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  • Hypocrisy Of Ecotourism

    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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  • Transportation In The 1800's

    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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  • The Role Of Transportation In The Industrial Revolution

    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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  • The Role Of The Industrial Revolution In The 19th Century

    technology made it easier, cheaper, and quicker to transport the raw materials and finished products across America thanks to first national roads, innovation of steamboats, new canal development, and finally the railroad revolution. Americans were aware that improvement of transportation network would increase land values, encourage domestic and foreign trade, and strengthen the American economy. The need for better…

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  • The Spread Of Cholera In America

    traveled across Lake Erie. The people who lived in the Cleveland area were the first ones in Ohio to contract cholera. This disease was more virulent in the cities because these places had poor sanitation systems.…

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  • Transportation's Role In The Market Revolution

    freight charges and made moving heavy products easier and cheaper. This facilitated transportation for goods traveling between North and South. While steamboats served their purpose, canals were replacing roads. The Erie Canal (built between 1817 and 1825) connected the Hudson River with Lake Erie which allowed produce from Ohio to reach New York city along a continuous stretch of waterways. Canals opened more efficient trade routes, dramatically decreased freight charges and opened heartland…

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  • Essay On Westward Movement

    promoted the development of the west, so that the rapid development of Western agriculture. In the westward movement, according to the natural conditions in the western region, in Ohio to Missouri in the Central Plains area, people established wheat farm in the main products of frontier, making this place become "the world's bread basket". From the Missouri river basin to the west between the Rocky Mountain hilly area, it become carnivorous supply basely in the United states. After the discovery…

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  • Democracy In America

    presence of slavery. In the first half of the nineteenth century there were many new innovations that helped Americas economy grow. The first advancement was the construction toll roads or turnpikes. New England and the mid-Atlantic states alone hired more than nine hundred companies to build roads. Even though roads helped to improve the ways famers were getting goods to market it was still very insufficient. It 1807 Robert Fulton navigated his steamboat ship the Clermont, from the Hudson…

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  • American Expansion In The 1800s

    Many inventions played key roles in American expansion. Canals and railroads set a path connecting towns and settlements. Trains and boats featuring steam engines carried goods needed to sustain life and luxury in these places. The tin can made it possible to transport previously perishable goods. Although all of these made expansion possible, one invention in particular made southerners want to expand; the cotton gin. These inventions catalyzed US expansion in the 1800’s. Canals spread…

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  • Five Civilized Tribes

    Question 1 The westward movement of great population of America occurred in the beginning of the nineteenth century and as a result of it the statehood of Tennessee, Vermont, Ohio and Kentucky were made part of the huge American territory. Moreover, the Louisiana Purchase which took place in the history of America doubled the size of the American territory by expansions and explorations to new regions. As soon as the 1812 War ended, the expansion began at its peak. The U.S. federal government…

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