“‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ also stirred in Americans a new sense of patriotism. When Key wrote his poem, the United States was still a young nation. Just some 40 years earlier, Americans were subjects of the British king. They established an independent country only after defeating Britain in the Revolutionary War” (Sonneborn 20). Key’s words expressed a tale of a sea battle and an unpredictable defeat for Maryland and their untrained militia (Sonneborn 20).
The fateful years of 1914 to 1918 was a crucial time not only for the world, also for the United States of America. In the year of 1912, Woodrow Wilson was elected as the twenty-eighth president, and soon many new responsibilities and forks in the road would arise during his reign. After the fateful World War I started, President Wilson put all his efforts to stay neutral between the two rivaled powers; the Allies or Triple Entente and the Central Powers. That was until the year of 1917, when America made its way into the war siding with the Allied powers. With stronger ties with Great Britain and France, the American troops greatly benefitted and aided the Allied powers in battle.
Which leads to the cultural response to the war reflected by the artwork. American patriotism. Patriotism is seen everywhere ever since mankind existed. American patriotism is a cultural response to the war because patriotism encompasses all the culture of one’s country. This cultural response is reflected in the artwork with the hotdog and chili restaurant, which is an “all American” food and hangout area.
The French began a pursuit north of the allied forces. On the 18th of June the battle of Waterloo began. In the early morning hours, the British received confirmation that the Prussians were to come to their aid from Wavre, later in the day. The British held positions south of Waterloo, Hougomont a notable fortification. Intense fighting took place here as the British tried to hold it.
The name Cowpens came from the Battle of Cowpens. According to The Cowpens Flag’s History, the Cowpens flag was actually flown over the Battle of Cowpens, too. According to INSSAR Historic Flag, the Cowpens flag was an early version of the former United States flag that actually met congressional requirements of the Flag Resolution of 1777. The Cowpens flag has twelve stars and thirteen alternating red and white stripes just like the Betsy Ross flag but has an added star in
The Third of May, 1808 was an oil painting painted in 1814 by the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya. The scene depicted was commemorating the Spanish resistance to the invasion of Napoleon’s troops, which was part of the Peninsular war, one of the many Napoleonic wars occurred in Europe during the early 19th century. The slaughter of Goya’s countrymen and the horrors of war made a profound impression on him and acted as an essential element that caused Goya to start this artwork, which is acclaimed as one of the great art of all time and has even been called the world’s first modern painting. Goya being a Spanish himself, a bias somewhat exists in this painting that obviously the Spanish are the innocent victim and the French are the brutal
The sources come from "excerpt from Gesta regum Anglorum" which is talking about the chronicle of Kings of England that was written in about 1125. The English historian, William of Malmesbury emphasized both William and Harold here as the great and powerful leaders. These sources display the Battle of Hastings as the image of Normans and William. Excerpt from Gesta regum Anglorum clarifies the battle which had started with the Conquest of Normans by the king of William. It is obvious that " In the battle both leaders distinguished themselves by their bravery" and they showed how prepared for the battle according their own national custom.
The United States may have lost the Lexington, a 41,000 ton aircraft carrier, but it was still a strategical victory for them because the battle delayed the Japanese’s original plan which was to invade Port Moresby. The carrier Shokaku was damaged by three bombs and hit with torpedo planes, it lost 84 aircrafts, Zuikaku lost a great number of air forces which leads to missing the Battle of Midway later on June 3. The Japanese invasion turned back without air cover, leaving a strategic victory to the Allies. "The Japanese called off the invasion of Port Moresby fearing that the Americans still had the capacity to destroy many of their landing craft.” (Trueman) The Japanese claimed a tactical victory. “The loss of the ‘Lexington’ was great and far outweighed the loss of the ‘Shoho’” (Trueman).
The battle of Okinawa, codenamed operation Iceberg , formed part of the Pacific war. This battle between the Japanese and the Americans resulted in victory for the allies. it is known to be the bloodiest battle in the Pacific. The battle took place when the US wanted to take the biggest island in the Ryuko islands in Japan in order to make it a base for air operations. The 82 day long battle lasted from 1st April to 22nd June 1945.
It marks the formal acceptance by the Allies of WWII of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. On April 30th Adolf Hitler, Nazi leader committed suicide during the battle of Berlin, therefore his successor Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz authorized Germany to surrender. The act of military surrender was officially signed May 7 in France and on May the 8th on Germany, that is the reason May 8 is the official date of WWII coming to an end. After WWII was declared finished people from all around the world started celebrating. In the United Kingdom people came out to the streets, shouting and claiming war had come to an end.