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  • New Military Technology Essay

    the start of the Civil War, weapon technology had advanced greatly. Technological advancements like Eli Whitney’s interchangeable parts in 1797 helped in efficiently and quickly producing 10,000 muskets for the U.S. army using standardized parts and making them interchangeable. Before his invention muskets had been made by a single person without any standardized measurements making the manufacturing slow and time consuming. This was just one invention that would help in creating a platform for…

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  • Essay On Civil War Weapons

    without them many problems would have arisen. Crime would be everywhere on the streets and slavery would still exist. The Civil War shaped our country for the better, and made us the great nation that we are. Before the war, soldiers had used muskets to fight. However, the development of the rifle and the high spread of disease caused over 600,000 American casualties. That's more American deaths than WWI, WWII, Vietnam War, Korean War, and the Revolutionary War combined. Diseases like…

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  • Essay On Technology In Civil War

    How technology changed the American civil war The American civil war was a great event in American history. While the revolutionary war created the United States, the civil war determined what kind of nation it would be. The American civil war was caused by the issue of slavery. Beginning from the civil war, war was just fought in a whole new level. Not only in attacking stage but also in defensive stages. In the 1860s no tanks, radios, and airplanes excited but the American civil war is…

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  • Disadvantages Of Guerrilla Warfare

    (2) The sights of a musket are very inaccurate. Some musketeers have their weapons made by different gunsmiths but there was not one universal sight. All the sighs were different and most of the sights were off. (3) The butts of the guns were all different. The butt of a common man’s gun could be faulty due to the cheap parts used to make the gun. The cheap parts will cause the musket be to be less accurate. Linear warfare made the American soldiers looks less of a coward. If the American hid…

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  • Essay On The Black Bean Attack

    The black bean episode, or the black bean lottery, was the result of the Mier expedition. Alexander Somervell had led his militia to raid border towns, such as Guerrero and Laredo, and decided to quit due to the fear of a deadly clash with Mexican troops. Only 189 troops listened to his orders and went on the long journey back home. Over three hundred troops continued on their journey with their new leader, William S. Fisher. The Texans decided to cross the Rio Grande River and enter the town…

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  • Galileo Galilei: The Father Of Modern Science

    to orbit Jupiter instead of the Earth. He disproved the Aristotelian theory with many experiments. His most famous experiment being his law of motion experiment in which Galileo got a musket ball and a cannonball and launched them off of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Both balls landed close to the same time; the musket ball hit the ground a small portion of a second later due to air…

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  • Gun Restrictions Essay

    Restrictions and Requirements Should be placed on Firearms Projectile weapons that are capable of harming a mass of people in the matter of seconds should be kept out of the hand of the public for safety. Gun laws and restriction should be placed to limit the amount of guns in society. Limiting guns would decrease the crime rate, suicide rate and death toll in America. Restrictions and background checks should also be placed on people who are suicidal, mentally ill, and anyone with a criminal…

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  • Aztec Society Research Paper

    arrows, not bullets (Unsolved History, 2013). The Unsolved History group put the shield to the test, blasting it with a Spanish musket. With no hesitation, the bullet shot right through. When applying this to the Aztecan-Spanish conquest, Aztecan soldiers doubtlessly endured many fatalities from this scenario. However, as further attention transitions towards the musket, it is understood…

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  • Rise Of The West Essay

    This was alleviated with gun powder from trade in China. Gunpowder led to the musket a weapon although rudimentary by modern standards could be given to an average farmer and he could be deadly to even a well armored knight. Cannons could knock down even the most impressive castles and greatly increase the danger of facing a European ship. As Europe fought the world as it explored the weapons kept improving. Muskets became rifles and the war machine in Europe rolled…

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  • High Death Rates During The Civil War

    This was technology that hadn 't existed during previous wars. For instance, a new rifle developed in France was used by both sides during the war. The muskets that had been used previously took time to reload, and were inaccurate and worked poorly over long distances. These new rifles were much more accurate and deadly than the ungainly muskets that had been used in past wars. New types of cannons, which fired grapeshot and canister, made it possible to gun down entire rows of soldiers. Though…

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