How did the colonists manage to triumph in their battle for independence despite Great Britain’s military might? If any of these factors had been different, how might it have affected the outcome of the war?
The Civil War was full of blood, sweat and tears. But like any other competition, war, battle, combat, you name it, there always has to be a champion. In this specific war, the north was victorious over the south. There are many military factors that go into determining why the north won the Civil War. The battles that were fought showed the determination and the strength of the north. The leaders from the very beginning to the very end and their decisions through out the war showed courage and intelligence over the leaders of the south. The environments that the soldiers were surrounded by even had an impact on the outcome. Noticing how the north became an offensive threat and the south became a defensive threat become clear early on in the war. By paying attention to the timeline of events and the small details of the military factors of the war one can predict from the very beginning that the north was going to win the nation over the south.
The French had won the French and Indian War. “This area was the area between the Appalachian and Mississippi River” stated www.indians.org . “The colonials resited many changes, since they felt secure without the French to the north”. “North American territory was dominated by the British on the eastern coast, French down in Louisiana up through Canada following the Mississipi Valley, and the Spanish in Florida”. They had surrounded that area when the war was being fought. They felt power since the French weren’t attacking them. The British went across to the east coast, the French went down to Louisiana up through Canada followed by the Mississippi Valley and the Spanish were in Florida. Overall the French won the French and Indian War by
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Those were the famous words of Abraham Lincoln delivered on June 16th, 1858 addressed to the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. In this same speech he foretells the coming events, claiming that the issue of slavery has spread like wild fire in the south, however the north would stay strong. As a result the opponents of slavery would cease further spread, which would, in the public’s mind, that the practice was on it’s course into ultimate extinction. There is a truth in the say that ‘History is written by the victors.”(Winston Churchill). The Union certainly had the odds in their favors, however what would have happened if the confederates had won the Civil War? If this had been the case, a whole door of alternate universe are open to possibilities. If the confederates had indeed won the Civil War, America would still abolish slavery and would no longer be united resulting in a series of setbacks.
The Continental Army in the South had suffered several embarrassing defeats. The British defeated General Howe at Savannah, Georgia leaving the city in British hands. General Benjamin Lincoln lost Charleston, South Carolina and General Horatio Gates lost Camden, South Carolina with the Army disintegrating and fleeing in retreat. These losses allowed Lord Cornwallis to freely recruit support and raise levies in the South with plans to move into and conquer Virginia.
On April 7th, the confederate army launched a surprise attack on union forces under the control of General Ulysses S. Grant in Tennessee. Although the confederate forces had the Union surprised, the Union pushed them back and won the battle. Although the Union won the battle, both sides faced heavy losses. Grant feared defeat because he was surrounded by confederate artillery, so he retreated. The union formed a battle line at a sunken road named the Hornets Nest. There, the Union held off the confederate attacks and pushed them back until the confederate gave up. This was one of the many battles that crushed the moral of the confederate soldiers. Soon maybe the confederate will decide that this war is not worth fighting.
Despite American victories at Fort Ticonderoga and Saratoga, they weren’t as lucky in Brooklyn, NY. After losing multiple crucial battles upstate, the British were determined to hold on to their control of New York City. The British launched a major offensive to rid the city of the Americans originating from Long Island. The Americans and British met at the Battle of Long Island, also known as the Battle of Brooklyn. The British attacked the Americans who were positioned among the multiple heights of Brooklyn: Flatbush Pass, Gowanus Heights, and Brooklyn Heights. This position established the protection of American artillery that commanded New York City. But, these tactical positions weren’t enough to counteract the inexperience of the
I also need to work on how I use instructional time and more importantly on providing transitions between activities because while teaching I usually feel that my transitions are not good enough. If I cannot transition well my students will not be able to understand how the activities build off one another.
The Union forces were able to make great gains in the western campaign by taking and controlling the major water ways, allowing the ability to swiftly maneuver their forces and supplies around the battle field; in turn extensible cutting off the Confederacy. This was accomplished through three key facts: a far superior ship building capability then the Confederates, understanding the importance of controlling the major river networks, and the effective employment of combined operations to achieve success. These three items allowed the Union to quickly gain a foothold and then spread control over the three major rivers in the area: the Mississippi, Cumberland, and the Tennessee Rivers.
As all of us soldiers get ready to fight in the war, all soldiers feel terrified to make a move. Soldiers are scared, they think they do not have a lot of men. Scared, the soldiers think they might lose. I have decided to reenlist for three reasons which is my team needs me, take care of people who are sick, and encourage soldiers
during the American Revolutionary war was one phase of an extensive planned series of operations planned by the British in 1780, whereby the entire West, from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico , was to be swept clear of both Spanish and colonial resistance.
The North has begun its attack on Southern freedom and way of life. It is one’s duty to understand and navigate the situation in such a way that the Confederacy can gain victory from the grip of the Union. Certain resources that the Confederacy has will ensure its quick victory. Although the Union has their own resources, they are to be quickly dismissed because they are not sufficient enough to win a war. It is also true that the resources that one cannot dismiss must be brought down and destroyed. The following information should be used to ensure that the Confederacy would live on.
“The Great War” commences in 1914, and Germany has devised a stratagem to attack both Russia and France simultaneously (Slide 54). America is currently neutral, yet America is loaning money to France, Great Britain, Russia, and Germany. France and Great Britain are fighting Germany on the Western Front while Russia and Austria are fighting Germany on the Eastern Front, and there is a multitude of men dying on both sides of this war. The United States should not declare was on Imperial Germany. The war is frankly too expensive for the United States to involve themselves. The war already has numerous casualties, and if America joins their men could die too. If the United States joins the war, it could cost so much not only money but lives.
The South was viewed by many in the United States and elsewhere as a robust, self-sufficient economy (Surdam, 2001, p. 1). It produced much of the world's supply of cotton and Texans bragged that their cattle could feed the world. What the South lacked in manufacturing was compensated for by the immense wealth produced from raw cotton, cattle, and corn exports. Obviously, the predictions that the South could survive a war with the North due to its economic self-sufficiency were wrong. This essay analyzes the possible reasons for the failure of the Confederacy to win the Civil War.