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    Furthermore, in Rebecca, Mr. De Winter’s mansion sets a sort of lonely atmosphere. It is surrounded with woods with not much to do but hunt. Even Giles, Mr. De Winter’s brother in law comments on the lack of things to do, “There is nothing else to do around here” (Rebecca). Also, living out in the woods includes many dangers. If trouble were to arise it would take some time before others could arrive to help. In an article by Jane Costlow, she comments on the dangers of a forest, “these are [threatening] landscapes … even when trees remain long after an estate has fallen to ruin” (10). The estate in this movie is not in ruin for the majority of the movie but it is still threatening. A forest is full of shadows and darkness and one cannot see very far into it. Forests can hide many dangers that could harm the characters living in the mansion. Therefore, the mansion as a whole sets the potentially dangerous atmosphere because the two are living in an isolated area surrounded by a dangerous forest. Moreover, in the movie Rebecca, the scene where the new Mrs. De Winter retrieved Jasper had multiple aspects in the setting that set the atmosphere. When Jasper runs off from Mr. and Mrs. De Winter he runs to a boat house. The boat house itself is setting a dangerous atmosphere. Although the movie is in black and white it is clear that the boat house is made up of some dark colours. Light colours are very cheery but dark colours suggest a lot of negativity. Also it is made with very…

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    Transportation and Change: The impact from the artificial landscapes of waterway transportation system on the hydrology and economy of the surrounding region. I. Introduction A. To estimate if it is worth changing the landscape to enhance the transportation system, it is critical to give comprehensive evaluations to current cases. B. Dr. McQueary (2006) states in the article “Landscape ecology in transportation planning” that while development of transportation systems benefits humans…

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    The Hohokam Culture

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    their irrigation canal systems. The Hohokam were focused primarily around the Salt and Gila rivers of Southern Arizona as depicted in Figure 1. The massive canal systems that they build off of these rivers allowed for the support of a large population, and allowed the growth of a wide variety of crops which could not be grown without irrigation. The Hohokam are estimated to have occupied a territory of roughly 80,000 square kilometers, and while the total population is debated it is estimated…

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    freight charges and made moving heavy products easier and cheaper. This facilitated transportation for goods traveling between North and South. While steamboats served their purpose, canals were replacing roads. The Erie Canal (built between 1817 and 1825) connected the Hudson River with Lake Erie which allowed produce from Ohio to reach New York city along a continuous stretch of waterways. Canals opened more efficient trade routes, dramatically decreased freight charges and opened heartland…

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    and inefficient for this. Thus, canals and steamboats were used to link the country commercially and allow for the transportation of goods across the nation. The Erie Canal was one of the greatest technological achievements of its time. It is 363 miles long and connects New York to the Great Lakes by water (Sheriff 251). It provided easy passage halfway across the country for people and goods and sparked a push for westward movement. To travel on these new canals steamboats were redesigned using…

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    The north (including the Midwest) and the south were different societies. Although, the north and south had some similarity in that they both had small farmers and both did agriculture. They both also had major differences in their economy, transportation, communication, lifestyle and labor force. In terms of the economy the northern and southern states were very different. The north was more modernized, the development of capitalism and the changes in life through consumption and…

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    plants. This is their methods of irrigation they take water from the colorado and divert it by use of canals and dams. Irrigation has affected yuma in many ways one that is not as important anymore but was very important at one time is the steamboat at the time the dams were built this was a very viable method of travel that could now no longer do its job the water…

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    interest in the Americans as a way to look beyond the communities in which they lived and by cultivating the commercialization. However the National Road didn’t stop the revolution of the transportation at the time, many other growths were occurring. Canals allowed goods to be shipped not just north and south, but east and west as well. The most famous canal was Erie Canal that was paid for by investors. The men who had jobs on the canal started as farmers, but when it became harvest season, no…

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    by this “road economy,” (p.1) due to the land separation. The changing of the landscape, such as a highway or a man-made canal, destructs the integrality of…

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    stronger federal government. Efforts to incorporate this new belief began to unfold as Henry Clay proposed his three-step American System. Aimed towards the nation’s economy, the system included a national bank to foster commerce, a protective tariff to promote the industrial North, and finally a system of transportation intertwined throughout the nation. This American System was put into play and soon the nation took the idea and ran with it. Transportation flourished beginning with the…

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