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  • 22399 - 1,303 words
    2/23/99 The Hindenburg Disaster Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin and his crew operated their first airship nearly one hundred years ago. Airships are big controllable balloons, also known as dirigibles. There are three classes of airships, rigid, nonrigid and semirigid. Rigid airships (zeppelins) use framework in the interior to keep their shape. Semirigid airships are a combination of framework and gas pressure to maintain their shape. Nonrigid airships (blimps) rely solely on air pressure to keep their form. They are all propelled with engines, use rudders and elevator flaps for steering and have a gondola where passengers travel. The pride of the zeppelin works was a rigid airship which was o ...
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  • Andrew Jackson - 254 words
    Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767, to a family of immigrants in the Waxhaw settlement on the western frontier of South Carolina. Jackson's parents died when he was 14, and was brought up by an uncle who was a slave owner. He became a lawyer at the age of 20 and as a prosecuting attorney in Nashville, Tennessee. He married Rachel Donelson Robards on January 17,1794, whose father was very trusted and well known. This helped Jackson's career and social standing. Jackson and his wife were unaware, however, at the time of their marriage that her divorce from her first husband was not technically over, and his political enemies referred to the coup ...
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  • Andrew Jacksons And The Battle Of New Orleans - 1,314 words
    Andrew Jacksons And The Battle Of New Orleans Andrew Jackson And The Battle Of New Orleans The Battle of New Orleans was one of the last remarkable conflicts in history. The last major land battle of the war was the war of 1812. The battle of New Orleans was fought after the treaty of peace ending the hostilities, was signed. The United states declared war on Great Britain in June of 1812. The war did not threaten Louisiana till the end of the war with the battle of New Orleans because most of the war had been fought on the border of Canada. The British force had more than 5,000 veterans, a little less than one half of them died at the battle of New Orleans. The Americans had about 5,700 men ...
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  • Battle Of Saratoga - 697 words
    Battle of Saratoga The Battle of Saratoga is considered to be the major turning point of the American Revolution. This battle proved to the world that the fledgling American army was an effective fighting force capable of defeating the highly trained British forces in a major confrontation. As a result of this successful battle, the European powers took interest in the cause of the Americans and began to support them. In the British Campaign of 1777, Major General Burgoyne planned a concentric advance of three columns to meet in Albany, New York. He led the main column, which moved southward along the Hudson River. A second column under General Barry St. Leger would serve as a diversionary a ...
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  • Before The Battle Of Gettysburg Even Started Confederate Gen Robert E Lee Concentrated His Full Strength To Meet The Pursuing - 1,028 words
    Before the Battle of Gettysburg even started Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee concentrated his full strength to meet the pursuing federals under Major General George G. Meade at the crossroads of Gettysburg. He did this be cause of what he had heard from a reliable source that the Union forces were weak and not expecting any fighting against the Confederates for a little while. Some of the artillery used in the battle was the howitzer and napoleon guns, which were made of bronze and could fire up to about a mile. Another was the Parrot rifle, which was made of cast iron and could fire about a mile and a half. The last kind of gun was the three-inch ordnance rifle. This rifle was the strongest ...
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  • Benedict Arnold - 1,163 words
    Benedict Arnold No other American is remembered quite the same as Benedict Arnold. He was a brave soldier, a patriot- and a traitor. Benedict was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 14, 1741. When he was 14 years old, Benedict ran away from home to fight in the French and Indian War, but he was brought back by his mother, who apparently was driven insane later in her life. If I had a son like Benedict, I might have gone insane too! After his mother insisted that he return home, he ran away for a second time. After he was finished playing boy hero for awhile, he learned the apothecary (pharmacy) trade and then in 1762, he opened a book and drug store in New Haven. Benedict was also invol ...
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  • Benedict Arnold - 1,767 words
    Benedict Arnold On January 14, 1741, Benedict Arnold was born in Norwich, Connecticut. (B Arnold) Arnolds father, also named Benedict, had a drinking problem and his mother Hannah often worried. (B Arnold) Arnold received his schooling at Canterbury. (B Arnold) While away at school, a few of Arnolds siblings passed away from Yellow Fever. (B Arnold) Arnold was a troublesome kid that would try just about anything. (B Arnold) As a rebellious 14-year-old boy, he ran away from home to fight in the French and Indian War. (B Arnold) Later, Benedict Arnold deserted and returned home through the wilderness alone to work with his cousins. (B Arnold) The army had excused him without penalty because of ...
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  • Causes Of The Civil War - 1,608 words
    Causes Of The Civil War Origins of the Civil War Partisan politics have been an American institution since the days of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. During the youth of the new nation, political parties were often divided over issues such as the constitution and government, but during the nineteenth century problems arose that had never plagued America before. Ideas of the abolition of slavery and secession from the Union cut political lines right down the middle and made politics and economics a battle between the North and the South. With no compromise in sight, tensions rose and the thoughts of a more perfect union began to crumble. When blame is sought for the cause of the Civi ...
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  • Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Was Born On February 25th, 1746 At Charleston, The Eldest Son Of A Politically Prominent Planter - 468 words
    Charles Cotesworth Pinckney was born on February 25th, 1746 at Charleston, the eldest son of a politically prominent planter and a remarkable mother who introduced and promoted indigo culture in South Carolina. 7 years later, he accompanied his father, who had been appointed colonial agent for South Carolina, to England. As a result, the young Charles enjoyed a European education. Pinckney received tutoring in London, attended several preparatory schools, and went on to Christ Church College, Oxford, where he heard the lectures of the legal authority Sir William Blackstone and graduated in 1764. Pinckney next pursued legal training at London's. Middle Temple and was accepted for admission in ...
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  • Dwigh D Eisenhower - 1,287 words
    Dwigh D. Eisenhower Among the chaotic events that occurred, World War II, in itself, produced a great array of military leaders, political figures, and government officials. Dwight David Eisenhower was one of the few who was triumphant at all three. Ike was an indifferent student, he came to preside over a great university; almost denied a commission as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, he commanded the mightiest invasion force in history; son of a bankrupt, he became the president of the United States(Ambrose 44). The Intent of this paper is to discuss his personal background and how it led to his rise of power, the positions he held along the way, and various ideas and philosophies he in ...
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  • Flag Desecration - 3,221 words
    ... hese organizations petitioned Congress to reintroduce the Flag Protection Amendment. Since the ratification of the Constitution in 1789, some 10,000 attempts have been made to amend it. They have included ideas such as eliminating the Senate, and renaming the country the United States of Earth. But never in the nations history has anyone tried to amend the Bill of Rights. (Relin 18) To do so would be a dramatic step in that it could pave the way for further future limitations on our constitutional freedoms. For an amendment to the Constitution to be made, The house and the Senate have to propose (each by 2/3 vote) exactly the same text before the amendment is open for ratification by the ...
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  • General Robert E Lee - 663 words
    General Robert E. Lee Robert Edward Lee was born in Stradford in January 19, 1807. His father was Light Horse Henry. He had three brothers and two sisters, yet he was the youngest. His family was also was very rich. Robert E. Lee went to United States Military Academy. He spent much of his time in his library. His classmates admired him because of his leadership and devotion. He graduated in 1829. He had a high honor at West Point, he even became a superintendent at West Point. He improved the buildings and courses. Robert married Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee. His childrens names are Major General Custis Lee, W.H.F. Lee, Captain Robert E. Lee Jr., Mary Lee, Mildred Lee was the youngest, and ...
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  • George S Patton - 999 words
    ... ing and the first delivery of 20 tanks arrived and they became the 304th Tank Brigade. Patton was known all around Europe for the training he gave to his men. The men of the 304th were worked hard by Patton. He would drill them hard and was a stickler for discipline: All human beings have an innate resistance to obedience. Discipline removes this resistance and by constant repetition, makes obedience habitual and unconscious. His men were considered the best trained in Europe. Patton gave the best training he could give to their men, and their men the best they could give in response to Patton. On September 12, the Germans attacked but Patton failed and 104 of his 174 tanks got trapped i ...
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  • Gettysburg - 1,209 words
    Gettysburg The Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 through July 3, 1863, marked a turning point in the Civil War. This is the most famous and important Civil War Battle that occurred, around the small market town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Most importantly Gettysburg was the clash between the two major American Cultures of there time: the North and the South. The causes of the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg, one must understand the differences between these two cultures. The Confederacy (the South) had an agricultural economy producing tobacco, sugar, and cotton, were found to thrive in the South. With many large plantations owned by a few very wealthy rich white males. These ...
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  • Gettysburg - 791 words
    Gettysburg Fought July 1 through July 3, 1863, considered by most military historians the turning point in the American Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg was a decisive engagement in that it arrested the Confederates' second and last major invasion of the North, destroyed their offensive strategy, and forced them to fight a defensive war in which the inadequacies of their manufacturing capacity and transportation facilities doomed them to defeat. The Army of the Potomac, under the Union general George Gordon Meade, numbered about 85,000; the Confederate army, under General Robert E. Lee, numbered about 75,000. After the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2 to 4, an important victory for the ...
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  • Hiroshema - 873 words
    Hiroshema Hiroshema War is an ever changing, advancing type of combat. From swords to guns, the weapons used are always developing and becoming much more powerful. Nuclear bombs are one of the most forceful weapons that exist today. On August 6, 1945, during World War II, the United States dropped an Atomic bomb on Hiroshima, a Japanese city and Military center. About 130,000 people were reported dead injured, or missing. Another 177,000 were left homeless. It was the first Atomic bomb ever used against an enemy. The effects of this explosion were so devastating and long lasting that they are still felt today. Was the United States justified in the dropping of the atomic bomb? On December 7, ...
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  • Hiroshima And Nagasaki - 1,778 words
    Hiroshima And Nagasaki Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the untold story Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the untold story On August 6th 1945, the first Atomic Bomb, "Little Boy," was dropped on Hiroshima, and three days later on August 9th 1945, the second atomic bomb, "Fat Man," was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan's industrial capital. The decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan was a poor one considering the damage, the devastation, and the amount of people left dead, injured, or suffering the loss of a family member or a friend, all for the sake of quickly ending the ongoing War. When the Japanese had realized that they were the only ones left in the war, Germany their ally, was already beaten out of the ...
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  • Hiroshima And Nagasaki - 1,788 words
    ... according to Major General Curtis E. Lemay, "[t]he war would have been over in weeks without the Russians entering and without the atomic bomb"(Alp 334). Even if the atomic had to be used, the Japanese should have received some warning prior to it's use, they should have been given the chance to see the power of the bomb before it was dropped on them. According to Ralph Bard, Under Secretary of the Navy, and member of the interim Committee, " ... before the bomb is used against Japan, Japan should have some preliminary warning for say two to three days in advance of use"(Bard). The Japanese should have been given some warning; the atomic bomb took them by surprise. A demonstration of so ...
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  • Homosexuals In Military - 1,764 words
    Homosexuals In Military Homosexuals have been excluded from our society since our country's beginning, giving them no equal protection underneath the large branch of the law. The Emancipation Proclamation gave freedom to blacks from slavery in the 1800's and women were given the freedoms reserved for males in the early 1900's with the women's suffrage movement. But everyone still knows the underlying feeling of nation in dealing with minorities and women, one of contempt and disgust. Hate crimes are still perpetrated to this day in this country, and most are unpublicized and "swept underneath the rug." The general public is just now dealing with the struggle of Homosexuals to gain rights in ...
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  • In My Reading Of A Narrative Of The Life Of Mrs Mary Jemison, Written By James E Seaver And Edited By June Namias, I Discover - 1,688 words
    In my reading of A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison, written by James E. Seaver and edited by June Namias, I discovered many things I did not know about not only the Seneca Indians, but also the other Iroquois tribes within upstate New York. I enjoyed the perspective this book gives the reader. The story is told from someone that was introduced to the Indians, not as an original member of the tribe, but from someone that was captured by these Indians at an early age and assimilated into their culture. It serves as a direct source of information from a person that was taught everything about being an Indian. The information comes from someone that wasnt born into the culture, and I ...
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