The crusades were holy wars fought between christians in europe and muslims in the middle east between 1095 and 1291 although the main goal of the crusades was to take control of jerusalem away from the muslims, there were many reasons why european knights and others were willing to travel and fight a war in a foreign land. They were lied to by both sides and told fight for us (either american or english) and they would get there freedom and some land at the end of the conflict sad thing is they fell for it and neither side ever planned on keeping there word, they just wanted manpower. The motives for which they fought the reasons given for why civil war soldiers fought are abundant, but among the vast array of motives, only a few could be taken into careful consideration some argue that the main interest for both the north and south was political in nature, reasoning that if the government fell, so would the future and. Most wars are not fought for reasons of security or material interests, but instead reflect a nation’s ‘spirit’ most wars are not fought for reasons of security or material interests, but instead reflect a nation’s ‘spirit’ he finds that contrary to the expectations of most international relations theories, wars fought primarily.
So they, too, appealed to that model of 1776, and it was a powerful motive for union soldiers over and over again you find in their letters the argument that if we lose this war, if the confederacy succeeds, it will establish a fatal precedent that will destroy the united states. A common explanation is that the civil war was fought over the moral issue of slavery in fact, it was the economics of slavery and political control of that system that was central to the. Opium wars, two armed conflicts in china in the mid-19th century between the forces of western countries and of the qing dynasty, which ruled china from 1644 to 1911/12 the first opium war (1839–42) was fought between china and britain, and the second opium war (1856–60), also known as the.
The cherokees vs andrew jackson john ross and major ridge tried diplomatic and legal strategies to maintain autonomy, but the new president had other plans. They believed that england had fought the expensive war mostly to strengthen its empire and increase its wealth, not to benefit its american subjects also, parliament was elected by people living in england, and the colonists felt that lawmakers living in england could not understand the colonists' needs. What they fought for 1861 - 1865 this book was a good analysis of civil war soldiers’ diaries, and letters to their loved ones which explains what they were going through in their lives and what they fought for and risked their lives for in this conflict. The root cause of the american civil war is perhaps the most controversial topic in american history even before the war was over, scholars in the north and south began to analyze and interpret the reasons behind the bloodshed.
Kavanaugh nomination battle is fought with millions shedding the last vestiges of a high-minded issues debate in favor of more acidic attacks on character and motives and now they're. In 1994, james m mcpherson published a slender volume entitled what they fought for, 1861-1865, in which he concluded that political and ideological issues were important to civil war soldiers. They fought long and hard to stop the truth from being taught in states they controlled, but it’s out and this is a big reason why so many southerners vote against them 182 views simon holzman , i know almost nothing, and what little i do know is probably wrong.
They believed they had created a new nation, and, if they could fight off the yankees, they could keep it they fought because it was the biggest thing that had ever happened during their lives. John brown and his family fought on the anti-slavery side of bleeding kansas they were responsible for the pottawatomie massacre in which they killed five settlers who were pro-slavery they were responsible for the pottawatomie massacre in which they killed five settlers who were pro-slavery. They are celebrated as the original american patriots—the reluctant citizen-soldiers who won the revolutionary war when some 700 british regulars were ordered into the massachusetts countryside.
Slaves and free blacks fought for the continentals and for the british during the revolutionary war that they were manumitted and would be given land and self-government they had a better hope for freedom with the british than they had with americans among the reasons was that africa was close enough that the criminals transported. According to sheffield, the first world war began for two fundamental reasons: first, decision-makers in berlin and vienna chose to pursue a course that they hoped would bring about significant political advantages even if it brought about general war. The motives for which they fought some historians agree that the main interest for both the north and south was political in nature, arguing that if the government fell, so would the future and characteristics of both nations.
The civil war was not fought to end slavery it was fought to defend slavery the confusion stems from the failure to realize that the two sides in a war need not be fighting over the same issue. In the american revolution, gaining freedom was the strongest motive for black slaves who joined the patriot or british armies the free black may have been drafted or enlisted at his own volition additional motives for those who joined the rebel american forces could have been a desire for adventure, belief in the goals of the revolution, or the possibility of receiving a bounty. Why do soldiers fight throughout american history, soldiers have taken up arms, some to protect their country and democracy, others for different reasons.