AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY

AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY In the world today, the American military is known to be one of the most effective military forces, but this was not until the First World War. America did not wish to enter and join the First World War for various reasons primarily because it did not wish to interfere with European affairs. However, this was not the case and towards the end of the war, America joined the Allied forces to help fight the German on the basis of provocation. The First World War took place between 1914 and 1918 and mainly it was between the British and the French on one side and the Germany on the other side. At the time, America interests were not affected despite heavily relying on the British naval control of the Atlantic for economic gain. However, Germany continued threats and interference of the trade cost the world giant economy lots of money, but this was not enough reason to join the...
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American Military History

American Military History After the civil war, there was the need to spearhead reconstruction and preach unity between the union and the confederate states. As a result, the military was widely used in the attempt to reconstruct the fallen nation after suffering heavy casualties in terms of manpower and material. The north which had defeated the South in the civil war saw the need to use the military to control the expansionist settlers and Indians who wanted to retain their land and ways of life. After the war, the citizen militia had worked tirelessly in the west to control the Indians in a brutal manner which made it difficult to establish a sense of peace for all people and races.  The Indians were put in reserves in unproductive lands that were deemed prime for white settlement. These activities and actions were carried out in the hope that by controlling the Indians would help in Americanizing them. The main purpose of putting...
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American Military History-HY 2000

American Military History-HY 2000 The American civil war is one of the events that completely changed the American history forever.   The war took place between 1861 and 1865 and it is remembered as one of the wars that resulted in heavy casualties regarding materials and manpower in the form of soldiers. The war was between the northern states widely known as the Union, and the southern states are widely known as the Confederate States of America. Despite the fact that the Union won the war, they experienced as heavy casualties as the Confederate States (Allison, 2016).  The main reason as to why the union won the war is the fact that they used the extra manpower they had in the form of black community or the slaves to fight in the war. On the other hand, they southerners saw the Blackman as less a man and they did not use them until the later stages of the war, but this was no...
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US Military History

U.S. Military History Slide 2 The U.S. military is responsible for introducing a number of innovations and technological advances. The U.S. military introduced used of drones in modern warfare. The development of drones has undergone significant changes since the introduction of the first remote control system in the 1900s (Sharkey, 2011). During World War 1, the U.S. military gained interest in developing drone technology. Between 1910 and 1920, remote controlled aerial torpedoes were already in use. These torpedoes could fly to a specific target without returning, mostly to deliver bombs. During World War II, deployment of remotely controlled vehicles (RPVs) was common. In 1959, development of the first unmanned airplanes became successful. During the Vietnam War in 1960s, drone use became successful in combating enemies. The 1990s saw heavy investment in drone research by the U.S. Department of Defense. This led to development of drones that could conduct aerial attacks, provide imaging capabilities, and help in surveillance. Slide 3 The U.S, military is responsible...
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American Military History

  American Military History The article titled by Shea William provides a brief account on how the first militia emerged in the U.S. in 1600s. In early 1600s, the first militia emerged in Virginia to protect people from attacks conducted by native Indians (Shea, n.d). This militia comprised of employees from the Virginia Company of London, formed after the company’s management realized the need to protect the company’s interests from incursion threats at the time. Following the collapse of Virginia Company in 1624, notable changes occurred in the militia’s organizational framework; the assembly took up the role to organize colonists to protect their interests. Various challenges were experienced, mainly the lack of volunteers to take up the militia role. This was due to the fact that being in the militia was deemed as less rewarding, highly risky, and took the colonists time (the colonists were mainly tobacco farmers) (Shea, n.d). With time, the assembly was able to successfully organize a militia that...
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