The Virginia rammed the USS Cumberland completely demolishing it. Next, the Virginia shot down the USS Congress. As night fell the Virginia withdrew as it was night the Monitor arrived and the first battle of two ironclads was started in the morning. Each ship fired non-stop at the other with barely any damage done. As the canon fire continued it was clear that no ship would win.
The Open Sea In eighteen minutes nearly 1,200 people lost their lives due to U-20 boat captain, Walther Schwieger. A new form of war technology allowed for this to happen without a single hand of human on human contact. Throughout Erik Larson’s Dead Wake, you will be completely captivated by the way he manages to turn a historical event into a storyline that will have you instantly hooked. Larson manages to switch from New York, Washington, Berlin, London, and the vast seas throughout the chapters.
On March 8, the Merrimac destroyed two Union vessels, the U.S.S. Cumberland and the U.S.S. Congress. A third, the U.S.S. Minnesota, almost met the same fate before nightfall. The Union also lost two small transport vessels and one schooner while most of the other ships sustained damage. The Merrimac’s path of destruction on March 8 was the worst defeat for the U.S. Navy until the attack on Pearl Harbor 80 years later.
Unrestricted submarine warfare outraged many Americans because its application was an attack upon innocent civilian. Unrestricted submarine warfare also breaks an international law which states that the civilians of two warring countries are not targets. Germany not only harmed civilians, but it also broke international law. Through the sinking of the Lusitania, the public’s view of Germany’s unrestricted warfare policy intensified, and more people began to favor American involvement in the war. The sinking of the Lusitania became one of the most important events of the Great War because its reaction is, “the first step towards American involvement in the war.”
Based on all the events that happened during President Taft’s presidency, the sinking of the RMS Titanic has got to be a good foundation for the final year of his presidency. Most of the laws and acts put into place were based off this world tragedy. “In 1912, at the end of Taft’s administration, the sinking of Titanic seemed to highlight all that was wrong, but it also offered the President the opportunity to correct what was wrong.” Throughout this paper, a brief biography of President Taft will be conducted, along with a summary of the sinking of the Titanic, then the researcher will divulge into the aftermath of the sinking and how it affected the US government.
They managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels as well as eight enormous battleships and more than 300 airplanes. Over 2000 soldiers and sailors died of the attack after an 1800 pound bomb hit the deck of the USS Arizona shortly after exploding along with another thousand wounded. The next day President Franklin D Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan. It was approved with just one objective vote. Thus, America joins World War Two.
During the civil war (lasting from 1861 to 1865) many changes in our nation occurred. Some of those changes were in government, agriculture, work, laws, military, and machinery. The military and machinery advancements that occurred during the civil war were very large steps into the things we used today. They modernization of the military tactics and weapons made it easier for the U.S. to fight and the new machinery made those new “modern” ideas come to life.
In Robert Kurson’s book, “Shadow Divers,” he reveals how a group of divers solve one of the last mysteries of World War II. Captain Bill Nagle owns the Seeker which is a charter boat that people can rent to take them to shipwrecks. Nagle is a world renowned deep sea shipwreck diver, because he pushes the limits on how far and where divers can go. Nagle has explored some of the most dangerous shipwrecks such as the Andrea Doria and Texas Tower. He has also retrieved various souvenirs from wrecks such as china dishes and the boat’s bell, but Nagle has massive respect for the history of sunken watercraft.
As Germany returns, in 1917, to the policy of unrestricted submarine warfare, it came back to renew its suspension in response from force of the United States and other neutral countries. Unrestricted submarine warfare was first initiated in World War I on February 4th, 1915. Germany declared the area around the British Isles a war zone, in which all merchant ships, would be attacked by the German navy. On April 22nd, 1915, the German Embassy published a warning in newspapers to tell passengers that travel on Allied ships are “at their own risk.” One ship, called The Lusitania, was the first to submerge and depart, killing nearly 1300 passengers.
The Imperial German Government’s purpose was to put aside all restraints of law or of humanity and use it’s submarines to sink every vessel. “The present German submarine warfare against commerce is a warfare against mankind,” Woodrow Wilson mentioned in his speech. This speech was monumental because it convinced American citizens entry into the war was necessary, brought America into a devastating war, probed America was a power of the world, brought women into workplaces, and it pushed for women’s suffrage. Not every
Coleman Hardee February 16, 2018 US History Research Paper 1st Period The Titanic The RMS Titanic was a luxury steamship sailing from Southampton to France and Ireland then on to New York. The ship could occupy 2,435 passengers and about 900 crew members, which is a total of 3,300 people on board.
I still remember July 31, 2015 like it was yesterday. I was lying in bed at five in the morning, contemplating the day I had ahead of me on a warm summer morning. Hearing a knock on my bedroom door, my mom walked in and whispered that she was leaving for the hospital with my dad. All I could manage to do was hug her. My mom was scheduled to be induced to have my youngest brother, Andrew.
The Edmund Fitzgerald is a big mystery like the Titanic and just like the Titanic it has lots of theories on how it sank but to pacific there was 4 theories on how it sank on November 10, 1975 on lake Superior. People still don’t know what happened to the Edmund Fitzgerald till this day or what happened to her crew 29 men because no one lived to tell the tale of the Edmund Fitzgerald. There are many theories on how it sank to be exact there was 4 theories anyway. I choose the 4th theory. I believe in this theory because in the text titled the “Theory : 4Three Sisters” it talks about how the Edmund Fitzgerald could have sank by the Three Sisters the Three Sisters is a Lake Superior phenomenon that has two huge waves and later a monster wave as the