The war of 1812 pitted the young America against the large empowered force of Britain, as well as many native Americans. This war was a huge influential factor in the growth of America from that point on. Britain's tyrannical rule over America and Canada eventually brought America to war. Although they suffered many casualties, American troops pushed the redcoats back and boosted the nation's confidence. The outcome of this war affected America’s foreign policies, economy, and society as a whole.
This is because there were many different branches of the resistance who wanted to get rid of the Axis Powers which initially included Germany, Italy and Japan. Some took direct orders from the SOE, the Special Operation Executive from Britain which was ordered by Winston Churchill, while others were communist resistances. Some were loyal to de Gaulle while others fought for independence and other reasons. The first resistance movements were in the north such as the OCM, the Organisation Civile et Militaire. Their main task was to link up with the French Resistance to threaten the Germans in the countries they had occupied.
Roosevelt realized with the fall of France and the Battle of Britain that America could not remain neutral. He created the Lend-Lease Act in 1941 to help Britain by delivering old destroyers in exchange for military bases abroad. He met with Winston Churchill to create the Atlantic Charrte vowing to defeat Nazi Germany. America did not enter the war until December 7, 1941 with the attack on Pearl Harbor. Important victories for the US and the allies included the Battle of Midway, the North African campaign, the capture of Sicily, the island-hopping campaign in the Pacific, and the D-Day invasion.
Roosevelt passed Acts like The Sherman Anti-trust Act, and repeatedly went after the large companies that controlled too many products. (“The Trust Buster”). Breaking up the big monopolies was important to help improve the jobs of the lower and middle classes. Other notable accomplishments during his presidency were sparking the negotiations to build the Panama Canal and the hundreds of things he did for the National Park System. (“Theodore Roosevelt”).
At the end of WWII, many European countries had political and economic damages because of the invasion of Germany. This ruthless war affected the Europeans and made them suffer from several problems, for example, inflation, famines, and weak governments and many of them thought that they would never recover from such a massive blow. However, the countries started trying to restore their power and glory again and during this period, a man called Charles de Gaulle who was born in 1890 in Lille became the ruler of France and managed to envision it to become recognized as an effective power. This essay is about de Gaulle’s life mentioning his policy and his effect on the world.
“Winston Churchill’s life is one of the best documented in the 1900’s,”(Johnson,167). In World War Two, the British people needed a leader, and Churchill was there to help. World War Two was one of the biggest wars, with millions of people who died in the process. Churchill was a fearless Prime Minister who stood up for his country against the Nazi regime. From Winston Churchill determination many books were written about him and all of his successes.
it shows an example of how militarism was the main cause of World War 1. In the article it says, “But otto von Bismarck the Chancellor of Prussia who led the unification of Germany was sandwiched between Russia and France.” The article talks about how Germany was landlocked by Russia and France. At the time Russia and France were enemy countries and because of that Germany needed to protect themselves, so they spent millions and millions of dollars on building an army and navy to protect themselves even without a war going on. This article is one way that shows that militarism is the main cause of World War 1, but another example is the speech of Bernhard von Bulow where he talks about how the Germans needed to build an army.
Hitler went a long way by being influential. Anyone that he didn’t want alive, didn’t have much of a chance to survive. He used his influence to start World War II and influenced the Germans to fight for their country. Other ways that Hitler influenced the German citizens included making many appearances in front of large crowds by using military music. He had “elaborate ceremonies and dramatic speeches to demonstrate the glory of Germany and of his own leadership” (“Hitler, Adolf”).
The haunted memories from a six-year-long war that stained history pages with all the innocent lives it took. The two famous speeches “Be Ye Men of Valour” and “Attack at Pearl Harbor” were spoken by two different men, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, that called to their nation on the threats that threaten them. Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of Britain, was at the request of France for aid for the Germans had broken through the French defenses. It was up to Churchill to tell his nation what was at stake as well as tell them what must be done to keep Europe out of the claws of the Germans. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the president of United States of America, was in his second term of the presidency when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.
Despite the fact that the Belgian troops outnumbered the German forces, the Belgians were no match for the heavy artillery used to relentlessly pound the city and surrounding forts. With lacking leadership, morale, and experience, Belgium sent out a plea to Paris and London for help. Britain failed to send to help, saying that the situation in Antwerp was ‘exaggerated’ and therefore the urgent request for artillery and aircrafts went unanswered (D’Este 288). Winston Churchill took it upon himself to aid Belgium, an action that infuriated some of his superiors. He offered to resign his position as Home Secretary, in exchange for for the “...necessary military military rank and authority, and full powers of commander of a detached force in [Antwerp],” a request that was denied by the Prime Minister H. H. Asquith (Holmes 108).
When world war I stared he wanted to prepare Britain for war and founded the Royal Navy Air Service and helped with the development of the Churchill Tank which would later be used in World War II. During WW II Churchill was against Chamberlain 's policy of appeasement, and when Chamberlain resigned, Churchill became the next prime minister. As Prime Minister during the war, Churchill gave numerous speeches that helped lift the spirits of the people of Britain. After WWII Churchill began his battle fighting communism. He gave his speech about the Iron Curtain that divided West and East Europe and warned about the dangers of Soviet
The fear of World War II was large and wide spread across the globe. The citizens of Great Britain, despite the fear, had a strong, powerful leader throughout it – Prime Minister Winston Churchill. On a live radio broadcast on January 4th, 1940, Winston Churchill gave a speech entitled “The War Situation: House of Many Mansions”. He used ethos, pathos and logos to persuade the people of Great Britain that as long as they continued to fight and to believe in their troops and their country, everything would be okay and they would win the war.
Sometimes not taking a stand can be considered taking a stand. For instance Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister who appeased Adolf Hitler by giving into all of Hitler’s demands. Hitler felt the treaty of Versailles was too harsh and began demanding more land and doing what he could to trifle over the restrictions given to Germany at the end of World War. this enabled Hitler to start World War ll. At the end of World War 1 Germany was stripped of their military.
The Effect of Women on the Outcome of World War Two World War II effected women tremendously by taking them out of their comfort zones and chucking them into the work force and pushing them to do most of the work men normally would have been doing. The war also effected women by providing opportunities for them to serve in non-traditional roles; in fact, some of them enlisted into the military to serve the United States. The way the war effected women is that they had to take care of family in addition to performing work normally done by men. It was difficult to find people to watch after kids which made life during this time very difficult. After the end of World War II society in general was effected considering the baby boom.
Winston Churchill vs. Adolf Hitler Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler were two leaders during the time of World War II. They were leaders with differences and similarities. Churchill was the British prime minister and Hitler was a German dictator and military leader. Churchill believed in social reforms while Hitler believed in extreme nationalism, racism, and anti-semitism. Churchill made needed and beneficial social reforms, such as social welfare, created a minimum wage system, taxed the wealthy, and helped build up the military and airforce, while Hitler was a brutal and demanding leader.