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    and recently it has increased because of the declining ice mass in the Arctic, freeing up the Northwest Passage.…

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    in the area. The attention the Arctic receives has circulated for many years, and recently it has increased because of the declining ice mass in the Arctic, freeing up the Northwest Passage. The scramble for claim has made Russia, The Faroe…

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    Throughout history, the search for the Northwest Passage brought many explorers to the Canadian Arctic. The English seaman, Martin Frobisher, was the first explorer to make this journey. In 1576, he arrived on Baffin Island, part of the modern day territory of Nunavut. After arriving in the arctic, he made contact with a group of Inuit. Due to their isolation, this is one of the first contacts the Inuit had made with outsiders. Of course, as word of the Northwest Passage spread, a large number…

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    westward expansion and nature; making the exemplary American a man of the frontier. The United States was no longer content with its success of the American Revolution, and sought to expand its country. In 1803, Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from the French for merely pennies per acre. The Louisiana Purchase was the start of romanticism because it enabled settlers to explore the untamed west. The new western frontier transcended Americans towards embracing nature and began the…

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    Scientists say that 32% of the ice has melted since 1960, and if this trend continues, there will be a period of time in the year where there is no ice in the passage. Shipping companies will be able to use this to their advantage, and ships that are too big to fit through smaller canals can cut 1000s of kilometers off of their journey. This will not only save valuable time for commercial shippers, but also money considering they will not need as much fuel to complete their journey. By having a…

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    The first was Giovanni de Verrazano. He was commissioned in 1524 to discover a Northwest passage through North America to India. Not far behind him was Jaques Cartier who explored the St. Lawrence river as far as present-day Montreal. Jean Ribault headed an expedition that explored the St. Johns river area in Florida. France’s last explorer was Samuel de Champlain. He built a fort in Quebec and explored the area north to Port Royal, Nova Scotia, and to south Cape Cod. All the explorations France…

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    Hofstadter 18-21 Richard Hakluyt “Discourse of the Western Planting” The passage depicts the arguments that Richard Hakluyt makes to convince the Queen of England to support Sir Walter Raleigh's and Sir Humphrey Gilbert’s colonization efforts. Through the passage, Hakluyt brings up the religion, economy, and power. He stresses that the colonies can be used as tools to convert Indians to Christianity, which has now been reformed due to the Protestant Reformation. Hakluyt also states that…

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    James Cook: Captain James Cook was an English explorer in the 1700s who was in search of the “Southern Continent” which he didn’t believe really existed. He went on three big expeditions; the first was from 1768 to 1771, when he sailed from Plymouth, England to Brazil, around Cape Horn, Africa, and to Tahiti where he stayed for a while, then to New Zealand, Australia, and Java to prove they weren’t part of a larger southern continent. His second expedition took him to Antarctica and many of…

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    Amerigo Vespucci, Jacques Cartier, and Henry Hudson are only a few examples of European white men who helped to shape the US as we know it today. These men not only helped found America, but they brought their country’s cultures along with them. Vespucci traveled from Spain, along with supplies to find new trade routes which would hopefully make waterways around North America. Cartier, on the other hand, was from France, he explored mostly to look for gold, silver, copper and spices. He wasn’t,…

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    In the story, “A&P”, John Updike introduces a young boy, Sammy, who is employed in an A&P grocery and finds his awareness towards maturity, which leads to consequences. The author illustrates this through the use of detailed characterization, bravery, and consequences brought from one’s actions. The passage starts off with Sammy working when he sees three girls wearing nothing but bathing suits and labels each one individually. Later on, the girls walk up to Sammy to check out when Lengel, the…

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