• Ulysses S Grant Maj Gen
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    ULYSSES S. GRANT " Grant: a biography' by William S. McFeely. Published by: Norton, Ww Copyright 1981 Ulysses Simpson Grant, (1822-1885), American general and 18 th President of the United States. Grant, the most capable of the Union generals during the Civil War, was a master strategist. He won the first major Union victories. President Abraham Lincoln staunchly defended him against critics and promoted him to command all Union forces. Grant accepted Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomatto...
  • History Atomic Bomb Essay
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    In early August 1945 atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These two bombs quickly yielded the surrender of Japan and the end of American involvement in World War II. By 1946 the two bombs caused the death of perhaps as many as 240, 000 Japanese citizens 1. The popular, or traditional, view that dominated the 1950 s and 60 s put forth by President Harry Truman and Secretary of War Henry Stimson was that the dropping of the bomb was a diplomatic maneuver aime...
  • Japanese Internment Secretary Of War
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    ... has added weight to the contention of the enemy that... this nation preaches democracy and practices racial discrimination" (quoted in Yancey, 2001: 74-75). On December 17, 1944, Roosevelt listened while the head of the Western Defense Command made the announcement, "Whereas, The present military situation makes possible... the termination of the system of mass exclusion of persons of Japanese ancestry... I H. C. Pratt, Major General, U. S. Army, by virtue of the authority vested in me as....
  • Japanese Internment Secretary Of War
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    The decision to imprison Japanese Americans was a popular one in 1942. It was supported not only by the government, but it was also called for by the press and the people. In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, Japan was the enemy. Many Americans believed that people of Japanese Ancestry were potential spies and saboteurs, intent on helping their mother country to win World War II. "The Japanese race is an enemy race," General John DeWitt, head of the Western De...
  • San Francisco Russia War One
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    Conquest The day they landed was the most horrible day I have ever been forced to live through. The Soviet Union had begun to regroup. It was not immediately joined by the smaller and weaker nations that made up the northwestern region of the union. The independent nations of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithia would not follow under communist rule again; they were willing to die for their freedom. The. S. S. R was unable to persuade the remaining components to rejoin them in their conquest and they we...
  • Andrew Johnson A Short Analysis
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    President Andrew Johnson lifted himself out of extreme poverty to become President of the United States. He was a man with little education who climbed the political ladder and held many different high offices. As a strict constitutionalist, Johnson believed in limiting the powers of the federal government. President Johnson was one of the most bellicose Presidents who "fought" Congress, critics, and many others. President Andrew Johnson faced numerous problems post-Civil War Era including recon...