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  • Their Cedar Tree
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    Critique of Snow Falling on Cedars Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson, is a truthful tale about a post World War II trial in whicha Japanese-American fisherman, the first American citizen in his lineage, is accused of killing a well knownAmerican fisherman. The accused is Kabuo Miyomoto; dead is Carl Heine Jr. The book takes place in thesmall town of San Piedro, one of the scenic San Juan Islands in the early 1950's. The relationship of the twomen is deeper than being fellow fisherman. Be...
  • Portuguese Governments And Frelimo
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    Mozambique- a beautiful stretch of land off the Southeast coast of Africa. It is specifically located at latitude 40'27'S to 26'52'S, and longitude from 30'31 E to 40'51'E. It's east coast shores are some of the most tranquilizing while the west coast is bordered by South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Tanzania coming from south to north. Mozambique is famous for the Zambesi River and its contribution to the power supply of central Africa. Today the capital of Mozambique is Maputo. The whole coun...
  • Demand For Expansion
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    Patrick Daley EXPANSIONISM IN AMERICAN HISTORY The expansion that took place in America in the early twentieth-century in many ways was a a departure from previous the expansion of the previous century. On the most basic level, the land to be acquired was different. No more uninhabited (or nearly uninhabited considering the Indians) tracts of contiguous land remained to be gobbled up and made into states. The territories in question were now islands in the Caribbean and south Pacific, areas with...
  • Land From Mexico
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    Sam Simon 12/18/1996 History 8/A/5 Mexican Cession The battle of the Mexican War started on May 8, 1846. Before and during the war the United States were having disagreements. The conflict was about, when they won the land from Mexico if it was going to be a slave state (s). There was a young congressman from Pennsylvania that proposed that slavery would not be allowed after the Mexican War. But then some men from the south said that slaves are their "property" and that they could have them. The...
  • Land From Other Countries
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    Manifest Destiny is a historic duty, in the 1800's the Americans believed that the manifest destiny of the United States was to expand to the pacific ocean. The United States started as costal colonies but eventually the fulfilled their manifest destiny and expanded buy conquering and purchasing land. The Americans gained more land by buying it from France in the Louisiana Purchase and they also acquired land by cession as they did in the Mexican Cession. Other ways of expanded their land was to...
  • England And France In Similar Areas
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    The Hundred Years War affected both England and France in similar areas, but had different results. When the war finally ended in 1453 England was faced with many problems. England had suffered minimal physical destruction of property due to the fact that most of the war was fought on French soil. The southern coastal land was the one area affected by physical destruction as well as the Black Death. While the Black Death is bad for the individuals it actually helped the southern coastal lands wi...
  • Long Cattle Drives
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    As the Indians were dying out, the cowboys were starting to move into their territory. Cattle and buffalo were competing in the Spanish borderlands. The cowboy was composed of white men, African-Americans, Mexicans and Indians. The average age of the cowboy was 24 yrs old. The cattle industry was evident even in the early colonial times, but the practices changed over the years. The poetic times of the open-range cattle industry seemed from its Mexican roots. The Texas longhorns were known more ...
  • Live On The Land
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    Reasons for a Need of Farm hands Directly following the Civil War There were different sources of strengths and weaknesses of the working class in the decades after the Civil War. After the War there was a large demand for resources produced on farms. Farming and the need for agricultural workers increased. Some of the other strengths that were held by the working class after the war were a large result of the Homestead Act. This act was passed in 1862. It gave people the opportunity to own one-...

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