The messenger ships travelled the same speed, as the Armada so they were nearly useless and the communication between Parma's army and the Armada were not good. On top of all of this the Armada had received message that Parma's army was not ready when they were at Calais, which caused a big problem for the Spanish. Communication was not the only problem the planning was put together so quickly, King Philip hadn't thought of the area at all. The coast where Parma's army were waiting the coast was very shallow and not a very steep gradient at all. The sand was less than 20 metres deep for up to a mile out to sea and the Armada's ships needed at least 20 metres.
The most successful of these designs was the Monitor. The South was at a disadvantage to the North throughout the war. The South was at a lack for manpower during the war, since most of the seamen in the US Navy were from the North and therefore stayed with the Union when the southern states seceded. The South was also found disadvantaged for iron plates for ship armor, since there was only one establishment in the South capable of producing them. The South, knowing their disadvantage in numbers, made the call for commerce raiding of northern ships.
Even though everyone involved with this scandal was not directly involved they all financially benefited before they were discovered. When testimony was asked from some that were not directly involved they were prevented from testifying. In 1869, at the age of 46, Ulysses S. Grant was elected as the 18th president. His administrations was shrouded with many scandals, with one of these scandals was the Jay Gould and Jim Fisk’s plot to corner the gold market. President Grant was not personnel involve... ... middle of paper ... ...tock on Wall Street, but also resulted in the price of crops being dropped by half, which ruining many farmers.
However, the fact remained that foreign recognition was denied to the Confederacy in all its attempts. Another reason the South well fell short of a victory was the obvious difference in population between the South and the North. The North at the time had twenty-two million men while the South had a meager nine-and-a-half million, of whom three-and-a-half million were slaves. While the slaves could be used to support the war effort through work on the plantations, in industries and as teamsters and pioneers with the army, they were not used as a combat arm in the war to any extent. This cuts the South's manpower by a third, leaving a fifteen-and-a-half million difference in the population of the two areas.
Looking at the early English colonies in the Chesapeake Bay region, it’s clear that the English had not learned any lessons from their experiences at Roanoke. Poor planning, a bad location, unrealistic expectations, flawed leadership, unsuccessful relations with the local Indians, and no hope of finding the mineral wealth the Spanish found in Mexico, all contributed to failure. The first colonists in the Chesapeake region were not only ignorant, lazy and unambitious, but their attempts were hampered before they had begun. However, a solution to these problems was found in a single plant: tobacco. Nevertheless, this cash crop ultimately created numerous problems for the colonists.
At the beginning of the Civil War, the Confederate states had very little industry and manufacturing and only a small merchant fleet; the Southern economy had been largely dependent upon foreign or Northern ships to import its manufactured goods. Naturally, the Confederacy looked to the country with the world's largest merchant marine, Great Britain, to provide ships and merchants willing to attempt to slip through the Union blockade. At first the risk was not great because the Union lacked the ships needed to put muscle into the "paper" blockade. As the blockade grew more effective and the risk became greater, the profits to be made by a successful blockade runner also grew. "King Cotton" was the great commodity that ... ... middle of paper ... ...for domestic consumption.
Slavery was cheap so they had a major role in the economy as well. The south did not want to change their ways because they would take a big hit in the economy and go broke if the slavery was abolished. With the North pushing to change the ways of the south the south did not like it. They began to rebel in the South and prepare for war. (Nardo) Industry was the main economy of the North keeping them prosperous.
The developing industry required protection from cheap European imports, and was beginning to clamour for all sorts of aid from the Federal government. In the South, by contrast, society was much more static. There was little immigration, there were not many cities and the ... ... middle of paper ... ...e Civil War. Both sections misunderstood the motives and threats of the other, which held to heightened emotions where there need not be. Underlying everything was slavery, however, slavery was not the only cause of the Civil War, but it was unquestionably the one cause without which the war would not have taken place.
Because late nineteenth century expansion did little to help America internally, it was largely a failure when compared to the Western expansion that happened only a few decades ago. Overall, the new expansionism was far less effective than the past expansionism. From all the foreign conquest that Roosevelt accomplished, very few were actually able to benefit from this. Internally, America remained unchanged, while during the Western expansion, America grew into a superpower. The Manifest Destiny only extends so far, yet the Americans abused it; an excuse for international greed that America developed; which was effectively useless.
Also, the lack of dramatic sea battles with the few vessels employed in the navy was another reason for their accomplishments to go unnoticed (Navy Department 2.) Above all the importance of seapower was but little understood during the time period and was not fully appreciated until the late 19th century after the publicized works of Mahan were noted by the powers of the world (Wells i.) As understood by the former Commodore of the Navy, Moore, "the Texas Navy was the difference between a Texas reconquered by Mexico in 1843 and a Texas Republic admitted into the Union in 1846 (Navy Department 1.)" The citizens of Texas revolted in the autumn of 1835 because of reasons of race, religion, and the type of government the former United State immigrants believed in not being as effective as the traditional Spanish -- Indian civilization faced in their new home. Most importantly, the citizens looked to disband from Mexico because of cruel maritime regulations and unreasonable tariffs placed within the Gulf... ... middle of paper ... ... important than contemporarily understood.