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  • Napoleon at Waterloo

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    accurately Marshal Ney’s inability to follow Napoleons orders and command his troops in a custom that Napoleon not only expected but had spent years refining. Before the battle of Waterloo Napoleon ordered 30 000 troops under the command of Marshal Grouchy to separate from the main force, splitting off in order to (in theory) catch and eliminate the Prussian forces which enemy intelligence suggested would attempt to join the British forces for the battle of Waterloo. This left Napoleon and his marshals

  • Essay On The Advantages And Disadvantages Of The American Revolution

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    Compared to that of the British Army, the American Army had a significant amount of disadvantages throughout the duration of the American Revolution. However, despite their many disadvantages, the American Armed forces still defeated the British. Simply put, the Americans had more to fight for then the British did. The Americans fought for their rights, their independence, as well as their liberty. The Americans had very few advantages throughout the duration of the war. In addition to their grand

  • Saratoga Turning Point In American Revolution

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    among the British authorities and the governments of the thirteen colonies (“American Revolution History”). This led to fights between the British troops that were stationed in America and the militiamen, which are farmers that fight in emergencies even though they are not listed in the military. After having many battles during the American Revolution, a turning point was finally made during the Battle of Saratoga. It was a major turning point that led the Americans to win against the British.

  • The Series of Events Leading to the Amercian Revolution

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    During the late 18th century the first conflict in history involving the colonists was formed. The British began to force colonists to follow laws that violated their natural rights which involved: Rights to life, to liberty, and to property. The American Revolution created mobs in response to the taxes that were imposed by the British Government, due to their financial crisis in which British suffered from the French and Indian War. Although the main cause of this revolution cannot be blamed on

  • The Passchendaele Campaign as a Failure

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    his sights on reaching the Dutch frontier, his British troops managed to advance on and take only the Gheluvelt ridge. This Haig had hoped to achieve in the early stages of his campaign so as to enable him then to tackle the other problems, but it turned out to be his sole achievement in the Passchendaele area. However, capturing the ridge was essential to gaining the upper hand in the Ypres salient and by the end of his campaign the British troops had this strategic point in their favour. They

  • Battle of New Orleans

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    General Andrew Jackson and British Forces led by Major General Sir Edward Pakenham. The Battle of New Orleans was the final battle in a series of battles and skirmishes that lasted from December 1814 to January 1815. The British defeat at Chalmette Battlefield is what caused the British to begin to withdraw from the New Orleans Campaign. Although The Treaty of Ghent had been signed on 24 December 1814 in Ghent, Belgium, news of the signing had not reached America. The British suffered over 2,000 casualties

  • The French and Indian War

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    Ohio River valley.3 Thus, inevitable conflict arose between France and Britain as British colonies objected to France’s expansion. In objection, the British colonial forces were led by George Washington in an attack on the French, unofficially beginning the French and Indian War.4 The young George Washington led his troops in to battle at Fort Duquesne. Washington and his troops were forced to surrender, angering British Prime Minister ... ... middle of paper ... ...

  • American and British Strengths and Weaknesses Upon Entering the American Revolutionary War

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    numbers, the British government had no problem generating war funds through taxes. The monetary wealth Britain acquired also paid for the first class naval force of Britain. The British had the biggest and best ships money could buy, and with them an array of victories. Alongside Britain’s vast naval fleet stood their 50,000 British soldiers, and 30,000 mercenary Hessian soldiers. Not to mention, Britain still possessed 30,000 additional American loyalists who were still loyal to the British crown. It

  • Racism in the British Military in Rich Relations

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    pubs when an American from the south would try and kick a black man out. The problem for blacks did not lie with the citizens of G.B., it laid with the government. Great Britain agreed to segregate blacks with the "Notes on Relations with Colored Troops" because they desperately needed to go along with American ideals so American military would continue to help them in World War II. In the U.S. blacks did not have respect from the nation they were "fighting" for. The American military treated

  • Declaration Of Independence: The Turning Point Of The American Revolution

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    American Revolution was when the American Colonies rejected British rule and overthrew the authority of Great Britain which help found the United States of America. It was a long road but it was built over time with tension between the 13 colonies and the British rule of King George III. In 1733 the Molasses Act was imposed for six percent of every gallon sold from non-English colonies. This act was to make products cheaper from the British than the French. This act was rarely collected because of