He needed money to fight in the war he was having with Great Britain. Since the United States had a small military, it did not want to be involved in the French-British War. America tried to stay neutral while
The Confederates had the opportunity to win the war if the outcome of the presidential election was different, but due to their avoidable blunders, they were worn down and defeated. Finally, the South could... ... middle of paper ... ...ents of France and England from intervening. In the North, they failed to cause terror and disdain towards the war, which they could have accomplished through attacking their homeland. Lastly, the Confederates would have won the civil war if they were able to keep their own citizens motivated. They had a worthy cause, but did little to reinforce its importance; and inadequate leadership coupled with hypocrisy lost trust.
Many Americans would probably say that the Louisiana Purchase was a necessity to the United States of America. That is because it provided America with more land for its growing population. Also, the purchase gave full control to the Americans over the Mississippi River, and Western Florida. This would intern influence trade, and transportation of products would become easier. Also, it is because of this purchase, that the Americans get rid of the French from the American Continent, for if they had not removed French claims, who knows what Napoleon would have done.
When French sovereignty of the island was overturned due to a slave revolt there, Louisiana became useless to Napoleon. He knew about the United States ' Mississippi Crisis and he needed money to fund other endeavors, so he figured that the sale of Louisiana to the United States would be a win-win for both parties (Kastor; "Louisiana Purchase"). Negotiations then started between representatives of the two
Having lied to Bowdoin, he told them he was going on sabbatical to France because they would not let h... ... middle of paper ... ...he defensive warfare tactics, the Confederacy might actually have had a shot at winning the Battle of Gettysburg. Because the Confederates had the lower grounds they could have used the trenches to take cover and have better aim of the adversary Union army. In all, the short notice decisions made by the leaders of the Civil War era impacted the war and how americans today live. If Lee had been successful in destroying the Union army or capturing Washington, D.C., the North would have had to admit defeat, and the Confederacy would have been established as a new country. But the Union won the Battle of Gettysburg, and the battle itself was largely determined by the Battle of Little Round Top.
Before answering that question however, we must first understand if we ever really had a chance to win the war. The circumstances leading up to the war were pretty much out of the United States control with an obligation to our French allies. With threats of communism taking over Vietnam, many felt that our presence was needed to avoid Ho Chi Mihn’s control. With all of the excitement, many important factors were overlooked such as did the United States have enough troops to fight this war, what type of retaliation the Vietnamese would use, and were we ready to fight a sixteen year war? The United States strongly underestimated the power and desire that the North Vietnamese had to gain control and preserve communism.
About 500,000 men were positioned into two forts, Fort Douaumont and Fort Vaux. The Germans did not have the advance in the war as they anticipated. Both armies believed that they were skilled enough to win this battle, but the French would soon take over and recover the territory that they had lost. On October 24, 1916, the French repossessed Fort Douaumont. Erich von Falkenhayn was not happy with the retrieval of the land because of the rank of the French Army at this point in the war.
President Richard Nixon first introduced the draft in the late 1960’s. The draft provided a lottery style way to draft new soldiers. Americans were tremendously opposed to the draft for the Vietnam War, not because the draft was a bad idea, but because they did not want to participate in the war. They didn’t believe in the war, which in return, made them hate the draft. Whether or not people liked it, the draft was used in order to supply our nation with troops.
As the war progressed, it seemed like a bold move for Abraham Lincoln to emancipate slaves because the South depended on slaves, and it was overall for the betterment of America. The issue of slavery separating the government into two sides was not effective for America. He was trying to prevent future generations of representatives from arguing over this issue, because it does not help the country get better. The North knew that during the war it would not matter, but they disconnected the South to its economic catalyst. He was named ‘The Great Emancipator’ because of the actions he took in office.
France controlled this territory from 1699 until 1762, the year it gave the territory to its ally Spain. In 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte took France back from Spain in hopes of building a great empire. However, a series of accidental events caused France to sell the entire territory to the United States, which had originally intended only to seek the purchase of New Orleans and its adjacent lands. There were a lot of small events that caused this Louisiana Purchase, including an impending war with Britain, but the main one was the slave revolt in Haiti. Jefferson did not want to purchase Louisiana from France because that would imply that France had the right to be in Louisiana.