The Battle of New Orleans is claimed to be most outstanding United States victory of the War of 1812. Even though the Battle of New Orleans took place after the Treaty of Ghent, which was signed by both British and American men to declare the War of 1812 over, it was actually the last event of the War of 1812. British began planning an attack right after against the Americans with hopes as one last attempt to overthrow Americans before the treaty was finalized and after the Americans heard a word of planned attack they began defensive preparation. The Battle of New Orleans was an American victory which was led by President Andrew Jackson against the British which was led by General Packenham.
During the late 1800’s there was conflict between the Northern and Southern states causing what we call now the Civil War. This war started due to free and slave states holding different opinions on whether the government had the power to prohibit slavery in territories that were not yet states. Abraham Lincoln was elected to office in 1860, pledging to keep slavery out of new territories. After hearing about this seven southern slave states decided to secede and form a new nation, the Confederate States of America. The Northern states did not acknowledge the secession fearing the final outcome would be a division of all the states, this is where the Civil War began. From 1861 up until 1865 there were many small battles fought
The Battle of Gettysburg is the most recognizable battle throughout the every other battle in all of the Civil War. It had the most casualties out of any battle within the Civil War with 46,000 to 51,100 people between both armies together. The Battle of Gettysburg took place on the third of the Civil War (Background Essay) and both sides of the war , The Union and The Confederacy, were in a deadly stalemate at the time. The Civil War was going on because the country was divided because of slavery and sectionalism. The South was pro-slavery because most of their economy depended on their slaves and the work they did on the plantations in the South. The election of Abraham
The Battle of Shiloh is also called The Battle of Pittsburg Landing and was fought April 6-7, 1862. The battle took place in southwest Tennessee, the western theater. An army known as the Army of Tennessee, lead by Ulysses Grant, advanced into Tennessee territory by route of the Tennessee River. While they were camped deep in Tennessee territory the Confederate Army of Mississippi launched a surprise attack on General Grant and his soldiers. General Albert Sidney Johnston and his second-in-command P. G. T. Beauregard initiated the first assault on the Union troops. Unfortunately General Johnston was mortally wounded. General Beauregard decided not to continue the attack throughout the evening. In the morning Grant’s army having been reinforced
A little more than 35 years ago, a man named Jim Jones shocked the world when he led almost 1,000 of his followers in an act of mass suicide; amongst those dead were more than 270 children1. On November 18, 1978, Jones and his followers drank Kool-Aid laced with cyanide in what he had presented to them as a peaceful escape to injustices of this world. The Jonestown Massacre was an incredible tragedy that sent waves through the whole world. Though the event was tragic, scholars have used our knowledge of what happened in order to deepen our understanding of cults, religions, and how both can influence people’s decisions.
The worst mass murder suicide was the Jonestown Massacre which happened on November 18th, 1978. Have you ever head the saying “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid?” this originates for the Jonestown Massacre, which killed over 900 members of the Peoples Temple. James Jones made a concoction of a powered drink, like Kool-Aid mixed laced with cyanide and prescription drugs. James Jones used psychological manipulation instead of physical force with the members of Peoples Temple.
Did you know that Texas was actually once Mexican territory? You may wonder why Texas is one of the 50 states in America today, and what were the events leading up to the Mexican American war. But why does a simple mission church relate to all of it? The battle of the Alamo was one of the most gruesome battles in American history. Today the Alamo Cenotaph stands 60 feet tall in the heart of San Antonio to honor all of the brave men and women who lost their lives for the freedom of Texas. Today America would be very different if the Mexican American war had not occurred.
Battle of Saratoga took place in 1777 on a framland.General Burgoyne was higher then the British army, it was one of the big turning ponits.The British surrendered over 600 casualties after being surrounded.The first Saratoga battle was Sep 19th 1777. The British attacked again at Bemis Heights. Burgoyne reached Saratoga only 5800 of his men remained. Burgoyne went without supplies or hopes for reinforcements on October 17. Burgoyne gave his army to general gates, war turned in favor of the Americans. Increasingly confident of colonial army surrounded him as he tried to retreat. Battle of Saratoga was a very big war in the 1770's. The Continental Army began a transformation at Valley Forge in February, 1778. With the help of European military leaders, the Continental Army became an effective fighting force, leading to the
In 1781 general George Washington and his 17,000 troops of the continental army and the army of France entered the city of Yorktown, Virginia. With Lord General Cornwallis he only had 9,000 troops to try to defend the city of Yorktown. This is known as the most important battle in the revolutionary war.
The Battle of Gettysburg has been known to many as the decisive turning point of the Civil War. The battle itself was a Union victory that forced the Confederacy into a defensive posture which ended General Lee’s most ambitious attempt to invade Union Territory (Gettysburg Foundation, 2017). The Battle of Gettysburg alone consisted of 67 Battery’s in which totaled 362 guns making it the largest artillery attack in United States history. This battle was a historical landmark for the field artillery, as it established the field artillery as an effective firing weapon system and paved the way for more accurate fires (Herhily, 1931).
The battle of Fredericksburg started on December 11th and ended on December 15th 1862. The two generals that were a part of this war was general Robert E. Lee and general Ambrose Burnside. Burnside had a plan to cross the Rappahannock river at Fredericksburg in mid-November and race to the confederate capital of Richmond before lees army could stop him. But before Burnside could do that they had a problem which were pontoon bridges which gave lee enough time to move his army. They finally had time to build the bridges while they were under fire. While all that was happening the Union troops prepared to assault Confederate defensive positions south of the city and on a strongly fortified ridge just west of the city known as Marye's Heights.
The next morning, under British General Sir Isaac Brock and dominant Shawnee leader Tecumseh, 700 British regulars, Canadian militia and 600 Shawnee warriors were ordered to move toward General Hull’s camp in Fort Detroit, Michigan. The British start an artillery barrage of on August 15th, 1812. This occurs after General Hull refuses to surrender. Although the last canonnade last well into the night, little physical damage is done to either side (War of 1812-1815).
“Many historians consider the Battle of King's Mountain on October 7, 1780 to be the turning point in America's War for Independence.” (hankla)
The Revolutionary War has just ended and the Americans have won. We will finally have freedom and independence. The battle of Trenton and Princeton was a key battle to the Patriot’s victory. Before the battles, British forces had been driving the Continental Army out of New York. On November 16, the British overran Fort Washington in Manhattan. In the end 2,000 soldiers were captured. ____________________________________
The firing on that fort will inaugurate a civil war greater than any the world has yet seen…you will lose us every friend at the North. You will wantonly strike a hornet’s nest which extends from mountains to ocean. Legions now quiet will swarm out and string us to death. It is unnecessary. It put us in the wrong. It is fatal. –Robert Toombs. (Boerner paragraph 2).