Today, people think of castles as luxurious and romantic places, when in reality their main purpose was for protection and military use. There were many similarities and differences in European castles. Differences may include the location of castles, defense mechanisms, and styles. Though castles differed from each other, most shared some common traits.
The Battle of Fort Pillow, also known as the Fort Pillow massacre, was fought on April 12, 1864, at Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River in Henning, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. The battle ended with a massacre of Union troops attempting to surrender to Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Military follower David J. Eicher said, “Fort Pillow marked one of the bleakest, saddest events of American military history.” and the Confederates calling it uncivilized. In response the Confederacy passed a law in May 1863 demanding that black U.S. soldiers captured while fighting against the Confederacy would be tried as slave opposers in civil courts; a capital offense with automatic sentence of death.
The fortress and the auxiliary buildings that form the castle vary from a text to another. Sometimes the buildings (such as the chapel, the great hall and kitchens) were found within the main tower, other times not. The main tower was the main residence of the ruler. It was made of stone and could have square or round format.
Ian Graham Period 4 10/28/16 Section 1 - Muskets Before the weapons we know now, muskets were a major weapon. Muskets were slow to load taking around 20 seconds to do so and often misfired. These guns had calibers ranging from .69 to .75 inches. Muskets usually fired anywhere from 80-100 yards but were inaccurate weapons but did the job. Muskets could be fitted with bayonets, a short dual sided blade meant for close combat.
During the Civil War, there were a lot of important and significant battles fought and there were also many inventions made. One battle during the Civil War fits both categories. This battle is the Battle of the Merrimac vs. the Monitor, also known as the Battle of Hampton Roads. Both of these ships had very different and complex backgrounds and very different inventors. These ships may not have been as useful and helpful during the Civil War itself, but they had a major impact in the future.
I will be explaining what changes occurred during the Medieval times in Europe. The first castle was called motte and bailey and was introduced to England by The Normans from France, when they invaded the country in 1066 it is believed that as many as 1000 Motte and Bailey Castles were built in England by the Normans. In the Motte and Bailey the most important thing was the keep, it was built on a huge mound. Mottes ranges from 25 feet to over 80 feet in height.
The fife and drum was so important to the American Revolution because it was used to communicate over long distances. The fife and drum was recognized that it came from the armies of Switzerland. The fife and drum was important to intimidate the foes or tell the other recruits what to do. When the drummers play a certain song that will tell the other recruits what to do if they are across the field since they did not have any other way to communicate. These bands wore very similar clothing as the other men but reversed so they can know who to take orders from.
Scattered across the United States due to being driven from their homeland in the North Eastern area, the Shawnee Native American tribe became a diversely skilled group of fighters with leaders who still stand out in history today. The Shawnee tribe originated from the Ohio River Valley, but were forced out supposedly by Iroquois in the 1600s, and spread out to Pennsylvania, Illinois, or even as far as Maryland or Georgia. As time passed and Iroquois power weakened, the Shawnee were able to return to their home, only to be pushed out once more by white settlers. During the American Revolution, the Shawnee fought with the British against the colonists in hopes to keep their land and have the colonists removed. Following the war, the SHawnee
With sex trafficking being on a rise, along with different kind of princess stories who do not wander into the woods, I felt it would be appropriate to use a classic tale and modernize Snow White with a common issue today. Princess fairy tales are known for key morals and values for children to understand at an early age. Often these stories would include stories of a princess upset and courageous who begin to leave their home, finding their prince charming just by luck, and living happily ever after without any consequences of their actions. In the real world however, this does kind of luck does not happen. Not every runaway story ends with only a wolf bothering a young female, and not every male stranger that a girl runs across is going to be a good guy, or destined to be their prince charming.
The ancient Roman town-city of Pompeii was located near modern day Naples in the Italian region of Campania. Pompeii, Herculaneum and many other surrounding villages were almost completely destroyed and buried under 20 feet of ash and pumice in the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The disaster demolished the city, killing its inhabitants and burying it almost completely. Before the disaster, Pompeii was not a town that was well known, but it did flourish. It is believed that it was founded by the Etruscans in the late seventh or early sixth century BC.
Boom! Bang! the Bombard fires at the walls of Constantinople as they are crumbling to pieces and the Ottoman Turks take over. A Bombard was a type of a cannon that destroyed walls and castles. While studying the Bombards the three main things found out was who made it and why, the process of the cannon and how to conquer with the Bombard, what the most famous cannons and the size of them in general were and who used the cannons.
The audience; my target audience was young Viking kids training to become warriors and young men! I think the language I used in my PowToon was well suited to this audience and was easy enough to understand. The language was simple to understand and I believe that I used the appropriate graphics. Not many wooden items survived the Viking age, luckily the Viking bow and arrow was one of the items that did. The Viking bow and arrow has been dated back to the Viking period and we have found bows in Scandinavia, we have concluded the Vikings did use bow and arrows.