American Victory

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  • September 11: An American Victory

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    September 11: An American Victory The terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Washington DC has been described as an act of war and a tremendous defeat for the United States, a defeat that must not be allowed to be repeated and a loss that must be avenged. Personally, I don't like the use of the phrase "Act of War". Wars are something that happen between states. Wars end when one side surrenders. If we treat this as a literal war, what will be the victory conditions? Who will surrender

  • The Great American Victory Described in Robert Remini's The Battle of New Orleans

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    battle that made America the strong and independent country it is today. It is important to Remini to depict the heroic feats of Andrew Jackson “who became a symbol of what was best in American society” (Remini xi) because of his great leadership and determined heart. The Battle of New Orleans was a great victory for America, during the War of 1812. What made it so glorious wasn’t just the bloodshed or the hard work, but it was that the British Army was of only superb soldiers, generals, and nothing

  • Exploring How the British Could Have Achieved Victory in the American War of Independence

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    An Investigation into How the British could have achieved victory in the American War of Independence The American War of Independence was perhaps the first colonial war of independence during the period of European dominance across the globe. Great Britain, a relatively new country with a stable, democratic government, established an enormous trading empire which stretched from North America to East India and was the greatest superpower on Earth. It came to be so, firstly by its highly effective

  • Carl Von Clausewitz

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    belligerents make their victory more permanent? Carl Von Clausewitz theorized that “in war the result is never final” and that “the defeated state often considers the outcome as a transitory evil…” (Clausewitz, 80) There are many examples that support his theory that defeated belligerents will wait for another opportunity to achieve their objectives. There are also examples of belligerents who, under certain conditions and through deliberate actions, made their victory more permanent. Those belligerents

  • American History : The Revolutionary War

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    As an American observes the life around him, noting the many advancements made in merely the last century, he must wonder how America climbed to such a level. The 21st century technology, the military and political power, education and ethics, all came from such meager beginnings, solidified by the Revolutionary War. The Revolutionary War proved to be a significant turning point in the history of our country, but what caused America to win? What were some of the most significant factors in the victory

  • The 1996 Margin of Victory for U.S. House Incumbents

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    The 1996 Margin of Victory for U.S. House Incumbents In 1996, the American public reelected 357 members to the United States House of Representatives; of those running for reelection, 95% succeeded. Several congressmen received a large margin of victory over their political opponents, similar to election results of the past. Trends in American politics have been the overwhelming reelection rates of House incumbents as well as large margins of victory over challengers. The purpose of this paper

  • Foreign and Domestic Terrorist Threats Require Fundamentally Different Responses

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    must be met to ensure a war victory. First, the political leadership’s motives must be unified. Second, there must be a unity in the efforts of the military; that is to say, unity in the practice of warfare. Finally, the country’s passions must be pushing in the same direction. A war trying to operate outside of these principles will not achieve its ends. This paper begins by addressing the argument that superior technology is the sole factor in conventional war victory because of revolutionary military

  • The Great Depression

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    these great sports figures who helped Americans was boxer Joe Louis. In 1936 he fought the world champion Max Schmeling and had his first lose. Max Schmeling was a German boxer and the Nazis equated his victory over Joe Louis as a Nazi superiority over American democracy. Once again the two boxers, Joe Louis and Max Schmeling, fought in 1938 and this time Joe Louis won in the first round. This was an enormous lift for Americans. It was a victory for democracy. Joe Louis was also an inspiration

  • Major Battles of the American Revolution

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    The American Revolution began on April 19, 1775, when British soldiers and American patriots clashed at Lexington, Massachusetts, and at nearby Concord. The war lasted eight years. It ended on September 3, 1783, when Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, which gave independence to the United States. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought in June of 1775. In the Battle of Bunker Hill the patriots were successful in holding their ground, Redcoats sent three attack waves, the first to were successfully

  • Benjamin Franklin's Response To The American Revolution

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    In the midst of the American Revolution, the colonists faced the daunting task of conducting international diplomacy with European nations in order to gain support and funding for their efforts. Luckily, Benjamin Franklin had built up a reputation in France as “a representative of republican simplicity and honesty” and due to his reputation, much of the French public supported the revolution (French Alliance,...). In 1775, the Second Continental Congress created the Secret Committee of Correspondence