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The San Francisco 1989 Earthquake
The San Francisco 1989 Earthquake
The San Francisco 1989 Earthquake The Loma Prieta Earthquake On Tuesday October 17, 1989 at 5:04 PM the Loma Prieta earthquake struck the San Francisco, Monterey Bay, and Silicon Valley areas. Those were no the only areas affected. Many areas up to 70 and 100 miles away could feel the tremble of the quake. The epicenter of the quake was in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The quake measured a magnitude of 7.1. The initial quake lasted 15 seconds. The USGS first thought the magnitude of the quake would
Ponce de Leon and the Early Explorationof Florida
Ponce de Leon and the Early Explorationof Florida
Ponce de Leon and the Early Exploration of Florida Juan Ponce de Leon was born in 1460, in Tierra de Campos Paleia, in Leon, Spain (Ponce, 1996). He came from a noble family and entered the royal household as a page for Pedro Nunez de Guzman, at the Court of Aragon. Later, young Ponce de Leon would become a solider for Spain and fight in the battles to drive the Moors from Granada (Blassingame, 1991). In 1493, Leon sailed with Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to America (Ponce, 1996).
A Discussion On Earthquakes
A Discussion On Earthquakes
A Discussion On Earthquakes Perhaps Mother Nature offers no greater force than that of the earthquake. Across the span of time, earthquakes have been recorded for their incredible destructive forces, and their abilities to awe mankind with their unparalleled force. Earthquakes can often strike without any notice, leveling large cities and killing scores of innocent people. Not only can earthquakes bring harm to society through these methods of destruction, but they can also cause millions of dol
Estuaries
Estuaries
Estuaries An estuary is a coastal area where fresh water from rivers and streams mixes with salt water from the ocean. Many bays, sounds, and lagoons along coasts are estuaries. Portions of rivers and streams connected to estuaries are also considered part of the estuary. The land area from which fresh water drains into the estuary is its watershed. Estuaries come in all shapes and sizes, each unique to their location and climate. Bays, sounds, marshes, swamps, inlets, and sloughs are all exampl
John Muir's Trail in History
John Muir's Trail in History
John Muir's Trail in History John Muir was a man of great importance in the history of the United States and in the preservation of it's beauty. His tireless efforts to protect natural wonders such as Yosemite Valley demonstrated his undying love for the outdoors. Muir took a stand against the destructive side of civilization in a dauntless battle to save America's forest lands. The trail of preservation that Muir left behind has given countless numbers of people the opportunity to experience na
Privately Owned Gasoline Powered Vehicles Should Be Limited
Privately Owned Gasoline Powered Vehicles Should Be Limited
Privately Owned Gasoline Powered Vehicles Should Be Limited February 25, 1995 Social Studies 10H The automobile has become a very important part of today's society. It is a necessity to own or to have access to a car in order to keep up with all of the competition of the business world, and also one's social demands. Most people would not be able to travel around a country or the world without this incredible machine, for it provides freedom and mobility, even for people who do not own a car. Un
Problems in Air Traffic Control and Proposed Solutions
Problems in Air Traffic Control and Proposed Solutions
Problems in Air Traffic Control and Proposed Solutions In northern California this summer, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unintentionally performed it's first operational test of free flight; aviation without direct air traffic control. This was an unintentional experiment because it was a result of a total shut-down of the Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). Although Oakland is only the 16th busiest ARTCC, it's responsible for the largest block of airspace of any ATC
Today it has become a truism to say that the medium of photography is
Today it has become a truism to say that the medium of photography is
Today it has become a truism to say that the medium of photography is light. But the skill required to capture that light in ways that celebrates its beauty and mystery has been mastered as fully by Ansel Adams as by almost any other twentieth-century photographer. And it seems highly appropriate that the name of the exhibition contains the words FIAT LUX: let there be light, As a case in point we may contemplate the beautiful fragment of Bristlecone Pine Wood at the White Mountain High Altitud
Chinese Immigration interviews
Chinese Immigration interviews
Chinese Immigration interviews Chinese at Angel Island immigration, after being shut down for many years by governmental legislation and an anti-Chinese climate resumed quickly after 1906. The major earthquake and fire that occurred in San Francisco lent the Chinese immigrants a window of opportunity to regain entrance to America. Immigrants could now claim, without proof, that they were indeed the son or daughter of a citizen or a partner in a legitimate business. These paper sons and paper me
Theodore Roosdevelt
Theodore Roosdevelt
\Theodore Roosdevelt\ \26th President of the United States (1901-1909)\ Theodore Roosevelt was an energetic and dynamic leader who gave the nation a square deal. During his presidency to a position of internatio nal leadership. Roosevelt belonged to an aristocratic New York family. He attended Harvard Univerity. Theodore Roosevelt fought in the Spanish-American war with the Rough Riders at the battle of San Juan Hill. He had served as police commissiores of New York, assistant secretary of the
Prologue of History
Prologue of History
Prologue of History Until statehood, Hawaii was ruled economically by a consortium of corporations known as the Big Five: C. Brewer and Co., sugar, ranching, and chemicals, founded in 1826; Theo. H. Davies & Co., sugar, investments, insurance, and transportation, founded in 1845; Amfac Inc. (originally H. Hackfield Inc.-a German firm that changed its name and ownership during the anti-German sentiment of WW I to American Factors), sugar, insurance, and land development, founded in 1849; Castl
Alfred Hitchcock 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic Alfred Hitchcock is among the few directors to combine a strong reputation for high-art film-making with great audience popularity. Throughout his career he gave his audiences more pleasure than could be asked for. The consistency of quality plot-lines and technical ingenuity earned him the recognition of being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films earned him the reputation of being the master of suspense, and after viewing two of his
Let me put this heavy load down and take some of these bulky clothes o
Let me put this heavy load down and take some of these bulky clothes o
Let me put this heavy load down and take some of these bulky clothes off and I'll tell you about how I became a short story and novel writer. My name is John Griffith London. But I like to be called Jack. I was born in San Francisco in 1876. Most of my childhood I was very poor. I had to help my parents earn a living by doing odd jobs. I delivered papers, worked on ice-wagons, cleaned up bowling alleys, helped in the cannery and only made ten cents an hour. I usually worked ten hours a day. I l
Earthquakes
Earthquakes
Word Count: 372 Earthquake San Francisco- 1906 On the morning 12 past 5:00 San Francisco suffered a major earthquake that killed 3000 people, the earthquake lasted for about 40 seconds and was recorded at 8.3 on the Richter Scale. People ran from there houses and some stayed inside the buildings and were crushed. The people who ran in the streets were killed by toppled buildings falling from above. There fire department was efficient but the water pipes that go down the San Andreas Fault were s
Roosevelt Theodore 1858-1919 26th president of the United States 1901-
Roosevelt Theodore 1858-1919 26th president of the United States 1901-
Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919), 26th president of the United States (1901-09), the first president to exploit the public dimensions of his office in an age of mass communications, a reform leader at home and a skilled diplomat abroad. In his lifetime Roosevelt became a personal model, particularly for the country's youth, in a way that no public figure has matched. He was one of the most popular presidents in American history. The son of a wealthy, socially prominent merchant, Roosevelt was bo
John Muir--explorer writer and conservationist--was born on April 21 1
John Muir--explorer writer and conservationist--was born on April 21 1
John Muir--explorer, writer, and conservationist--was born on April 21, 1838 in Dunbar, Scotland. Until the age of eleven he attended the local schools of that small coastal town. In 1849, the Muir family emigrated to the United States, settling first at Fountain Lake and then moving to Hickory Hill Farm near Portage, Wisconsin. Muir's father was a harsh disciplinarian and worked his family from dawn to dusk. Whenever they were allowed a short period away from the plow and hoe, Muir and his you
California
California
California California was the 31st state, which received it’s statehood on Sept. 9, 1850 , and nickname is “the Golden State.” The bird is the California Valley Quail; the flower is the golden poppy; the tree is the California Redwood; and the state motto is “Eureka (I have Found It). There are many sights to see in the state of California. Besides all the big metropolitan cities, there is the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Also there is the San Diego Zoo
Alcatraz Island And Prison
Alcatraz Island And Prison
Alcatraz Island And Prison Alcatraz Island has quite a distinct history. Many people know that Alcatraz served as a federal prison, but most are reluctant to know that this island served as fort. Built before the Civil War, it served two main purposes. First, that it was to guard the San Francisco bay area from enemy ships against a foreign invasion, and second, to hold hostage prisoners of war or POW's as they were called. In this report, I'll show you how this fortress came to be a federal pri
Metallica
Metallica
Metallica 1980 A young Lars Ulrich was addicted to the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal), and he tried to put his own band together. At this point, his attempt failed, but he placed an ad in a magazine called Recycler, to which one James Hetfield answered. James and Lars met up to jam, but nothing became of this first meeting. Summer 81 Lars went to the UK to follow Diamond Head around for 3 months on tour. On his return he secured a deal to record a track for the Metal Blade compilation
Amy Tan
Amy Tan
Amy Tan Amy Tan was born in Oakland, California, on February 19, 1952. She grew up in Fresno, Oakland, Berkeley, and the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area. Her father was educated in Beijing and immigrated to America in 1947 and became a Baptist minister, and her mother, forced to leave behind three children from a previous marriage, immigrated to the U.S. in 1949 shortly after the Communists took control of China Her father and older brother died from brain tumors when she was fourteen, and
Christopher Columbus 1451-1506
Christopher Columbus 1451-1506
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 Calvi (Corsica), northwest of the island, 200km from Ajaccio. He was the oldest of five children. As a child, he helped his father as a weaver. He always liked the sea. Genoa was an important seaport. There is no doubt that as a child he caught rides on ships. He had little schooling but was a genius with the sea. His plan was not to prove that the world was flat, but it was to find a shortcut to the Spice Islands. He wanted
Cuban War for Independence
Cuban War for Independence
Cuban War for Independence For those Cubans who wanted independence, it was a long struggle. People on the island, mostly descendants of Africans, raised tobacco and sugar for export. Cuban sugar plantations supplied close to a third of the world's supply. The masses had little role in anything political. They were kept ignorant because a docile labor force was preferable. Within the planter class and the few who serviced it, there was a split opinion about independence. Most fared well by being
Mission San Jose
Mission San Jose
Mission San Jose Mission San Jose was founded on June 1797 by Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen because the Spaniard want to extend the mission chain into the San Francisco bay area. It’s the fourteenth mission on the mission chain. It is named in after Saint Joseph. After the dedication, nearby Mission Santa Clara sent soldiers and neophytes to help build Mission San Jose. They used adobe, and bricks. Even though the Mission had a lot of workers, it started slowly. In 1806, Father Narciso Duran
Report on World War I
Report on World War I
Report on World War I Table of contentsPage 0: introduction Page 1: years leading up to the war:1850-1914Page 2:causes of warPage 3:war breaks outPage 3:Land warfare, war plansPage 4:land warfare,1914Page 8:Land warfare,1915Page 10:land warfare,1916Page 12:land warfare,1917Page 15:land warfare,1918Page 21:naval warfare, war plansPage 22: naval warfare, generalPage 23:air warfare, generalPage 23:endingPage 24:references Chapter 1: introduction August 2nd, 1914: Europe was darkened by the horrible
World War II Timeline
World War II Timeline
World War II Timeline Due to the immense scope of World War Two, it would be nearly impossible to list all of the significant events of the period on this web page. The following dates have been selected because of their importance with respect to the causes and outcome of the war. 1918 Nov. 11 World War One Armistice signed at Compiegne, France 1919 June 28 Treaty of Versailles signed 1920 Jan. 16 League of Nations meets for the first time 1921 July 29 Adolf Hitler assumes control of National S
US Expansionism
US Expansionism
U.S. Expansionism During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the United States pursued an aggressive policy of expansionism, extending its political and economic influence around the globe. That pivotal era in the history of our nation is the subject of this on-line history. Through the course of history, many of the nations in the world expanded internationally through imperialism. These nations were creating empires throughout the world. The United States of America for example,
Life
Life
Life I remember the last time the warm breeze poured from across the waters, up the concrete steps, and over the grass. It span wildly in the air as it caught wind and brushed past my face. I couldn't help but smile, despite what was going through my mind. How ironic that sounds right now. As a child I took an early appreciation of the trees and grass, of life in general... but nothing like I did at that reawakened moment. It was all new again, and all more wonderful than it had ever been before
Senior Privileges Open Campus
Senior Privileges Open Campus
Senior Privileges: Open Campus Hum 102-005 An open campus is defined as, “a privilege granted to leave school grounds during their unscheduled time.” (Upper Merion High School) The goal of this is to give students the opportunity to develop personal responsibility with their extra time during school hours; however, only students which meet the administering schools requirements are given this privilege. The idea of an open campus often sparks debates between students, parents and school administ
The Halliwell History
The Halliwell History
The Halliwell History The Halliwell history truly begins centuries ago, in a small colony on the east coast of the newly-developed land that would come to be known as the United States of America. There, a young woman named Charlotte Warren was the bearer of a special prophecy, one that would forever shape the future of magic and the lives of three young women far in the future. In the latter half of the year 1670, it was discovered that the child Charlotte was carrying was prophesied to be the
The Marsh Field Study
The Marsh Field Study
The Marsh Field Study Site Overview: The location that I chose is a marsh near the Travelodge that is right near highway 101. I chose this area because this area is right near where I live. I also chose this spot because it is right near a highway and it has a sewer pipe leading into it so it has a lot of pollution and I want to study how polluted it is. My area I think might have some air pollution in it because it is right near the highway and I know it has a lot of water pollution in it beca
Salary Cap
Salary Cap
Salary Cap The issue of a salary cap is one that has troubled Major League Baseball for over a decade now, dating back to before the labor strike of 1994. It is my belief that a salary cap is necessary for baseball to continue to thrive and profit while maintaining its current league set up. A salary cap, I believe, is somewhat of a misnomer. A salary cap would serve not to limit how much a player can make. It could more aptly be called a “payroll cap”, since in essence that is what it does; the
CURRENT EVENTS 1945-1996
CURRENT EVENTS 1945-1996
CURRENT EVENTS: 1945-1996 1945 On April 12 Harry S. Truman became President of the United States of America., In Washington, D.C. On August 6 at 9:15 a.m. US fighter planes dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan. In Berlin, Germany on April 30, Adolf Hitler was found dead, Hitler committed suicide. 1946 On October 16 in Nurenburg, 9 Nazi war criminals were hanged for the crimes during WW II. On April 25 Big Four Ministers met in Paris to finalize a treaty with Germany, to end WWII. In Austria
LAND AND RESOURCES
LAND AND RESOURCES
LAND AND RESOURCES The republic of South Africa is located one the southern-most tip of Africa. It's bordered on the north by Namibia, Bostwana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Swaziland; on the east and south by the Indian Ocean; and on the west by the Atlantic ocean. South Africa occupies a land area of about 1,221,037 sq km (471,445 sq mi). South Africa's population almost reached 39 million people in 1991. South Africa is a multiethnic, multiracial society comprised of 75.2% black Africans, 13.6%
The United States of America is the most heavily armed population in t
The United States of America is the most heavily armed population in t
The United States of America is the most heavily armed population in the world. There are 200 Million guns and 60 to 65 Million legal owners who have one or more guns. In the United States, more than half of the households have guns. In 1974, nearly two million guns were produced in the United States, and four hundred thousand guns were imported. In 1975, the House Judiciary Committee Report Number 94-1103 stated that there were about three hundred thousand actual or potential handgun deaths an
Overview
Overview
Overview Born : March 24, 1919 Birthplace : Yonkers, New York Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet, innovator, and publisher, received his M.A. from Columbia University in 1948 and his doctorate from the Sorbonne in 1950. Ferlinghettti spent 1941to 1945 in the U.S. Navy, serving as a command officer during the Normandy invasion. After the war, Ferlinghetti worked for Time magazine in the mail room. He eventually left this tedious dead-end job to attend Columbia in pursuit of his literary career. Inspire
The California Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush The land known as California was claimed and colonized by Spain and was considered part of New Spain, whose government was situated in Mexico. In 1823, when Mexico gained its independence from Spain, California officially transferred allegiance to Mexico. Initially Mexico tried to control the number of foreigners allowed to settle in California, but over the years Mexican involvement was limited and the fate of the region was uncertain. Britain, France, Russia, and Germ
You know that big state on the western side of the county ya the one
You know that big state on the western side of the county ya the one
You know that big state on the western side of the county, ya the one with the big bridge. In case you didn’t know…. it’s California! California is a Indian name. It is located on the western side of the country off the Pacific Ocean. It has 29,760,021 people! WOW! The capital of California is Sacramento. It is located right about where the state bends, only a little west. California has many interesting things to represent it. It was first a state on September 9th, 1850. It’s the 30th state of
History of California
History of California
History of California When the first Europeans arrived, in the early 16th century, the region of California was inhabited by a relatively sparse Indian population, scattered in many small, fairly independent groups hat lived mainly as hunter-gatherers. Among the Indian groups were the Hupa, Pomo, Wishosk, and Yuki, in the north; the Costano, Miwok, Salinan, and Yokut, in the center; the Mono and Panamint, in the east; and the Chumash, Serrano, and Diegueno, in the south. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo,
THEODORE ROOSEVELT
THEODORE ROOSEVELT
THEODORE ROOSEVELT Theodore Roosevelt Twenty-Sixth President 1901-1909 Theodore Roosevelt was the second of four children. He was born in New York City on October 27, 1858 of Dutch, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, French and German heritage. Partially due to poor health, he suffered from Asthma and bad vision, he was educated by tutors until he entered Harvard College, where he received his B.A. degree in 1880. At Harvard he also achieved membership in Phi Beta Kappa. To gain strength, he taught himsel
Jack London
Jack London
Jack London Jack London was born January 12, 1876 in San Francisco California. Jack’s parents’ were Flora Wellman and William Chaney. Flora had grown up wealthy in Ohio. As a child Flora was stricken with thyroid fever which stunned her growth and ruined her looks. In June 1874 Flora started living with astrologer William Chaney. In the summer of 1875 when Flora told Chaney that she was pregnant Chaney panicked and told Flora to leave his home at once. Flora took an overdose of opium. When that
The Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Bay of Pigs Invasion The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is one of mismanagement, overconfidence, and lack of security. The blame for the failure of the operation falls directly in the lap of the Central Intelligence Agency and a young president and his advisors. The fall out from the invasion caused a rise in tension between the two great superpowers and ironically 34 years after the event, the person that the invasion meant to topple, Fidel Castro, is still in powe
In a time of confusion and conquering the ocean was the biggest myster
In a time of confusion and conquering the ocean was the biggest myster
In a time of confusion and conquering, the ocean was the biggest mystery, and the most important thing to the planet, because it allowed for expansion. The known world was split in half by the division of Spain and Portugal, and for all they cared, there was nothing beyond their boundaries, but from Spain rose an explorer who swore there must be more. Fernao de Mangelhaes, otherwise known as Ferdinand Magellan, was a Portugese explorer who sailed in the name of Spain and didn't back down to any
LEAVING HOME
LEAVING HOME
LEAVING HOME As I came in from the corn field, Sarah ran up to me, her tattered dress blowing in the wind.. I bent over and gave her a huge hug, lifting her up. She had just had her eighth birthday last week, but she looked so much older. Her face sagged and she was missing several of her teeth. Pa didn’t know if it was normal to lose so many, he said I never did, but we didn’t bring it up to her. “Where’s Pa?” she asked, as I put her down. “He’ll be coming.” I took her hand and walked back to
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born at eight o'clock in the morning in Oa
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born at eight o'clock in the morning in Oa
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born at eight o'clock in the morning in Oak Park, Illinois July 21, 1899. In the nearly sixty two years of his life that followed he forged a literary reputation unsurpassed in the twentieth century and created a mythological hero in himself that captivated and confounded not only serious literary critics but also the average man...in a word, he was a star. Born in the family home at 439 Oak Park Avenue, a house built by his widowed grandfather Ernest Hall, Hemingway
According to the US census there are approximately 9 million people li
According to the US census there are approximately 9 million people li
According to the U.S. census, there are approximately 9 million people living in America who are of Asian descent. Twenty-three percent of that are Chinese ancestry; 20% are Filipino; 12% are Asian Indian; and Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese each share about 10%. It is expected, that by the year 2000 Filipinos will be the largest Asian Pacific Islander group. In the state of California, there are more Filipinos than Chinese. In San Diego County, Filipino Americans are the largest Asian Pacific
THE HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA
THE HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA
THE HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA The state which now known as California, along with the rest of the American southwest, was ceded to the US by Mexico. This was done in a treaty named Guadalype-Hidalgo, in 1848, after after the Mexican War. In 1542, the exploration of California began by a man named Juan Rodrigiuez . He anchored his ship in the San Diego Bay and claimed the land for Spain . In 1579, Sir Charles Drake sailed his up the coast of San Fransico Bay, and claimed land for England. Spain’s cl
Creatine Miracle Supplement or Dangerous Drug
Creatine Miracle Supplement or Dangerous Drug
Creatine: Miracle Supplement or Dangerous Drug Shawn, an 18 year old football player, is looking though a Sports Illustrated at next year’s college recruiting list, hoping that he might see his name in one of the top spots. He is turning the pages when he sees a picture of Brady Anderson, shirtless. Shawn was thinking if he could grow muscles that big, he would be a top recruit for sure. If only there was some kind of pill he could take to make him that big, he would have no more worries. There
MAGELLAN
MAGELLAN
MAGELLAN By Ryan Liebe Ferdinand Magellan, pronounced Me-jel-an and in Portuguese, Fernando de Megalnaes, was born in Oporto of noble parentage. Magellan was a page for the Queen, when he entered the Portuguese service in the East in 1505. Magellan went to East Africa and was in the battle of Dju. The Portuguese destroyed the Egyptian Naval Fleet in the Arabian Sea at the battle of Dju.. He went twice to Malucca, the Malayan spice port. There he participated in its conquest by the Portuguese. H
Every year 200000 to 570000 people die from outdoor pollution alone Th
Every year 200000 to 570000 people die from outdoor pollution alone Th
Every year 200,000 to 570,000 people die from outdoor pollution alone. This is about .4 - 1.1 percent of the annual death tolls. Pollution is one of the biggest world problems today. It takes its toll on many, while others just get passed over and aren’t affected at all. But we don’t know who will be passed over and who’s life will be taken next. So we must be prepared with knowledge about what we are doing to ourselves. Pollution is a world problem because it affects wildlife all over the glob
Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control 3/22/1999 A gun gives criminals the power of life or death over ordinary, innocent citizens, because of that reason there are countless robberies, rapes, and assaults carried out in the communities of America. Almost everyday you can look into the newspaper and see some kind of gun related accident. The easy availability of firearms to youths has become a serious problem to the school and the communities we live in. There are many groups of people that strongly believe that they sho