Battle Of New Orleans Essay

1215 words - 5 pages

INTRODUCTION: (2 Min.) 1. GAIN ATTENTION: In December of 1814, 11,000 to 14,450 of Great Britain's finest troops were lead to destroy a much smaller force of 3,500 to 5,000 United States troops. This was part of the War of 1812 that was fought from June 1812 to the spring of 1815. The War of 1812 was considered a second war for independence with its high point being the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815. Under the command of General Andrew Jackson the Marines soundly defeated British forces that were attacking the city of New Orleans. The British lost approximately 2,000 men while American losses were less 100. Thereafter, Great Britain finally recognized the United States as an independent nation with the power to defend itself.2. OVERVIEW: The purpose of this period of instruction is to familiarize the student with the basic history of the significance on the Battle of New Orleans. To do this we will cover and discuss the actions that lead to the Battle of New Orleans, military strategies and finally the outcome. This period of instruction is in relation to Marine Corps history.3. INTRODUCE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: a. TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Without the aid of notes and in accordance with the United States Marine Corps-Battle Drill Guide book 1, describe the Battle of New Orleans.b. ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Without the aid of notes and in accordance with the reference: (1) State why the Battle of New Orleans took place. (CPLX1.1a) (2) State the military strategies of enemy and friendly forces. (CPLX1.1b) (3) State the outcome of the Battle of New Orleans. (CPLX1.1c) 4. METHOD/MEDIA: I will present this material using the lecture method, with the aid of placards.5. EVALUATION: There will not be a post test after this period of instruction.TRANSITION: If there are no questions on the learning objectives, the method I will use to present this period of instruction or the way in which you will be evaluated, let's take a look at when and where the Battle of New Orleans took place BODY: (5 Min.) 1. WHY THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TOOK PLACE: (CPLX1.1a) a. (ON PLACARD #1 MAJOR GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON) On January 8, 1815 the Battle of New Orleans took place on the battle ground of Chalmette where a diverse force of marines, sailors, and militia including indians and African American defeated Britians finest white and black troops from Europe and the West Indies. (OFF PLACARD #1) b. The Battle of New Orleans was just one of the many battles that took place as a result of the War of 1812. In late 1814 New Orleans was home to a population of French, Spanish, African, Anglo and Creole peoples dedicated to pursuing economic opportunism and the joys of life. It also occupied a strategic place on the map. Located just 100 miles upstream from the mouth of the Mississippi River, the Crescent City offered a tempting prize to a British military still buoyant over the burning of Washington, D.C. To capture the city, Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane fitted...

Find Another Essay On Battle of new orleans

The History and Culture of New Orleans

1228 words - 5 pages Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville Founded them isolated port in New Orleans, the capital of Louisiana in 1718. The original name was “Nouvelle Orleans” before it became known as it is today as New Orleans. New Orleans is in a desirable and challenging location for a city. The place known as the melting pot of a port town is situated between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. The French Quarter is the land between the Mississippi

Effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans

1054 words - 5 pages August 29, 2005 was one of the darkest days for the residents of the State of Louisiana. Katrina, a category 3 hurricane, ripped through New Orleans and the surrounding areas causing catastrophic loss of life and property. The federal government’s disaster response team, which was formed in 1978, titled the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (commonly referred to as FEMA) responded to the needs of the survivors. Unfortunately the Bush

Corruption in New Orleans Law & Order System in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

2060 words - 9 pages Hurricane Katrina Among the many awful side effects of major natural disasters corruption in the basic systems residents in the United States rely on is probably the most frustrating and infuriating. In the case of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 this common side effect was the most evident in New Orleans, Louisiana. From police officers to the court systems in New Orleans Hurricane Katrina caused travesties of justice throughout the city affecting

New Guinea During the Battle of the Pacific -It's the military involvement during the war in New Guinea

1222 words - 5 pages Tomitaro landed at Buna on the northeastern cost, directly across the Owen Stanley Range of mountains from Port Moresby. The battle of the Coral Sea and the fight at Guadalcanal ended the Japanese drive across the Southwest Pacific, but the Japanese troops still controlled the northern half of New Guinea. General Douglas MacArthur had to defeat the enemy forces in New Guinea and eliminate the Japanese sea and air forces at Rabaul, New Britain was

The War of 1812

896 words - 4 pages to write the lyrics for a very famous song. That song, the "Star-Spangled Banner," later became the national anthem for the United States.Last but not least, the battle of New Orleans was very important. The British orders to attack New Orleans were given weeks before the two countries had signed the Treaty of Ghent. However, the moment that Pakenham took command, the treaty had been signed. None of the soldiers knew that the war had ended for

Hurricane Katrina and the Collapse of the Levees

1040 words - 5 pages Hurricane Katrina was one of the most interesting and deadly hurricane to ever hit the United States. This hurricane devastated New Orleans and all of its inhabitants. This hurricane was especially devastating as New Orleans is 13 feet(3.9624 metres) below sea level. The government wasn’t prepared for the damage of New Orleans, and neither were the Levees. The Levee crash was one of the major causes of the flooding in New Orleans. The deaths

A City At Bay

986 words - 4 pages A City at Bay A category 5 Hurricane, Katrina, devastated New Orleans on August 29th 2005. Katrina brought high winds and heavy rain; also massive floodwaters after the outdated and unsafe levees were breached. Hurricane Katrina caused a significant amount of damage in New Orleans and a number of lives were lost, some of which could have been prevented. Downed telecommunications, as well as poor pre-preparations, had a major role in the

New Orleans Experience

863 words - 3 pages The Wonderful City of New Orleans. Many people dream of a place where they can go and find peace. Many people desire a place to go where they can fulfill are there desires. Many people yearn for a place to go where they can carry out there wildest dreams. I have found my place to encompass all of these feelings. My place of escape was New Orleans, Louisiana. Since Hurricane Katrina devastated the country with its monstrous winds. New Orleans

Cause of Destruction and Plans to Rebuild after Katrina

3002 words - 12 pages , Craig E. “Conspiracy of the Levees: the Latest Battle of New Orleans.” WorldWatch (2006): 8-13. InfoTrac Onefile. Thompson Gale. Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile 26 Oct. 2006. Keyword: New Orleans. Fischetti, Mark. “Protecting New Orleans.” Scientific American 294 (2006). Military and Government Collection. EBSCO. Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile. 26 Oct. 2006. Keyword: New Orleans. Galle, Julie. “Vulnerable Cities.” The Weather Channel (2006

Joan of Arc's Effect on the Hundred Years' War

1356 words - 5 pages The Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453) consisted of numerous small raids between local armies in which the French suffered many losses. Two of these losses included the battles at Crecy and Poitiers. However, over time, the French rebounded after the victory at the battle in Orleans in 1429, which was led by 17-year old French peasant, Joan of Arc. Before going into battle, Joan sent a letter to the English demanding that they leave France. Joan’s

Book Review For Hair's Carnival Of Fury

911 words - 4 pages ' murder of two police officers, and afterward sought refuge at 1208 Saratoga St. The next chapter consists of white rioters beating and murdering innocent people in search of Charles. Finally, the remaining chapters dealt with Charles' ultimate gun battle between he and the whites of New Orleans, and the implications that arose after Charles was killed. Hair states that "If Robert Charles had remained all his life in that remote

Similar Essays

Battle Of New Orleans Essay

1762 words - 7 pages at America and setting Washington D.C. ablaze in the summer of 1814. By the time the battle of New Orleans takes place in January of 1815, the Treaty of Ghent had already been signed signaling the official end to the war, however, the speed of trans-Atlantic communication proved too slow to prevent this last battle in the War of 1812. The battle of New Orleans has Major General Andrew Jackson lead U.S. Army regulars, New Orleans citizens, and

The Battle Of New Orleans Essay

759 words - 3 pages The Battle of New Orleans; Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory. By Robert Remini. (New York: Penguin Books, 1999. viii, 345 pp. Bibliographical references, maps, illustrations index.) "The purpose of this book is an attempt to recount one extraordinary event in the nation's past that produced not only a stupendous military victory that helped define the country but a towering hero who became a symbol of what was best in American

The Battle Of New Orleans: Jimmie Driftwood

1110 words - 4 pages Throughout history courageous, unselfish, sacrificial acts have described ‘heroes’ as unique individuals that served their communities above and beyond the norm. Song lyrics from the 1930s to 1970s have praised and denounced heroic actions found in songs by Jimmie Driftwood, The Battle of New Orleans (1936), and Mitch Murray and Peter Callander’s, Billy Don’t Be A Hero (1974) along with songs like John Henry (1870), John Brown’s Body (1861

The Battle Of New Orleans' Relevance To Today's Army

1078 words - 5 pages This paper will provide information on The Battle of New Orleans and its relevance to today’s Army. Research was derived from several reliable internet sources such as and an article from The National Geographic online database. Many think that the Battle of New Orleans between the United States and Britain was uncalled for. The Treaty of Ghent, signed in late 1814, ended the War of 1812. Even though the treaty was