With a plentiful supply of factories and skilled workers, the north was far ahead of the game in the race of manufacturing. New technologies such as submarines, multiple-shot weapons, and exploding bullets aided the northern manufacturing economy. Handguns played a major role in the Civil War as far as weaponry was concerned. For instance, the most popular sidearm in the Union army was the Colt Army model 1860, which was a .36 caliber. The Army model 1860 was remodeled after the 1848 Dragoon, which was used in the Mexican War.
That 's not the point. The point is that if something did go wrong in the person 's mind or in a situation, it is easily preventable for them to not go to jail for attempted murder because they pulled out a gun. Phil Dotree tries to explain, "Potential criminals are scared away from home invasions, and other types of crime by the threat of a gun. Tightly controlling gun use could therefore lead to more crime," (Dotree). If the government controlled gun use, how would crime increase?
History of Fireworks The birthplace of fireworks is generally recognized as China, with the first explosive mixture found being black powder, during the Sung dynasty ( 960-1279 ). It is said that a cook in ancient china found that a mixture of sulfur, saltpeter, and charcoal was very flammable and would explode if enclosed in a small space. The first application of this technology was for entertainment. The Chinese are still the leader in the production of fireworks. Once the recipe for black powder was perfected, they found that it was easily used as rocket fuel, and they made hand carved wooden rockets in the shape of a dragon, in the sixth century.
The soldiers were able to fire decent rate of shoots at a time, as they would pull the bolt back to discharge the spen... ... middle of paper ... ...e machine guns brought a revelution, it changed the ways wars were fought. To prevent mass killing, wars became more strategic. The armies didn't have to line up on a field and shoot at each other, they were able to use protective measures.The Maxim Machine gun entirely evolved the future of guns and had a significant effect on the society. The machine gun is a great invention that has the power to construct or demolish a society. The Automatic weapons come in all shapes and sizes, from pistols and assult rifles to vehicle and aircraft-mounted machine guns (Maiorino, 2006, p.227).
To his credit he came up with the famous 1862-model Revolving Battery Gun, that is now referred to as the Gatling gun. The 1862-model was one of the first reliable Revolving guns, but still had a few problems that needed to be fixed. Richard was not the first to manufacture a multi-fire weapon, but his was the first multi-fire gun used in war because of its fast, rapid fire, and ease to use. Major General Ben F. Butler purchased 12, 1862-model gatling guns for $1000 each and used them successfully at the battle of Petersburg in 1863. In 1865 Gatling's improved model, the 1865-gun was tested by the Ordnance Department.
The musket, armed with its bayonet as well as the cannon proved to be worthy weaponry advancements in the infantry together with various pistols. The Civil War introduced the revolving pistol as well as the Gatling gun which enabled soldiers to produce rapid fire and destroy enemies in large quantities with a single round. New technological advancements in transportation such as the railroad, enabled large quantities of troops to travel to a given area in nearly half the amount of time. However, the turn of the twentieth introduced new technological advancements in the country as well as the military. This ignited a century of technological advancements in the military that has enabled the United States to excel in militaristic domination.
One of the most important aspects behind a gun is the gun powder. Gun powder is an explosive powder that when ignited sets off a violent reaction. The discovery of gun powder or black powder is very ironic, the Chinese in the early 12th century were trying to make a potion for immortality and they discovered what would be one of the most deaths inductive creations known to man. Gun powder is very simple creation only three ingredients sulfur, potassium nitrate, and charcoal when ground and mixed these make gun powder. The original uses for this were in rockets to scare the invading army’s around the wall of china.
Colt Gun Company paper What would you do without the modern day revolver? Samuel Colt was one of the best gunmakers and had an even better gun company. Samuel Colt was such a skilled gunsmith by making the revolving cylinder and by getting a good manufacturing plant(Lee). Also he made many guns. Some other things he did was by selling the guns directly to the soldiers, and by selling some his weapons to the United States military.
(http://www.amazon.com/Science-Civilisation-China-Technology-Spagyrical/dp/0521210283) (2). Astonishingly, it took over one hundred and fifty years before the ingredients of gunpowder and the ensuing chemical reaction were formally recorded. Many scholars, however, officially credit the discovery of gunpowder to Chinese alchemists in 850. It was said that they were searching for an “elix... ... middle of paper ... ...y highlighted, firearms can be used for much more than unprovoked violence. Works Cited 1.
This abnormality made this rifle capable of firing much faster than its predecessors were able to. The Carbine was most effective when using the tactic of riding up, dismounting, and concentrating rapid carbine fire on the enemy. The Carbine rifles developed from single-shot "Burnside" models, named after Ambrose E. Burnside, into repeating rifles dubbed "Henry's". Three French army officers would share the credit for the bullet that caused nearly ninety percent of the soldier casualties in the Civil War. Captain Henri-Gustave Delvigne, Colonel Louis-Etienne de Thouvenin, and Captain Claude-Etienne Minie` were the men which developed this masterpiece.