Ho Chi Minh Gulf Of Tonkin
738 wordsIndochina is made up of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It was colonized by the French in the late 1800 's and given up in 1939. Japan took over Frances loss after that. After Japans defeat in 1945, Vietnam's patriot and communist, Ho Chi Minh and his Viet Minh declared Vietnam independent. After that, France came to claim their loss. The US supported France fearing the "Domino Theory" would take affect after in 1949 China fell to communism. In 1950, the US sent troops to South Korea to prevent the ...
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Balboa A Spanish Conqueror And Explorer
788 wordsVasco Nuez de Balboa, a Spanish conqueror and explorer, was the first to see the coast of the Pacific Ocean. He saw the ocean in September of 1513, from the top of a mountain of what is now Panama. On September 29, 1523, Balboa claimed it and all its shores for Spain. His findings opened Spanish explorations and conquests along the western coast of South America began. The Spanish called the ocean the South Sea because it lay south of the isthmus of Panama. In 1520 a Portuguese explorer named Fe...
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Rio Grande Billion Dollars
1,464 wordsTexan, which is the 28 th state in the United States, was once separate from the rest of the Union as many states were. It was once also a Republic of its own. The Texans held a convention at Washington on the Brazos and adopted a declaration of independence on March 2, 1836. It shared a constitution similar to the United States as well. Though, throughout 1845 Texas grew a debt from 1 million to 8 million dollars. Because many people felt that letting Texas further live on its own would later d...
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Feet Per Second Gulf Of Mexico
1,083 wordsJohn M. Barry's Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America, takes us back 70 years to a society that most of us would hardly recognize. In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded 27, 000 square miles from Illinois and Missouri south to the Gulf of Mexico. No one expected the government to help the victims. President Calvin Coolidge even refused to visit the area. As a result, the flood created and destroyed leaders: Herbert Hoover, Coolidge's secretary of Commerce, w...
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Valley Of Mexico Percent Of The Land
1,140 wordster> The Effect of Increased Greenhouse Gasses on Mexico and it's Effort to Reduce Environmental Damage Introduction For over a hundred years, scientists have been carefully gathering and verifying data on the earth's temperature. The latest data reveals some striking trends: All 10 of the warmest years on record have occurred in the last 15 years The 1990 's have already been warmer than the 1980 's- the warmest decade on record The global average surface temperature has risen 0. 5 de...
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Nuclear Weapon States Weapons Of Mass Destruction
1,304 wordsOne of my first memories is a beautiful warm summer night, sitting in the garden with my grandfather, looking up to the stars. Then my grandfather started to talk about two powerful men in the world, who have all the capability just by pushing two buttons to destroy the entire planet. The bombs would come with great light and unbearable heat and there would be nowhere to hide. Everybody and everything would be destroyed. I remember the shock I felt, I could not understand why would somebody want...
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Cold War Foreign Policy
1,021 words... to communism were hostile. (New York Times, par 4) NSC 68. In April of 1950, a top secret document was given to Truman by the National Security Council (NSC). It was declassified in 1975. The document was called NSC 68 written under direction of National Security Advisor Paul Note and it had was a amalgamation of all three proposals and both competing ideologies. Before Truman's presidency, Eisenhower had adopted the idea of a rollback to deal with communism. Roll back was the idea that the ...
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Marine Corps Fifth Amendment
1,186 wordsThe idea of women in combat is not unusual anymore. They should be able to hold combat positions because although physical strength matters, the military still needs the intelligence that women can bring. Also, banning women from the combat hurts their military careers. Although women account for a very small percent of the enlisted personnel they are still a major part in the armed forces. Their performance recently has generated support from Congress and the public for enhancing the role of fe...
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Forced Onto Reserves Successful Playwright David Williamson Australian
1,282 words... with stunning use of effective language. All his plays achieve moments of striking, non-realistic drama, challenging our attitudes to sexuality and life, but are said to be sketchy and undeveloped as drama. In 1968 Thomas Keneally, another renowned novelist wrote Childermas, a symbolic play dealing with the plight of children in Vietnam. This was one of the first plays to confront the topic of Vietnam. The 1960 s also saw a significant Federal Government contribution to the arts. A number of...
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President John F Kennedy South Vietnam
692 wordsDuring the years of 1954 - 1975, Vietnam believed that communist aggression in South Vietnam could lead to taking over South East Asia, which lead the United States to slowly become involved in the conflict of this war. Communist guerrillas, known as the Vietcong, helped native Communist terrorists in the south. One main objective of these rebels who were directly controlled by the Vietminh, North Vietnam's government, was to disrupt all types of South Vietnamese order. In October 1961, Presiden...
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Benchmark How Did Spain Establish An American Empire
712 wordsIn 1507, Spain published an Introduction to Cosmography to which are added The Four Voyages of Amerigo Vespucci The atlas proposed that the fourth part of the earth -- -beyond Europe, Asia, and Africa -- -that Amerigo discovered should be called Amerigo, the land of Amerigo or America. The latter paragraphs will include the vigorous expeditions and actions taken that led the Spaniards to establish an American Empire. A quarter century after Columbus first voyage, Spain concentrated its attention...
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North Vietnam Peace Talks
577 wordsUnlike conventional wars, the war in Vietnam had no defined front lines. Much of it consisted of hit-and-run attacks, with the guerrillas striking at government outposts and retreating into the jungle. In the early 1960 s some North Vietnamese troops, however, began to infiltrate into South Vietnam to help the Vietcong, and supplies sent to Hanoi from the USSR and China were sent south down the so-called Ho Chi Minh Trail. The war began to escalate in the first week of August 1964, when North Vi...
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Alan Greenspan Crude Oil
668 wordsAlan Greenspan's Testimony On November third, 2005, Alan Greenspan spoke before the Joint Economic Committee in the United States Congress. He opened with remarks reviewing the state of the economy during last time he spoke to that committee in June, mentioning the economic acceleration that occurred in the early summer. He then moved on and discussed the downturn that occurred in late summer and early autumn. The first event that he covered was Hurricane Katrina and the economic effects that it...
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World War Ii Suffering And Death
1,272 wordsWar is an armed clash between nations because of hostility or military conflicts. In simple words, war is fighting between two sides. War, in my opinion, is useless because of its damaging results, which will be talked about in this paper. It brings suffering and death. Under no circumstance is war moral, even in cases of self defense. There are just other ways to solve problems. Peace treaties are an easy way to end war. In a peace treaty, it is easy to settle the differences and come up with a...
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Valley Of Mexico Sierra Madre
859 wordsThe Effect of Increased Greenhouse Gasses on Mexico and its Effort to Reduce Environmental Damage Introduction For over a hundred years, scientists have been carefully gathering and verifying data on the earths temperature. The latest data reveals some striking trends: All 10 of the warmest years on record have occurred in the last 15 years The 1990 s have already been warmer than the 1980 s- the warmest decade on record The global average surface temperature has risen 0. 5 degrees (site source)...
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Ginsberg Poem Howl Oil
517 wordsSince his first major poem, Howl, Allen Ginsberg has been a center of controversy. His poems talked about homosexuality before it was considered acceptable to discuss, and openly admitted his use of marijuana. He was an advocate of making it legal for adults to have sex with those under 18 years or age. Because of the views that Ginsberg had, his poems all have some common themes. One of the most prevalent themes however, especially in his more recent poetry, is anti-industrialism. In Ginsberg? ...
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Domestic Violence Domestic Abuse
723 wordsEach Domestic Violence Domestic Violence Each year an estimated 2 million to 4 million woman in the Untied States are abused by their male partners. Many of them are severely physically assaulted, and thousands are killed (web). Statistics such as these are phenomenal. Domestic abuse appears not only with violence, but it is very prevalent in psychological abuse. Domestic violence is widespread through the United States, mostly due to fear caused by the abuser. The problem is recognized in the U...
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World War Ii Electronic Mail
464 wordsInstant Electronic Mail Electronic Mail Instant messages, the communication journey from past to present. During wars like World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the war in Kosovo, delivering information to the public has been different each time. During World War I, newspapers and long distance telephone calls were the only ways of delivering information to the public. This took at least 1 to 2 weeks before it hit the newspapers so the public was always at least a week be...
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Gulf Of Mexico Caribbean Sea
742 wordsFlorida is one of the most appealing states in the U. S. Florida is very Unique in that it has many strong points about it. Florida named for the Spanish feast of flowers, stretches more than four hundred miles from north To south, and nearly as many miles from east to west. Florida has the Privilege to brag about its more than 425 species of birds, 3500 plants, and 65 snakes. Florida is relatively flat, especially in south Florida, rising no Higher than 230 feet above sea level. More than 1700 ...
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Human Beings United Nations
1,612 wordsThe needs of the poor take priority over the desires of the rich. Pope John Paul II, Toronto, Canada, 1984. Poverty is an immense problem that is found all over the globe. It comes in many forms and in areas in numerous countries. Poverty, in a dictionary, means the state of being poor; lack of the means of providing material needs or comforts. Even though this is true in most countries, in some other countries they don? t need what we want. Poverty is not always lacking in materials but in happ...
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