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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
Cottons Impact on the United States Before the Civil WarWith the end o
Cottons Impact on the United States Before the Civil WarWith the end o
Cotton’s Impact on the United States Before the Civil War With the end of the War of 1812, few people in the United States envisioned a civil war in the future. With a developing Western section of the country, the future looked bright for a stable growing economy based on extraction of resources (agriculture, timber, and various resources in the ground). With the shipping resources of New England and financial centers in the North, agriculture and extraction of resources seemed to be the found
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Thesis: Although many people believe that affirmative Action is a form of racism, it is actually used to help minorities find employment in an otherwise racist world. “In the United States, equality is a recurring theme. It has flared into a fervent moral issue at crucial stages of American history: The revolutionary and Jacksonian Period, and the New Deal. In each era, the legitimacy of American society is challenged by some set of people unhappy with the degree of equality”
Ulysses S Grant
Ulysses S Grant
Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant rose to command all the Federal armies in the Civil War and lead them to victory. He was respected so much that he went on to be president of the United States for two terms. His time of glory didn't last forever though, he developed cancer and died bankrupt. Ulysses Hiram Grant was born April 27, 1822, in a two room frame house at Point Pleasant, Ohio(Ulysses S. Grant 1). His father, Jesse Root Grant, was foreman in a tannery and a farmer. His mother, Hannah Si
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt Outline Thesis: Theodore Roosevelt's political presence altered the course of the United States, transforming it into a superpower fully ready to handle the challenges of any opposition, and changed the role of the president and executive branch of US government, making it a force to be reckoned with. I. Introduction II. Before Roosevelt A. Post-Reconstructionist Views B. The Industrial Revolution C. The Gilded Age 1. Railroads 2. Robber Barons 3. Immigration 4. Standard Quest
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction Few episodes in history are more painful to Americans than the Civil War, fought between the North and the South. This biography, Great American Generals - Robert E. Lee, by Ian Hogg, takes the reader through the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, Robert E. Lee. It is a thorough, in depth record of the life of Lee and begins with a detailed account of his family history and his birth, through his college years, military experience and his work in later life to his deat
Wilson Woodrow
Wilson Woodrow
Wilson, Woodrow Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States (1913-21), secured a legislative program of progressive domestic reform, guided his country during WORLD WAR I, and sought a peace settlement based on high moral principles, to be guaranteed by the LEAGUE OF NATIONS. Early Life and Career Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Va., on Dec. 28, 1856. He was profoundly influenced by a devoutly religious household headed by his father, Joseph Ruggles Wilson, a Presbyterian mi
Growth of NYS Business
Growth of NYS Business
Growth of NYS Business April 17, 1996 For a number of reasons, business enterprise in New York grew by leaps and bounds between 1825 and 1860. New York's growth between the years 1825 and 1860 can be attributed to a number of factors. These include but cannot be limited to the construction of the Erie Canal, the invention of the telegraph, the developed of the railroads, the establishment of Wall Street and banking, the textile, shipping, agriculture and newpaper industries, the development of
5 Modes of Transportation
5 Modes of Transportation
5 Modes of Transportation In order to have easy mobility of persons and goods, it is necessary to have a sophisticated and widespread transportation system. This system is made up of five primary areas of transportation, which are: · Motor vehicles · Railroad transportation · Air transportation · Water transportation · Pipelines Each of these five modes consists of different subsystems which make up the system. Each mode is used to transport persons or goods, but in many instances, one mode may
INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINE
INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINE
INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINE INTRODUCTION Internal Combustion Engine, a heat engine in which the fuel is burned ( that is, united with oxygen ) within the confining space of the engine itself. This burning process releases large amounts of energy, which are transformed into work through the mechanism of the engine. This type of engine different from the steam engine, which process with an external combustion engine that fuel burned apart from the engine. The principal types of internal combustion
Day 1
Day 1
Day 1: We arrived at Omar Torrijos airport via American Airlines early in the afternoon. We purchased our required tourist cards (3 balboas, as US dollars are called in Panama) at the airport, then caught a taxi for the 18 mile ride to our downtown hotel. The ride in the battered, un-airconditioned car was rather expensive (30 balboas), but the driver spoke English and was very friendly. We arrived at the hotel and checked in. While my dad was checking in I bought a guidebook in the hotel lobby
As the country grew and expanded the American people where always one
As the country grew and expanded the American people where always one
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 when they got there. This factor, the environ
Guyana is a country located on the northern coast of South America It
Guyana is a country located on the northern coast of South America It
Guyana is a country located on the northern coast of South America. It is bounded on the north by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by Suriname. On the south side Guyana is bordered by Brazil, and on the west side is Brazil and Venezuela. Guyana achieved its independence on May 26, 1966 when it broke away from Britain. Land and Resources Guyana has three different major geographical regions. These consist of a belt of soil which ranges from five to forty miles, a dense forest area which makes
Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, one of the three Maritime and one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada, bordered on the north by the Bay of Fundy, the province of New Brunswick, Northumberland Strait, and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and on the east, south, and west by the Atlantic Ocean. Nova Scotia consists primarily of a mainland section, linked to New Brunswick by the Isthmus of Chignecto, and Cape Breton Island, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Canso. On July 1, 1867, Nova Scotia be
Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, one of the three Maritime and one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada, bordered on the north by the Bay of Fundy, the province of New Brunswick, Northumberland Strait, and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and on the east, south, and west by the Atlantic Ocean. Nova Scotia consists primarily of a mainland section, linked to New Brunswick by the Isthmus of Chignecto, and Cape Breton Island, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Canso. On July 1, 1867, Nova Scotia be
Spain
Spain
Spain Spain, a country occupying the greater part of the Iberian Peninsula, and bounded on the north by the Bay of Biscay, France, and Andorra, and on the east by the Mediterranean Sea. The Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa are governed as provinces of Spain. Also, Spain administers two small exclaves in Morocco—Ceuta and Melilla. The area of Spain, including the African and insular territories, is 194,885 sq mi. Madrid is
The Steam Engine
The Steam Engine
The Steam Engine �In the never-ending search for energy sources, the invention of the steam engine changed the face of the earth.� (Siegel, Preface) The steam engine was the principal power source during the British Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. The steam engine opened a whole new world to everyone. The steam engine maximized production, efficiency, reliability, minimized time, the amount of labor, and the usage of animals. The steam engine in all revolutionized the Eastern Hemi
Technology transfer
Technology transfer
Technology transfer Analyzing the transfer of technology from one place to another can be a very difficult task. People have tried to trace the origins of specific technologies and map out what cultures it affected, why and what impact the technology had on history. Books have been written on conclusions that authors have made after doing the research I have suggested. I believe that obtaining the information to write a book about this subject is extremely hard and confusing, this is a personal
George Washington was the first to realize the importance and
George Washington was the first to realize the importance and
George Washington was the first to realize the importance and need of canals for the nation's development, but never completed his thought. On July 4 1817 the Erie Canal was began by Governor DeWitt Clinton a former New York city mayor and US Senate in Rome New York. It took much persistence and determination by Governor DeWitt Clinton to make the Erie Canal a reality. He believed the canal could be dug across the entire state of N.Y. to form a water route through the Appalachian range and beco
After the Reconstruction years blacks and whites often rode together i
After the Reconstruction years blacks and whites often rode together i
After the Reconstruction years, blacks and whites often rode together in the same railway cars, ate in the same restaurants, used the same public facilities, but did not often interact as equals. The emergence of large black communities in urban areas and of significant black labor force in factories presented a new challenge to white Southerners. They could not control these new communities in the same informal ways they had been able to control rural blacks, which were more directly dependent
HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS A connecting link between the two rivers was considered by the French explorer to be needed if the French were successful in settling this region of the south. In 1810, the citizens of Knox County, Tennessee (current location of Knoxville) petitioned the U.S. Congress to build the waterway that would shorten the distance by more than 800 miles for trade with New Orleans, Mobile and other ports along the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly after Alabama joined the union in 1819, the st
Laissez-Faire
Laissez-Faire
Laissez-Faire The American Civil War fades away. It now appears that a new social unrest has taken root in America. But the debate was to be fought in the economic world. The question was, how should the government interact with business? The issue splits into two main views, that of Laissez-faire, and that of General Welfare. Laissez-faire is a rather straight-forward philosophy. It can be best described by saying that the government should have absolutely no interaction within the business wor
The Old South
The Old South
The Old South Subject: History 12 Section no.: 3429 Date: 03/04/2004 X-Credit No.1: What steps did the leaders of the Old South take between 1865 and 1900 To regain the power they had lost from their total defeat in the Civil War? (Chaps.15 18) On New Year’s Day,1863, President Abraham Lincoln began the process by which all people in the nation became free by singing the Emancipation Proclamation which established the destruction of slavery as Civil War aim. This also was part of reconstruction
Slaughterhouse Five
Slaughterhouse Five
Slaughterhouse Five Chapter 1 Summary It is so short and jumbled and jangled … because there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre. Vonnegut writes in his own voice, introducing his experience of the firebombing of Dresden, in eastern Germany, during World War II while he was a prisoner of war and his attempt for many years to complete a book on the subject. He begins with the claim that most of what follows is true, particularly the parts about war. With funding from the Guggenheim Fou
Untitled
Untitled
ñík§Õh!ßÕw4 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS GRADE EIGHT (SAMPLE)QUESTION BOOKLET PAPER ONE TIME LIMIT;95 MIN.= PART ` LISTENING COMPREHENSION ;40 min.= In Section A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE only.Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.Mark the correct response for each question you hear. SECTION A TALK Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section.At the end of the talk you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now Listen to th
Nationwide Railroad Network
Nationwide Railroad Network
Nationwide Railroad Network TOPIC: The development of a nationwide railroad network and the effect it had on American economic life. The dynamic combination of business leadership, capital, technology, markets, labor, and government support is especially evident in the development of the nation’s first big business-railroads. After the Civil War, railroad mileage increased drastically from 9,000 miles of track in 1850 to more than 250,000 miles of track during the early 1900’s. (Dickason 61) Mor
Barbarossa Soviet Covering Forces and the Initial Period of War Milita
Barbarossa Soviet Covering Forces and the Initial Period of War Milita
Barbarossa, Soviet Covering Forces and the Initial Period of War: Military History and Airland Battle The issues surrounding the German attack upon the Soviet Union in June 1941 continue to attract the attention of historians and military analysts. The nature of the Soviet response to that attack has, as recent articles in Air University Review suggest, set off heated polemics. The appearance of Bryan Fugate's Operation Barbarossa with its assertion that the Soviet High Command did, indeed, have
Social Issues
Social Issues
Social Issues Many people forget about the past and not know about our history. Many issues went on in the past that should be recognized. We have had many heroes that people should be grateful to because thanks to them we have rights and freedom now. In the 1950s there were several movements by strong people. This is a research about large movements that started to fight injustices that affected people of color. Some of the most known movements are the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Another event of t
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
The Holocaust Auschwitz Concentration and Death Camps
The Holocaust Auschwitz Concentration and Death Camps
The Holocaust: Auschwitz, Concentration and Death Camps History Block 3 May 9, 2004 The Holocaust is the most horrifying crime against humanity of all times. Hitler, in an attempt to establish the pure Aryan race, decided that all mentally ill, gypsies, non supporters of Nazism, and Jews were to be eliminated from the German population. He proceeded to reach his goal in a systematic scheme. One of his main methods of doing away with these undesirable was through the use of concentration camps. I
The Republic of Turkey
The Republic of Turkey
The Republic of Turkey May 20, 2004 Humanities 502 Geography Report Turkey Did you know that Turkey, now named The Republic of Turkey, was once the heart of the huge Ottoman Empire that contained a lot of the Middle East, North Africa, and all of the southeastern part of Europe? It is located in two continents—Asia and Europe, but mostly Asia. There are a lot of things about Turkey that one could talk about… Let's talk about the size first. In area it is about 300,000 square miles. As mentioned
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%
Cyrus Hall McCormick
Cyrus Hall McCormick
Cyrus Hall McCormick The mechanical reaper. A time-saving invention which allowed farmers to more than double their crop size while at the same time spurring other innovations in farm machinery. This reaper, which combined all the steps that earlier harvesting machines had performed separately, was the brilliant innovation of a man, a man named Cyrus Hall McCormick. Born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, Cyrus was son to a man who's imagination also boggled with new inventions. As a child, Cyrus e
Theodore Roosevelt was more
Theodore Roosevelt was more
Theodore Roosevelt was more than just the 26th president of the United States. He was a writer, historian, explorer, big-game hunter, soldier, conservationist, ranchman and Nobel Peace Prize winner. It is not surprising that his philosophy of life was known as The Strenuous Life. Theodore was born into a wealthy and socially prominent New York family in 1858. Although blessed with a quick mind he was not blessed with a strong body. He suffered from life-threatening asthma attacks throughout his
Jeb Stuart The Life of a Cavalryman
Jeb Stuart The Life of a Cavalryman
Jeb Stuart: The Life of a Cavalryman James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart, one of the renowned generals of the Civil War earned fame for his daring cavalry tactics that are still studied and practiced today. He was born on 6 February 1833 at Laurel Hill Plantation in Patrick County, Virginia. His early education included both Emory and Henry College and the U.S. Military Academy, where he graduated in 1854 ranked thirteenth in his class of forty-six students. Jeb’s military career began with a commi
The turn of the century has always been a big deal for modern civiliza
The turn of the century has always been a big deal for modern civiliza
The turn of the century has always been a big deal for modern civilizations. One hundred years of life is quite large compared with the average 70 or so given to most. Because of that, people tend to look in trends of decades, rather than centuries or millennia. When it does come time for a new century, when that second digit rotates, as it does so seldom, people tend to look for change. Events tend to fall before or after the century, not on top of it, and United States history, particularly,
Hong Kong British dependency in eastern Asia on the South China Sea bo
Hong Kong British dependency in eastern Asia on the South China Sea bo
Hong Kong, British dependency in eastern Asia, on the South China Sea, bordered by China on the north. It is made up of many islands, a portion of the mainland, and a considerable expanse of water surface. It has a land area of 1076 sq km (415 sq mi). Despite its small size, Hong Kong plays an important role in the world economy. Geography The dependency can be divided into three main regions—Hong Kong Island and nearby islets; the mainland Kowloon Peninsula and Stonecutters Island; and the New
Colombia
Colombia
colombia In Colombia the population is34,942,767people,the highest point in Colombia is in Cristobal Colon it is 18,947ft. tall the lowest point is at sealevel along the coasts. The main river systems are the Oninoco and the Amazon The main mountain range is the Andes The climate is largely tropical the temperature is usually around 74 degrees on the mountain at above 15,000 snow and ice are perpetual 12,000 ft. 50 degrees at 7,000 ft. it is 64 degrees at 3,000 ft. it is 57 degrees to 52 degre
Ohio had a major role in moving the country toward big business indust
Ohio had a major role in moving the country toward big business indust
Ohio had a major role in moving the country toward big business industrialization. First of all, it was Ohios population that moved from rural areas to urban settings. In 1860, eighty-three percent of Ohio was rural. In 1880, only sixty-eight percent of the population was rural. Finally, by 190, only fifty-two percent of Ohios population was rural, and in 1920, more than half of the population of the United State lived in urban areas. As a result of this change in population, Ohios economy chan
During World War One the battles were fought in three main places on l
During World War One the battles were fought in three main places on l
During World War One the battles were fought in three main places: on land, in the water, and in the air. In 1914, the Germans advanced through Belgium demonstrating the value of siege artillery and all artillery in general. Using the German Krupp 42 cm Howitzers (Big Berthas) and Austrian Skodas, pounded the frontier fortresses into submission in only a few days. There are basically two types of large artillery: the cannon and the howitzer (mortar). A cannon fires a shell over a large arc and
The Price of Speed
The Price of Speed
The Price of Speed: Railroads of the American West English 205s 2 Outline Introduction I. How the railroads promoted themselves A. To the Government B. To businesses C. To farmers and communities II. The founders actions A. Founders greed B. Founders profited C. Extravagance D. Mismanagement III. Results to Railroads A. Land Grant Scandals B. Bankruptcies E. Public disdain F. Government intervention Conclusion 3 The Price of Speed: Railroads of the American West A railroad, fellow citizens, is
Harry S Truman
Harry S Truman
Harry S. Truman Short and rather bird-like behind thick glasses, Harry S. Truman was not intimidating in looks. He spoke in a Midwestern farmer’s tone. But he was a shrewd politician, and established a reputation for speaking the truth. Truman was born on May 8, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri. He was the oldest of three children of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman(Steins 41). His birthplace is just south of the area into which his grandparents had moved from Kentucky four decades e
Government and State Regulation of Railroads
Government and State Regulation of Railroads
Government and State Regulation of Railroads The railroads of America are not only for transportation but they are also for the shipping of goods. Railroads in America are strictly regulated by the government to keep them safe. The state and federal governments have jurisdiction over the regulations on the rates, services, operation, finances, construction and abandonment, and consolidation of railroads in the United States. The railroad industry first started using the corporate form of organi
Transportation from after the Civil War to 1890
Transportation from after the Civil War to 1890
Transportation from after the Civil War to 1890 Since humans have become civilized, transportation has played a key role in society even up to today. Starting out simple with the wheel and small boats to now airplanes and high powered cars. But the point of transportation has remained virtually unchanged, to get something, somewhere, quickly and cheaply. The methods of doing this are many, but some ideas that have defined our generation were discovered and refined right before the 1900’s. These
Essay Industrial Revolution
Essay Industrial Revolution
Essay: Industrial Revolution The European Industrial Revolution had many positive and negative effects. The Industrial Revolution was when, over a period of time where greatly increased output of machine made goods and new inventions Many changes in the labor conditions, in cities and in transpiration took place. The industrial revolution was helpful and harmful in some ways. The industrial revolution changed the working conditions in many negative ways. conditions grew more harder work with. W
Why The North Won The Civil War
Why The North Won The Civil War
Why The North Won The Civil War In several categories the North was far superior to the South and therefore won the war. Some examples are the economies, financial and industrial capacity, the leadership, and the manpower potential of the North and South. This includes the character and ability of the soldiers. In 1861, when the Civil War first began, the North had almost every advantage number-wise. There were twenty-three states in the Union while there were only eleven in the Confederacy. Th
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction Science and technology are advancing at a very rapid rate, but do we really understand all that is going on? Probably not. This paper will identify current issues related to science and technology from the business, governmental, and societal perspectives. However, before we can begin to understand the advances in science and technology, we must know the definitions of them. The Microsoft Encarta 97 Encyclopedia on compact disk defines science as the observation, identification, d
PART TWO
PART TWO
PART TWO TRADE IN GOODS Chapter Three National Treatment and Market Access for Goods •Section A - National Treatment •Section B - Tariffs •Section C - Non-Tariff Measures •Section D - Consultations ----------------------------------------------------------------- ------- Article 300: Scope and Coverage This Chapter applies to trade in goods of a Party, including: (a) goods covered by Annex 300-A (Trade and Investment in the Automotive Sector), (b) goods covered by Annex 300-B (Textile and Appar
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Grande had developed a variety of different c
July 1 1997 a significant date for all people in Hong Kong and much of
July 1 1997 a significant date for all people in Hong Kong and much of
July 1, 1997, a significant date for all people in Hong Kong and much of the Asian community. Hong Kong will be reverted to a powerful communist nation. Ironically, many of the world's communist countries are reverting to democratic governments. What will this date mean for, not only Southeast Asia, but for the rest of the world economic community, primarily the United States? Will Hong Kong still function, economically, as it does now or will power from People's Republic of China (China) quick