Lewis And Clark The Story - 1,075 words
... nches in depth. Captain Clark walked in front to find the trail, which was near impossible, due to the snow. Captain Clark wrote, I have been wet and as cold in every part as I ever was in my life (De Voto 240). At noon, the party halted on the top of the mountain to warm and dry themselves a little while the horses grazed on some near by grass. All of the men were in fear of freezing. They were able to hike six more miles before setting up camp. Here, they were forced to kill a second colt to eat. That night, while the men slept, the horses, which were near starvation, strayed in search of grass. September 17, it took the men the whole morning to find the horses and bring them in. At on ...
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Slaughterhouse Five - 1,250 words
Description of this essay : Slaughter House five Could theirs be the ideal society? It's quite possible. Vonnegut's portrayal of the extraterrestrials known as Tralfamadorians is nothing short of amazing. Their knowledge, insight, and beliefs are both stunning and thought-provoking. To be quite honest, it was the only element of the story that grasped and kept my attention. Who would have thought that upon opening a book titled Slaughter House-Five that they would have been greeted by aliens resembling toilet plungers and swept away to another planet? Although the Tralfamadorians did add an interesting twist to the plot of the story, one still has to wonder what Vonnegut's purpose for planti ...
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Black Bear Management Plan - 342 words
Introduction: The animal we are researching is the Black Bear. Our goal is to make a management plan. This plan will help the Black Bear thrive, and keep them from human contact. The Black bear is important economically because of their furs. Biologically they are part of the ecosystem and keep things balanced. Literature Review Of Species Life History: The Black Bear can live about 25 years. They are omnivorous. Most of their diet is soft and hard mast, insects, animal matter, and plants. Their habitat must include many tree and shrub species. Also, dense thickets, swamps, bays, and little contact with humans. Black Bears are found in most of Canada, south to the west coast through northern ...
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Immigration - 1,481 words
... the examination is completed, the petition filed in court, and all investigations of fitness for citizenship completed.(1,68) Then the petitioner will be notified to appear before the court for the final hearing. (1,68) If the examiner agrees that the applicant should be a citizen, he or she becomes a citizen. (1,68) If the examiner does not agree, he or she will have to come to court with or without an attorney and the judge will hear what the petitioner has to say. (1,68) The judge then has the final call on whether the petitioner becomes a citizen or not. (1,68) You can become a citizen if you meet the following requirements: you have been a legal permanent resident for five years, o ...
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Louisiana Purchase - 486 words
When Thomas Jefferson became president of the United States in 1801, he dreamed of sending an expedition to explore the little-known territory west of the Mississippi river. Between 1783 and 1792 Jefferson has encouraged plans for three expeditions. All three expeditions failed. In January, 1803, he asked Congress for $2,500 to pay for an expedition that might journey as far as the Pacific Ocean. The request was approval and kept secret because most of the region to be explored still belonged to France. This vast area, lying between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, was called Louisiana in honor of Louis XIV of France. When President Jefferson learned of the Treaty of San Ildefo ...
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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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Lewis And Clark - 1,080 words
1774 was the birth year of Meriwether Lewis, of Albemarle County, VirginiaMeriwether Lewis, who was to become a captain in the United States Army, secretary to President Thomas Jefferson, leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the pacific, Governor of Louisiana Territory and helmsman extraordinary of the American frontier. (pg6) Meriwether Lewis was born to a prestigious family. Some of his family members include: great uncle who was a part of the Kings Council before the Revolution and Fielding Lewis who married a sister of General Washington. (pg7) Thomas Jeffersons father and Meriwether Lewis grandfathers founded Albemarle. Lewis father died when he was four, and his familys land was ...
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Wild Mustangs - 1,702 words
Wild mustangs have captured the thoughts and imagination of almost everyone at some point in time. From pictures of wild horses silhouetted against the sunset, to visions of the Wild West and the Cowboys and Indians that rode the wild mustangs and ponies. But how much of these stories are true and what part is pure imagination? My grandfather was a farmer for many years in southern Nevada, and although he was never a "mustanger" he used to tell me some very exciting stories when we would go back to the farm for a visit. I remember as a child looking out across the horizon, and thinking, if I looked hard enough, maybe, just maybe, I would catch a glimpse of the wild horses that ran through th ...
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Lewis And Clark - 1,245 words
... lt and slow going due to the fact that the river level had fallen significantly, and navigating it by boat was incredibly difficult. On October 15th, he found Clark, and so began the expedition, the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The expedition decided to spend that winter at Camp Wood, along the Missouri river in Present day Illinois. Throughout the next two years, the expedition made significant scientific discoveries, and mapped much of the Missouri river as well as much of the western half of the present day United States. Clark being the military mind of the expedition was very concerned with the threat that the Indians posed to the expedition and made sure that the expedition was very ...
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Oklahoma - 882 words
Oklahoma is the 47th state admitted into the union on November 16, 1907, and also the 1st most beautiful. Oklahoma has over 500 named streams and rivers that flow across the state and into or from other states. The beauty is most likely what inspired the musical Oklahoma! to be shot entirely in the state itself. Many lodges, resorts and parks have been erected around the lakes and reservoirs. Also, rodeos, horse shows, and other events draw visitors from within the state and from the states around it. Along with the 52 parks and several museums that dot a path along oklahoma, the Sooner State is breathtaking. The flora of Oklahoma is many and varied. The plant life includes the savannahs, gr ...
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Rock And Rap Censorship - 5,124 words
While the censorship of art is not a new phenomenon, recent years have witnessed renewed and intensified attempts to control popular culture. In particular, rap and rock music have come under increasing attack from various sides representing the entire left and right political spectrum, purportedly for their explicit sexual and violent lyrical contents. In this paper is investigated which moral codes underlie these claims against popular music, how social movements mobilize actions around these claims, and the way in which they are manifested in mechanisms of control targeted at rap and rock music. Moreover, I explore how the performers and fans of these musical styles have in turn articulat ...
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Forensic Science The True Witness - 2,376 words
... he greatest crime investigator in history relied on the only true witnessevidenceto solve a crime. Although fictitious, Sherlock Holmes techniques of acute observation and logical application of detail underlay the basis of solving any crime. Those skills, added to todays growing technology allow police efforts to successfully conduct an investigation. Since evidence is stable and will not change its story once in front of the jury, or forget what it saw, those who collect, analyze and interpret the crime scene play very important role. Forensic science is science applied to answering legal questions. Under the rules of forensics, evidence is broken down into four categories: TESTIMONYst ...
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The Life Of George Bent - 1,005 words
The Life of George Bent by George E. Hyde is a very interesting and informative book. This book is basically a chronological story of George bents life as a half white, half Indian and all the experiences he had. The Bent family plaid a large role in the development of the west. There are many historic events, however, what I feel is the most important of these episodes, to Colorado history is the Sand Creek Massacre. I personally, have mixed reviews on the book, its narrative style, and the events, which it states. The Bent family played a very significant role in the development of Colorado. William Bent, his father, opened up Bents Fort for trading purposes. The fort was one of a kind at ...
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Books On Sex - 401 words
Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819 in West Hills, New York. His mother, Louisa Van Velsor, was descended from a long line of New York Dutch farmers; his father, Walt Whitman, was a Long Island farmer and carpenter. In 1823, the family moved to Brooklyn in search of work. One of nine children in an undistinguished family, Whitman received little in the way of formal education. At the age of 17, Whitman began teaching at various Long Island schools and continued to teach until he went to New York City to be a printer for the New World and a reporter for the Democratic Review in 1841. For much of the next years, he made his livelihood through journalism. Besides reporting and freelance writi ...
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Mormon Trail - 1,197 words
Close to the heart of every member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the memory of the "Mormon Trail." The name Mormon is given as a nickname for members of this Church. We like to call ourselves Latter-day Saints though, so that is the term I will use. The Latter-day Saints believe in the Book of Mormon which was translated from golden plates given to Joseph Smith by an angel. It was published on March 26, 1830. It is "the most correct of any book on the earth," a record of "the principal ancestors of the American Indians" and their dealings with Jesus Christ. Because of these beliefs, Latter-day Saints have been persecuted severly. The Saints had to move from place to p ...
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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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The Louisiana Purchase - 840 words
The Louisiana Purchase was a vast region in North America, that the United States purchased from France by a treaty signed on Apr. 30, 1803. The Louisiana Territory contained more than 2 million sq km (800,000 sq mi) of land extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The territory comprised present-day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota west of the Mississippi River, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, nearly all of Kansas, the portions of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado east of the Rocky Mountains, and Louisiana west of the Mississippi River but including New Orleans. The price was 60 million francs, about $15 million, $11,250,000 was to be paid directly, with ...
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The Donner Party - 4,372 words
DAVID McCULLOUGH, Host: Good evening and welcome to The American Experience. I'm David McCullough. At the start of spring in the year 1846 an appealing advertisement appeared in the Springfield, Illinois, Gazette. ''Westward ho,'' it declared. ''Who wants to go to California without costing them anything? As many as eight young men of good character who can drive an ox team will be accommodated. Come, boys, you can have as much land as you want without costing you anything.'' The notice was signed G. Donner, George Donner, leader of what was to become the most famous of all the hundreds of wagon trains to start for the far west, the tragic, now nearly mythic Donner Party. For years Western s ...
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History Of Colorado River - 1,139 words
The Colorado River, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, is a river of many different extremes, from the barren deserts of Mexico to the huge mountains of Colorado. This great river is born about 10,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and flows southwest for 1,470 miles to the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) in Mexico. It is the international boundary for 17 miles between Arizona and Mexico. Before the construction of a number of dams along its route, it flowed 80 miles through Mexico to the Gulf of California. The 1,360 miles of its route in the United States makes it the nation's fifth longest river. It drains a large portion of the North American continent covering ...
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Tornadoes - 1,489 words
Facts. A tornado is defined as a violently rotating column extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds of two hundred and fifty miles per hour or more. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and fifty miles long. In an average year, eight hundred tornadoes are reported nationwide, resulting in eighty deaths and over one thousand five hundred injuries. Types Of Tornadoes. The average tornado is usually split up into categories based on the strength of the tornado. Most tornadoes, about sixty nine percent (69%), are considered weak, which means they usually last between one minute and ten minutes, have w ...
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