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Gulf Of Mexico Rocky Mountains
519 wordsWhen 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 ...
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Prophet Joseph Smith Members Of The Church
1,244 wordsClose 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 o...
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Rocky Mountains Mississippi River
881 wordsThe 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 Co...
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Miles Per Hour Rocky Mountains
1,499 wordsFacts. 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 spli...
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Rocky Mountains Meriwether Lewis
1,710 wordsA glimpse 200 years in our past would leave you baffled, the miniature United States and endless frontier land. In those lands, on those plains, up in those snow-capped mountains lay the hopes and dreams of men throughout our small, developing nation. Men young and old, some skilled and some driven by a passion, took it upon themselves to explore this no mans land. Two very lucky men, and 29 of their contemporaries, were able to travel through this vast wilderness under the wishes and orders of ...
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Hudson Bay Company Rocky Mountains
781 wordsJohn McLoughlin was one of the most influential figures of the fur trade and settlement periods of Pacific Northwest history. Chief Factor of the Columbia District of the British Hudson's Bay Company, he reigned as a benevolent autocrat, befriended Americans, and eventually became an American citizen at Oregon City. He was born in Quebec in 1784 and trained as a physician near Montreal. He became a physician and traveled to the Northwest region in 1824 as a representative of the Hudson Bay Compa...
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Rocky Mountains Biological Diversity
1,164 wordsFire Fire And Ecosystems Introduction Fire is an important part of many ecosystems, affecting wildlife populations in various ways, such as by changing habitat, affecting food supply or quality, or by altering interactions of species. Fire suppression has allowed forested areas to achieve a climax state, which provides less forage for wildlife. While terrestrial wildlife is benefited by fire, large fires through the increase in sediment flow negatively impact aquatic ecosystems. Fire is essentia...
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University Of California Rocky Mountains
1,660 wordsGary Snider the American Poet A spiritual man, conscious of nature and his surroundings. He recognizes good and evil, and struggles to find his own special place in the realm of all other men. He searches far and wide for places of interest, upon arrival, he hopes to find a solemn sanctuary for man and nature. Gary Sherman Snyder, the son of Harold and Lois Snyder, was born in San Francisco, California, on May 8, 1930. The Family moved quite a few times before they settled down in Portland, Oreg...
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Rest Of The World Rocky Mountains
1,394 wordsGive An Overview Of Life Through The Give An Overview Of Life Through The Tertiary, In Relation To Changing Paleogeography And Climate The tertiary consisted of two main epochs. The Paleocene, the Eocene and the Oligocene, which make up the Paleogene; and the Miocene and Pliocene, which make up the Neogene. The close of the Cretaceous Period marked a major transition in Earth s history. Ammonoids and marine reptiles disappeared from the sea. Marine taxa that persist as familiar inhabitants of mo...
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Metric Tons Rocky Mountains
2,028 wordsGold Gold Antwan Lucas Gold Gold, symbol Au, soft, dense, bright yellow metallic element. Gold is one of the transition elements of the periodic table (see Periodic Law); its atomic number is 79. Pure gold is the most malleable and ductile of all the metals. It can easily be beaten or hammered to a thickness of 0. 000013 cm (0. 000005 in), and 29 g (1. 02 oz) could be drawn into a wire 100 km (62 mi) long. It is one of the softest metals (hardness, 2. 5 to 3) and is a good conductor of heat and ...
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World War Ii Live Their Lives
1,954 wordsSlaughterhouse-Five, Slaughterhouse 5 Report Synopsis Slaughterhouse-Five, written by Kurt Vonnegut, is the story of the life of Billy Pilgrim, a man who, among other things, lived through the Dresden firebombing during World War II and was abducted by aliens. The novel is told as a non-chronological group of events that make up Billy's life. The exposition of Slaughterhouse-Five describes Billy as an easy-going man. He never raises his voice as a result of his experiences on Tralfamadore, the a...
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Bow And Arrow Birds Of Prey
3,616 wordsThe Hopewell Studied since the discovery of the conspicuous mounds in Ross County Ohio, the Hopewell have been an archaeological enigma to many. The tradition is so named for the owner of the farm, Captain Hopewell, where over thirty mounds were discovered. Earlier studies focused more on the exotic grave goods such as precious metals, freshwater pearls, many of these objects had come from all corners of the continent from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico, and north to the mid-Atlantic ...
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Rocky Mountains North America
586 wordsMonarch Butterflies Coevolution With Milkweed Essay, Research Monarch Butterflies Coevolution With Milkweed Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus) and Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberose) Monarch Butterflies and Butterfly Weed, a type of milkweed, have coevolve as plant and pollinator. This means that they both rely on one another to survive. Milkweed is the primary source of nutrition for monarchs. Monarchs only eat Asclepias tuberose a particular species of Milkweed. The monarch relies on toxin...
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Rocky Mountains Oregon Trail
4,840 wordsOregon Trail The Oregon Trail was a route followed by American emigrants as they moved westward during the middle nineteenth century. Along this route, the settlers would face many challenges such as Indian attacks, fierce weather, difficult terrain features, and many diseases. Although these tasks proved to be formidable, nearly four hundred thousand people would eventually travel along the trail. This paper will relate some of the settlers thoughts of the land and describe some of the dominant...
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Meriwether Lewis Whiskey Rebellion
1,137 words? Many Polish Immigrant? ? Many people have tried to do what Meriwether Lewis has done, but have failed. ? Lewis was born August 18, 1774. ? His family had a history of Hypochondria (depression). ? As a boy his father died and he inherited a 2, 000 acre plantation, 520 pounds in cash, 24 slaves, and 147 gallons of whiskey. ? By the time he became a teenager Lewis had become an alcoholic. ? As he became older he joined the army and helped put down the whiskey rebellion. ? The whiskey rebellion st...
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