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    Hypocrisy Of Ecotourism

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    A Modern Call to the Wild: A Look At The Effects and Hypocrisy of Ecotourism Joshua Wright The human soul is anchored in nature. The human race was born of this earth, shaped by it, and so far (despite our best efforts) tied to it. So, to state the obvious, we must protect it. However, it is with in the nature of man to exploit the resources available to us. This exploitation comes at a cost, to both the natural world and human world. The movement to protect our environment is at an all time high, and for good reason. Our natural world has been colliding with the ever expanding human impact zones at an exponentially growing rate. The urge to preserve the natural world has resulted in a large ecotourism sector within the US. People desire to reconnect with nature, to experience the deeper lying connection with the beauty of the natural world. However, this modern day “call to the wild” within itself has posed threats to the very parks we are fighting to protect. The US National Park Service (NPS) is in charge of 409 nation parks and protected lands throughout the U.S. (NPS, 2016). The closest park being Rocky Mountain National Park. According to The World Bank in 2014, the United States had 13.88% of its total terrestrial land federally protected. Comparatively, in 2014 The World Bank recorded China as having 17.03% protected, Australia having 14.63% protected, Greenland having 41.16% protected, and Venezuela coming in at an astonishing 53.9% protected. However, the…

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    the year 1817, a manmade canal was built and changed the lives of many ordinary Americans. The Erie Canal is a canal that spreads from Albany to Buffalo New York and connects with the Great Lakes. The Canal gave residents the chance to start over and build up from what they have. I have had the opportunity to read The Artificial River by Carol Sheriff. In her book, she explained how the Erie Canal changed lives and how it help show progress in American history. Some topics that Sheriff used to…

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    There are two major canal system in Ohio, the Miami and Erie Canal and the Ohio and Erie Canal. Both canals start at Lake Erie and go south to the Ohio river. Work began on these canals in 1825. The Ohio and Erie canal’s construction, in the eastern part of Ohio, finished in 1833, but it would take the state and it workers another twelve years to finish the Miami and Erie canal, to the west. The canals faced many challenges after completion. They would often flood damaging the walls, locks, and…

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    How exactly did the Erie Canal change America? If it is located in New York, how would people transport all the way across the world? It takes time and shipping cargo. FedEx and USPS are how you get what you ordered online to your house. It is like you ordering a new college book from New York, but you live in California. The Erie Canal changed America by transportation, social changes, and use of time and costs. Transportation was a big deal back then because that’s how they got from…

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    John Rutherford wrote this article about the Erie Canal to the people of New York informing them of the recent concerns about who is in control of the canal, who can transport goods by the canal, and how the canal will operate. He uses examples and details telling New York that some Citizens of the Western States will not use the canal because they believe it will be to be trafficked by the big cities’ trade instead. This causing them to continue using other waterways including the Welland canal…

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    In the early 19th century there was an economic boom called the “Market Revolution.” There are many factors that took place in the late 1700s and early 1800s that contributed to the beginning of the market revolution, the cotton industry and cotton gin, the population growth and expansion of the United States, and the transportation revolution and industrial revolution. Farmers would produce crops for their families and they would have surpluses of the crops as well which they sold in local…

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    the early 1800’s the country started expanding with the likes of Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee, the only way of transportation between these states was by foot or horse. That was until the 19th century, where transportation changed for the better, new technologies made transportation easier, faster, and just more convenient. Roads were the first to come, followed by canals, steamboats and railroads.…

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    Market Revolution Dbq

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    In the first half of the nineteenth century, economic changes called by historians “the market revolution” transformed the United States. Innovations in transportation and communication sparked these changes. In the colonial era, technology had barely advanced—ships did not become faster, no canals were built, and manufacturing was done by hand. Roads were scarce and slow. In 1800, most farm families were not tied to the marketplace, used little cash, and produced much of what they needed at…

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    The 1800’s was a time period that took many leaps in advancing transportation. The common folks way of getting around were drastically improved as the buildings of canals, roads and railroads began. These new methods of transportation created fast, more efficient, money flow in the economy and simpler routes for travel. The 1800’s positively affected the United States due to the creation of railroads, roads and canals. The creation of the canals in the 1800’s greatly improved the economy.…

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    Revolution. The growth of the Industrial Revolution depended on the ability to transport raw materials and goods over long distances. Transportation played a huge role in the Industrial Revolution. During the Industrial Revolution, transportation improved with the advancement and invention of roads, canals, steamboats, and railroads. One improvement made in the Industrial Revolution was the advancement of roads. In 1817, “Congress authorized the construction of the National Road which…

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