• Trans Continental Railroad Northern Pacific
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    If any act symbolized the taming of the Northwest frontier, it was the driving of the final spike to complete the nations first transcontinental railroad. 1 The first railroad west of the Mississippi River was opened on December 23, 1852. Five miles long, the track ran from St. Louis to Cheltenham, Missouri. Twenty-five years prior, there were no railroads in the United States; twenty-five years later, railroads joined the east and west coasts from New York to San Francisco. 2 No other single f...
  • Building The First Transcontinental Rail
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    BUILDING THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD From the time when locomotives first set their immense wheels onto the frigid iron of parallel rails, Americans longed for a means of transportation which would connect the separate regions of California and the Eastern states. This need for connection, fueled by manifest destiny led to the building of the first transcontinental railroad. Expansion of the railroads would have been postponed indefinitely without the unfair support the government provid...
  • Douglas Macarthur Pacific Japanese Forces
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    Recalled to active duty in July 1941, MacArthur conducted a valiant delaying action against the Japanese in the Philippines after war erupted in December. He was ordered to Australia in March 1942 to command Allied forces in the Southwest Pacific Theater. He soon launched an offensive in New Guinea that drove the Japanese out of Papua by January 1943. In a series of operations in 1943-44, MacArthur's troops seized strategic points in New Guinea from Lae to San sapor, while capturing the Admiral ...
  • Why Apec Asia Pacific
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    Why APEC Little do most people know in the US but we are members to over 50 organiztons in this world. And they deal with anything from world health to world trade. The only thing that can make our nations prosperous is our trade. Currently the Pacific Rim is the most diverse trade market the US is involved in. APEC (Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation) represents 47% of the world s trade and 53% of the world population, this is the US s trade organization in this region. Currently, APEC is tryin...
  • Surface Currents Southern Hemisphere
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    In the worlds oceans, the surface currents move the oceans surface water. This occurs in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. From a diagram of these surface currents, a number of conclusions can be made about the general patterns of the surface currents. One of these conclusions includes that they go clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. The Northern Pacific circulation goes around in a clockwise rotation. The same thing happens in the North ...
  • The Transcontinental Railroad Pacific Union Mobilier
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    On May 10, 1869, one of the most important achievements in the history of transportation was born. In Promontory, Utah, the completion of the transcontinental railroad marked the beginning of a new era in moving the nation. Two rival railroad companies, Union Pacific and Central Pacific, with the help of the government, worked together and completed the famous route in just less than seven years. The development of the transcontinental railroad that connected the United States significantly supp...
  • Grant Scandals Union Pacific
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    Black friday Scandal 1869 Early in Grant's first term, two gold speculators Jay Gould and James Fisk hoped to buy gold at $130 per ounce and sell it at $160 per ounce. They tried o corner the gold market. They went to Grant, who had no understanding of monetary issues, and convinced him to tell Treasury Secretary George Boutwell to stop selling gold. The price rose to $162 per ounce before Grant realized what he was tricked into doing. Grant ordered Boutwell to release $4 million in gold. The pr...
  • Railroad United States
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    This essay will be discussing briefly about the transcontinental railroad construction during 1865-1900. During the 19 th century railroads had become the nation's most important transportation source. The railroad helped the United States to improve its economic system. When air brakes were invented, it transported more travelers and goods than before. People or goods could travel anywhere in the United States without walking or riding a horse which took several days. The United States wanted t...
  • The Transcontinental Railroads Pacific Railroad
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    The Transcontinental Railroads The Transcontinental Railroad consisted of ten major railroads that together would span the distance between the East and West Coasts of the United States. The completion of these railroads brought change, both for good and bad, and had an enormous impact on the United States and other countries of the world. Without a doubt, each railroad played an important role in shaping America into the country it is today. The Great Northern Railroad was an 8, 316-mile long r...
  • Tropical Pacific Nino Conditions Climate
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    El Nino may be returning to affect weather worldwide Waters in the tropical Pacific Ocean are warming, a change that could mean a return of the El Nino, a climate phenomenon that can affect weather worldwide. The warming was reported Thursday by the federal Climate Prediction Center, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The agency said El Nino (pronounced El NEED-yo) could occur by early spring, but any impact on the United States would be unlikely before late summer, c...
  • French Nuclear Testing Tests France Nations
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    In June, French President Jacques Chirac revealed that nuclear tests would be conducted in the Pacific at the Mururoa coral atoll. These tests, Chirac, stated, would consist of eight nuclear explosions in a tunnel 1, 800 to 3, 000 feet below Mururoa beginning in September up until May 96. Chirac declares that these tests are necessary for computer simulation in the future. France has been bombarded with criticism, not only from environmental activists, but also from political standpoints. Japan ...
  • El Nino Western Pacific
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    El Nino Typically, the level of ocean water around the world is higher in the western Pacific and lower in the eastern, near the Western coast of South and North America. This is due primarily to the presence of easterly winds in the Pacific, which drag the surface water westward and raise the thermocline relatively all the way up to the surface in the east and dampen it in the west. During El Nino conditions, however, the easterlies move east, reducing the continuing interaction between wind an...
  • Wing Luke Asian Museum Web Site
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    Jon Lehmann HIST 02411/22/2001 Wing Luke Asian Museum Website The Wing Luke Asian Museum is a multicultural museum housing art, film, and other records of the Northwest Asian Pacific culture. The Museum states that it is dedicated to 'the collection, preservation, and display of Asian Pacific American culture, history and art.' . The Museum was founded 1967, in honor of the first Asian pacific American to be elected to the Seattle council (in 1962). Wing Luke was killed in a plane crash just 3 y...
  • Salmon Pacific Water Species
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    The upriver salmon migration is one of nature's most exciting dramas. But to the five species of Pacific salmon (Chinook, chum, coho, pink, and sockeye), it is a long, strenuous, desperate race against time, with every obstacle taking its toll. Pacific salmon belong to a group called anadromous fish that includes Atlantic salmon, sturgeon, lampreys, shad, herring, sea- run cutthroat trout, and steelhead trout. These species hatch and live the first part of their lives in fresh water, then migrat...
  • The Pacific Cheap Labor
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    Summary Essay The Pacific Colonial Acquisition in the Pacific/ Colonization in the Pacific: Colonization in the Pacific began with the arrival of the first missionaries who came to spread the good news of God, the traders and whalers who came to trade and to do whaling, the prisoners and deserters who escaped ships that passed the Pacific islands on voyages, and the brave explorers who discovered other lands for their country. Then the colonial powers grew attention to the islands, wanting to cl...
  • Atomic Bomb Japanese War Pacific
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    Humanities On December 7, 1941, the Japanese Navy willfully and deliberately attacked Pearl Harbor, and the Pacific War began. On August 6, 1945 the first atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, and marked the beginning of the end of the Pacific War. Ever since the end of the Pacific War, many people have asked the question. Should the United States have used the atomic bomb The use of the atomic bomb was the most plausible alternative forced upon us by the Japanese. One alternative to...
  • Organizational Analysis Sbc Pacific Bell
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    Organizational Analysis Pacific Bell Pacific Bell as it is now, is a subsidiary of Southwestern Bell Corporation (SBC). The history of the company dates back almost 125 years to the actual invention of the first telephone by Alexander Graham Bell on March 10, 1876. Bell Telephone Company was the first formal phone company and it developed rapidly throughout the United States. In 1878 they re-organized and started the beginnings of what we now know as regional phone companies by creating New Engl...
  • Pearl Harbor Fleet Pacific Japanese
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    Pearl Harbor was the straw that broke the camels back. This surprised attack which claimed the lives of civilians, soldiers, marines, and thousands of sailors forced the United States to go through the doors of its neutral home and into a world of war. By taking advantage of America? s deficiencies, misconceptions, and speculative theories the Japanese task that was made easy. Luckily it was not a total success for the Japanese, even though America still lost many fighters who put their lives on...
  • The Battle Of Midway
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    The Island of Midway is a part of the Hawaiian Islands chain and sits approximately 3000 miles from the West Coast of the United States, 1140 nautical miles from Pearl Harbor, Oahu and 2250 miles from Tokyo, Japan. This small atoll in the Pacific had been a very uninviting place, with no industry, no worthy natural resources and no native inhabitants. Only a few trees and small amounts of vegetation could be found on both small islands that make up Midway. Being in the middle of the Pacific, how...
  • Pacific Island People Cancer Heart Blood
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    PACIFIC ISA LND HEALTH ISSUES Pacific Island people have been immigrating to New Zealand since the 1950's and have been suffering from health issues ever such as Coronary heart diseases and strokes, elevated blood pressure and cancer. Most of these illnesses are caused by the change in food and environment and in other cases are hereditary and are passed down from elder family members who got the diseases when they immigrated because of the change in food and environment. Coronary heart disease ...