J.E.B. Stuart

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  • Wade Hampton III: A Career As A Social Activist

    recognized “One observer of the general’s equestrian acumen noted that Hampton upon a horse looked like nothing so much as a centaur” and he was later reassigned to command a brigade of cavalry under General Stuart. “He would go on to play a prominent role in Confederate cavalry actions, including leading the pursuit of retreating Union forces after the Second Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) in August 1862.” Hampton was also involved in many other battles including Robert E. Lee’s invasion of Maryland, many small skirmishes before the Battle of Antietam took place, the capturing of Chambersburg in Pennsylvania, and the Battle of Fredericksburg all of which took place within the year of 1862. “In the early stages of the Gettysburg Campaign in 1863, Hampton led his unit in the Battle of Brandy Station, the largest cavalry engagement of the Civil War.” Hampton joined in on the controversial raiding campaign by General Stuart. In July of 1863, Hampton was involved in the Battle of Gettysburg and was stabbed by a saber multiple times and received a gunshot wound. He continued to climb his way through the ranks and was not promoted to Major General along with Fitz Lee, however, he was unable to return to battle till November in 1863 due to the wounds he received at Gettysburg. When Stuart died at the Battle of Yellow Tavern in May of 1864, Hampton took command of the Army of Northern Virginia cavalry corps. “During the Overland Campaign in June 1864, Hampton won a major victory at…

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  • The Weaknesses In The Battle Of Gettysburg

    cost them the victory. In this battle, both sides made frequent mistakes, yet the South’s faults were far more fatal. These faults were the cause of the south’s loss of the battle, and the consequences that followed. The first disastrous mistake made by the South, was their faith in Jeb Stuart. Longstreet and the other generals in the Confederate army relied heavily on Stuart to tell them the locations of the Union army. Stuart failed to send them any information about the Union location.…

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  • The Absolutist Rule Of Queen Elizabeth I

    Prior to the establishment of the Stuart dynasty, Queen Elizabeth I ruled from 1558 to 1603. Her rule was unique to her time period, as she ruled as a politique, separating the church and state, somewhat, to maintain, control, and grow her governance. Elizabeth utilized Parliament to ensure her hold on church leadership, while tolerating the practice of other religions, effectively subduing religious rebellions and constant changing that were popularizing in rules prior to hers, Edward VI…

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  • Similarities And Differences Between Aristotle And John Stuart Mill

    Aristotle and John Stuart Mill were two famous philosophers known for their studies in politics. Aristotle believes the best form of government is a polis, while Mill believes a more laid back structure is better. He believes the people should be ruled by the harm principles. Although they have very different ideas on how the people should be ruled, there are many similarities between the two. Aristotle was a great philosopher from the BC era. He had very strong views on how the…

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  • Freedom Of Speech In John Stuart Mill's On Liberty

    thought amongst society would deprive them of enrichment in knowledge. Mill believes freedom of speech should only be limited when harming others. In his famous corn dealer example (2002, pp. 46-47) he explains that individuals should be permitted to say as they wish without any restrictions as long as they do not harm others however, taking offence is understandable. Mill makes several assumptions regarding the ability of society to rationally understand the difference of harmful and offensive.…

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  • Free Speech: The Importance Of The Freedom Of Speech

    regulation decreases the voice of the minority and the availability to information, whereas those who believe that regulation is more beneficial to our society might say that some restrictions prevent emotional harm and aid us in a more truthful and accurate portrayal of information. Human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiabo, once noted “free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature, and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human…

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  • John Stuart Mill: The Pros And Cons Of Utilitarianism

    whether we are going to do what is morally right, or for the better for the greatest amount of people. Utilitarianism is the action that is best, which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers (100). This may be helpful for short term tasks and requirements, but in the long run always choosing the action that benefits everyone would ultimately hold people back. I will discuss both sides to utilitarianism, how it can be beneficially and harmful. In doing so, I will explore John…

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  • Importance Of Justice In 12 Angry Men

    The quality of life itself is based upon twelve individuals. Accordingly, quality is far more essential to life than quantity. As each individual has different perspectives of fairness, emotion and empathy contribute to the sense of fairness. On the other hand, logic is a diverse judgement of the rights and wrongs, the do’s and don'ts established by ethics and ethos. Second chances are possible, but not entitled. Ultimately, in court, the death penalty should serve as a sentence on certain…

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  • Hobbes And Locke: The State Of Nature In Political Society

    When studying social contract theory, Hobbes and Locke are must-reads. Indeed, the two philosophers are arguably the fore-founders of today’s democratic fabric. Now, despite their ideologies being somewhat in agreement on the origins of commonwealths, they certainly differ as to the reach and purpose of it. Locke’s critique of Hobbes pertains to the latter’s case for absolute monarchy. Locke notes that “absolute monarchs are but men,” as such, anyone governed by them will be subject to their…

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  • Examples Of Machismo In Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

    “In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story” (Cronkite). Machismo is a spectrum with various levels. There are both positive and negative sides to the gamut of machismo. In Chronicles of a Death Foretold, the narrator goes back to the town where Santiago is brutally murdered by the Vicario brothers, in search for truth about guilt or innocence. Bayardo San Roman, Angela’s ex-husband, returns Angela for losing her virginity before marriage. The Vicario brothers murder Santiago to…

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