Chester W. Nimitz

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  • Sinking Of The Uss Indianapolis Essay

    setting sail so soon.On Sunday July 15, the Indianapolis set sail from Mare Island to Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. On July 16, the Indianapolis sailed from Hunters Point then to Tinian. During this time, Captain McVay was given an order and it reads like this: DATE: 26th July 1946 “FROM: CINCPAC Adv Hq TO: Indianapolis ‘Upon completion unloading Tinian report to Port Director for routing to Guam where disembark Com. 5th Fleet personnel X Completion report to PD Guam for onward routing to Leyte where on arrival report CTG 95 by dispatch for duty X CTG 95.7 directed arrange 10 days training for Indianapolis in Leyte Area.’” CINCPAC stood for Commander and Chief, Pacific. This was the post that was held by the Four Star Fleet Admiral Chester W Nimitz and his headquarters were in Hawaii but his advanced headquarters were Guam. A major part of that message that was sent to Captain McVay was this: “Commanding Officers are at all times responsible for the safe navigation of their ships. They may depart from prescribed routing when in their judgment, weather, currents or other navigational hazards jeopardize the safety of the ship. They will return to the prescribed route as soon as safety permits. Zigzag at discretion of Commanding Officer.” The phrase of Zig Zag at discretion of commanding officer meant the captain McVay had the authority to tell the crew when and when not to zigzag, so he felt that it was for the safety that they had a zigzag then they would do that.…

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  • Spanish American War At Sea Analysis

    Pacific Fleet, attained all of this information from Rochefort, he was now faced with America’s technological dilemma. The submarines were poorly designed and were armed with malfunctioning torpedoes. In addition, Nimitz had a small number of cruisers and destroyers in comparison to the Japanese. Furthermore, he lacked battleships and only had three carriers, which included the damaged Yorktown (Symonds. 208-209). Given the circumstances, it would be custom to remain defensive in battle until…

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  • Military Essay: The Importance Of Justice

    At times, the military is required to bring justice to its members, involving the established Uniform Code of Military Justice, a doctrine that serves as the United State’s military law. On the other hand, the military can be called up for outward justice, whether that is liberating Nazi concentration camps or killing Osama Bin Laden. In either circumstance, justice is achieved in doing what is right, whether legally or morally. When justice is required as a means of peace, it is again a…

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  • James A. Garfield's Presidency

    James A. Garfield: One of the Lost Presidents of the United States Not every president served an exact four or eight year presidential term. For example, Grover Cleveland served two consecutive four year terms. Franklin D. Roosevelt served three four year terms and died during the beginning of his fourth. William Henry Harrison only served a month. “James A. Garfield only served 200 days” (Freidel and Sidey).” That means that Garfield’s term was only about six months long. And yet, not every…

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  • John Sherman American Dream

    man fortunate enough to receive one of the high-paying jobs had been expected to… show unwavering loyalty to Conkling” (40). By this point, it was Conkling’s status that gave him the power to control the world around him. People did not need to obey him, but felt obligated to do so, because of his wealth and reputation. Another example is Winfield Scott Hancock, the Democratic nominee, who had a powerful socioeconomic status as a war hero, allowing him to rise quickly in the world of politics.…

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  • Chester Alan Arthur Accomplishments

    Chester Alan Arthur became the 21st President of the United States in 1881 and served a four-year term up until 1885. Arthur’s presidency is often overlooked and his reputation was neither good nor bad. Although he was an accidental president and in a time of distrust in the political system, Arthur surpassed expectations when he calmed the nation and helped end the corrupt political system that brought him to power. Chester Arthur was born on October 5, 1829 in Fairfield, Vermont to…

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  • President James Giteau's Spoils System

    Unfortunately, it took the tragedy of the assassination of a president to realize there was an issue in government with the current system of fulfilment of government jobs. It shed light on the fact that there was unrest over those who got selected for the position. Once President Arthur was inaugurated, he began to pass laws to solve the issue starting with the Pendleton Civil Service Act. Twelve O’Clock, September 20 1881. Garfield's successor, President Chester A. Arthur, is sworn into…

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  • Symbolism In The Stranger, By Albert Camus

    In Albert Camus’ novel, “The Stranger”, the absurdist themes of the meaninglessness of human life, living in the moment, irrationality, and lack of conformity to the values of society are best exemplified through the relationships that the protagonist, Meursault, has with those around him. Camus’ characterisation of his anti-hero makes us question the way we must fit into other people’s expectations of our own behaviour, thus forcing us to lie in order to find a secure place within society.…

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  • Analytical Essay: James Garfield's Life And Death

    In both life and death, James Garfield was a groundbreaking personality. He gained the nomination for presidency by popular vote despite not officially being in the running, and he was awarded the presidency against the democratic nominee using the same unexpected means. His popular character attracted the likes of both those who wished to work with him, and those who wished to harm him besides his down-to-earth way of handling the presidency of the United States of America. On September 19th,…

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  • Poverty In Chester County

    Although Chester County may be the highest income county in Pennsylvania and ranked the 21st highest in the nation; we still suffer greatly from food insecure families and insufficient means to live by.1 In just this county alone we are seeing an assortment in our annual income from 63% of Coatesville residents earning less than $50,000 a year, to Charlestown, where over 90% of their residents are earning over $50,000 a year. With a population of nearly five-hundred-thousand individuals, nearly…

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