U S Embassy U S State
1,401 wordsA civil war that has raged for seven years in the small West African country of Sierra Leone has turned increasingly brutal. (1, p. 1) Rebels are mutilating civilians without much response from the international community. A strong Nigerian contingency has tried to suppress the rebellion, but the rebels continue to cause major trouble in Sierra Leone. The rebels overthrew President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah. However, President Kabbah returned to office on March 10, 1998 to face the task of restoring or...
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British Columbia Pearl Harbor
1,252 wordsThe first recorded Japanese immigration to Canada was in 1877. By 1901 the population grew to 4, 138, mostly single men that came to Canada searching for jobs. As the immigration so did the discrimination against the Japanese. In the two following decades following the arrival of the first immigrants, the Japanese in British Columbia who established themselves in mining, railroading, lumbering and fishing faced severe discrimination. Those on railways were allowed to do construction, maintenance...
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Storm Surge Low Lying
979 wordsHurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are a major hazard in the Tropics. Every year, some 80 occurrences claim, on average, 20 000 lives and cause immense damage to property, natural vegetation, and shipping. A hurricane is a large rotating storm around a centre of very low pressure with values of 950 mb or lower. Most systems have a diameter of about 650 km, less than half that of a mid-latitude depression. Wind speeds often exceed 33 m per second (119 km per hour) and, in the most intense hurrica...
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World War Ii U S Military
1,485 words(Except Persons of Japanese Descent) America Land of the free and home of the brave. Land of the free Land of the free Funny that the land of the free would steal away the lives of 119, 000 individuals simply because they looked different. Nothing like good old irony to bring a country together. During the late 1800 s, there was a large rise in the immigration of Japanese to the U. S, much to the dismay of many American citizens. The Japanese have long been discriminated against in the U. S. Peo...
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Train Platform Long Distances Children
1,033 wordsDuring World War 2, many children were moved from areas that were at risk from bombing. The children had to leave their families and go to live with strangers in less dangerous parts of the country. This was called evacuation. Foster parents usually took their children. However, many discovered that life away from home was no picnic. Some thought it would be fun and exciting, like an adventure. All the younger boys thought it was a holiday, but not sure why the women and girls were crying. The f...
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Western Front 000 Men
452 wordsHow did the events at Gallipoli lead to the creation of the Anzac legend? Australia's involvement in World War One can be seen by many as the very essence of Australia's identity, especially the involvement at the Gallipoli peninsular. The battle of Gallipoli was the first major step made by Australians towards nationhood and the development of the Anzac legend. The Gallipoli campaign and the Anzac legend that emerged from it have had a significant impact on ideas about Australia's national iden...
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Gravitational Pull Ocean Bottom
1,386 wordsPhysics of Tsunamis Wendy M. Blevins PS 102 Explorations in Physics Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Abstract This paper will discuss the physics and warning systems of tsunamis, a destructive wave force that researchers have been studying for many years. Tsunamis are different than tides or surface waves because undersea earthquakes, instead of winds or the gravitational pull of the moon or sun, generate them. They can reach speeds of up to 700 kilometers per hour but can be undetected unti...
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Storm Surge Low Lying
970 wordsO The Caribbean region and the South Eastern United States of America are regularly subjected to the impact of tropical hurricanes; (A) Briefly outline characteristics of such hurricanes. The hurricanes that occur over the Caribbean region and the United States of America usually eventuate between August and October. For these hurricanes to occur the surrounding ocean temperatures must be minimal, also there must be a prolonged spell of equable temperature, pressure and humidity in the lower tro...
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Ho Chi Minh Tet Offensive
1,273 wordsFrance occupied all of Vietnam by 1884. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when communist forces under Ho Chi Minh, who took control over the north, defeated them. Eisenhower's advisers believed that Ho Chi Minh's powerful communist-nationalist appeal might set off a geographical chain reaction. As Ho Chi Minh's government established itself in North Vietnam, Eisenhower supported a noncommunist government in South Vietnam and ordered covert ...
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Third Army General Patton
1,034 words... item and they became the 304 th Tank Brigade. Patton was known all around Europe for the training he gave to his men. "The men of the 304 th were worked hard by Patton. He would drill them hard and was a stickler for discipline: "All human beings have an innate resistance to obedience. Discipline removes this resistance and by constant repetition, makes obedience habitual and unconscious. " His men were considered the best trained in Europe. " Patton gave the best training he could give to t...
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President Woodrow Wilson Fourteen Points
778 wordsWWI HISTORY Speech by President Woodrow Wilson The speech is dedicated to discussion of the objects of the war and the possible basis of a general peace. Wilson claims that the country is going to enter the war because violations of right had occurred which touched us to the quick and made the life of our own people impossible unless they were corrected and the world secure once for all against their recurrence. His program of the worlds peace consists of fourteen points: - Open covenants of pea...
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Joint Chiefs Of Staff Length Of Time
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National Hurricane Center Loss Of Life
1,381 wordsIMPACT OF HURRICANES IN FLORIDA INTRODUCTION According to the National Hurricane Center, a hurricane releases heat energy at a rate of 50 trillion to 200 trillion watts, which is equivalent to the energy from exploding 10 megaton bombs every 20 minutes. With such strength, it is no wonder why these natural disasters have such large destructive impacts on the environment. Furthermore, hurricanes are of extreme importance to Florida, since they have historically plagued the state, especially in 19...
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Japanese Americans Concentration Camps
2,341 wordsEXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 9066 The President EXECUTIVE ORDER AUTHORIZING THE SECRETARY OF WAR TO PRESCRIBE MILITARY AREAS WHEREAS the successful prosecution of the war requires every possible protection against espionage and against sabotage to national-defense material, national-defense premises, and national-defense utilities as defined in Section 4, Act of April 20, 1918, 40 Stat. 533, as amended by the Act of November 30, 1940, 54 Stat. 1220, and the Act of August 21, 1941, 55 Stat. 655 (U. S. C. ...
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Battle Of Britain House Of Commons
2,689 wordsThe legacy of Winston Churchill has survived into the 21 st century with its almost mythical qualities well intact. History remembers him, without overstating, as the eloquently spoken, sharp-witted British Prime Minister who, through determination, perseverance, and principle, took his countrys burden upon his shoulders and turned what could have been the British Empires final hour into, as Churchill emphatically declared, " their finest hour. " While Churchill's legendary status is w...
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Major Fires Burned South
249 wordsAuthorities warned Montana residents Monday to follow evaluation orders as fires continue to ravage Western States and creep closer towards ancient artifacts. Ravalli county Sheriff Perry Johnson expected further evacuation as a result of Montana's 19 major fires that burned about 73 buildings, officials said Hohnson told people to move livestock and be prepared to get out. Fire teams spokesman Don Ferguson said the 5000 -acre contained by evening and remained a president threat to archaeologica...
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War In Vietnam Viet Cong
1,441 wordsEarly in 1961 General Maxwell Taylor, who was then Military Advisor to John F. Kennedy, went out to Southeast Asia to find out just what was happening there. During his visit to Vietnam, he noticed the lack of good roads inhibited the movement of government troops in fighting the Viet Cong. His reports to the president motivated Kennedy to help the South Vietnamese in their struggle against communism. Although he quickly decided to help out, the president knew that new army techniques and weapon...
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Prejudice And Discrimination Japanese Americans
2,218 wordsJapanese immigrants and the following generations had to endure discrimination, racism, and prejudice from white Americans. They were first viewed as economic competition. The Japanese Americans were then forced into internment camps simply because of the whites fear and paranoia. The Japanese first began to immigrate to the United States in 1868. At first they came in small numbers. US Census records show only 55 in 1870 and 2, 039 in 1890. After that, they came in much greater numbers, reachin...
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U S Citizens U S Supreme Court
1,233 wordsA Loaded Weapon Japanese Relocation Note: these are answers to questions regarding the reading A Loaded Weapon: Japanese Relocation, but the answers have the questions within them. 1. Japanese and Japanese-Americans in the US did not have a smooth time just up until the time of relocation. Prejudice against Japanese-Americans had been widespread, especially on the West Coast, for one half-century before Pearl Harbor. In addition to the prejudice, Japanese males were prevented from marrying white...
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National Forest Black Hills
673 wordsHELENA, Mont. (AP) Beleaguered firefighters in Montana enjoyed something of a lull in their battle against dozens of wildfires, but a new blaze near Yellowstone National Park forced the evacuation of up to 150 homes. And a firestorm in a remote Idaho forest destroyed most of the buildings at a guest ranch, and another guest ranch was ordered evacuated. There were concerns the entire town of Red Lodge, a resort community near Yellowstone in south-central Montana, might have to be evacuated in the...
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