The French and Indian war played a he role in the military experience that would follow George Washington for the rest of his life. The actions and experiences form the French and Indian war helped with later decisions he would have to make. When Washington volunteered for the war he was a young but ambitious man with the hopes of perusing a military career. “Meeting early success, Washington reached Ohio valley where he defeated a tiny force of Canadians, then constructed Fort Necessity near the French outpost,” (Schweikart and Allen,54). Although this action was successful, in 1754 the French counterattacked and captured Fort Necessity, forcing Washington to surrender.
The Battle of Valley Forge was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Although no actual military battle was waged here, George Washington’s Continental Army faced some physical and mental battles of their own in this Pennsylvania town. It was here at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania where the Continental Army Soldiers of the Revolutionary War chose to go after being defeated in the Battle of Germantown in October 1777. During this winter, Washington’s troops came to this encampment to recuperate and train for future battles with the British. The winter of 1777-78 was terribly cold, bitter, and harsh. These conditions made things very difficult for General Washington’s military unit. The unit’s morale and physical strengths were severely tested throughout this challenging and historical time.
The Great Wall of China was built by the soldiers and the peasants, but they were controlled by the Han and the Qin Dynasty. The Wall was meant the keep the Mongols (intruders) out . In fact, however the benefits did not outweigh the cost of The Great Wall of China. According to document C it states " soldiers were forced to leave families and villages for several years" and " tens of thousands soldiers died from hunger, sickness, and extreme heat or cold. " Also because the soldiers worked non stop they didn 't have time to harvest or grow anything so they died of starvation and loneliness, this means that the soldiers were forced to work against their will and were lonely
With all of these soul-shattering, life-changing conditions, it is less of a war and more of a test of strength for the soldiers, here at Valley Forge. Some men were going home and not returning. Other men just completely deserted. Even George Washington’s position was uncertain, the members of congress didn’t trust him. Life at Valley Forge was obviously horrible, and the ugly truth is that it wouldn’t get much better. Cold was one problem, smoke was another. Hopefully, the soldiers will have the courage to make it through this devastating time. Lack of food, living conditions, and horrid climate are some reasons of why a soldier would quit Valley Forge.
Through December 1777 to June 1778, George Washington led the Continental Army through winter camp. The Continental Army was an army of Patriot soldiers who fought against Britain. The Patriots hated Britain for their taxes and laws. So they went off to war. There was just one problem, they did not know how bad the conditions were going to be. In the winter, Washington took his troops to Valley Forge, which was 18 miles from Philadelphia. At this time, Valley Forge was a difficult place to live for the Patriots. It was a struggle but if I were a Patriot in Valley Forge fighting for Washington’s Army, I wouldn’t quit. I won’t quit for three big reasons; yes I know there were a lot of sick soldiers but not as much as dying soldiers, another thing is the conditions were horrible, but there were many brave soldiers who stuck with it, and stayed with Washington, lastly I do not want to be a “summer soldier” because freedom is valuable so it is worth fighting for.
At the time of George washington felt bad about how they were treated. The soldiers did not have good food, the soldiers were living in bad conditions in the year 1777 because the house has holes and they had bad food and In the morning it was really cold. If I were a soldier, I would re-enlist because they are losing people and they need people. I would re-enlist so I could fight for my nation, they need more people and i don't want to be a summer soldier.
After Philadelphia was taken by the British, the continental army had to pull back to Valley Forge, since they were unprepared to fight. Valley Forge was a good location. It was 22 miles from Philadelphia. Washington chose a spot on the Schuylkill River, which could be defended incase the British attacked. The Continental army would be staying in Valley Forge for the winter. Even though no battle was fought at Valley Forge, Washington and his Continental Army fought against hunger, disease, and winter.
The Vietnam War had a crucial impact on the Vietnamese and the Americans’ Home life. Not only did it have an impact on these people but also the impact on the American fighters. Between 1963 and 19 73 the US had sent thousands upon thousands of soldiers to the battle grounds in Vietnam. At the start of the war the American soldiers were fixed on the reasons they were fighting however towards 19 68 the troops were considering the real reasons’ they were involved in the war, due to this 500’000 troops had deserted the war and refused to fight. The fact that these soldiers weren’t volunteered to go and were given slips, didn’t help either.
Valley Forge is a winter camp 18 miles from Philadelphia. At Valley Forge, many soldiers got sick due to lacking in supplies and food. Many soldiers started to quit, but I was one of many who decided to stay. One reason I have decided to stay is because of the estimate or death and illness’ to the people who stayed alive.(Doc.A) In the chart from Document A, it shows that the low estimate of soldiers who died at Valley forge is only 2500. This means that about 8,000 people stayed alive. Another reason I have choose to stay is because of the housing.(Doc.B) The engraving from Document B shows how nice the housing is. At Valley forge, there are log cabins, that are great and keep you nice and warm for the winter.
Born to Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee in Stratford Hall, Virginia, Robert Edward Lee seemed destined for military greatness. Despite financial hardship that caused his father to depart to the West Indies, young Robert secured an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated second in the class of 1829. Two years later, he married Mary Anna Randolph Custis, a descendant of George Washington 's adopted son, John Parke Custis. Yet with for all his military pedigree, Lee had yet to set foot on a battlefield. Instead, he served seventeen years as an officer in the Corps of Engineers, supervising and inspecting the construction of the nation 's coastal defenses. Service during the
Through all of this I have chosen to stay. One reason I have chosen to stay is the deaths are not very high. (doc A) Most people just get sick and recover. Only 20% die after being sick. Another reason is Valley Forge looks nice in the engraving. (doc B) The living quarters look warm and safe. The engraving also shows the colonists and they look eager to fight. The last reason is Thomas Paine’s words are very inspiring. (doc D) The paragraph from the The American Crisis talks about how this is a test for the soldiers and I want to pass this test and
In the summer of 1932, during the great depression, thousands of world war one veterans marched into the capital of Washington D.C. With this march they had believed that the congress would authorize immediate payment bonds other words pass the Patman Bonus Bill. With these bonuses they wanted homes, and for those that were unemployed. As soon as they arrived the congress had refused to give them their money.
War is a very different creature when looked at from the standpoint of a soldier. Often this isn’t realized by soldiers entering battle. Paul Bäumer and Lt. Hans von Witzland were among these soldiers who had traveled to war only to find it wasn’t what propaganda and the Führer had made it out to be. In this state of disarray the laws of war were lost and replaced with savagery. In order to survive soldiers had to put away these ideas of fair fighting and fair treatment of the enemy. The soldiers had been trained for an ideal war, and the one they were thrown into was far different. The once true ideals of the men were destroyed in the war, and eventually they like most men were killed. Men were like a number on the battlefield. People fought
Charley and his soldiers had to face very difficult things they had to through starvation, disease illnesses, dehydrate from filthy water that wasn 't clear. They had got so hungry that they eaten raw pork old bread.They didn 't have warm comfy beds they had to lay on the cold hard ground .They was very worn out they had to fight non stop when they did stop they would run to the tree lines to hide and try to wait for the other soldiers to retreat back to the woods so they can come back out and shoot them. They had to dig holes and they used it as a restroom to keep their areas clean.
In this documentary we learn a lot about immigration to the United States especially from Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Cuba. We hear stories from people whose parents experienced the events that i will be talking about and it gives us a new outlook on things.