad tycoons that helped grow Washington state. These tycoons were Henry Villard, Jay Cooke and James Hill. All of these men helped build a railroad to Washington in some way or another. Building a railroad was important because it meant that people could travel easier and faster to Washington. This made Washington’s population grow.
Steamboats in the 1800s in America were very important for the shipping industry. Robert Fulton's first design was in France and his first ship was called the Clermont. This was the first form of steam travel. One very massive achievement with the steamboat was that it could go up rivers with ease and it did not rely on wind power. Travel to Pittsburgh from New Orleans was cut down from five weeks to two. In doing so people and goods could be shipped faster. In closing, shipbuilding was very important for the development of travel in the
Louis Armstrong was a pivotal musician in the twentieth century, but it was his contributions and his role he made during the Harlem Renaissance movement that is most substantial. Armstrong was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1901, even though he sometimes said later in his life that he was born on July 4, 1900. He was raised by his mother and grandmother after his father, who was a factory worker, left the family while Armstrong was still a child. His family was very poor, and as a child Armstrong worked many odd jobs to help support the family. Armstrong was surrounded by music while working and playing in the streets of New Orleans. Since he could not afford an instrument, he learned to sing and joined a vocal quartet that sang on street corners for a little extra money. After shooting a gun on New Year’s Eve, Armstrong was arrested and was sent to a juvenile detention center. There he met Peter Davis, the music instructor at the juvenile center.
World War I was one of the very first wars that had a global effect on the whole world. According to the book about WWI, The Guns of August, A shocking 32 countries took part in it. In the very first stages of WWI, the U.S stayed neutral, and had good reasons for doing so, too. However, the U.S eventually became entangled in the conflict anyway. Three leading causes forced the U.S to join WWI. The first reason was the sinking of the ship Lusitania. The second conflict was the sending of the Zimmerman Telegram. The final cause was that German U-Boats sank several merchant ships. Due to these three leading causes, the U.S was no longer neutral in World War I.
Fulton’s submarine project may not have hashed out as planned, but he wasn’t about to give up on his ideas of water navigating vessels. He still had faith in his steamboat design, and he eventually met a man with that same faith, Robert Livingston. Livingston had a so-called “monopoly” on the steamboat industry during this time period, and gladly agreed to share the expense of building Fulton’s steamboat.
Michelangelo once said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free”. If Michelangelo actually did this with every sculptor could modern artist be doing the same thing to follow in his footsteps. Michelangelo’s artwork affects modern society by influencing many modern-day artists to become sculptors, painters and more. He also influenced types of art such as frescoes and ceiling paintings. To add to this his sculptures are discussed in today’s conversations. Finally, Michelangelo has introduced many different techniques that are still used in today’s society. Michelangelo’s artwork affects the modern-day society by playing a role in modern day art, daily life and even fashion.
George Caleb Bingham was known as an artist and politician. He was also known as "the Missouri artist ," during his lifetime. Most of his significant pieces were painted between 1845 and 1860. Bingham did the most amazing drawings , landscapes , portraits and scenes of social political life on the frontier. Bingham was and still is , one of America 's greatest painters.
World War 1(WW1) is one of the most bloodstained, unpleasant, wide-spread, and history-altering war ever to occur in human history. Many people know this, however, many are not aware of the important factors which impacted the Great War. One such factor is the sinking of the British Ocean Liner Lusitania, a passenger ship stacked with hundreds of civilians seeking a retreat through a vacation. The sinking of the Lusitania was a significant occurrence because it impacted the American public’s opinion significantly, which in result influenced the Great War. Hence, it is imperative one understands the role the Lusitania played during the Great War.
Traveling for trade’s or for visit was a lot more faster after the steamboat was invented. It was a lot more easier to travel upriver and going against its current. Before the steamboat was even invented, they took more time and a lot more energy when going up steam or against the current. The use of steam speed up the efficient transportation of perishable good and trades. Steamboat was extremely valuable during the civil war.
Yesterday, February 3rd, 1917,The American cargo ship, Housatonic , a German U-boat sank. In response, President Wilson broke off diplomatic relations with Germany the same day. The attack on Housatonic is the first time in history that a submerged submarine had successfully sunk another ship. Aboard the Union vessel, two officers and three men were killed while the crew took to the boats or climbed into the rigging to await rescue. The reason as to what led to the sinking is unknown at this time. The escalation was serious and turned out to be a major step toward the United States’ entry into the war. The Housatonic had the same name as the first ship ever
On May 7, 1915 the British luxury ocean liner, the RMS Lusitania, sunk within 18 minutes of being shot by a German U-boat in an act of self defense. Germany’s U-boats were latest technology; similar to submarines. They were hard to detect by radar and surprised the enemy. Out of 192 Americans onboard 128 died, which outraged Americans Eventually bringing them into the war. Despite a minimal amount of evidence on the contrary, Germany had every right to sink the Lusitania. The first reason why Germany had every right to sink the Lusitania is because Great Britain wanted Germany to attack them. They wanted to aggravate Germany into sinking the ship which would sway America to join on the allied side. To do this they deceptively hung the
In 1818, he traveled for a while in search of portrait commissions until he began living in the nation’s capital, where he opened his own studio and gallery. Many important political figures, including John Quincy Adams, James Monroe, and John Calhoun hired him to paint their portraits. Later on, he was commissioned by the government to paint portraits of significant Indian delegates. He painted over one hundred portraits, representing at least twenty different tribes. The portraits were exhibited in the Smithsonian until being destroyed in the fire in 1865, which caused him to become relatively
In April 1775 British general Thomas Gage ordered his soldiers to destroy American rebel Military stores in Concord, Massachusetts. British and American forces clashed in Concord and Lexington starting the Revolutionary war.
Try putting yourself in someone else’s shoes that could risk the lives of millions. On April 2, in 1917, Woodrow Wilson delivered his speech, “War Message.” Woodrow Wilson delivered this speech four days before he made a life changing decision to enter into WWI. Woodrow Wilson urged for neutrality, but the United States was preparing for their involvement in the war by strengthening the Navy. Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States during this moment of major decision making. Woodrow Wilson’s speech, “War Message” was important because diplomatic relations with Germany were severed and war was about to break out. A resolution for war was passed by congress. Woodrow Wilson’s speech had a huge impact on congress’ decision.