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  • Panama Canal
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    Spanish 111 March 26, 1999 Panama The Republic of Panama is located in Central America between North and South America. Its position between two continents and separating two oceans has had a major part in Panama's history to the present day. Covered with large areas of rain forest, Panama has two long coastlines with numerous islands and bays. Panama's population is largely of mixed Spanish, black, and Native American descent, but also includes immigrants from many parts of the world. Most of P...
  • Construction Of Many Early Railroads
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    Railroads have been around for almost two hundred years. Between 1820 and 1850 the first railroads began to appear and the need for the further development became apparent. America had just gone through an era of canal making; and now with the canals not in total operation, railroads began to thrive and take jobs that would once have gone to the canals. However, it was not easy for the railroad industry to promote their innovative new mode of transportation. With vision and ingenuity, the pionee...
  • 1930's Before The Love Canal Area
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    The Love Canal is located near Niagara Falls in upstate New York. The Canal was constructed as a waterway during the nineteenth century, but was abandoned shortly afterwards. The Love Canal story is essentially the story of the thousands of families who lived unknowingly amongst an abandoned toxic chemical waste dump. It wasn't the first time in U. S history where this has happened, nor was it the worst, but it did grab the public's attention. In the 1930's before the Love Canal area was turned ...
  • Cheaper Domestic Transportation Of Goods
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    During the first half of the 19th century, improvements in transportation developed rather quickly. Roads, steamboats, canals, and railroads all had a positive effect on the American economy. They also provided for a more diverse United States by allowing more products to be sold in new areas of the country and by opening new markets. Copied from ideas begun in England and France, American roads were being built everywhere. I nan attempt to make money, private investors financed many turnpikes, ...
  • Kiel Canal
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    Kiel Kiel is the capital of Schleswig-Holstein. Schleswig-Holstein is located in West Germany. Kiel is located at the head of Kieler F"or de which is an inlet of the Baltic Sea. During World War II three-fourths of the city was destroyed by bombs. Kiel was a major naval base during the war. Kiel's major industries now are shipbuilding and also building machines such as the diesel engine. They also manufacture electric and electronic products. Kiel also is known for brewing and the processing of ...
  • Railroads And Canals
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    Canals, Trains, and Knick-Knacks Initially, prominent American figures did not want the nation to be dependent on manufacturing. They feared the poverty they witnessed in European factory towns would be mimicked, and feared that it would erode American ideals. But as people realized that a stronger economy was needed to ensure the future of the nation, they began to advocate industrialization and feel that it was vital. a Alexander Hamilton can be said to have been a proponent of facilitating in...
  • Hooker Chemical Corporation
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    The Love Canal which is located in Niagara Falls, was created in the 1890's by a businessman by the name of William T. Love who wanted to facilitate hydroelectric power by connecting the upper and lower parts of the falls. Love's plan fell apart when he lacked financing and cheaper methods of obtaining power became available. The Love Canal was abandoned and shortly afterward the city of Niagara Falls turned the canal into a summer swimming hole (Beauchamp p. 106). The Hooker Electrochemical Com...
  • Population Of The Lake Erie Water Snake
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    Throughout history, the snake has been seen as a symbol of evil. From the very first story of creation, when the serpent, declared "the most cunning of all the animals that the LORD GOD had made (Genesis 3: 1) " causes the fall of mankind by tempting Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit, the image of the snake is one that inflicts fear, hatred and unease. Ancient mythological stories of Medusa's head of serpents have entertained readers for thousands of years. Even in more recent history, St. Patri...

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