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    The first known covered bridge in America crossed the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia with a length of 550 feet Covered bridges are nostalgic pieces of the past and the essence of romance. They make people think about to what life was like in the past. Today, covered bridges are often used as wedding venues. The legend is that covered bridges were built to provide a place for a man to court his lady and give her a kiss. This is why covered bridges are sometimes called "Kissing Bridges.” There are several more utilitarian reasons that covered bridges were built: • Covering the bridges protects them from the weather, and so they last longer. • The spans of the covered bridges were built to look like barns. This helped farm animals feel more comfortable, and prevented them from stampeding as they were driven across bodies of water. • The cover disguised the ugly trusses •…

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    became separated from Colombia. The United States and Panama signed a treaty that allowed the construction of a canal, and that also gave sovereignty to the U.S over a strip of land on either side of the structure. Between 1904 and 1914 the canal was built, and for 63 years the U.S maintained control of it. In 1977 it was officially transferred to Panama. Hans Morgenthau describes international politics as a struggle for power, and says that such power is always the immediate aim of the country…

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    Deforestation In Panama

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    Like other countries in South and Central America, Panama has had some serious environmental issues. For a lot of the country’s history, money had more importance than conservation, and an ethic of “man over nature” pervaded the culture. Forests were chopped down routinely to make room for cattle. However, in the 20th century Panama started to take positive steps in the opposite direction. The country started to create protected areas (including parks and wildlife refuges), write environmental…

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    “Diversity itself isn’t enough.” What does this mean? What needs to change? Jim Wallis, a progressive evangelical theologian, sheds some light on the racial injustice in our country by answering these very questions. Through Wallis’ convocation, The Bridge To A New America, he expresses how America’s issue with race is correlated with Christians’ obligation to acknowledge it and take action. In his speech, Jim Wallis first conveys the inequitable truth of discrimination between African Americans…

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    conviction,the only thing that can stop you is you.” Ruby Bridges was born on September 8 1954. In 1960 six year old Ruby bridges changed America by walking up the steps of a white only school to gain education. To survive this experience, Ruby had to rise above the prejudice she had to face her fears and find strength in her faith. Ruby Bridges was the first black child to go to all white school. 1964 voting rights came legal. The prejudice is when Ruby gets spit at and yelled at by white…

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    Beringia Land Bridge Response When humans were first created on Earth, they did not originally materialize in America. They emerged in a different part of the world, then migrated onwards. Because the Americas had not yet been discovered, humans could not have began there. Many animals also did not originate in America. Without animals, humans could not have existed, because in order to survive, we need food. For the reasons noted, humans could not have originated in America.…

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    the answers to. One of my questions was, who were the first people to arrive to America? When did the first migrants arrive in America. Another curiosity dealt with me wanting to know more information on Beringia and when it was uncovered and available for others to travel. I am eager to provide the history of the Bering Land Bridge Theory. Thankfully after doing some thorough research I discovered some fascinating information. Australia’s first settlers arrived through boat more…

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    Bering Land Bridge Theory

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    The Bering Land Bridge Theory There are many theories explaining the mystery to how people came to the Americas. Some of these include, “The Bering Land Bridge”, “Coastal Entry”, “Atlantic Theory”, “Pacific Theory”, “African Theory”, and the “Creationist Theory”. Many of these theories are more valid than others. This paper will discuss one of these theories. The Bering Land Bridge is the most valid of these selections for multiple reasons. “The Bering Land Bridge” is the most valid theory for…

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    The Native Americans arrived in the Americas by the way of the Bering and Bridge. One of the main pieces evidences of that there are recorded footprints from Eastern Siberia and the same footprints on Beringia less than 20,000 years ago. That shows that there had to be a bridge for them to cross on because there is no way the same people went all the way around. Also, there is a bridge that is there today but is covered in water. That means when the water level was lower there was a bridge…

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    The creation and introduction of the Bering Land Bridge hypothesis provided Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples with an explanation for how the peopling of North America came to occur that is separate from traditional Indigenous origin stories. However, it is key to note that, as with any hypothesis, there are academics who agree and disagree with the idea that people migrated from Asia to North America along the Bering land bridge (McIlwraith, 2016). The book by Dan O’Neill entitled The Last…

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