Joshua Chamberlain, a scholar, had a strong hanker to go into the military despite his family’s wishes for his attendance in college. He went to Maine and was assigned a top-notch role in the Maine 20th Regiment, but declined because he wanted to see the elephant from Col. Adelbert Ames. Chamberlain fought in many battles in Fredericksburg like the battle in Mary Height, but couldn’t fight in the battle of Chancellorsville because of a smallpox outbreak in the army. Despite of the fact that the soldiers were peaked which was the reason why the soldiers missed the battle, small pox did help Chamberlain because Alderbert made brigades out of his army and Chamberlain was a head of one of the brigades of the 20th Regiment. On July 20,
William Lloyd Garrison was an abolitionist and the author of a weekly journal, the liberator. Ironically, Garrison really became a notorious and famous abolitionist only after the South published his work in news papers in an attempt to condemn him. Garrison’s weekly journal became the main journal of abolitionist. Garrison called for the immediate abolishment of slavery in America and for blacks to be viewed as Americans. With the help of other abolitionists, Garrison’s conceptions spread across the North.
James Armistead is the most significant person in the American Revolution because he risked his life for a cause that did not guarantee his freedom. He was able to use his role as a slave to acess the British camps, and gathered key information that narrowed the British Army’s fate in the American Revolution. His master, Lafayette, granted him permission to join the Revolutionary War, to get him information. Armistead used his role as a spy for the Americans to his favor.
In 1849 upon his reelection into the Senate, Clay arrived during a time of turmoil in Congress. California was in the middle of the gold rush trying to become a free state. Utah and New Mexico wanted to become US territories, but were having a hard time deciding on whether or not to be slave states or Free states. Texas was also in disputes with New Mexico regarding territory. The North wanted to ban slavery in all states won from the Mexican Cession, while the South wanted to enact new laws on fugitive slaves who escaped; the South also threatened seceding from the Union yet again.
Nathanial Turner was a slave that lived from 1800 to 1831. According to legend, his mother was so determined not to subject him to a life of slavery that she tried to kill him as soon as he was born. She was tied to her bed and held away from him until she calmed down. After that brief moment, however, Nat’s mother lavished love and affection on him. While Nat was very young, his parents and grandmother searched his head and body for bumps and marks that were, in African religion and folklore, signs of prophecy.
Taxes! After the French and Indian War, the British government needed money to pay for the cost of protecting the colonists from the French and Indians. The British government approved several taxes including the Stamp and Tea Acts to help pay for the costs of the war. The colonists were expected to pay these taxes.
In analyzing the Civil War, there was period of time, notably the first 3 years, that the Union or North was unable to sack Richmond. The factors attributing to this will be examined, laid out, and discussed. With the shelling of Fort Sumter, the Civil War began. Immediately, President Lincoln wanted to capture or put troops inside of Richmond, Virginia due to it being close to Washington, and being the Confederate capital of the War. This move proved daunting in execution.
Great Britain colonized America in the 1700s. Shiploads of people came to build a new life; most of them came from England. The British East Indian Company dominated the trade across the Atlantic Ocean. By 1750, it had grown into one of the largest trading companies in the world. Therefore, Britain became rich and even though the trades earned a lot of money, the nobles wanted more.
When the South attacked Fort Sumter, Lincoln was given an opportunity to reexamine his public stance on slavery. He had previously taken a neutral position in an attempt to silence the South, but now he had an opportunity to recant and do something about slavery, and more importantly, he had an opportunity to win the war by taking the Confederate’s forces right out from under them. By the time one year of war rolled around, Lincoln had started considering partial emancipation. In July of 1862, the South, supported by unwilling soldiers, was scoring many victories. Lincoln noticed that slaves were being forced to fight for their masters, and came to the conclusion that emancipation would weaken the Confederate forces significantly.
The issue that angered colonists the most in the New World was Britain’s taxation. Towards the beginning of 1700’s, most taxes in the colonies were based on settlement assemblies and land ownerships, but the addition of taxes on trade only created more tension. Before colonists could unload the docks, they had to pay the taxes before they were allowed to get the items off the ships. Whenever someone bought goods that were traded, they were paying an unintended tax from London which was not tolerated by Americans. The distance between Britain and the colonies gave Americans more independence giving them the advantage.