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  • Indians West Of The Mississippi River
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    Westward movement in America carried settlers across America, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The westward movement began in the early 1600's with European settlements along the Atlantic Coast of North America. It continued until the late 1800's. By that time, the western frontiers of the United States had been conquered. An abundance of land and other natural resources lured America's pioneers westward. Fur traders, cattle ranchers, farmers, and miners led the push to the west. Me...
  • West Indian Manatee
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    Outline Thesis: Manatee does not have any natural predators in their environment, but humans are the unnatural predator that causes manatees to be endangered. Declining population is alarming and we need to do something to stop the decline. I. Introduction: My experience with a manatee at Sea World II. Columbus's discovery A. Thought manatees were mermaids. History of the manatees A. Facts about manatees B. Declining population IV. What is happening to the manatees A. Causes of deaths among mana...
  • Four Different Types Of Manatees
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    In 1493, when Columbus sailed to the Americas for his second journey, he and his sailors were the first Europeans to spot the present-day manatees. Because of their amazingly human like appearance these ancient sailors went home telling stories of mermaids. When the Spanish came over they hunted and ate these massive beasts. Since the early 1900's the manatee population has dwindled severely. Finally countries and smaller organizations began taking interest in saving the manatees. Laws and regul...
  • Westward Settlers Of The Past
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    Effect of the Environment on Western Settlers As the country grew and expanded, the American people where always one to push their bounds. In 1763, we proudly, defied England's proclamation of the year, and settled west of the Appalachian mountains. A little later, the westward people pushed Indians, animals, and society to a place where no American person had gone before. But all the while, one important factor determined where they transported themselves, where they settled, and what they did ...
  • Indians Source Of Food
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    a. Why were the Indians treated so unjustly (12) The American settlers greed was the basis for the injustice forced upon the Indians. At first the Americans simply wanted the land that could be used to grow or create products. Then the Indians were viewed as hostile enemies. This was unfair because the Americans were too greedy to give the Indians the supplies they were promised; therefore, the Indians attacked. The Indians also attacked because the Americans put them on reservations so the sett...
  • Westward Expansion
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    Development of Society THESIS STATEMENT: Due to the effects of the westward expansion, the American Society brought out new brave and explores people. SUPPORTING FACTS: 1. Because of the increasing amount of land being gained, the old ways of map making, by landmark were becoming obsolete. In 1785, the Lance Ordinance divided land into Townships, which were then divided over three times to become small forty-acre plots. 2. Everyone in America living during the Westward expansion was affected by ...
  • Indian Problem
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    The years 1840 to 1890 were a period of great growth for the United States. It was during this time period that the United states came to the conclusion that it had a manifest destiny, that is, it was commanded by god to someday occupy the entire North American continent. One of the most ardent followers of this belief was President James K. Polk. He felt that the United States had the right to whatever amount of territory it chose to, and in doing this the United States was actually doing a fav...
  • Indians Land In The West
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    the expansion of americans into the west was a major step in the 1800's. the united states had a great deal of land that no one had ventured to settle. however, that all changed as the prospect of making it big in the west entered people's minds. although white settlers wanted desperately to settle the west rapidly, they encountered various problems. the west was land like the had never seen. the climate could change from one extreme to the other in a matter of hours, it was very dry, there was ...
  • Helpless Animals Like The Manatee
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    Manatees Quietly, but swiftly, the plump, dark animal glided across the water while making sounds comparable to that of the squeaks and squeals of a whale ('Florida Manatee' 1). Some would say these aquatic mammals are the ugliest thing below the surface, others would say that these animals are beautiful and resemble portly mermaids, but no matter what anybody says about the manatees, they are unique creatures (Ray and Campi 315). They are mammals that are completely harmless, they feed mostly o...
  • Indian Wars In The West
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    History Chapter 27 The Great West and the Agricultural Revolt Indians Embattled In the West Civil War crashed to a close; the frontier was still wavering westward. Great west was embracing mountains, plateaus, deserts, and plains; it was the habitat of the Indian, the buffalo, the wild horse, the prairie dog, and the coyote. The entire domain was 3 territories - "Arizona, New Mexico, and the "Indian territory, or Oklahoma. Native Americans had misfortune with advancing white settlers. Spanish-in...

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