Essays Tagged: "Navy"

Comparison of ancient Rome and Greece

t the arch to much use.The Greeks gave us one of the first forms of democracy, and a well developed navy. Athens, one of the most powerful city-states in Greece had a form of government called a direc ... re the citizens directly interact with government affairs. The other legacy of the Greeks was their Navy. The navy was mostly utilized by Athens in their struggle against Sparta. It served as a useful ...

(1 pages) 143 0 2.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born at Landport, in Portsea, on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerkin the Navy Pay-Office, and was temporarily on duty in the neighborhood when Charles wasborn. His name was ...

(4 pages) 78 0 4.0 May/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Literay Critisim

ly was in the lower division of the middle class. Charles Dickens' father, John, was a clerk at the Navy Pay Office in Portsmouth. Dickens's mother was very affectionate and rather foolish in practica ...

(9 pages) 88 0 4.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Willie Keith in Herman Wouk's "The Caine Mutiny "

it takes an event in one's life to change a person. In Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny, it took the navy to change the life of Willie Keith.Before Willie joined the navy he was living the easy life. H ... 't really care, so long as fifty-dollar bills flowed from his mother.' That was his life before the navy. In the navy, all of that changed.Once in the navy he learned that he couldn't really rely on h ...

(3 pages) 77 0 3.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Report on the life of Charles Dickens

of John Dickens and Elizabeth Barrow. JohnDickens was a minor government official who worked in the Navy Pay Office. Throughhis work there, he met Elizabeth and eventually married her. By 1821, when C ...

(4 pages) 86 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

The Ups and Downs of the east India Comany

cally. One of the most important elements of this expansion, is that English merchants, had a great navy backing them up on their voyages. So along with the navy controlling newer lands, the merchants ...

(3 pages) 63 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The trial of Billy Mitchell

two-hundred and twenty-four point five miles per hour. He went on trial for speaking out about the Navy.Mitchell promised Congress, and the rest of the world, as well as the Army that him and all of ... est friends in the tragic flight of the Shenandoah over the mountains. Billy Mitchell said that the Navy had no business flying over the mountains. He was right he said that "the Navy should be out ov ...

(3 pages) 37 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

Essay about Revolutionary War.

wining the Revolutionary war were very slim, almost none. England was a world power, with the best navy at that time, the government was strong and it had an enormous number of soldiers. On the other ... t just the major cities. They could also attack anywhere along the coasts, because Americans had no navy until the Battle of Saratoga. This battle was a turning point of the war. But before the Battle ...

(3 pages) 107 0 4.4 Oct/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

British history

turning into a European powerhouse was their rule over the waters. The English were building their navy into their first line of defense in case of major battles or defense of their homeland. All bat ... ense in case of major battles or defense of their homeland. All battles were not victorious but the navy improved through trial and error. Henry VIII felt it was a necessity to possess a strong presen ...

(13 pages) 80 0 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This is a position paper on General "Billy" Mitchell. It is done in the format specified in the "Tongue and Quill", a military book of standards on writing.

esfollowing World War I. Even though he knew that his viewswould be greatly opposed, views that the Navy was obsolete,the Army was not fully effective without an "air force",and that the air service w ... offensive force equal tothe other services, he presented his opinions to congress.He challenged the Navy and proved the effectiveness of airpower by sinking Navy battleships. The General's defianceand ...

(1 pages) 38 0 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Life In America from 1812-1900 8 1/4 pages

amage on American shipping, but Britain was more offended, one reason was because with the greatest navy it was more effective and the other reson because Americans were very lets just say thin-skinne ...

(6 pages) 140 1 3.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A review of "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding

o a rich family, and he devoted his studies to literature. When World War II started, he joined the navy. Golding himself admits that his experience in the navy made Golding lose his belief in the nat ... ief in the natural innocence of humanity, even in the innocence in children. His experiences in the navy inspired him to write his most famous book, Lord of the Flies.Lord of the Flies is interesting ...

(3 pages) 51 0 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

John F. Kennedy, biography of his life.

rvard in 1940. About this time World War II was in full swing and after graduating John entered the Navy. He retired from the Navy after his transport boat was sunk by a Japanese cruiser. Even though ... s whole address was devoted to international affairs, probably because of the years he spent in the Navy and in World War II. In this address the famous quote, "Ask not what your country can do for yo ...

(4 pages) 121 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Politicians

List and explain 3 causes to the Great War?

that having a large military force gave them strong power. The British had the best and the biggest navy, but became threatened when Germany began building more and better ships. Germany was also susp ...

(1 pages) 45 0 4.0 Apr/2003

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


as blown up. On that boat, 327of our sailors were killed in the explosion. With this explosion, the navy used it by having a slogan ,"Remember the Maine," to get volunteers into the navy to help fight ... ch to a fort. This battle, which is refereed to as a death march.Another big victory was won by are navy. This victory was when our navy destroyed all the Spanish ships that were trying to escape. In ...

(4 pages) 127 4 3.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Bill Cosby, the biography of the comedian.

y family, of which they moved into a cheaper apartment. After few years, Bill's father left for the Navy. At first, he sent paychecks home, but gradually it stopped and he was gone for good. Bill, now ... best comedians.At the age of nineteen, Bill escaped the tough city streets of Philly and joined the navy before finishing high school. During his four years of service he worked relentlessly to get a ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

This essay is about Admiral Fisher from ww1. We had to write a biography on an influencial figure from that time

Admiral Fisher1841-1920Fisher entered the Navy at age of 13. He was a Midshipman in the Crimean War and in China which was 1859-60, where he t ... oes for five years and was appointed to the Admiralty board as Third Sea Lord and Controller of the navy in 1892 where he was responsible for the material efficiency of the fleet. He was knighted in 1 ... dministration of dockyards, ship construction, the development of submarines, the conversion of the navy's ships from the use of coal to that of oil, and weapon development. To compete with the rapid ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.4 Nov/2003

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

The United States Constitution: A synopsis of it's positives and negatives.

t, problems arose concerning currency, different exchange rates, and a lack of an effective army or navy outside independent state militias. The founders of the Articles were not blind to these predic ...

(2 pages) 79 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The punic wars.

up with a plan that might be able to fight off the Carthage fleet. After building their first large navy, the Romans defeated a Carthaginian fleet off the Sicilian port of Mylae in 260 B.C, but failed ...

(3 pages) 47 1 2.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The War of 1812.

young and untested by war. Its army consisted of little more than six thousand regular troops. Its navy amounted to sixteen vessels of various sizes. Quite simply, its military capability was as low ... been in over a decade. That the United States chose this time to declare war on a nation that had a navy of six hundred ships and an army of over a quarter of a million men caught many by surprise.The ...

(4 pages) 64 1 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers