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  • Most Important Contributor To American Expansion
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    American expansion to the Pacific was introduced to the people of the country by several different means. The reasons for expansion did not exclude Politics, economy, nor society. Primarily the contributions that that the rise of expansion can be attributed to include Manifest Destiny, land hunger, suspicion of British intentions as well as trade opportunities. Each was valuable, some more than others, to impel the wheels of expansionism to begin. The most important contributor to American expan...
  • General Situations And The Chapters
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    The Grapes of Wrath: The Purpose of the Interchapters - Sara Stark Initially, I found the interchapters to be annoying, interruptions to the story. It was only when I realized the point in having the interchapters that I understood that not only did they not interrupt the story, but they added to it tremendously. The interchapters provide indirect comments or general situations which suggest something about the personal tragedies of the main characters. These comments and situations help give th...
  • Interesting Group Of People The Potawatomi
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    Book Review of People of the Three Fires The book, People of the Three Fires, is written by three different people each describing a tribe in detail. The book is very well written and relatively easy to understand. It is informative and was written to be used as a teaching tool for schools. The book discusses the relationship between the groups that lived in Michigan and surrounding areas. James M. McClurken writes the first section, which deals with the Ottawa people. McClurken tells about the ...
  • Aztec Land And Cattle Company
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    Section 1: Introduction When the Aztec Cattle Company ('The Hashknife Outfit') first got to northeast Arizona, they found knee-high grass as far as they could see. They moved cattle from Texas to Arizona and just kept bringing in more and more. They ran those cattle on about 2 million acres of land between Flagstaff and New Mexico. The cattle grazed the grass off and the drought that had already started kept more grass from growing in. There was already very little water, so the cattle started d...
  • Indigenous People Of Australia The Aborigines
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    ... ts of this land. The word Aborigine is actually from Latin language, meaning 'from the beginning'. The Europeans gave this name to native Australians, but this is not what they call themselves. They prefer to be called Koori (Ponnamperuma). They adapted to their environment well: the people in the colder southeast tended to be short and thick-set which was useful for conserving body heat, and the people in the hot desert were taller and lean. The Aboriginals lived solely by hunting and food ...
  • Tenants Stay On The Land
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    Ireland is a country that has had many crop failures but the Famine of 1845-1849 was the worst ever. The people had become so dependent on the potato that when it failed they had nothing else. They had no money, no parliament in country to give them relief and no rights to keep them from being evicted from the land they diligently worked each year for their landlords. Many died, many immigrated to other nations but those who stayed cried out for security. In the years following the famine tenant...
  • Ridding Of The Criminals
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    Overall view of colonization of Australia and New Zealand The overall idea of getting rid of the criminals in one country and sending them to what is to be believed to be deserted land sounds good to those who are ridding themselves of the criminals. But, if that land is not deserted and contains people of a totally different culture, there will most definitely be problems. The ridding of the criminals turned these two countries around (Australia and New Zealand). Great Britain viewed these two ...
  • Pahom's Land
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    The Greed of Americans During Westward Expansion The story, "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" , by Leo Tolstoy is a story about Americans taking advantage of the Indians. Although it is set in Russia, it is about the greed that many people had at the time and the outcome of that greed. The opening scene represents the Europeans coming over to America. During that time, the mid-1800's, the Europeans were rich and their relatives in America were poor. The younger sister in the story represents the ...
  • Local Aboriginal People
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    On the 29th o April, 1977 Captain Cook, commander of a British fleet, landed on the eastern shore of Australia, in an attempt to claim the land under the name of Britain. The land was to be claimed by Britain as a land where the British government could send convicts; in an attempt to ease the struggle in the over flowing prisons. Upon Cooks arrival, he was ordered to follow three rules of claiming a foreign land. They were; 1. If the land was not claimed, owned or inhabited by another country o...
  • Migration Towards The Western Frontiers
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    Question #4 Section 1 Dusty trails, wagon trains, and tough guys on horses, the images that come to most peoples mind when they think of the migration towards the western frontiers. Today we are able to see the obvious effects that this migration has left on our society even today; (Sunny and warm Phoenix, hip coffee from Seattle, and that strange utopia of its own, California) but what are some of the not so obvious effects that it left? The late 1800's was a time of many great opportunities an...
  • Traveling People Known As The Magyars
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    The Magyars The Medieval Period in European History saw several waves of "barbarians " which helped shape the face of European society. The nomadic tribes of people that lived a migratory life, while other groups were founding civilizations with permanent living centers, are today referred to as barbarians. Two great empires, the Chinese and the Roman, ruled on the extreme edges of the enormous Eurasian continent and were separated by vast distances. 1 The people that existed between the two emp...
  • Karana's Friend
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    Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell In the Pacific there is an island shaped like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephant and birds abound. A young Indian girl lives and waits for her people to return for her, from the land to the east. Karana with her long black hair and her dark skin, held her own on an island after her people had left for a new place. She was sure they would come back the next spring, but after two springs she...
  • Every Fifty Years
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    The book of Leviticus is filled with different rules and teachings. They were written down by priests. They were known as the Holiness Code. One of the most prominent teachings in this section of Leviticus was about the jubilee year. Every fifty years, debts should be forgiven, and people who have lost their property have an opportunity to get it back. I wish we had a jubilee year in our time because it would allow people who have been struggling with their life to regain their footing and start...
  • Land The Grand Odlum
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    The Maze in the Heart of the Castle Dorothy Gilman's fiction adventure "The Maze in the Heart of the Castle" is about a young boy named Colin who has nothing to lose and everything to gain. This takes place along time ago, when Colin's parents die tragically when Colin is only 16 years old. Sad and seeking answers, Colin seeks answers from his religious teacher Brother John. John tells Colin that he might want to go see the Grand Odlum, a mysterious man who lived at an old castle. Colin takes Br...
  • Maori Land
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    HISTORY 202 Critical Review Potiki Laura To ngi 1006674 June 16, 1999 Professor Inglis Brigham Young University -Hawaii Campus Potiki Land, to many of us, is a place of growth and development. When the Pakeha, or white man, saw the fertile land of New Zealand, he saw opportunity and investment to make more money. But did the Pakeha really know what land is to those who live as though their land is everything they had Of course, they must have known that land is precious to them, but did they rea...
  • People Of Exile
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    In 586 B.C.E. the neo-Babylonian armies of Nebuchadnezzar raided and destroyed the city of Jerusalem, forcing its people to flee. The majority of the Judean leaders and aristocracy were relocated in Babylon, and lived in relative isolation from even their captors. The Exile robbed them of their wealth, their homes, their nation, and even their king; religion offered the only seed of identity for this uprooted people. So it was during this time of Exile that a flourishing of religious texts were ...
  • Aboriginal Tent Embassy And People
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    Native title Native title, is the name given by the high court to indigenous property rights recognised by the court in the mabo judgement (3 june 1992). The mabo judgement overthrew the legal fiction of Terra Nullius-that the land of Australia had belonged to no one when the british arrived in 1788. Land rights The aboriginal land rights (northern territory) act 1976, was passed by the Australian parliament under a coalition government in 1976. It was based on the recommendations of the woodwar...
  • Gurindji People At Wave Hill Cattle Station
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    Wave Hill Strike 1966 In August 1966 Gurindji people at Wave Hill cattle station went on strike demanding wages and a return of some of their traditional lands. The demand was rejected but the Gurindji continued to camp on their traditional country at Daguragu - they broke the white man's law but obeyed their own. The campaign was taken up by supporters in Australia's cities and eventually the Gurindji won title to part of their land. People / Grpoups involved for and against the protest In Augu...
  • Little Man's Confidence
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    Little Man happens to be the neatest out of all the Logans organizing all his school papers in different categories, and keeping them all in an old binder which he used since 4th grade. Not like his other brothers and sisters he was neat, they would stick all their textbooks and papers in their bag and over each other not caring if they get crumpled or not. "Hey Stacey have you seen my paper keeper? I can't find it". (p 63 Taylor) He is the happiest in the Logan family because of the way he is t...
  • Bangladesh's Land
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    Bangladesh, a low-lying country crossed by many rivers. It has a coastline of about 360 miles along the Bay of Bengal. Its total size is 144,000 square kilometers and its land area is 133,910 square kilometers. Its climate is a subtropical monsoon climate. It has great variations in seasonal rainfall, moderately warm temperatures, and high humidity. The climate is basically the same throughout entire country. Bangladesh has a lot of severe natural disasters such as floods, tropical cyclones, tor...

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