Hitler and His Downfall Essay

This essay has a total of 2289 words and 10 pages.

Hitler and His Downfall



Hitler and His Downfall
To many World War II has been the most devastating war in human history. It had been
global military conflict that caused the loss of millions of lives as well as material
destruction. The war began in Europe in September of 1939. It ended on May 8, 1945. This
day was marked by the British government as V-E (Victory in Europe) Day. The outcome of
this war left a new world order dominated by the United States and the Soviet Union.

Adolf Hitler was born in Braunuam Inn, Austria, on April 20, 1889 and died (committed
suicide) on April 30, 1945. He was the son of a minor customs official and a peasant girl.
He had a love for reading although he never completed high school and was rejected by the
Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna due to his lack of talent. Through reading he developed his
anti-democratic and anti-Jewish beliefs, the admiration for the outstanding individual and
contempt for the masses. By volunteering for service in the Baverian Army during World War
I, he proved himself as a dedicated and courageous soldier. Since his sponsors felt that
he lacked in leadership quantities, he was never promoted beyond private first class. In
September 1919, Hitler joined the Nationalist German Workers Party later changed its name
to the National Social German Workers (Nazi) Party. To become the leader of Germany, he
took advantage of the Great Depression of 1929 and explained it as a Jewish Communist
plot. Through promises of a strong Germany, more jobs and national glory, he gained
popularity and was appointed chancellor in January 1933. Once in power, he established
himself as a dictator.

After World War I, Germany was dissatisfied with the outcome of the war. There were large
reparations to pay, their military power had been restrained, they suffered and resented
the territorial losses some of which were withheld as collateral, and Germany had been
held accountable for the entire war. Germany felt that they had been treated unjustly.
Their sense of German nationalism began to grow. Thus, Hitler withdrew Germany from the
League of Nations in October 1933.

Hitler's first step to dominate this area failed in 1934. The first Anschluss, which is
the unification of Germany and Austria, was stopped by Italy's Mussolini. At this time,
Mussolini feared Hitler and Germany but through the Spanish Civil War, they became allies
and signed the Anti-Cominterm Pact along with Japan. This pact was to resist the expansion
of communism. With Mussolini now on his side, Anschuluss was a success in March of 1939.
This move strengthened Germany's economy and put them in a better position strategically,
with Italy.

Czechoslovakia's Sudatan lands were Hitler's next step. To gain this territory Hitler
demanded self-determination for the Germans in this region. Therefore the Munich
Conference took place in September 1938 and the results of this were the Sudatan Germans
were seceded to Germany. Present at this conference were representatives from Germany,
Great Britain, France, and Italy. Czechoslovakia was not represented. Poland then laid
claims on Teschen and Hungary on Carpatho-Ruthenia.

Hitler gained these areas by giving the west the impression that the only reason he wanted
them was to unify the Germans and Germany. The west, Great Britain and France, allowed
this because of a policy they had toward Hitler and Germany called appeasement. The two
main reasons they followed this policy was the fear of Bolshevism and an attempt to
prevent another war.

The next step for Hitler was the complete occupation of Czech. This was accomplished on
March 1939, just six months after the Munich conference. Slovakia was left alone by
Hitler's men but was an independent state. Its Independence was just a front for Hitler to
create a puppet state. Hitler's victory in Czechoslovakia greatly enhanced their military
position, but above all helped arm his men with the aid of the Skoda Works, which was now
under the control of Germany. The Skoda Works was the largest arms manufacturer in Europe.
Czechoslovakia had no alternative but to accept Hitler's rule.

This was the end of the appeasement from Great Britain and France. They then made a
guarantee to both Poland and Bulgaria that in the event of a German attack, they would
come to their aid.

Hitler's next effort was directed towards Poland with the excuse of regaining Danzig and
the corridor to unit Germany. On September 1, 1939, German troops invaded and attacked an
incapable Polish army. While Germany invaded with tanks and planes, Poland countered with
men on horseback. Polish troops not only fought against the Germans but against the
Russians on the Eastern border. In less than a month Poland was completely occupied by
Germany and Russia. Russia took up to the Curzon line and Germany annexed the all-German
areas in the west. The center of Poland was left as a German Protectorate, where the
concentration camps were located. Neither Yugoslavia nor Bulgaria, both allies of Poland
went to her aid. Also Great Britain did nothing to support their guarantee. This marked
the beginning of World War II, a battle that was felt in more places than just Eastern
Europe.

Some people believe that the moment Hitler set foot into Poland; it was the beginning of
the end for Hitler. By attacking Poland, Hitler forced Great Britain's hand and if
Chamberlain had attempted to run out on his promise to Poland and let Hitler get away with
it once again, his parliamentary position would be in jeopardy. As his campaign in Poland
began he could not have been conscious of the fact that, by taking on the British Empire,
he was not guaranteed that his brilliant and brief campaign, which he had become accustom
to would become involved and create global conflict.

Once Hitler gained control of Poland the other countries in Eastern Europe followed.
Romania feared Russia and surrendered economically to Hitler. With the alliance Romania
lost some land to Russia, Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina. They also lost
part of Translvania to Hungary through the Second Vienna Award. Although the loss of land
was harmful to Rumania, they drew closer to Germany, because it recognized that Britain
was powerless in Eastern Europe and Germany was the only country strong enough to protect
the rest of her land from Russia. Hitler was also prepared to aid Rumania due to his
interest in the Ploesti oil fields. Without these field Germany could no longer continue
the war.

All of the southeastern countries, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Hungary, and Rumania, were now
under Hitler's political and economical control. This was achieved at little cost for
Hitler, who would only have to station a few divisions in Bulgaria to protect the oil
fields. Everything seemed to be running smoothly for him until Mussolini decided to go on
the offensive in Greece.

Mussolini was poorly advised through his prime minister, Ciano, that the military campaign
in Greece would be a quick success. Germany was taken completely by surprise by Italy's
actions, which she totally disapproved. Hitler had to switch tracks at this time. He had
to postpone his final conflict of the war, Operation Barbosa, an attack on Russia and
concentrate on the Mediterranean.

Italy invaded Greece through Albania without a declaration of war. Without the knowledge
of guerrilla warfare, Italy found itself retreating back into Albania. Greece spoke of
liberation of Albania and at this point Hitler got worried. With the difficulties Italy
Continues for 5 more pages >>




  • 1984
    1984 George Orwell was not only a writer, but also an important political reformer. Orwell was born in India in 1903. He considered his family a "lower-middle class" family. He said this because his family was a part of the middle class, but had little money. His father worked for the British government and was able to be apart of the middle class without money. Orwell lived in Britain and went to boarding school there on scholarships. He was the poorest student among many wealthy children. Orwe
  • All Quiet on the Westren Front
    All Quiet on the Westren Front All Quiet on the Western Front – Chapter SummaryBy: Jesse CodyAll Quiet on the Western Front is an anti-war novel from the opening chapters. Many critics of the novel in the early days after the publication of the novel blamed Remarque for writing for shock value. They did not want to believe his novel represented the truth about World War I. In many ways, such people were like Paul\'s schoolmaster, Kantorek. They wanted to cling to classical, romantic notions of w
  • Juilus and Ethel Rosenberg
    Juilus and Ethel Rosenberg The outcome of the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Trial for espionage in 1951 and their subsequent execution in 1953 was directly related to the political climate at that time. The governments evidence against the Rosenbergs was not over whelming but due to a combination of fear and political pressure the guilty verdict was inevitable. Even though Julius did not deliver the secrets of the bomb to Moscow and nor did they cause the Korean war, as Judge Kaufman claimed, they
  • Gun control isn't about guns its about control. La
    no Gun control isn\'t about guns its about control. Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. This is the premise that a nationally known organization, the NRA stands behind. They believe that our forefathers inclu
  • 150 nazi
    150 nazi 1. Hitler demanded that the nation produce a "violently active, dominating, intrepid, brutal youth." What part did the schools play in carrying out that goal? The schools taught the students to live a military lifestyle. Everything was very structured. Everything they did, they did mechanically. The games they played as children were war type games. They exercised and marched and drilled and saluted. 2. Write a working definition of the word indoctrinate. How does it differ from the wor
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein Albert Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man\'s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein\'s General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what some have called, "The greatest single achievement
  • Alger Hiss
    Alger Hiss In August 1948, Whittaker Chambers, a former Communist appearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), charged that Alger Hiss, was a Communist spy. Chambers claimed that he and Hiss had belonged to the same espionage group and that Hiss had given him secret State Department documents. This group was a network of American spies recruited by the Soviet Union to collect useful information for Moscow. Alger Hiss was a Harvard-educated lawyer and a distinguished Washin
  • American Immigration
    American Immigration December 11, 2000 Immigration In the decades following the Civil War, the United States emerged as an industrial giant. Old industries expanded and many new ones, including petroleum refining, steel manufacturing, and electrical power, emerged. Railroads expanded significantly, bringing even remote parts of the country into a national market economy. America was the ideal place. In the late 1800s, people in many parts of the world decided to leave their homes and immigrate t
  • American Imperialism
    American Imperialism The United States became an imperialist nation at the end of the 19th century because Americans wanted to expand over seas with their belief in manifest destiny. The three factors that started American imperialism were political and military competition including the creation of a strong naval force, economic competition among industrial nations and a belief in the racial and cultural superiority of people of Anglo-Saxon decent. The Spanish American War marked the emergence
  • Americas involvement in world war 2
    Americas involvement in world war 2 America\'s involvement in World War Two When war broke out , there was no way the world could possibly know the severity of this guerre. Fortunately one country saw and understood that Germany and its allies would have to be stopped. America\'s Involvement in World War two not only contributed in the eventual downfall of the insane Adolph Hitler and his Third Reich, but also came at the precise time and moment. Had the united states entered the war any earlier
  • AMERICAS INVOLVEMENT IN WORLD WAR TWO
    AMERICAS INVOLVEMENT IN WORLD WAR TWO AMERICA’S INVOLVEMENT IN WORLD WAR TWO When war broke out, there was no way the world could possibly know the severity of this guerre. Fortunately one country saw and understood that Germany and its allies would have to be stopped. America’s Involvement in World War two not only contributed in the eventual downfall of the insane Adolph Hitler and his Third Reich, but also came at the precise time and moment. Had the United States entered the war any earlier
  • AMERICAS INVOLVEMENT IN WORLD WAR TWO 1
    AMERICAS INVOLVEMENT IN WORLD WAR TWO 1 AMERICA’S INVOLVEMENT IN WORLD WAR TWO When war broke out, there was no way the world could possibly know the severity of this guerre. Fortunately one country saw and understood that Germany and its allies would have to be stopped. America’s Involvement in World War two not only contributed in the eventual downfall of the insane Adolph Hitler and his Third Reich, but also came at the precise time and moment. Had the United States entered the war any earlie
  • Astor John Jacob
    Astor John Jacob John Jacob Astor lived through1763-1848. He was a fur trader, businessman, and real estate investor. Astor began life as one of twelve children of a poor German butcher and died the richest man in America. The making of a great fortune was the aim and purpose of Astor\'s life, and he accomplished it by dominating the American fur trade and investing his profits in the real estate of burgeoning New York City. Shortly before his death, Astor was asked if he would have done anythin
  • Atomic Bomb1
    Atomic Bomb1 Atomic Bomb The use of the atomic bombs on Japan was necessary for the revenge of the Americans. These bombs took years to make due to a problematic equation. The impact of the bombs killed hundreds of thousands of people and the radiation is still killing people today. People today still wonder why the bombs were dropped. If these bombs weren’t dropped on the Japanese the history of the world would have been changed forever. The Atomic bomb took 6 years to develop (1939-1945) for s
  • Battle of the Bulge
    Battle of the Bulge The Battle of the Bulge was an important fight because it was one that could have turned World War II around for the Germans. The Battle of the Bulge took place on December 16 1944. The Germans mobilized the last chance they had to win the war. The Germans wanted to cut the American forces in to two parts, because this way they could easily be destroyed. Hitler felt this was his last chance to win, because his forces were being pushed back and soon they would run out of the r
  • Bitter Rivals Henry Cabot Lodge and Woodrow Wilson
    Bitter Rivals Henry Cabot Lodge and Woodrow Wilson Bitter Rivals: Woodrow Wilson and Henry Cabot Lodge Political rivalries define American government. The dual-party system by nature sets up partisan rivalries between members of all three branches of our government – rivalries that have at times pushed our government to progress and at other times slowed it to a grinding halt. The contrasting backgrounds and resulting political ideologies of Woodrow Wilson and Henry Cabot Lodge created a modern
  • Causes of WW1
    Causes of WW1 The Causes of World War I What exactly were the causes of World War I? Sure, it sounds like a pretty simple question, but it’s most definitely not a simple answer! There was whole lot more to the start of the war than an Austrian prince being murdered in Serbia, as is what most people think was the whole cause of World War I. Besides, the effects of the war weren’t just concentrated to a “post-war era” lasting for a whole generation of Westerners. Nope! The effects of the war were
  • Cold war
    cold war Major Sources of Discord between the Bolsheviks and European States: 1917 to 1921 There were several major sources that created discord between the Bolsheviks and western states in Europe from 1917 to 1921. Conflicting ideologies that each attacked the very fabric of the other’s respective society led to the notion that capitalism and communism could not coexist. The attempts of both actors to hold control of their own political system and to expand their political ideas internationally
  • Cold war
    cold war Major Sources of Discord between the Bolsheviks and European States: 1917 to 1921 There were several major sources that created discord between the Bolsheviks and western states in Europe from 1917 to 1921. Conflicting ideologies that each attacked the very fabric of the other’s respective society led to the notion that capitalism and communism could not coexist. The attempts of both actors to hold control of their own political system and to expand their political ideas internationally
  • DDay Success or Disaster
    DDay Success or Disaster D-Day, Success or Disaster Twenty years after the end of the First World War a man named Adolph Hitler of Germany began a Second World War. On September 1, 1939 Germany invaded Poland, which had a treaty with France and England to protect them. The English, French and Polish were all unprepared to fight, and as a result were beaten terribly. By the next spring France had been totally taken by the Germans. While Germany and there allies, Italy, controlled all of the weste
  • DDay Thesis
    DDay Thesis D-Day, June 6 1944. Air-Power: Significant or not? A private who was aboard one of the first few gliders to reach Normandy expresses his feeling: "I experienced an interesting psychological change in the few minutes before and immediately after take off. As I had climbed aboard and strapped myself into my seat I felt tense, strange and extremely nervous. It was as if I was in a fantasy dream world and thought that at any moment I would wake up from this unreality and find that I was
  • Did america do enought to help the jews in the hol
    did america do enought to help the jews in the holocaust Did the Western World do enough for the Jews in th Description of this essay : Western Civilization - World War II Did the Western World do enough for the Jews in the Holocaust "When they came for the gypsies, I did not speak, for I am not a gypsy. When they came for the Jew Western Civilization - World War II Did the Western World do enough for the Jews in the Holocaust "When they came for the gypsies, I did not speak, for I am not a gyps
  • Education and Egalitarianism in America
    Education and Egalitarianism in America The American educator Horace Mann once said: "As an apple is not in any proper sense an apple until it is ripe, so a human being is not in any proper sense a human being until he is educated." Education is the process through which people endeavor to pass along to their children their hard-won wisdom and their aspirations for a better world. This process begins shortly after birth, as parents seek to train the infant to behave as their culture demands. The
  • FDRs Influence as president
    FDRs Influence as president Some have called him the best president yet. Others have even claimed that he was the world\'s most influential and successful leader of the twentieth century. Those claims can be backed up by the overwhelming support that he received from his citizens throughout his four terms in office. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt began a new era in American history by ending the Great Depression that the country had fallen into in 1929. His social reforms gave people a new
  • Great Depression1
    Great Depression1 The Great Depression was the worst economic decline ever in U.S. history. It began in late 1929 and lasted about a decade. Throughout the 1920’s, many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; the main causes were the unequal distribution of wealth and extensive stock market speculation. Money was distributed unequally between the rich and the middle-class, between industry and agriculture within the United States, and between the U.S. and Europe. This disproporti
  • Great Depression1
    Great Depression1 The Great Depression was the worst economic decline ever in U.S. history. It began in late 1929 and lasted about a decade. Throughout the 1920’s, many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; the main causes were the unequal distribution of wealth and extensive stock market speculation. Money was distributed unequally between the rich and the middle-class, between industry and agriculture within the United States, and between the U.S. and Europe. This disproporti
  • Great Depression3
    Great Depression3 Greg Squires The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S. history, and one which touched virtually all of the industrialized world. The Depression began in late 1929 and lasted for nearly a decade. Many factors played a role in bringing about the Depression; however, the main cause for the Great Depression was the combination of the greatly unequal distribution of wealth throughout the 1920\'s, and the extensive stock market speculation that took place during
  • History of labor in america
    history of labor in america The Industrial Revolution was dawning in the United States. At Lowell, Massachusetts, the construction of a big cotton mill began in 1821. It was the first of several that would be built there in the next 10 years. The machinery to spin and weave cotton into cloth would be driven by water power. All that the factory owners needed was a dependable supply of labor to tend the machines. As most jobs in cotton factories required neither great strength nor special skills,
  • Immigration
    Immigration American Immigration Policy Immigration has held a major role in shaping our country. Immigrants have provided many things such as customs, manufacturing, inventions, and entertainment. Many people today don\'t realize how greatly we have been affected by immigration. A survey was given to ten people. The survey contained a list of people who were all immigrants. When asked how many actually were, only one person got the question right. Old Immigration occurred between 1840-1890. Imm
  • JFK1
    JFK1 John Fitzgerald Kennedy was one of the most influential people in history. Many people adored him because of his intelligence and his way with people. On November 22, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was riding in Texas, in his car, when he was shot dead by Lee Harvey Oswald. Kennedy was a outstanding president, he also served time for his country. Kennedy was a very intelligent man, he His symbolic figure represented all the charm, vigor and optimism of youth as he led a nation into a new era
  • John F Kennedy Jr
    John F Kennedy Jr John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. He was the youngest president ever to be elected, the first Roman Catholic president, and the first president to be born in the 20th century. Although, he didn\'t get the chance to live out his term and possible another one, he impacted the entire world. No other president was so popular, especially with the young people. John F. Kennedy was born May 29th, 1917, child of Joseph P. and Rose Kennedy. John had ei
  • Lynchings in America
    Lynchings in America Recently, an L.A. Times article (dated 2/13/00) reviewed a new book entitled "Without Sanctuary", a collection of photographs from lynchings throughout America. During the course of the article, the author, Benjamin Schwarz, outlined some very interesting and disturbing facts related to this gruesome act of violence: Between 1882 and 1930, more than 3,000 people were lynched in the U.S., with approximately 80% of them taking place in the South. Though most people think only
  • Manhattan Project
    Manhattan Project Thesis: The research for the first Atomic bomb was done in the United States, by a group of the best scientists; this research was given the name of “The Manhattan Project”. On Monday July 16th, 1945, a countdown for the detonation of the first atomic bomb took place near Los Alamos, New Mexico. This atomic bomb testing would forever change the meaning of war. As the atomic bomb was detonated it sent shock-waves all over the world. There was endless research done on the bomb in
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain MARK TWAIN a.k.a. Samuel Langhorne Clemens "Mark Twain, which is a pseudonym for Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was born in 1835, and died in 1910. He was an american writer and humorist. Maybe one of the reasons Twain will be remembered is because his writings contained morals and positive views. Because Twain\'s writing is so descriptive, people look to his books for realistic interpretations of places, for his memorable characters, and his ability to describe his hatred for hypocrisy an
  • Mediviel Plagiue
    mediviel Plagiue The Medieval Holocaust was a terrible event for many people in communities of that time period. This was the greatest epidemic that ever happened. People could not figure out what caused the Plague. They started to look for someone to blame. They finally looked at the Jews and blamed them for poisoning the water. This led to devastating effects on the Jewish community with regards to the family and social status. This was the greatest epidemic of all time. The Plague was felt al
  • None Provided4
    None Provided4 World War Two was a terrible and destructive war. Although many dynamics led to the advent of World War Two, the catalyst of the Second World War was actually the aftermath of the First World War. The First World War\'s aftermath set the stage for the rise of Hitler. On Nov. 11, 1918, an armistice was signed by the German commanders in the railcar of the French commander, Ferdinand Foch, ending the actual combat of World War One. The debacle of the First World War, which killed be
  • None Provided8
    None Provided8 The Role of Technology in World War I By: Michael Cooper Technology made a huge impact in the fighting of World War I. Blimps dropped bombs, airplanes with propellers in the back radioed gun positions, aces battled in their biplanes, ground troops threw and shot grenades at each other, and heavy machine guns snapped off bullets at each other making a big difference in the course of the war. These tools of war can be divided into two major categories: air advances and ground improv
  • Normandy Invasion
    Normandy Invasion Introduction The Allied invasion of France on June 6, 1944 is variously known as D-Day, the Longest Day, Cross-Channel Attack, and probably some others as well. It was the largest single military operation of World War II. Hence, the Normandy beaches are a must stop if you get anywhere close to France. The 50th anniversary celebration in 1994 generated a lot of hype. The recent movie Saving Private Ryan rekindled that interest. However, the landing always held a special niche g
  • Nuclear Warfare
    Nuclear Warfare Nuclear Power Problems The effects caused by a nuclear power accident, on the scale of the April 26, 1986 Chernobyl accident, must override any inclination to side with advocates for nuclear power. Surely we have all heard the expression “I’m only human”. If we are indeed only human, and consequently prone to error, we could never perfectly manage and contain an energy as potentially destructive as that of nuclear power, without the possibility of a nuclear accident. Furthermore,
  • Rooselvelt
    Rooselvelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States. Roosevelt served longer than any other president. His unprecedented election to four terms in office will probably never be repeated; the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, passed after his death, denies the right of any person to be elected president more than twice. Roosevelt held office during two of the greatest crises ever faced by the United States: the Great De
  • Teddy Roosevelt
    Teddy Roosevelt Ascension To The White House As Governor of New York, Roosevelt would once again stand on his own and distance himself from the political bosses and machines that got him elected. The head of the Republican machine, Thomas Platt, had misgivings about making Roosevelt governor of New York because of Roosevelt\'s total independence and his reform nature. But in the gubernatorial race of 1898, with the bad press the Republican Party was receiving, there seemed to be no one else who
  • The Civil War
    The Civil War For minorities, as for other Americans, the Civil War was an opportunity to prove their valor and loyalty. Among the first mustered into the Union Army were a De Kalb regiment of German American clerks, the Garibakdi Guards made up of Italian Americans, a "Polish Legion," and hundreds of Irish American youths form Boston and New York. But in Ohio and Washington, D.C., African American volunteers were turned away from recruiting stations and told, "This is a white man\'s war." Some
  • The Civil War
    The Civil War For minorities, as for other Americans, the Civil War was an opportunity to prove their valor and loyalty. Among the first mustered into the Union Army were a De Kalb regiment of German American clerks, the Garibakdi Guards made up of Italian Americans, a "Polish Legion," and hundreds of Irish American youths form Boston and New York. But in Ohio and Washington, D.C., African American volunteers were turned away from recruiting stations and told, "This is a white man\'s war." Some
  • The Great Depresstion
    The Great Depresstion The Great Depression was the worst economic decline ever in U.S. history. It began in late 1929 and lasted about a decade. Throughout the 1920’s, many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; the main causes were the unequal distribution of wealth and extensive stock market speculation. Money was distributed unequally between the rich and the middle-class, between industry and agriculture within the United States, and between the U.S. and Europe. This disprop
  • The Marine Corps
    The Marine Corps The following was a submitted report for a U.S. History research paper assignment We fight our country\'s battles in the air, on land and sea. First to fight for right and freedom, and to keep our honor clean; We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine. Our flag\'s unfurled to every breeze from dawn to setting sun. We have fought in every clime and place, where we could take a gun. In the snow of far off northern lands and in sunny tropic scenes, You will find us al
  • The Nineteenth Century
    The Nineteenth Century The Nineteenth Century American The Nineteenth Century American was very different than the Twentieth Century American. They had different technology, food, laws, dress, customs, view of art and beauty, and family structure. They lived a lot differently than we do and they acted differently, also. They liked different things, and had different customs, also. They spoke English, but used different words and words had different meanings. The Nineteenth Century American ate m
  • Total War World War One
    Total War World War One “World War I: Total War” Europe since pre-Roman times has been marked by conflict. Warring tribes often did battle in small skirmishes and hand-to-hand combat. But as the civilizations grew and technology improved the battles became larger and much more intense. With the Industrial revolution, warfare would change forever. This can be best seen in World War One. The “war to end all wars” gradually escalated to a global conflict, dragging the super powers into a four year
  • Truman
    Truman Harry S. Truman. ”Early Life Harry S. Truman, the oldest of three children born to Martha Ellen Young Truman and John Anderson Truman, was born in his family’s small frame house in Lamar, Missouri, in 1884. Truman had no middle name; his parents apparently gave him the middle initial S. because two family relatives names started with that letter. When Truman was six years old, his family moved to Independence, Missouri, where he attended the Presbyterian Church Sunday school. There he met
  • William mckinley
    william mckinley William McKinley Twenty-Fifth President 1897-1901 Born: 1/29/1843 Birthplace: Niles, Ohio William McKinley was born in Niles, Ohio, on Jan. 29, 1843. He taught school, then served in the Civil War, rising from the ranks to become a major. McKinley opened a law office in Canton, Ohio, and in 1871 married Ida Saxton. Elected to Congress in 1876, he served there until 1891, except for 1883–85. His faithful advocacy of business interests culminated in the passage of the highly prote
  • World War 2
    World War 2 WORLD WAR II When war broke out, there was no way the world could possibly know the severity of this guerre. Fortunately one country saw and understood that Germany and its allies would have to be stopped. America’s Involvement in World War two not only contributed in the eventual downfall of the insane Adolph Hitler and his Third Reich, but also came at the precise time and moment. Had the United States entered the war any earlier the consequences might have been worse. Over the yea