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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 businesses off the cliff into the jungle of poverty and crime. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, recognizing the post-World War II expansion, launched his plan for the long-desired interstate highway system with the National Interstate Defense and Highway Act…

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    automobiles and interstate systems, advances in technology, and the transformation of weapons. One invention that became the largest industry in the nation was the invention of the automobile. This invention would cause agricultural America to grow and thrive. The textbook mentions, “the automobile industry brought whole industries into being – filling stations, garages, fast food restaurants, and motels” (Roark et al. 681). This industry soon created more jobs Americans and the smaller towns…

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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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    What Is Gentrification?

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    ABSTRACT Gentrification is the continuous cycle of generations in which higher income households displace lower income residents of a city neighborhood. Although this process takes decades to change the demographics of the urban development, it changes neighborhood travel characteristics and transportation planning/infrastructure requirements. Should transportation engineers care about gentrification while designing roads, bridges, highways, freeways? If we (transportation engineers) build it…

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    After World War II, America had a few struggles until the postwar boom. The postwar boom caused a great economic outbreak, there were new jobs, there was a new suburban life, more babies were being born, and highways and interstates were being built. Americans had money, consumers were spending money, new companies were being built, new jobs were created and new technology was born. During World War II Americans earned wages but they saved much of their earnings. Even Americans who were not…

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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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    There have been many factors in the growth of transportation over the centuries. Some have been the increase in automobile ownership and the highway system. There have also been many events that have impacted economic development. Some of the factors that determine the development is the financial help being received and the bills being passed that allow certain developments. Both transportation and economic planning have helped the United States flourish. After World War II there was more…

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    Doing Cajun Right Essay

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    thirty mile radius. Larry’s reputation for easy accessibility, beautiful Zydeco music, upbeat two stepping, brilliant service, and mouthwatering Cajun food, travels from everywhere to Cajun lovers. Yes, to get this delicious food, consumers spend a little bit more money than they probably want. You will forget price once you get a bite of a delicious item off the menu. While true, Larry’s posts a saying on a billboard which sums up the restaurant, “Doing Cajun Right.” Easy and Convenient…

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    Why People Drive America

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    The fact that it’s not just because there are different rules, (which the laws aren’t that different) but it was because people have a different culture which reflects the way that they drive. However, when he talk about how he drives and how he dealt with driving in other countries adds more credibility than someone who just write without adding any of their own experiences. Adding his own experiences about traveling to these places talking to people who drive their all the time and people who…

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    activities at this point in the year. Also, with spring comes the return of some of the local birds, which include bald eagles and loons, which head to the lakes and rivers for their fill of trout, salmon and other fish. As spring leads into summer the snowmobile trails become logging roads and the gates are opened for people to gain road access to the more remote areas of “the burg” for bird watching, hiking , mountain biking, fishing and boating. After a long day of hiking or fishing you…

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