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  • John White The Lost Colony Summary

    John White was an English painter, explorer and colonist. John White used watercolors to paint maps and objects that he saw while he was exploring Roanoke. Today we use the paintings by John White to try and solve the mystery of the “Lost Colony.” There was three attempts to settle Roanoke. The first attempt was lead by Arthur Barlowe who took more than a hundred men with him to settle in July of 1585. They had a supply shortage and didn’t think the supplies would get to them in time, so they fled back to England in the summer of 1586. The second attempt was in 1585 and was chased away by angry tribes in 1586. The third attempt was lead by the governor of the new colony, John White, in August of 1587. White took 115 people, men, women, and children, with him to settle. After thirteen months of being in Roanoke John White returned to England for more supplies. The war between England and Spain put his plan to return to Roanoke right away to a stop. In August of 1590 White was able to returned to Roanoke. When he arrived to Roanoke the colony was no longer there. The only thing left was the word “Croatoan” carved into a tree. During John White’s journey in Roanoke he painted. John White painted mostly the Indians. He pained the way they fished, cooked, their actives, where they lived, and different people. The paintings show their way of life that he observed while being in Roanoke. White also pained maps. Not just random useless maps, but maps of where Roanoke was. Even though…

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  • Brief Summary Of 'The Lost Colony'

    The Lost Colony To me the lost colony basically set up for doom all the way from the beginning, they were already struggling settling in a new place with barley any resources. Something was going to eventually happen to them. Even though no one really knows what really happen to them somehow they all disappeared or there was no trace of what happened to the Lost colony. The lost colony was made up men, women, and children that came to Roanoke island with the permission from the queen at that…

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  • Andersonville Prison

    Then in late June, 1864, the prison was expanded and covered 26 ½ acres. Around the building every 90 feet there was sentry boxes that the guards would stand in to survey the prison. What was also around the prison building were 8 smaller camps that would help the prison in case of riots and to defend the prison incase the Union army found the camp and would attempt to free their captive soldiers. The prisoners came up with names for some parts of the prison. For example, the prisoners called…

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  • Essay On Andersonville

    From 1864 to 1865 Andersonville, GA was the site of a huge military prison for the confederacy. It was officially called Camp Sumter and was highly known for its horrible conditions and high death rate. In History.com’s article “Andersonville” it says, “In all, approximately 13,000 Union prisoners perished at Andersonville, and following the war its commander, Captain Henry Wirz (1823-65), was tried, convicted and executed for war crimes.” This camp was highly feared and the conditions in which…

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  • Clara Barton Essay

    epidemics in the U.S. after that. She traveled to each disaster to coordinate relief, caring for civilians and soldiers alike which upheld The Red Cross’s fundamental principle of neutrality. In the face of disaster, “…the choices she made were pragmatic—not driven by principle or ideology…” and because of that, she made an outstanding nurse, humanitarian and teacher. Her impact on shaping what the American Red Cross is currently, the lives touched because of her endeavors and years of labor,…

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  • American Red Cross Research Paper

    Red Cross. An international organization that's been helping other for 136 years, founded under the terms of the agreement from Geneva, Switzerland (the rule of the humane treatment). More than 25,000 volunteers support The Red Cross in helping others, and donations keep the programs running, but The Red cross foundation needs more help. I believe with your help The Red Cross can grow and keep working to save lives. The Red Cross Foundation started in America on May 21, 1881 by Clara Barton.…

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  • What Is Clara Barton's Role In The Civil War

    Women had a very big role in the Civil War. Nurses paved the way for nurses in the future, while saving lives. Women were not only nurses, but in the civil war, they were so much more. Clara Barton was a woman who worked as a Clerk in the U.S. Patent Office in Washington D.C. She later paved the way for women and nurses in the future. She briefly made the same amount of money as a man did. They pay did not last long. After she was a clerk, she got recruited to be a nurse in the Civil War. She…

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  • Clara Barton Accomplishments

    getting stronger. There, she became familiar with the Red Cross. The Red Cross was an organization that sole purpose was to aid any wounded individual during the war. She was intrigued with this organization and began educating the public and became an advocate once she returned to the United States. There were challenges in getting the Red Cross started in the U.S. due to people not wanting another war. However, in 1881, the American Red Cross became a reality for Barton. Now in the United…

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  • Gifford Pinchot's Stand For Conservation

    Forest Service History). Gifford Pinchot took a stand for forest conservation by leading conservation programs, participating in the government and politics, and influencing others to contribute to his cause, thus paving the way for American conservation. Pinchot’s background is one of the major factors that cause his interest in forestry. Pinchot was born into an upper class family. His family was strongly influenced by French culture, so they spent a lot of time in France (Dictionary of…

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  • Clara Barton Character Traits

    She also was a phenomenal speaker, but this trait was not something she always had. Carla Barton was always a shy girl, but after her brother’s incident she learned to outgrow that stage. Clara was a young gal when her brother developed an illness and this is what lead to her great journey. She learned to care for him on her own where she gained experience as a nurse (National Women's History Museum, n.d). At the age of 18, she began teaching, but this ended when she moved to a different state…

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