Panama - 1,674 words
"What am I doing here?" Rick thought to himself. Just yesterday morning he had gotten out of his warm bed. He had kissed his wife goodbye and told her that he would be home around lunch time. He had explained to her that, because it was the Christmas season, he only had to work a half-day schedule until Now, eighteen short hours later, he and one hundred and nineteen other paratroopers are packed like sardines in a military airplane bound for Panama. He has a parachute strapped on his back and is loaded down with so much equipment that he can hardly breath. This equipment, however, is different from what he has trained with over the last three years. This equipment is real. The bullets are r ...
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Us Intervention In Panama - 1,109 words
The U.S. has caused a lot of problems in Central American countries using intervention. One of the United States biggest problems is with interfering in other nations business. The United States has intervened with many countries when they were in trouble. Such countries as Panama, Vietnam and Iraq have all been messed up by the United States. The United States gets greedy some times and waits to help a country only after it gets what it wanted. The only time the United States helps a country is if it will help themselves in the long run, it seems clear that with Panama, the United States had a few purposes to do that. Here are a few examples. In 1985 when Torrijos, who was the dictator of P ...
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The History Of The Panama Canal - 1,759 words
The Panama Canal has been called the big ditch, the bridge between two continents, and the greatest shortcut in the world. When it was finally finished in 1914, the 51-mile waterway cut off over 7,900 miles of the distance between New York and San Francisco, and changed the face of the industrialized world ("Panama Canal"). This Canal is not the longest, the widest, the deepest, or the oldest canal in the world, but it is the only canal to connect two oceans, and still today is the greatest man-made waterway in the world ("Panama Canal Connects). Ferdinand de Lesseps, who played a large role in building the Suez Canal in 1869 (Jones), was the director of the Compagnie Universelle Du Canal In ...
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Panama Canal - 965 words
How did we, humans, accomplish these great tasks? Such deeds are the Great Wall of China and the pyramids of Egypt. But one of these magnificent accomplishments is more significant than others: the Panama Canal. Encouraged by the French, the US built a vital link for the entire world. Despite previous failures by preceding organizations, the US was able to survive. This structure remains today as one of the greatest engineering marvels of the modern world. The Canal goes as far back as the 16th century after Europeans realizing the riches of South America and Asia. Charles I of Spain ordered the first survey of a proposed canal route through the Isthmus of Panama. The survey was finished in ...
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Reasons For And Results From The Panama Canal - 1,224 words
After the war with Spain at Cuba, the United Stats realized that a faster route was necessary in order to deploy its warships from Pacific Ocean to Atlantic Ocean. It was because the warships in Pacific Ocean had to take a detour around Cape Horn, which is located at the extreme South end of South America, in order to go to the sea area of Cuba. The total distance amounted to 224,000 kilometers, and this great distance caused great amount of wasted time during the war. (www.panacanal.com/english/geographic) Panama Canal was the result of the United States hard thinking. Despite all kinds of enormous difficulties, the Unites States built Panama Canal, for a specific military advantage, but it ...
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Panama Canal - 439 words
The Panama Canal is one of the greatest works of engineering and modern achievements of mankind. An all-water passage through the continental divide of the Panama region had been suggested since early Spanish colonial times of the 16th century. The reality of a canal through the Isthmus of Panam In the 16th century, Europeans dreamed of building a ship canal across the Isthmus of Panama. Spanish kings considered building a canal to carry treasure from their South American colonies back to Spain, but no attempt was made. Such a project only became possible in the 19th century, wPart of Teddy Roosevelt's dream of making America a global power was realized through the construction of the Panama ...
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Motives For Exploration - 816 words
Until the late 1400's, Europeans did not know the existence of the two American continents ( North and South America ). To the European explorers, exploring the other side of the Atlantic was like exploring an entire different world, hence the name- the New World. In 1492, Christopher Columbus unknowingly discovered the new continent. His original motives for exploring was to find an easier route to Asia but instead, he discovered the New World. Thus; Spain, France and England began sending out conquistadors and explorers to the uncharted terrains of the new continent. Motives for the Spanish, French, and English explorers varied greatly, however, they were similar in some ways. The motives ...
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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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The Transatlantic Slave - 2,910 words
From the 1520s to the 1860s an estimated 11 to 12 million African men, women, and children were forcibly embarked on European vessels for a life of slavery in the Western Hemisphere. Many more Africans were captured or purchased in the interior of the continent but a large number died before reaching the coast. About 9 to 10 million Africans survived the Atlantic crossing to be purchased by planters and traders in the New World, where they worked principally as slave laborers in plantation economies requiring a large workforce. African peoples were transported from numerous coastal outlets from the Senegal River in West Africa and hundreds of trading sites along the coast as far south as Ben ...
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The Marine Corps - 1,560 words
The following was a submitted report for a U.S. History research paper assignment We fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea. First to fight for right and freedom, and to keep our honor clean; We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine. Our flag's unfurled to every breeze from dawn to setting sun. We have fought in every clime and place, where we could take a gun. In the snow of far off northern lands and in sunny tropic scenes, You will find us always on the job, The United States Marines. Here's health to you and to our Corps which we are proud to serve. In many a strife we've fought for life and never lost our nerve. If the Army and the Navy ever look on heave ...
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Theodore Roosevelt Biography - 1,899 words
On October 27, 1858, in New York Martha Bulloch Roosevelt gave birth to Theodore Roosevelt, her second child and first son. He was named after his father, Theodore Sr., and was sometimes called Thee or Teedie as a nickname. He was a seventh generation Roosevelt. As a child and throughout his lifetime, Theodore suffered from severe asthma, becoming so bad that they would nearly suffocate him. His father, who refused to have a sickly child, would constantly carry him around, hoping that Theodores lungs would become stronger. Because of this, Theodore always admired his father that would protect him. He would follow the strenuous exercise regiments that his father set on him to become stronger. ...
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Privatization - 2,101 words
... opriate techniques to use, whether in the wealthier countries of Latin America or the poorest countries of Africa. In this section our group briefly reviews recent privatization developments in each major region of the developing world, Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Latin America. International and International Privatization Group estimates. Latin America has led the developing world in terms of the pace of its privatization, although central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have recently begun to implement massive programs. In 1992, transactions in Latin America accounted for about one-third of the developing world's total, up from less than 10% in 1988. Latin A ...
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Dwight David Eisenhower - 813 words
Dwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons from David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. After his birth the family moved to Abilene, Kansas where Dwight graduated from high school in 1909. He was awarded a scholarship to West Point military academy. He was commisioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation in September of 1915. After being stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Dwight met Mary (Mamie) Geneva Doud, and they were married on July 1, 1916. The couple had two sons, Doud Dwight Eisenhower and John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower. Doud Dwight, nicknamed Little Icky, was born on September 24, 1917. He died three years later ,on Janua ...
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Ecotourism In Latin America - 1,123 words
The word ecotourism has not been around for that many years. However it is a word that has briskly become suitable for hotels and tourist attractions alike. This statement can not be more proper to say pertaining to Latin American countries, primarily Costa Rica, which has a high rate of international tourism. Ecotourism is not a word that everyone understands. It is a term that could have multiple meanings. When it comes down to it, though, there are two things an ecotourism project must include. Tourism can be considered ecotourism when it includes community participation, support conservation efforts, and is profitable and able to sustain itself. The lack of the common definition of ecoto ...
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Taiwan - 1,149 words
... rge state enterprises, active regulation by the government of income disparities, high rates of saving, far-reaching government protection and support, all to benefit its native citizens. The Multinational Corporations that were introduced to the country, largely through China, assisted in creating jobs for citizens, while providing education and developmental reform. Taiwan even developed and educational policy that encouraged an annual growth of nine to ten percent, that gave the highest priority to training top technocrats. The United States aided Taiwan by giving them a direction for growth and providing an alternative to living in China with its communist policies that issued more s ...
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American Imperialism - 421 words
The United States entered the arena of capitalism as a world power after the Spanish-American War in 1898. After having routed Spain the United States secured undisputed control of the American Mediterranean -- the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Puerto Rico was annexed. A protectorate was established over Cuba. In Cuba there is invested about $1,000,000,000 of American capital in the sugar industry alone. This is 60 percent of the total capitalization of the sugar industry. Fully 85 percent of the capital invested in the Cuban railways is American. One-third of Cuba's imports is edible and more than half of that third comes from the United States. According to the last reports of the Depa ...
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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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Central America - 1,601 words
At the time of the discovery of Central America by Christopher Columbus in 1502, highly civilized Maya and Nahua Indians inhabited the westernmost part of the isthmus. The impressive ruins of Tikal in Guatemala, Copan in Honduras, and Tazumal in El Salvador are relics of that civilization. Panama and most of Costa Rica were occupied by less civilized societies that shared cultural characteristics with the Indians of northern South America. Within 25 years of the discovery of Central America the Spanish had essentially completed their conquest. Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed Panama and discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513. Exploring along the Pacific coast north and west of Panama in 1522, Gil ...
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Zimmermann Telegram And Its True Purpose - 1,107 words
On January 9th, 1917 a message was sent from Germany to the German minister in Mexico. This message, later to be known as the Zimmermann Telegram was the final piece to a German plot to embroil the United States into a war with Mexico, Japan or both in order to cripple Allied supply lines fueling Allied operations in Europe. The actual telegram was translated to as follows: "We intend to begin on the first of February unrestricted submarine warfare. We shall endeavor in spite of this to keep the united States of America neutral. In the event of this not succeeding, we make Mexico a proposal or alliance on the following basis: make war together, make peace together, generous financial support ...
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