Oregon Trail - 1,859 words
The Interstate 90, 80, 40 and other even number on todays highways provide travelers as to which direction they are driving inasmuch as the Interstate 5 ~ 95 indicate that highways are running north to south of the North America. It wasnt so easy for those emigrants who packed up every thing they owned and headed towards the west in 19th Century in the United States. It wasnt so easy for those who decided to start new opportunities and prosperity of the new land will provide in the west. Their choice was to journey through very unforgiving but beautiful, deadly but challenging on the Oregon Trail. It crossed about 2,000 miles (3,200 km) of rugged terrain, including desert and Indian Territor ...
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International Terrorism - 1,431 words
INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM By John Freel. This was a very difficult project for me to carry out, coming from an area were racial discrimination is almost non existent were only sometimes does religious bigotry raise it's ugly head, but not nearly in the proportions of this project. Ku Klux Klan, is a secret terrorist organisation that originated in the southern states during the period of Reconstruction following the American Civil War and was reactivated on a wider geographic basis in the 20th century. The original Klan was organised in Pulaski, Tennessee, on December 24, 1865, by six former Confederate army officers who gave their society a name taken from the Greek word kuklos, which means c ...
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Astor John Jacob - 549 words
John Jacob Astor lived through1763-1848. He was a fur trader, businessman, and real estate investor. Astor began life as one of twelve children of a poor German butcher and died the richest man in America. The making of a great fortune was the aim and purpose of Astor's life, and he accomplished it by dominating the American fur trade and investing his profits in the real estate of burgeoning New York City. Shortly before his death, Astor was asked if he would have done anything differently with his life. He is supposed to have replied that his only regret was not having bought all of Manhattan. Astor was born in the small town of Waldorf, near Heidelberg, Germany. At twenty he followed his ...
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None Provided - 1,413 words
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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South By Southwest - 756 words
1. Title : South by Southwest : The Mexican-American and His Heritage 2. Author : John Tebbel and Ramn E. Ruiz 3. Publisher : Zenith Books and Doubleday & Company Copyright 1969 5. The setting of this story covers an immense number of years of conquering and colonization in the Southwest areas we now know as California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. It begins in the early 15 and 1600s, in a time when many important Spaniards, such as Juan Bautista de Anza (in 1775 he led the longest overland migration of a colony in North American history before Oregon), were moving into the Southwest in search of gold, silver, bread, and jobs. It also talks about the Indians, who were already livi ...
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Nike - 1,663 words
Nike, Inc. (503-671-6453, www.nike.com) is the worlds #1 athletic shoe and apparel seller. Nike currently employs 20,700 employees, with total sales of $8.78 billion. Nike and the athletic shoe industry have evolved into one of the most competitive market in recent years. But, analysts believe that athletic shoe sales will slow down over the next few years. The slowdown will come with the change in consumer trends. For instance, the younger market is beginning to buy more casual shoes and work boots. Another reason for the slowdown is that people are buying more medium priced athletic shoes and not going for the high price brand name shoes. As a result, this is bringing Nike a lot more compe ...
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Business And Applied Statistics Research - 2,067 words
I am coming to xxxxxxxxx with a research proposal that could quite possibly revitalize the spirit in which it was founded. Since xxxxxx first began in 1978, quality workmanship has been one of the principles around which its foundation was constructed. It is that very same principle that established a clientele which has supported xxx over the years with repeat business and word of mouth recommendations. After having the privilege of working for xxx this past summer I was able to gain some insight on a problem that could potentially crack that foundation. After years of high quality performance it appears to me that, like many other opportunistic companies, xxx has let targets and numbers ge ...
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History Of The Income Tax - 1,379 words
The federal progressive income tax has been an issue that has been argued on the floors of Congress, in front of the United States Supreme Court, in front of television cameras, and around the dinner table. The tax served its purpose in supplementing revenue during the Civil War and World War I, but continued taking from Americans income in peacetime, allowing fewer dollars to be spent on goods and services. When the American government was in a deficit, it was harder to argue for the abolishment of the income tax, but now that Congress is looking at a government surplus for the first time in decades, the question is raised again: Do we have to have a progressive federal income tax? Prior to ...
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Teenage Drinking - 1,551 words
Teenage drinking is something that goes on every day. No matter how many videos you show to kids about drinking they will still drink. Surveys show that the average teen seventeen and up spends $475.00 a year on liquor, mostly beer. [That's more than books, soda, coffee, juice and milk combined]. Most parents don't know about teenage drinking unless they catch their kids doing it. Some parents say, "their kids would never do that ", and they're the ones whose kids probably drink more than the average teen. (MADD, 00) One might ask, how do kids get alcohol? Alcohol is almost as easy to get as a carton of milk, except a teen has to get someone older like a friend, brother or even someone off o ...
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Charter Schools - 1,326 words
Charter schools are nonsectarian public schools of choice that operate with freedom from many of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools. The "charter" establishing each such school is a performance contract detailing the school's mission, program, goals, students served, methods of assessment, and ways to measure success. The length of time for which charters are granted vary but most are granted for 3-5 years. At the end of the term, the body granting the charter may renew the school's contract. Charter schools are accountable to their sponsor (usually a state or local school board) to produce positive academic results and stick to the charter contract. The basic concept o ...
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Athletics In Elementary - 1,041 words
Nearly every child, at one point or another in its young and impressionable life, has participated in athletics. Beneath the purity of athletics and recreation, however, lies an overwhelming attitude, such as the win-at-all cost coaches and overbearing parents that have turned this innocent recreational activity into a nightmarish hell for some young participants. It has left many wondering if youth athletics is a helpful or a harmful stage in a childs life. Conventional wisdom tells us that the greatest reward obtained by sport participation is how it enhances ones growth physically. A valid point, yes, but that cannot be the only reason. In a recent survey conducted by Sean Slade in the Ma ...
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You Never Know - 2,147 words
... a few minutes then knocked on the door. She opened the door with a confused look. "Ahh hi" "Hey wanna show me around?" She smiled "sure" "You know your really cute." I smiled "ya think so?" "Well let me think about it again...." We walked around for hours that night she showed me everything. We ended up sitting on a dock talking for hours into the night. I found out so much about her. She had just gotten out of a two year relationship and her parents had died three weeks ago. We went back to the room were we meet up with the ten other girls. We sat around and talked about stupid things for a few hours and then we all went to bed. I couldn't sleep that night all I could think about was Ka ...
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Peoples Of Alaska And Their Eskimo Culture - 4,664 words
... signifying that the boy had become a man and was ready for marriage. A girl's transition to adolescence came with her first menstruation, at which time she was placed in temporary isolation for up to a month or even longer. With further maturation, marked by the growth of her breasts, she exchanged the clothes of childhood for those of the adult woman. At this time, women were tattooed by making a series of closely drawn parallel lines extending from the center of the lower lip to the chin. In the early 1960s, a few women of sixty-five or more still carried these symbols of early womanhood; but by then the custom marking differences in age and gender had become obsolete. Much of the Inu ...
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Prolife Profuture - 416 words
The future of America isnt looking very good, sience 1973 there have been numbers exceeding the combination population of 22 states (Wyoming, Alaska, Vermont, North Dakota, Delaware, South Dakota, Montana, Rhode Island, Idaho, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Nevada, Maine, New Mexico, Nebraska, Vermont, West Virginia, Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Indiana, and Oregon). That means over 800000 women abort their first pregnancy each year. More and more women each year are using abortion as a form of birth control. People who support abortion say what bout victims of rape and incest, facts show that only 4% of abortions are performed because of this, the rest is performed as a source of Some people dont ...
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The Supreme Court System - 1,427 words
The justices determine which cases to take. They never explain the reason for their choices. Whether or not a case is accepted "strikes me as a rather subjective decision, made up in part of intuition and in part of legal judgment," Rehnquist wrote in "The Supreme Court: How It Was, How It Is," his 1987 book about the court. Important factors, he said, are whether the legal question has been decided differently by two lower courts and needs resolution by the high court, whether a lower-court decision conflicts with an existing Supreme Court ruling and whether the issue could have significance beyond the two parties in the case. For example, the justices likely accepted the sexual-harassment ...
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An Overview Of The Gold Rush - 1,719 words
California has always been associated with cutting edge development and ideas. For over a century and a half it has been the leader of what the rest of the country follows. No single event has been as groundbreaking (literally and metaphorically) as the Gold Rush of 1849. This historic event single-handedly connected the East to the West in what proved to be the perfect model of expansion. It was what brought hundreds of thousands of Americans and immigrants alike to the fast-paced, ever-changing world of California. To fully understand the history of the Goldrush, one must know what was actually happening before the lure of gold overwhelmed the country. In 1844, John C. Fremont ordered the ...
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An Overview Of The Gold Rush - 1,662 words
... siting blanket-wrapped corpses in hurriedly dug holes on river bars. At least fifteen hundred travelers died along the Oregon Trail in 1949. (Mark 56,57) Nearly all the routes on the trail led the traveler to the Sierra Nevadas. The ones that didnt led through Death Valley. Either the mountain range or the desert had to be crossed in order to get to the Sacramento Valley or Los Angeles, respectively. Both routes had their challenges, and climatic changes were always a factor in which the travelers were constantly battling. (Marks 60, 61) The trip across the land proved to be a great adventure for all who undertook it. Women made up a mere 2% in the early years. This gave men the chance t ...
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James Knox Polk - 1,749 words
James Knox Polk, (1795-1849), 11th President of the United States, he was one of the hardest-working presidents in American history, Polk was unusually successful in accomplishing in a single four-year term his ambitious goals in both domestic and foreign policy. The vigor with which he pushed the annexation of Texas, the settlement of the territorial dispute with Britain over Oregon, and the conquest of the Southwest through war with Mexico extended the territory of the United States to the Pacific and greatly strengthened presidential power. Polk was born on a farm in Mecklenburg county, N. C., on Nov. 2, 1795, the oldest of the ten children of Samuel and Jane Knox Polk. The Polks had move ...
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The Whitmans - 1,189 words
The Whitmans played an integral role in the settling of the West and made a lasting impression in history. The story surrounding the Whitman couple is of tragedy. They set out to do good but because of cultural differences, they did not fulfill their mission. In the course of the Whitmans lives in the Oregon Country, they encouraged and helped the westward expansion of America. They are one of the major factors of the settlement of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Today, there are images across the country that remind us of what the Whitmans did out in the Oregon Country. Marcus Whitman was born in 1802 in Rushville, a small town located in upstate New York. He studied under a local doctor and ...
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The Whitmans - 1,119 words
... uing white colonization of the Oregon Country was closing the connections between the Cayuse Indians and the Whitman mission. With the number of whites now living in the former Cayuse land came many diseases that were unfamiliar to the Indians. Common sicknesses that whites were accustomed to were killing the Natives. The Cayuse became unresponsive to the Whitmans because the couple helped the people who were killing them. In 1847, Narcissa said something about the continued white settlement. the poor Indians are amazed at the overwhelming numbers of Americans coming into the country... They seem not to know what to make of it (Burns and Ives). In 1847, a spread of measels infected both ...
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