We need to realize brother is killing brother during this time in our nation’s history, these men fought for what they believed in and President Lincoln shows us that each man that fought and died on these grounds need to be honored. Not for their courage, but for their efforts to shape America so that we can make it a better place and a safe haven so that all men can have equal
Valley Forge was a winter camp 18 miles away from Philadelphia, where George Washington took his troops during 1777 and 1778. The British army is comfortable in Philadelphia, while Valley Forge has harsh conditions with the cold weather and the lack of supplies. I will not reenlist when my 9-month enlistment is over. I will not reenlist for these reasons, diseases, lack supplies, and cold weather and smoky air.
Valley Forge Document Based Question After a detailed analysis of the documents, it is very clear that if I was a soldier in the continental army I would stay in the army for the following important reasons: first, the urgent need of healthy and strong soldiers to fight against the British (Document A and Document C), second, the visit of the Congressional committee and hope for support (Document B and External Source 1) and finally, the last reason I would stay in the army because of Paine’s great words and I wouldn’t want to be a summer soldier (Document D and External Source 2). During the American Revolution, it is very important to notice that in the town of Valley Forge the illness and death estimates increased. This resulted in a rapid decrease of the total amount of soldier in the town. According to the statistics in Document A, it is very clear that the total number of soldier enrolled in the Valley Forge camp decreased in a period of approximately three months.
At the end of the war however, some soldiers were angry at Congress because it had failed to pay them their salary due to them for their work, bounties, and life pensions. The soldiers decided to hold a meeting to decide whether they should desert the army or what they should do. However their plans were altered when George Washington
Robert E. Lee’s Impact on United States Government Official John F. Kelly once said that , “ He was a man that gave up his country to fight for his state .” To me that quote means , that he was willing to fight for what he believed even if it came down to fighting against people in the same country which he lived in . This quote proves that he would fight with all his best capabilities . Robert E. Lee was a important figure in American History , because he was General of the Confederate States during the Civil War , he served as a superintendent of West Point and he was given command of the wounded General Joseph E. Johnston 's embattled army on the Virginia peninsula.
In many historical war films, the directors attempt to represent the war as it was taken place in the real world. In the film, Flags of our Fathers, real events are represented throughout the entire film. The director of the film, Clint Eastwood, depicted three soldiers, John Doc Bradley, Rene Gagnon, and Ira Hayes, who were praised to be heroes from a photograph. Joe Rosenthal captured this most famous photograph in history during the Second World War, at the Battle of Iwo Jima. After having a look at this photo, the American citizens found it as a big accomplishment for the army, and the government took this as an advantage to send the flag raising survivors on war bond drive based on propaganda, knowing that the war needed lots of added
Moreover, when Sassoon talks about the “deaths grey land”, I think it implies about how much the war change the soldiers as they were far away from home and not being home is as good as dead. In the third and fourth line of the first stanza Sassoon states “Soldiers are sworn to action; they must winSome flaming, fatal climax with their lives”. This statement represents the soldiers fighting hard in the battlefield and trying not to get killed. Win is a must for them.
This behavior is seen most clearly in book 9, when Achilles is asked to fight in the war again. In several parts, Achilles acts or speaks as if he does not care for honor, however he keeps reminding those around him that Agamemnon dishonored him. When Achilles rejects the request of the Achaeans, he says in line 386, “The same honor waits for the coward and the brave. They both go down to Death.” Achilles is implying that no matter how much death or honor one gets, he is bound to die in the end, so honor has no meaning.
Existentialism: an interesting, odd, confusing concept. However, those three words are what existentialism is. It is the theory and approach to life that looks at the person as an indivual, not as a whole society of people. Some of the most well-known existentialists deny that they are existentialists (Corbett). Often, people don't realize the way that they think, write, or speak is existential.
Davies asks why this would affect Ammad in such a way and then explains that is because of their culture. “‘...in that belief system, a father 's approval is the most important fact of your life. Your being revolves around it. And so for him to think that his father hated him or didn 't approve of him made him think he was going to hell, and hell to him was a very literal place... So the idea of going to jihad to redeem himself, to find his father 's love, if you will, was a very powerful motivation.’”
The confederates stopped attacking because the territory they were getting into was unfamiliar. Buford elected to stay in the area to see Lee’s next attack. Meade moved a majority of his forces to Gettysburg after the skirmish between Buford and Lee’s scouting group. Lee thought if the north is reinforcing this area then it must be very important. He decided to relocate all of his forces to this area.
That means that over 4,000 soldiers either died or quit at Valley Forge. I wouldn 't want to stay there if that many people were dying and getting sick. During their encampment, through the months of December -June between 1800 to 2500 soldiers had died from an illness. If that
Valley Forge was in Pennsylvania the camp was in made in mid-December in 1777. I needed to stay to not only protect the people whom I’m fighting for, but for my family. I needed to know they were going to be ok and nothing would happen to them. So would have I not re-enlist or quit no and I sure have an explanation.
In this next paragraph Thomas Paine talks about a summer soldier explaining that we need people to fight for the right fight in the worst of times. He goes on to talk about Joan of Arc using her as a symbol of honor, liberty, and dignity. He tries using these examples as a way of telling the people that we need to fight and you need to be strong enough to stand against britain. Thomas Paine also talks about the flames of liberty saying this is what we need to fight for. He also talks about the powers of hell and that they are limmeted sygnifying that britain is not an unstopable
In his take of the revolution, He was saying that the consequences of war will be big, not only in temporal distress, but also with an evil that extends itself into eternity. During the war against British forces, the continental army constantly needed chaplains to remind them why they are in battle and why they serve such an important cause. Military Chaplains would often need to remind soldiers of their devotion to God and country to keep spirits high when they were in fear of their own lives. One of the most admired military chaplains during the revolution was Abiel Leonard, who was the most favorited by Washington. He had poured everything into maintaining the “godly fervor” of the continental Army.