Musket Wars

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  • Causes Of The Musket War

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    European population was down in the hundreds. In 1818, the Musket Wars resulted in the loss of over a fifth of the Maori population, at least 20,000 dead and thousands more captured (“Overview of NZ”). The Musket War was a war that began when the Europeans introduced their advanced technology and muskets into New Zealand. The Musket Wars were a series of inter-tribal wars caused by tribes all trading to obtain muskets. At the end of the wars, in 1830, a new conflict for the Maori population took rise

  • What Were the Effects of the Rifle? Essay

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    than a musket, is the fact that it has rifling throughout the barrel of the gun. Rifling is a system of spiral grooves in the surface of the bore of a gun causing a projectile when fired to rotate about its longer axis (Merriam-Webster). The rifle changed America by starting long range warfare, enforcing a new industry of American weaponry, and leading to the sniper rifle which now has many important uses such as protecting the white house.

  • Gun Rights : The Symbols Of The Second Amendment

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    with the right to own a gun. The symbolism behind the musket in the monument I am creating is that it was one of the major guns used during the revolutionary war. The second amendment is mostly about gun rights and allowing them in the states to the people, to protect themselves. The musket was used by many american soldiers, because it was light weight and shot a smaller bullet these were a favored gun to the continental soldiers. These muskets were the best at close range in the battle next to rifles

  • How To Write An Excerpt From Fahrenheit 451

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    was a savage killer and it only was the one true word that I heard the crowd say and it was that word that put me in this new world. ¨Fire¨ No one new how said it but then i shot my musket at the crowed and then I spotted that devil of a man Mr Gray and as sone as I laid my eyes on he I ran at him with my loaded musket and then he tripped and his was my chance he looked scared and in that new world I thought it was fun to shoot him and I did and when I did I felt good and then for fun stabbed him

  • The Driving Causes Of The Taranaki War

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    of the Taranaki wars. The four most significant driving causes of the Taranaki wars include the Musket Wars, conflicting beliefs about sovereignty between the Maori and Pakeha, conflicting beliefs about land ownership between the Maori and Pakeha and the selling of the Pekapeka block. A significant cause of the Taranaki wars is the Musket Wars. Musket wars were inter tribal wars between different Maori tribes in the 1820s/18230s. They were one of the most lethal inter tribal wars in Maori history

  • What Is The Theme Of The Highwayman

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    Index Page 1: 1. Annotate the poem and research. 2.The romantic epic. 3.Casting characters. 4.Create a character through the camera 5.Desing a costume. 1. Annotate the poem and research: Summary of poem: The poem starts out with a highwayman (this is a thief who use to hold people’s carriages they usually come on horseback) visiting his girlfriend Bess who is the daughter of an innkeeper. He's on the move (meaning he will be back the next day after he has robbed some people) so he only

  • The Impact Of Gunpowder

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    Everyone knows what a gun is right? But do you REALLY know the impact that gunpowder has caused? Gunpowder has been around for centuries, over millennium. How has gunpowder effected Warfare, and life as we know it? You would never think about how gunpowder may have affected the existence of the electronic device you’re using right now. But its effects are longer lasting than one might have ever thought. The smart phone in your pocket? It exists because of the Industrial revolution, which was powered

  • The Effects of Gunpowder on Warfare Essays

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    of gunpowder changed war from being fought with medieval weaponry and battle tactics to more modern day weapons and tactics because the gunpowder powered weapons are more deadly. Weapons that use gunpowder to launch projectiles have a greater range than melee weapons and are more powerful than bow and arrows. Also, cannons are more powerful and have a greater range and accuracy than catapults and they also can be reloaded faster than catapults. Gunpowder weapons changed war because they are stronger

  • Symbolism In My Brother Sam Is Dead

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    “It’s a funny thing. You’d think that if there was a war going on in your own country, it would make your life different.” (Collier 38) Tim, the protagonist, is trying to live an ordinary life during time of the Revolutionary War as he works on his family’s tavern. However, his brother Sam wants to join the Rebel Army and wants to defeat the British, otherwise known as the Loyalists who Sam and Tim’s father support as they support the king. In My Brother Sam Is Dead the author’s James Lincoln

  • Gun History Essay

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    Also with the Arquebuse being able to be held with two hands and not having to lit by hand made it way more accurate than earlier guns (14). The Arquebuse also greatly helped to create the musket which had a better more advanced ignition system. The musket first began to be used during the 1400s. Then muskets helped to design the flintlock (14). Also by the mid 1400s people began to develope handguns or pistols. By the 1500s people were able to make pistol effective to about four feet. One bad thing

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