The Americans believed that they had a strong chance of success. The American’s unlike the British, were fighting in their homeland to protect their families, and perhaps more importantly they were fighting a popular war for their independence. The British strategic goal of 1776 was to invade New York with two armies and eventually unite their New York invasion force with British forces based in Cana... ... middle of paper ... ... the resulting stalemate created the conditions for peace, which was negotiated in 1783 by the United States, Britain, France, and Spain. Works Cited Furneaux, R. (1971). The Battle of Saratoga.
Primary Explosives should be handled in small quantities. They are very sensitive to heat, and even a s... ... middle of paper ... ...arries, and the foundations for large buildings. It also has been used for demolition in warfare. The main explosive in dynamite is nitroglycerin. It is mixed with other materials--some explosive and some nonexplosive--and packed in cylinders made of waxed paper or plastics.
The American Revolution is one of the most significant wars in modern history. It was a war in which thirteen colonies fought against the mighty British military in order to become an independent nation. Before the start of the Revolutionary War, the Colonists were dissatisfied with Great Britain and its heavy taxes on the Colonists and sought to negotiate with Great Britain to lower their taxes and give them freedom. However, it soon turned into a Revolutionary War with the American colonies fighting for their independence, while Great Britain sought to keep their control over the American colonies. Several years later, the American colonies fought off the British and formed a new, independent nation, the United States of America.
Westminster: Random House, 2005. http://site.ebrary.com/lib/apus/Doc?id=10081799&ppg=342 (accessed May 18, 2010) Shy, John. "The Road to Valley Forge: How Washington Built the Army That Won the Revolution”. The Journal of Military History. 69, no. 2 (April 1, 2005): 549-551. http://www.proquest.com.ezproxy2.apus.edu/ (accessed May 15, 2010).
The main difference between them being the trajectory of the round fire. A gun has a high muzzle velocity and a very flat trajectory. Normally a gun is used in a direct fire mode where the target can be seen and penetration is desirable. Good targets for a gun would be things like brick or earth forts, ships, buildings, and targets in tree lines. Howitzers have a somewhat lower muzzle velocity and arc their shells onto a target.
The United States government has long felt the need to maintain a strong Navy. In doing so they had to keep up with advancements in technology. During the civil war in the Brooklyn harbor the United States Navy built a vessel that would duel the South’s vessel the CSS Virginia. The battle would be the first of the kind in that for the first time two Ironclad vessels would battle. The purpose of the Ironclad warship was not new to the United Sates government.
Guns Wrought-iron breechloaders Partly because of the difficulties of making a long, continuous barrel, and partly because of the relative ease of loading a powder charge into a short breechblock, gunsmiths soon learned to make cannon in which the barrel and powder chamber were separate. Since the charge and projectile were loaded into the rear of the barrel, these were called breechloaders. The breechblock was mated to the barrel by means of a recessed lip at the chamber mouth. Before firing, it was dropped into the stock and forced forward against the barrel by hammering a wedge into place behind it; after the weapon was fired, the wedge was knocked out and the block was removed for reloading. This scheme had significant advantages, particularly in the smaller classes of naval swivel guns and fortress wallpieces, where the use of multiple breechblocks permitted a high rate of fire.
The American Tactics of the Revolutionary War Biography and Footnotes _________ Research ___________ Critical Analysis ___________ Historical Interpretation ___________ Technical ___________ Content ___________ Originality ___________ Style of writing ___________ Prove thesis ___________ Eric Heppen American History Term Paper December 13, 1999 Period 7 The American Tactics of the Revolutionary War Most of Europe thought that the British with their immense amount of capital, soldiers and supplies would beat the American resistance in the American revolutionary war without much of an effort. However the Patriots realized, from their earliest difficulties, to capitalize on the enemy’s weaknesses. Guerrilla warfare and a strategy th... ... middle of paper ... ... during the American Revolutionary War. Bibliography 1. Alden John, A History of the American Revolution, Borzoni Books, New York, 1969 2.
Weapons 1. Cutlass a. “A rough heavy broad blade” (History of Pirates 107) b. Shortness of the blade was an advantage when fighting aboard a ship. c. Was a great hacking weapon due to its curved blade and heaviness. d. Was often used as a tool as well.