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    Washington DC: 11th Street [The Need] Bridges are no different than any other form of infrastructure, eventually they break down and need to be either repaired or replaced. Inspection occurs at least every two years, yet bridges are often pushed to their absolute limits of usability. In Washington DC, the 11th Street Bridge Project aims to replace two bridges built in the 1960s with three new bridges. With these bridges having been in place for nearly 50 years, there were numerous issues. For one, the carrying capacity of the two bridges was not great enough to meet the needs of the area. That was pertinent as with the rise in technology and suburban flight, people were increasingly traveling into the city in the morning to work and out at night to go home. Secondly, the bridges were deteriorating and had reached their maximum life capacity. Without action, the city was facing not only greater travel times, but a potential catastrophe had the bridges been pushed any further. [The Plan] With the need for new bridges being very apparent, a group of goals was established for the new set. With the new bridges the District of Columbia planned to reduce traffic congestion, increase safety, create a route for emergency vehicles, and improve evacuation routes. Not one plan could accomplish all of these goals, a wide array of ideas would be implemented to reach what the city had dreamed of. To solve the issue of congestion, bridge use would be split up into different categories.…

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    Pittsburg New Hampshire is one of the state's most hidden gems when it comes to the outdoors and fresh air. The biggest small town in the state, sits at the very top right on the Canadian border. It is the biggest town in the state in terms of area, however has one of the smallest populations. Pittsburg is the place where people still hold the door open for you and say their please and thank you’s. The population tends to change on most weekends specifically the ones that fall between December…

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    company wants to uphold to ensure that they can withstand the test of time and continue bringing about positive change to all the lives they touch individually and in communities. Interstate Battery System International,…

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    (U//FOUO) Title: Possible Threats and Test Terrorist Attacks made to Baltimore/Washington D.C. Roadways (U//FOUO) Focus Statement: Radicalized individuals with extremist group connections have been testing the infrastructure of Baltimore/ Washington D.C. One of these test attacks is the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel incident. These incidents and information found on the two key suspects indicate a potential increase of threats to the infrastructure of major cities across the United States. (U//FOUO)…

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    didn’t work.” That Wednesday, the Lafayette Fire Department went to clear out Mercy Hospital by boats. The fire department got the patients out first and then the employees. Shannon was the last boat to go out. She said, “Good thing they came and got me, because they had to stop the boat rides, due to people shooting at the boats.” People were shooting at the boats because they wanted to steal them to leave. It took three different boats to get where Shannon needed to be. The first boat she…

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    Gilded Age DBQ

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    policies of the era, leading to overly powerful companies and mistreatment of workers. The government continued to maintain a minimally involved policy even with all of the corruption occurring in the business world. James Bryce, in his book The American Commonwealth, states that due to the abundance of materials and development involving the West, the ignorance of politics was at an all-time high (Doc 1). The truthfulness of this statement is apparent considering how little control the central…

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    Interstates are crumbling beneath the weight of vehicles and tractor-trailers roaring across skylines. Below, inner cities are crumbling amongst the shadows. These roadways are integral to commerce and transportation within today's ‘just in time’ culture. Just when minorities were gaining steam on their oppressed past, they were crushed once more; their communities and their spirits. Although interstates have sustained an economy of luxury and expansion, they have also shoved families and…

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    President Obama is very good at framing his words so that the American public can understand him the way he wants them to. Obama made a very eloquent transition into talking about the benefits of his health care system by comparing what he was doing with what some of our finest presidents have done in the past. When Obama was quoting Teddy Roosevelt and how he broke up monopolies, or establishing our national park systems, or when he is talking about Dwight Eisenhower and how the government…

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    Equal Pay Act Essay

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    Roosevelt expressed the general interest of constructing highways to create more jobs during the Great Depression. As a result, the Federal-Aid Highway Act was passed in 1938. The network of highways was not invoked though due to the war in Europe. So, in 1944, another act was passed, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944, to build 40,000 miles of highways. In 1953, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower took office, only 6,500 miles were completed. So, in 1956, under Eisenhower, the National…

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    enough, you’ll make a good living. If you are poor, you have only yourself to blame.” This is not the ideal government because it should help the people in its country, rather than them suffering because of their situation. Civil Disobedience In response to going to jail because he did not pay his poll tax, Henry David Thoreau wrote to Americans to not let the government overpower them. He said, “That government is best which governs least.” For a government to be successful, there needs…

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