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  • Success Of The Expedition Growth Of America
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    American history is accompanied by a long list of explorers who first discovered and who explored the massive continent. All of the explorers had an impact on the development of America. The Lewis and Clark expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery, stands prominently at the top part of this list. The Lewis and Clark Expedition has had a significant political, social, and economic effect on America. They were the first to map out the west and set off westward expansion. Without the succes...
  • Lotus After O Lan Wang Lung
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    It was Wang Lungs marriage day. At first opening his eyes in the blackness of the curtains of is bed, he could not think why the dawn seemed different from any other. His father had stirred himself, then, and gone to the house of Hwang and asked if there was a slave to spare. Not a slave too young, and above all, not a pretty one. he had said. And collecting himself in great shame Wang Lung looked ahead of him, and upon a dais in the center of the room he saw a very old lady. Are you ready asked...
  • Only Way For The Dust Bowl
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    The Dust Bowl was "the darkest moment in the twentieth-century life of the southern plains", (pg. 4) as described by Donald Worster in his book "The Dust Bowl". It was a time of drought, famine, and poverty that existed in the 1930's. It's cause, as Worster presents in a very thorough manner, was a chain of events that was perpetuated by the basic capitalistic society's "need" for expansion and consumption. Considered by some as one of the worst ecological catastrophes in the history of man, Wor...
  • First Etruscan King Of Rome
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    ETRUSCAN MONARCHS The Etruscans were a very sophisticated people who controlled land roughly from Cumae (on the northern end of the Bay of Naples) to the Po River. They had great artistic skills and were skilled traders. Eventually, the Etruscans expanded their influence southward and conquered the Romans. The first Etruscan king of Rome was L. Tarquin ius Priscus (616-579 BCE). Priscus chose and cleared the site for the great temple JUPITER OPTIMUS MAXIMUS (meaning "Jupiter best and greatest"),...
  • Land For Its Economic Value Like Leopold
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    Take-Home Essay The world we live in today is always changing, whether it be technology or the land. As these changes take place, society must adapt to them. Many things begin to change as a result of this and society beings to turn into something completely different. One of the most overlooked changes that takes place is that of the environment and landscape. The landscape is one of the most important parts of our society's culture and has a great effect on how we live. It seems that nowadays,...
  • New Land
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    The New Land of New Ideas The 18th century Americans turned their backs on the old ideas of the Puritans. The Puritans believed in the population acting within the religious ways of the times. The 18th century population turned their lifestyles to a lifestyle of self interest. This lifestyle was dedicated to the goal of obtaining wealth and prestige among the community. DeCrevecouer writes: He is arrived on a new continent; a modern society offers itself to, different from what he had hitherto s...
  • Ninety Eight Percent Of Iowa's Total Land
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    "Iowa- An American Portrait" The film "Iowa- An American Portrait" was narrated by Tom Brokaw. It described the land, people, education, work, religion, and family life of Iowa. One of the main topics of the film was the general view of Iowa- the Farm State. Iowa has more than two- hundred- thousand farms; ninety- eight percent of Iowa's total land is used for production; with ninety percent of total land being used for the production of food. Reverence for the great land and rich soil of Iowa b...
  • Votes From Texas
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    Lyndon Baines Johnson was born near Johnson City in southwestern Texas on August 27, 1908. He wasn t born to a rich family, so he attended public schools in Blanco Country, Texas, and graduated from Johnson City High School in 1924. For the first year after college, Johnson taught public speaking and debate in a Houston high school. In 1931, Johnson campaigned for Richard M. Kleberg and was rewarded with an appointment as the new congressman's secretary. During his four years as a congressional ...
  • The Waste Land Vs The Great Gatsby
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    Analysis ~ The Great Gatsby and "The Waste Land" An examination of the connection between F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, and T.S. Eliot's poem, "The Waste Land", reveals that Fitzgerald transposes the meanings and motifs of "The Waste Land" to The Great Gatsby. For instance, the poem begins with: April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing. Eliot sees the renewal of life doomed from the beginning, as in the end it will die anyway. Similarly, in The ...
  • New World And The Land
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    In 1492 Christopher Columbus landed on the shores of the Caribbean and claimed the new land in the name of Spain and God. From then on the world was changed forever in the sense that there was a whole New World to conquer. Conquistadors like Cortez and Pizarro then followed and claimed entire new lands and people in the name of gold and wealth. These men started a revolution that changed an entire continent; it was transformed from a free race of people at one with the land to one of slavery and...
  • Joe Strack And Shane
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    Film Review of Shane (1953) The Homestead Act of 1862, signed by President Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1862, has been called one of the most important pieces of legislation in the history of the United States. The act turned over vast amounts of public lands to private citizens. In all, some 270 million acres of the United States were claimed, or about 10% of the entire area of the country. The act remained in effect until 1976, when it was finally repealed but with provisions for homesteading in...

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