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  • Why I Want To Re-Enlist Dbq Essay

    continue fighting for liberty and saving our country. If you die, it would be for a good cause. I have decided to not re-enlist for three reasons which are starvation, bad weather, and sickness. These reasons have made me decide to not re-enlist. “Naked and starving as they are, we cannot enough admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery”-Governor George Clinton. The first reason I will not re-enlist is because of the inadequate supply of meat and bread. Many soldiers received their only nourishment from “firecakes” a bland mixture of flour and water. One of the causes for the malnutrition was due partly to the location of their camp. Valley Forge’s natural defenses made it challenging to transfer supplies there; the Schuylkill River was covered with ice for most of the winter and the roads were so treacherous that the Continental Congress could not pay teamsters enough to carry wagons of supplies to Valley Forge. (Diary of Dr. Albigence Waldo) The second reason I will not re-enlist is because of the cold weather. Since the climate was cold and soldiers were not properly clothed, fed, or sheltered they didn't have the strength and the right conditions to fight. The main source of heat was only one campfire, which didn’t keep the soldiers very warm. They also shared one blanket to 7 men. Since it was so cold and the soldiers were barefoot, they easily got frostbite. The soldiers lost their body parts including: fingers, toes, and part of their leg. I…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Dams

    devastating amount of damage that people don’t recognize because they create “green energy”. Dams block the natural flow of rivers, in turn causing problems with vegetation dying, fish migration, and the buildup of toxins. These problems cause unnecessary harm the surrounding ecosystem and sometimes unrepairable damage to the earth, which appeal to the moral principles of not causing more harm than necessary and leaving the earth in an as good as or better condition. To repair the damage caused…

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  • Text 1 Persuasive Speech

    embedding his argument in our minds. He chooses to list every dammed waterway and occasionally compare dams to another large famous structure, which to us, are shocking revelations. Since most of his essay is comprised of the list-type sentence, it results in subliminal messaging of our damnation of American rivers. Chouinard’s and Barcott’s negative opinions on the existence of dams are presented dissimilarly. Chouinard goes for the logos in all humans, presenting fact after fact, statistic…

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  • Hatchet Reflection

    One novel that has impacted my life greatly would have to be Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. This story is about a young miner who was in an airplane crash. The airplane landed in a lake in the forest. The boy had to learn how to survive on his own with nothing, but his hatchet. That special hatchet was a gift from his mother, which she gave him before his airplane departed. Throughout the summer, he learns how to survive in the part of the wilderness he had never seen before. Particularly, this book…

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  • Platte River: A Short Story

    We have just left and we are going to follow the south side of the Platte River. We have to cross the river in about 170 miles. We have heard from other settlers that it's too wide to bridge so we have to use the sandbars to get across. That has been a stressful thought, hopefully no one has any troubles. It's also very shallow which could cause problems because the current will be going at a high speed. After 6 days of travel we have finally met the river crossing. It's current was…

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  • Clear Creek Research Paper

    Running through the core of Golden, Colorado, Clear Creek plays an important role in the ecosystem of the Rocky Mountains. With this, Clear Creek acts as the habitat for many different species. In particular, trout may live in Clear Creek, and, as an indicator species, is essential in determining the health of the stream. However, there are many different aspects to analyze when evaluating if Clear Creek is a suitable environment for trout to live in, such as physical, chemical, and biological…

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  • Glacial Lake London Case Study

    or rain-induced floods is 1-2 orders of magnitude less than the discharge generated by an outburst flood from a glacial lake. Furthermore, modern Thames River occupies a small area during large floods and is clearly a misfit river channel. However, with current field evidence we cannot determine whether drainage was a single event of repeated lake fill and drain cycles. Moraine-dammed…

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  • Palean From Lithos Analysis

    One of the most important assumption is the idea that the Brim River, which separates Palean from Lithos, was a huge barrier to take woven baskets to other places. It is not clear whether this observation is based on either how the river is in these day or how the river used to be. One might wonder if the river was less deep and dangerous in the past due to in other ages the whether could benefit the native to cross the river without using boats. Extreme cold or highest degrees of hot weather…

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  • The Importance Of Environmental Risks In Our Environment

    Downstream of dams, marked changes in fish populations occur as a consequence of blockage of migration routes, disconnection of the river and floodplain, and changes in flow regime, physiochemical conditions, primary production and channel morphology(McCartney, 2009, pg. 128). Due to the changes in the fish population caused by dams, the 1996 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Animals includes 617 freshwater fishes (McCartney, 2009, pg.128). Fresh water…

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  • How To Prevent Tillamook Flood

    with the name first, but it surely does fit our feelings for the town. Growing up in Tillamook, I start to notice more and more of the horrifying damage the rain water and rivers do to our town. According to the Tillamook County Department of Community Development, "DO NOT ENTER FLOOD WATER!" flood…

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