preview

Essay On Australian History

Decent Essays
Australian history is very similar to the United States’. From the formations of the countries to wars, the countries are tied together in more ways than one can count. When looking deeper into the history of the countries, there are a few main connections that stand out. In 1770, British Naval Caption James Cook explored on the eastern coast of Australia. There was a great pushed to discover this part of the world, and he was not the first to do so. Many countries had already traveled the area, but Great Britain wanted a look for themselves and sent Cook. The other countries did not settle here because they did not see the land to be valuable enough to inhabit. In the formation of each country, there had to be a capital city. Both countries…show more content…
America had the Civil War from 1861 to 1855, and it was between the Union or government and the confederates over slavery. Australia had the battle of the Eureka Stockade on December 3, 1854. This was between the government and the miners who wanted to own the land they mined on. Both of these conflicts resulted in change still today. Slavery is legal in the United States, and miners are able to own the land they mine in Australia. The Vietnam War was a war that effected both countries immensely. Australia entered in 1962 and losing just over five hundred men. The United States entered in 1965 and lost fifty-eight thousand men. In order to remember all the men that died during these wars, both countries have monuments for the wars with the names of all the soldiers who had died while in action. World War I was the costliest war for Australia with sixty thousand killed of their five million population. They entered in 1914 when Great Britain declared war. They did not put boots on the ground until April 25, 1915, ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day. The United States officially did not enter the war until 1917. They lost just over one hundred thousand soldiers. The war ended on November 11, 1918, and both countries remember the day with a national holiday. Australia calls the day Armistice Day while the United States calls it Veterans
Get Access