Life on the Mississippi

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  • Hernando De Soto's Diseases In Mississippi

    Early settlement in Mississippi came as a surprise to many Mississippians who already lived here. Hernando De Desoto traveled to these lands not knowing who was here or what he would find, looking for precious metals in 1540. Although when he arrived Indians, known specifically as Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians, occupied these lands. They were not very happy about the invasion that they brought on their land. The Chickasaw’s led an attack on De Soto’s men, many of them were killed in the Pontotoc…

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  • Red River Atchafalaya River

    of the Red River and Mississippi River section in part of the southern portion in central Louisiana. The Atchafalaya is a one hundred and thirty seven mile long distributary of the Mississippi and Red Rivers. The name "Atchafalaya" comes from the Choctaw language and translates to long river from hachcha, “river" and falaya, "long.” During the fifteenth century the Mississippi River and the Red River were separated. These two rivers sat across from each other. The Mississippi River during the…

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  • Importance Of Sex Education In Mississippi

    Teen Pregnancy in Mississippi Mississippi’s teenage pregnancy rate has been ranked one of the highest, for many years. Getting pregnant is putting life at risk because no one ever knows what will happen during or after the pregnancy. For teenagers, getting pregnant can cause some complications to the one carrying the baby and to the baby. There are ways to avoid teenage pregnancy such as increasing education in schools about abstinence, having protection if being sexually active, and being more…

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  • Career Interview Questions

    agricultural and extension education profession and how it developed with time. In order to fully understand that, I interviewed the retired extension worker in Mississippi State. He is known as one of the top soybean specialists in the US. This interview took place on Monday, March 21, 2016 at Starbucks on Highway 12 in Starkville, Mississippi. My interviewee was Dr. Alan Blaine, who co-founded the Southern Ag Consulting with two of his graduate students in 2008. Furthermore, he co-founded the…

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  • Social Environment In William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying

    the author and points out several factors from that time in history. The novel reflects the social issues and concerns of the time such as female rights and poverty. William Faulkner uses his setting and his characters to mimic his hometown in Mississippi and mock the state’s slow coming to the progression happening in the rest of the country. He sets up the novel in such a way that the character’s emotions are made…

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  • Review Of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying

    I learned is: a book summary, his years of youth and adolescence, and adulthood years. As I Lay Dying is about different narrators and how they see things. it has different narrative sections. The book is about the Bundrens living on a farm in Mississippi in the 1920s. On one of the sections it talks about Darl Bundren, who then talks about his brother’s Cash, Jewel, and…

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  • Why Jefferson Davis Fought In Richmond

    Jefferson Davis flees Richmond? Davis leaves his office as word reached him that Robert E Lee retreated in Richmond after Union Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Sherman tore and set fire to Richmond as they tore up the land. Davis knowing Richmond had no chance, he fled the city. On April 3rd, 1865, war erupted in Richmond. The Union, led by Ulysses Grant and his troops, later joined by Sherman,stomped through the city. They tore apart farms and plantations,they viciously forced citizens…

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  • Why Was Mississippi Important In The Civil War

    Mississippi was important during America’s Civil War. It played a huge part as an aid of the south, and was genuinely excited for the war in the beginning. The first battle of the war in Mississippi, the battle of Shiloh, cited Mississippi’s resistance against the Union army and their advancements to take over a vital source of transportation in the state, Corinth. With this town, the Union would be able to take over the railroads and the Tennessee River. Unfortunately for the Union and…

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  • Mississippi Goddam Analysis

    Mississippi Goddam! Slavery and racial discriminations are both irremovable stain for the history of America. Not many American people are proud of these historical facts, and many were against the idea of slavery and racial discrimination. However, until the Civil rights act in 1964, which abolished racial segregation, there were few southern states who supported the racial segregation. The song “Mississippi Goddam” written and performed by Nina Simone in 1964, expresses the feeling of…

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  • Michael Oher's The Blind Side

    throughout the story that, life has its ups and down, but you always have to stay positive. The Blind Side is a football story about Michael Oher. His life was challenging, but extremely successful. Throughout his life, he was homeless and wandered the streets at night until the Tuohys adopted him into their luxurious home. Now, Michael is a part of their family of four. He's an all star football player for his school, and eventually gets recruited to the University of Mississippi thanks to his…

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