The United States has been builting up it's military power since the beginning of the nation. Till World War I started in August 1914. At first, the United States wanted to remain neutral. But in 1917, a German supmarine sunk American carrier as it was entering England. Many American lives were lost that day, causing an anger to every American's heart. The U.S. government ordered a small mobilization. The United States entered the full scale war when German supply ships tried to enter the San Juan Bay in Puerto Rico. On April 6, 1917, Lt. Teofilo Maexuach, the offier of the Porto Rico Regiment in that day, ordered open fire on the German ships. The United States decleared war that day and entered the World War I. The United States Amry entered the already weakening Germany, and advanced fast. The War was over with in a year, by the surender of the new German government on November 11, 1918.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The American civil war was the war between the Southern states and Northern states of America. The started when Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States in 1860. He main campaigned was to end slavery in the Southern states, which against many people in the Southern states' will. The war broke out when the South or Confederate States of America(the Confederacy), led by Jefferson Davis, started the attack at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Lincoln responded by volunteering an army from all free states. This army was called the Union. One of the most famous battles was the battle of Gettysburg, when Confederate commander Robert E. Lee won battles in the east but he had to stopped the advance because the defeat in this battle field. But after the Union gained control of the Mississippi River, the war seemed to end easily in the favored of the Northern side. The American Civil War was the deadliest war in American history. More than 620,000 American soldiers had died. But this war was one of the reason why the United States are the superpower today.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
The American Revolutionary War, also known as The American War of Independence occured between 1775 to 1783. This war began when the Americans in all thirteen colonies were tired of the English rules. They started shooting at Lexington and Concord in 1775. The colonies appointed George Washington to be the commander-in-chief to lead the Colonial Army. The British Royal Navy were able to captured all the Colonial coastal cities easily. The Colonial army were lack of experience in that time, because most of there soldiers were malitia--an untrained soldier mostly farmer. With the aid from the French, the colonial army won the battle in Chesapeake. That victory led to the surrender of the British in Yorktown and the turnning point of the war. And in 1783, the British signed the Treaty of Paris, which is the symbol of the independence of the United States.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
America is known by the European as "The New Land" after being discovered by Christopher Columbus in the year 1493. During that time, many Europeans were tired of the religion and Monarchy, so many of them wished to leave "the Old World"--the European countries. But the Europeans were not the first people who entered America, the Native Americans or "the Red Indians" have been living in America many generations before the arrival of the Europeans. So, the war began between the natives and the European army. The indian's arrows and axes cannot best the advance technologies and European gunpowder. After signing the peace treaty, they decided to share the land together. The Indians agreed to leave in the resticted area, while the Europeans started setting their colonies. The first thirteen colonies were Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont Kentucky, Tennessee, Maine, and West Virginia. So, that was the beginning of the United States.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I want to do this project on the U.S. history, but before I get started, I want to tell the reason why I choose to write about the U.S. history. The first reason would be the greatness of this country. I interested in how the United States became so powerful and rich but has only two hundred years of history, which consider to be very young country compare to others world leading countries. Second, Since the United states are very powerful country nowaday, I believe that it would be great idea to study about this country. And the last reason is my personal reason, because I had a chance to go and study in the United States for a year in the exchange student program three years ago and I just love everything there. So, these are my reasons to do this project on the U.S. history and I hope that you will like it. And I promise to do my best to give the right infomation but if I have a wrong intel, please forgive me at this point. Thank you.