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The gold rush of the 1850s symbolized Americas quest towards westward movement, challenges of life on the frontier, and the impact it had on Californias growth. As a result, the gold rush strongly influenced the shaping of American History. Many people that had heard of the gold rush in the 1850s moved right out there as fast as they could to get their hands on that gold. Once the people got out there they wouldnt return back to the east. As a result, the gold rush strongly influenced the shaping of American History. James W. Marshalls finding of gold on January 24, 1848 led to the expansion of the West Coast and the beginning of a new state, California. Marshall discovered gold in a mill on ...
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Run For The Border Comparison Of The Mexican And French Revolutions - 1,404 words
""It is easier to run a revolution than a government" (Ferdinand E. Marcos (1917-81), Filipino politician, president. Time (New York, 6 June 1977). ) Websters dictionary defines the word revolution as an overthrowing of government [and/or] radical change (Websters). The usual goal of a revolution is to change something that the populace does not like. The Mexican Revolution of 1910 was just that. The changes made in the Mexican government during the first half of the twentieth century bear many resemblances to changes made during the French Revolution. According to Brinton, there are four stages to every revolution. The preliminary stage was when both Mexico and France set up the problems to ...
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The Explorations Of La Salle - 1,611 words
Before a territory can be settled, it has to be explored. Through an exquisite quest, amongst adventure and hardships, Sir Rene Robert Cavelier de La Salle set out to explore the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. In the winter of 1681-1682, the French explorer Rene Robert Cavalier, Sieur de la Salle, led an expedition from Canada down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico. La Salle reached the river's outlet to the gulf, where he set up a cross and a wooden post carved with the coat of arms of his king, Louis XIV. In the presence of a handful of followers, the thirty-nine-year old explorer claimed the entire Mississippi watershed for France, and named the new territory "Louisiana." Hi ...
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The Aztecs - 2,399 words
... ith feathers and discs of precious stone. Young men dressed in the same way as the adults. There was another piece of clothing that men would wear if they could afford it. For those who could afford it, it was a rectangular cloak that was wound around the body under the left armpit, and then knotted over the right shoulder (Bray 1968). When he was to sit down, he slipped his cloak down in front of him so that it covered up his legs. Rich men wore more than one cloak at a time to express wealth. For the women, the principal garment was a skirt which reached almost to the ankles and was held at the waist by an embroidered belt. Most skirts were a plain white cloth but for special times, th ...
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Pancho Villa - 1,571 words
By the turn of the century, Profirio Diaz's regime had not only been marked by notable achievements, but also by brutal tyranny. Under Diaz, the finances of Mexico were stabilized, and country experienced an unprecedented economic development. Foreign capital, especially American, was invested in the exploitation of the country's mineral resources; the mining, textile, and other industries were constructed; and the foreign trade increased about 300 percent. On the other hand, foreign investors drained great part of the country's wealth. Much of the ancient communal lands (ejidos) of the Native Americans, where poverty and illiteracy were widespread, was in the hands of a relatively small num ...
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Poverty - 776 words
Poverty and the Environment of Mexico Mexico is the third largest country in the world and is located in North America just south of the United States of America. To the east you have the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. To the west is the Pacific Ocean. In Mexico, Mexico City is the largest in the world. As in the U.S. the geography is different in parts of Mexico. Northern Mexico is like Arizona where you have flat lands and mountains near each other. The further south you go you still have mountains, but it is much greener than the northern region. The southern regions have some volcanic activity and earthquakes like the one in Mexico City in 1985. The climate is also different where ...
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Woodro Wilson - 1,335 words
... es was called the "war candidate"(Biography of Woodrow Wilson). Later, Wilson would even use the slogan "Wilson and Peace with Honor, or Hughes with Roosevelt and War?(Internet 1)" So Wilson did what he had to do in order to stay in office. By 1916, Wilson began to realize where his country stood in relation to those that were fighting. He had been paying attention to the press to see the results of the events that were unfolding. In particular, the Battle of the Somme struck President Wilson with deep concern. At this battle, the British were on the offensive against the Germans. The British command called for a five day assualt with heavy cannon. After the shelling, the soldiers were e ...
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Maya - 1,562 words
... e Highland Maya of Guatemala--Cakchiquel, Quiche, Pokomam, Tzutuhil--established fortified cities on hillside acropolises at Iximche, Utatlan, and Mixco Viejo, and scrapped among one another for control of precious resources, such as obsidian. The Quiche had made alliances with the Aztecs, but at the time of the conquest, the Cakchiquels aided the Spanish cause. In 1527, the Europeans established their own capital. A few years later, a young Quiche nobleman wrote down the Popol Vuh, the greatest surviving Maya work of literature, in the European alphabet. The last Maya kingdom, Taytasal, in Lake Peten Itza, was taken by the Spanish in 1697. ANCIENT MAYA CIVILIZATION Although writing in t ...
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Buffalo - 1,441 words
At one time, bison were widespread from Alaska to northern Mexico. Now bison have been exterminated in the wild except in Yellowstone Park in Wyoming and Wood Buffalo Park, Northwest territory, Canada. The bison are gone in the prairie of the United States along with many of the ecosystem's species. Deep scars mar the landscape where the soil has been swept way by water runoff. The life of the rancher and farmer is vanishing. The body of the bison is huge. They are also tall animals and have two distinctive features, one being the shoulder hump and the other being their huge head. They are brown, their color varying slightly from the front and back of the animal. Their horns are black and cu ...
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X Mexicos Exodus - 1,844 words
The problems created by waves of illegal immigrants leaving Mexico for the United States are very real. Every succeeding year sees an increase in the amount of those caught while trying to cross. One must ask why does such a wealthy developing country, with mineral resources and oil reserves, and a population of nearly 100 million people and a rich culture dating back to the 1500s, need to have economic and social difficulties that force such a large exodus every year? And why does the established government of Mexico seem incapable of solving this issue? Border agents called Federal Prevention Police have proved inadequate in stopping the flow of Mexicans going north. The 700 lawmen posted ...
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Hallucinogens - 1,054 words
Hallucinogens mess with your brain they alter how the brain perceives time, reality, and your environment. They also affect your senses like hearing and seeing. This can make you think that you are seeing stuff and feeling things that dont even exist. Using Hallucinogens makes your heart rate and blood pressure increase. Hallucinogens may put you into a coma. They can also cause heart and lung failure. Hallucinogens can change the way that you feel emotionally. They may also make you feel suspicious, confused, and disorientated. Hallucinogens affect self-control there impact vary from time to time so theres no way to know how much self control youll be able to keep. They can cause you to be ...
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The Aztecs: People Of The Sun - 2,470 words
INTRODUCTION The Aztecs were an American Indian people who ruled a mighty empire in Mexico from the 1400's to the 1500's. The Aztecs had one of the most advanced civilizations in the Americas and built cities as large as any in Europe at that time. They also practiced a remarkable religion that affected every part of their lives and featured human sacrifice. The Aztecs built towering temples, created huge sculptures, and held impressive ceremonies all for the purpose of worshipping their gods. Their magnificent empire was destroyed by the Spaniards in the year 1521, but the Aztecs left a lasting mark on Mexican life and culture. The majority of the Aztecs lived in what is now called the Vall ...
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