Essays Tagged: "Gunpowder"

Facts about China

.8.)In the 5fh century AD the Chinese had calculated the value of pi more than 10 decimal places.9.)Gunpowder first blew up iun Alchemist's furnace around 800Ad and was quickly put to military use.10. ... /4 of all people are farmers.27.)China has the world's oldest civilization.28.)The Chinese invented gunpowder, paper, porcelain, and silk cloth.29.)About 94% of China's population belong to the Han na ...

(2 pages) 203 2 4.0 Jan/1994

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

How Guns Work

han large calibre cylinders of wrought iron or cast bronze, closed at one end and loaded by placing gunpowder and projectile in the muzzle, or open end.Nowadays firearms are a little more sophisticate ...

(4 pages) 115 1 4.1 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Discusses the world market from 1300 to 1700 and the first trading network between America and China

d honey, glassware, sugar, and textiles. The East (Asia) traded porcelain, paper, silk, spices, and gunpowder.Starting in 1405 the Chinese commenced expeditions exploring lands touched by the Indian O ...

(2 pages) 57 0 3.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Identify the various siege weapons used in medieval warfare. How were each employed in sieges?

olution of offensive weapons that transpired from a simple siege tower to ballista to the advent of gunpowder artillery--all to achieve the same final result: the fall of a besieged castle.The forerun ... 1453 the Turks brought no less than 2000 long ladders to storm Constantinople) (275-6).The last pre-gunpowder weapon discussed is the battering ram. Tried and true, the battering ram was strengthened ...

(4 pages) 56 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

A Study of Warfare in Europe Between 1300 and 1500

Since the introduction of gunpowder into Europe, it has gone on to dominate warfare into the twentieth century. With the devel ... some French arms inventories until the 1460s. This shows the gradual nature of the introduction of gunpowder artillery (perhaps caused by shortages of materials for the cannons or unwillingness to in ... asm for such a cumbersome battlefield weapon, field artillery developed little in the early days of gunpowder, and the large cannons which were used on battlefields tended to be immobile siege guns wh ...

(19 pages) 67 0 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Abortion: Choice or Life. Asks the question of whether abortion should be a choice or if life outweighs the choice for a woman to have an abortion.

imes would often try their own methods of abortion such as inserting pastes made of mashed ants and gunpowder into their wombs; pouring boiling water on their bellies; beating their bellies with stone ...

(3 pages) 417 3 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

American Revoluitions against the british in 1775-1783.

n's main street. Many minutes later the British arrived at concord where they destroyed weapons and gunpowder. There was one problem by the time the British had completed there task and headed back to ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Gun Control: There is no need for anymore Gun Control. Does Gun Control prevent crimes?Did Gun Control ever prevent crime?

and power struggles. Who is to say that the gun is responsible for this fault of the human species? Gunpowder wasn't invented until thousands of years after the first man/woman. The bottom line is the ...

(3 pages) 465 0 4.6 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Common question about Early American History.

"tacking", enabled the vessel to sail against the wind, making ships more maneuverable and stable. Gunpowder was the last invention that the Europeans needed to go conquer the New World. Gun powder w ...

(24 pages) 354 1 4.3 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

African Resistance.

though they weren't fit for a long-term war because eventually they ran outof resources of food and gunpowder, unlike the European forces who were suited for long term battles.Samori was not the only ...

(3 pages) 44 1 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Why did the Americans win the War of Independence?

tant in their victory. In 1776 France extended a secret loan to the colonies and supplied them with gunpowder. These loans of gunpowder were extremely important in enabling the patriots to defeat Brit ...

(10 pages) 104 0 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Gun Control

and power struggles. Who is to say that the gun is responsible for this fault of the human species? Gunpowder wasn't invented until thousands of years after the first man/woman.The bottom line is the ...

(3 pages) 51 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

The Middle Passage

rt voyage. The first leg of voyage carried a cargo that includes iron, cloth, brandy, firearms, and gunpowder. Upon landing on Africa's coast the cargo was exchanged for Africans. Fully loaded with it ...

(4 pages) 46 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The battle of lexington

ir ammunition at Concord and in other places in the colony as well. They were also storing cannons, gunpowder, and other military supplies. General Gage was the governor of Boston at the time. He was ... e not random people. They were people you may have known and cared for.There were shots everywhere. Gunpowder was still in the air, but you could clearly see who won this battle. It was the nin ...

(3 pages) 30 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Creative writing: Additional Chapter of Novel 'Catch 22' by Joseph Heller

secrets? Oh no! That means he'll soon find out about that time when I poured barrels and barrels of gunpowder into Colonel Korn's soup as a practical joke. Too bad Colonel Korn didn't feel like soup t ... day... that poor soldier that did though, who would of thought that he had an allergic reaction to gunpowder that caused that man to have symptoms up to and including death? I can't let Scheisskopf k ...

(7 pages) 19 0 3.5 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

"Hunting Nature" This is a really well written Descriptive/Narrative essay from my English 101 class that meets a required 800 words.

e powerful recoil of the rifle into my shoulder, the roaring thunderous "Boom!" the stench of burnt gunpowder amidst in the air, and the life of the buck gone with the wind as it lay motionless on the ...

(3 pages) 68 0 4.2 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays


TREBUCHET REPORTBefore gunpowder and bullets were invented, the trebuchet was the artillery machine that armies chose to fi ...

(5 pages) 22 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Gun Control.

ges a shot, shells, or bullets from a straight tube by a spark-producing mechanism that ignites the gunpowder." Although there are several different kind of guns, they all work in the same way."(Gun, ...

(3 pages) 27 1 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Compare and Contrast- Absolute and Parliamentary Monarchy.

ncils remained strong.Kings would blow up the castles of nobles who disagreed with him, a sign that gunpowder was undermining the military basis by which feudalism was supported. A growing bureaucracy ...

(2 pages) 42 1 3.5 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Why did World War I break out in 1914?

lliances. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand was only the "spark" which set off the "barrel of gunpowder". The four causes had created so much tension in Europe that it only needed one event to t ... except the last one. That started the fighting. So, the start of the war was just like a barrel of gunpowder. Gradually the barrel was built and filled with explosive. One small event was "like light ...

(2 pages) 40 0 2.7 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I