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    I have provided a few small instances which the Lakes and the rivers were used by the British and Americans during the War of 1812. In April of 1812, the United States Congress awarded Governor William Hull as brigadier general of what would become the north western Army of the United States. Hull’s young Army of one thousand two hundred volunteers was already being recruited by Governor Return Jonathan Miegs of Ohio. The recruits were assembled in Dayton, Ohio and serve in Detroit While resting his men momentarily at Fort Necessity, General Hull(American) received word that Major General Issac Brock (British) had arrived at Fort Malden by boat. Fort Malden is approximately thirty miles south of Fort Detroit on the Canadian side of the river. He arrived at Fort Malden with one hundred regular British troops, it was also reported that many local Indian tribes were making their way across the Detroit river5. General Hull of the United States Army was in process of moving his troops from their assembly point in Dayton Ohio to Detroit, when he is informed by a rider that he must make haste to Fort…

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    “… in Detroit, one of the bloodiest race riots of the century” (587). On June 20th, 1943 fights between black and white teenagers broke out at Belle Isle Park, an integrated amusement park on an island in the Detroit River. The conflict quickly spread off the island with the help of rumors and began to plague the rest of the city. After two days of violence, 6,000 federal troops were sent into Detroit to deescalate the situation. Overall, the riots resulted in amplified racial tensions in…

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    Detroit is the largest city on the border of Canada and the United States. It has a metropolitan area which has a population of over 5 million people. It is the second largest city in the Mid West after Chicago. It lies on the banks of the Detroit River. The city holds around half of the population of the Michigan State and is an important economy in the region. Detroit is close to the Great Lakes of the Michigan State. The modern city was founded by the French adventurer Antoine Cadillac. The…

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    One of the most significant growths during the 20th century was the birth of the automobile industry. This new advancement affected the daily life of the twentieth century American to a greater degree than any other technological development. (Rosentreter, pg.215)It began in 1896, when Charles King invented the horseless carriage and drove it down Woodward Avenue in Detroit. When Charles King joined Detroit inventor, Henry Ford, he earned international recognition. Ford would eventually become…

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    to avoid writing more essays like this, I went on a vacation to Michigan with my mother and two siblings. We visited South Haven, a pleasant port city on Lake Michigan’s east coast, and Detroit, the famous largest city in Michigan. These areas interest me because there’s plenty to do; there are amazing restaurants, breath-taking scenery, and family-friendly, inexpensive entertainment. South Haven is famed for its relaxed atmosphere and homely feel. The city is almost seventeen times smaller…

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    cousins were so close because their mothers were sisters. They had inside jokes, took trips together, went to church. I longed for a relationship with them, but never felt comfortable enough to try. The Arabic girls I knew outside of my family were not kind. They called me a “white girl” “Chaldean wannabe” and my favorite “half-breed”. I still get strange looks when people find out who I’m related to. It would be no different from my mother’s parents house. My grandmother had very long blond…

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    In the state of Michigan, there are environmental injustices occurring consistently in a few different cities. The well-known Flint water crisis has been ongoing for around four years, and the effects of the contaminated water still remain. Along with this, Detroit also faces environmental racism due to its majority African-American population. Many factories and roads are built near minority communities instead of near richer neighbourhoods. The environmental injustice that occurs around the…

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    Introduction Detroit, Michigan is a unique city boasting of an iconic past, a gloomy present, and a potentially bright future. Once one of America’s largest and most thriving cities because of professional opportunities in the automotive industry, Detroit fell to devastating lows after the loss of thousands of jobs from Ford Motor, General Motors, and Chrysler. Detroit is the 18th overall most populated city in the United States, the largest city in the State of Michigan, and recently became the…

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    Ironman Triathlete. My Aunt is a decorated marathoner, having won numerous awards for her performances in the 26.2 mile running race. One would think, that with all of this athleticism in my family, that even if it wasn’t hard-wired into my genetics, that some of it would have rubbed off on me. I’ve attended multiple event to watch members of my family crossing the finish line, proudly being draped with medals and receiving their Mylar blankets with bright smiles as they completed these most…

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    This law is not fair to citizen who took the time out to vote as well as citizen who pay taxes. Michigan needs a change. They need a change now. On April 25, 2014 a press conference was held to discuss turning off the Detroit water supply to flint. The city of Detroit gets its water supply from Lake Huron. The government decided to cut off the water supply from a major lake to a local river in flint which could cause nothing but trouble. Flint got rid of the pipe that connected the water…

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