The Andersonville Trial

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  • The Andersonville Trial Essays

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    the end of the trial. It was then that Henry Wirz was found guilty. Why? Why was he found guilty? This decision was based on the emotional aspect of the witnesses, and not by the actual guilt. Not only my defense, but also the defense of Wirz’s attorney, Baker, the testimony of the defendant, Henry Wirz, shows that Wirz should not have been found guilty. Henry Wirz ran Andersonville, one of the many Confederate prison camps, which was located in Georgia. Andersonville opened in

  • History of Andersonville Prison Essay

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    History of Andersonville Prison When one turns on the television today they are made witness to all the crimes that are present in society. It is impossible to sit through thirty-five minutes of news without anger and rage becoming aroused. This is because society is bothered by infinitesimal paraphernalia. Society also believes in human rights and punishment for those who violate such rights. Yet what constitutes humanity? Ever sit there and watch the news and wonder just how far humanity reaches

  • Andersonville (the Movie) Essay

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    Andersonville (the Movie) “Five hundred men moved silently toward the gates that would shut out life and hope for most of them forever. Quarter of a mile from the railroad we came into a massive palisade with great squared logs standing upright in the ground. Fires blazed up and showed us a section of these and two massive wooden gates with heavy iron hinges and bolts. They swung open as we stood there and we passed through into the space beyond. We were at Andersonville.” – Private John McElroy

  • Franz Lieber and the Lieber Code

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    Franz Lieber and the Lieber Code In the midst of the deadliest war in American History, there stood a voice of morality and reason on the United States soil. Franz Lieber, a German political philosopher, created a series of political works in which he explained the importance of defining ethical boundaries for soldiers in times of war. In 1863, President Lincoln commissioned Lieber to create a series of laws to reflect his ideas (“Francis Lieber,” 2013). Lieber went on to create what became known

  • A war crime is an unjust act of violence in which a military personnel violates the laws and

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    Specific war crimes such as murder can be “individually and collectively…Some trials involved the murder of one or a few victims; others involved the murder of hundreds or thousands” (“War Crimes”). For example, in World War II, the crime of murder was very common against allied prisoners who “…were murdered before reaching a prisoner-of-war

  • The Giver Moral Disobedience

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    submerged in ice water to see the effects of hypothermia, injected with chemicals and poisons to test their effectiveness, sterilized, vivisected, and operated on without anesthetic,” (Smallwood). When many of these prominent Nazi soldiers were put on trial in Nuremberg, Germany, they argued they were serving their country, following orders from their superior. Here, we confront the thought-provoking question of whether it is just to obey your superior or serve your nation while breaking the moral code

  • The War Of The World War II

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    publication of the Lieder Code in the United States, and at the international level with the adoption of the treaties during the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907. Moreover, trials in national courts during this period further helped clarify the law. Following the end of World War II, major developments in the law occurred. Numerous trials of Axis war criminals established the Nuremberg principles, such as notion that war crimes constituted crimes defined by international law. Additionally, the Geneva Conventions

  • The American Civil War

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    Background to the War After the War of Independence the United States of America was governed by the Articles of Confederation. This provided for a weak central government and strong state governments. However, it proved unworkable and a new Constitution was adopted that resulted in a stronger Federal government with powers which included regulating interstate commerce as well as foreign affairs.  The different states had varying policies concerning slavery. In some areas of the country where religious

  • A Description of Bleeding Kansas

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    Acts over his veto. The first U.S. president to be impeached, he survived the Senate removal by only one vote. He was a very weak president. 14. Spain ceded Florida to the United States and gave up its claims to the Oregon Territory Andersonville 13. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Daniel Webster Senator who, originally pro-North, supported the Compromise of 1850 and subsequently lost favor from his constituency, noted orator, constitutional lawyer, senator, secretary

  • American Spirit Volume I

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    The ^American Spirit United States History as Seen by Contemporaries Ninth Edition Volume I: To 1877 Houghton Mifflin Company Boston New YorkContents 1 2 Preface xxi New World Beginnings, 33,000 B.C.-A.D.1769 1 A. The Native Americans 1 1. Visualizing the New World (1505, 1509) 1 2. Juan Gines de Sepulveda Belittles the Indians (1547) 3 3. Bartoleme de Las Casas Defends the Indians (1552) 4 B. The Spanish in America 6 1. Hernan Cortes Conquers Mexico (1519-1526) 6 2. Aztec Chroniclers Describe the