Compare and Contrast The American Civil war and War world two might have been separate wars but they were similar in many ways. Though they were separated by many years both wars had new technological advances, new weapons and new stargetys. Besides these similaraties both wars had many differences such as the reason the wars had started, who the wars were being fought against and the number of causalties that took place. These wars in many ways were separate but equal and is very easy to compare and contrast them. The American Civil war started in the year 1861 because of the firing on fort sumter where the south forced the north to surrender the fort.
Both sides used different weapons and had different fighting tactics. Weapon advancement had a huge impact the war and its outcome. Weapons and strategies used during the Civil War lead to massive casualties and overall had a major impact on the war. Out of all the weapons, the rifle was the most important and most used. In the beginning of the war most soldiers used muskets, but as the war carried on there was a transition between muskets to rifles.
On December 15th, 1791, the Second Amendment was adopted, allowing people the right to bear arms. The vast amount of mass shootings that have occurred recently lead to a debate on the Second Amendment which is at the top of the media frenzy. When the Second Amendment was created, the society was much different then it is now. The current society has modern guns capable of dishing out six hundred plus bullets a minute. Back then in 1791 when the Amendment was first created, all people could make were muskets firing single shots at a time before reloading which took its time.
Parmentier WOSSE 18-003 INSURGENCY The Revolutionary war was a catalyst to bring a nation together and introduce insurgency and guerilla tactics to help beat a more formidable opponent. Insurgency tactics used by the militia brought the British Army to a point of shame, by disrupting and wearing down the fighting spirit of the British. We will look at the first insurgency and how militiamen, made of farmers and tradesmen, used insurgency, and guerilla tactics, to wear down the British army and help the Colonial army, win the war. Phase one- Survival: The building phase was completed at this point from wars fought in previous years. Many had fought in the French and Indian War where they learned how to fight and use guerrilla tactics.
Therefore, an analysis of the characteristics of Napoleonic conflicts and the American civil war shows that the later is more similar to the modern conflicts than it resembled the Napoleonic conflicts. Military technology During the American civil war, there was an explosion in military technology. The railroad system was used to transport men and supplies in military operations. This meant that soldiers could be transported to the battlefield more easily
People were going to die, and tensions were going to continue to rise. At the same time, new technological advances in communications and transportation gave both sides an advantage in their fight. The battle of Shiloh was the beginning of a long
This essay will investigate to what extent did the Strategies and Tactics used by the United States, North and South Vietnam, and the Soviet Union influence the outcome of the Vietnam war? The Vietnam War was one of the most significant war in American History. It was a war that will not be forgotten in a long time due to its surprising outcome and length of the war. One of the key roles in the war that had affected the outcome of the war were the tactics and strategies that were used by different countries. To investigate this question you will need to know about the strategies and tactics that were used by different countries.
The aftermath of the Civil War caused drastic transformations among the American people between the years 1860 and 1880. Of these changes rose the issues of political and social relations within the nation. The issues of political and social relationships arose among several different groups of people, causing these relationships to drastically change. Through the transformations of public liberty, right of succession, and slavery, the Civil War and it's inevitable aftermath was able to alter the political and social relationships that had been instilled in the fabric of America before the times of 1860. The southern definition of public Liberty in opposition to the northern definition of Liberty transformed the political relationship between the American government and south in the aftermath of the Civil War.
During the war, art became a popular method used to depict war and more often to escape the hardships that americans both on and off the battlefield faced. Theodor Seuss Geisel gained inspiration
“The number of first class arms, which consisted of the 58 caliber rifles and rifled muskets, was only 28,207 out of 610,598 shoulder arms” (Davis 40). Many of the weapons that were available were smoothbores of the 1842 variety and some that had been converted from the flintlock system. The U.S. government only had the Springfield arsenal in operation after Confederate forces quickly seized Harpers Ferry and removed the gun making tools from there. Ripley and the War Department were not concerned about this prior to Bull Run. The thinking was that the rebellion would be short and at most 250,000 arms would be needed.
America has evolved quite a bit in the last two hundred years, alog with that , the way we fight wars has also changed. During the revolutionary war, the two opposing parties would stand on an open field in lines and take shots at each other. The rebelling colonists did use guerilla warfare quite often though. Guerilla warfare is when a fighting force uses stealth and ambush attacks to beat the enemy. During this time, themain weapon of choice for bothsides was the flintlock musket.
While the Battle at Fort Sumter was the initial battle that signified the beginning of the Civil War, The First Battle of Bull Run, or the Battle of Manassas was the first major battle and took place on July 21, 1861. Both the North and the South thought this would be the last battle. The Union soldiers were led by General Irvin McDowell; an army of about 35, 000 men. The army consisted of 90-day volunteers, including common men. These soldiers were not aware of what they had signed up for.
Throughout the teaching and the study of our History, we have discovered lots of facts and truths about the war between the two groups in America, which are the Confederate state that’s located on the South and the Union state which is located on the North. Both states had their own combination of preparing for a war, as well as power that supports the will of gaining independence. Each state had it’s own strengths and weaknesses throughout the war. The war was thought to be effective and ineffective for the two groups because of decisions they made and forces they brought in as their own separate state. Both the Confederate State and Union State had many weaknesses and strengths.
Weaponry Advancement: The Civil War marked the beginning of an era that transitioned into the Industrial world. Earlier wars were fought in close quarters with unreliable weaponry, and insufficient materials that jeopardized the well-being of both sides of the battlefield. At the start of the Civil War, it was clear that both sides of the Army needed a change in weapon tactics; both the Union and Confederate Armies lacked weaponry that would distinguish themselves with more power over one another. Though, as the Civil War progressed in America, soldiers were introduced to new innovations and advancements of technology that took the war to a new level. Smoothbore muskets were the base of all Civil War battles.