"Alaska" Essays and Research Papers

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delegates from across the territory. They met at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks in November 1955 to write a constitution for the proposed state. Alaskans voted approval of the constitution in April 1956. The new constitution was set to take effect when and if Congress granted statehood for Alaska. Efforts finally paid off in 1958 when Congress approved statehood for Alaska. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Bill into law on July 7, 1958. Alaskans accepted statehood...

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Alaska Indians

The Tlingit: Alaska Indians By: Holli Kearns The Tlingit are an American Indian people whose land consists of the southeastern coast and Islands of Alaska, known as the “panhandle.” The official origin of the Tlingit people is unknown. One hypothesis is that the people came from the coast of Asia and Japan, migrating north and east, and settled in the southeast many years ago. Art forms and some physical features of the Tlingit people are similar to some Pacific groups. Tlingit legends...

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Alaska Coffee Company

Alaska Coffee Company June 10, 2011 Gregory Morris Alaska Coffee Company had a head start on the state of Alaska in the business of Specialty Coffee except for one other company, Café Del Mundo. Other than that there was no real competition for them when they started their business in 1984 and they only became more profitable with expansion throughout the years. Leadership Powell’s leadership over the company is an interesting thing, he was quick to get things done and always did what...

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The Purchase of Alaska

country? The lone state of Alaska is to the north west of the major states and if laid on top of the other states, would cover about two-thirds of the land. And for a state that is so large, it is surely simply thought of as the coldest state. Alaska is much more then that, and has a lot of history behind just a land of snow and mountains. Alaska was discovered in 1741 by Russian settlers and had been colonized by them in 1784. With over 660 thousand square miles, Alaska was surely a big find by...

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looking for Alaska

Critic’s Choice Review of Looking for Alaska by John Green Miles “Pudge” Hatler’s boring obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the ‘’Great Prehaps’’ (Francois Rablais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, and anything-but-boring world of Cluver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe because down the hall is Alaska Young; the gorgeous, clever, funny, self destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself...

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Alcohol in Alaska

thwart any possible mischievous plans of the Mohawk chief and continues to harm the Native American people (Morris 1880). As of 2010, the United States population contains 4.1 million individuals who identify themselves as having American Indian or Alaska Native heritage. Within this population, Native Americans are six times more likely to die from alcohol related causes, have a life expectancy rate six years lower than the national average, and report heavy alcohol use almost double the other ethnicities...

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Study of Cold Environment

Cold environments Case Study- Alaska Background Location * State in the United States-international boundary with Canada to the east, arctic ocean to the north * Largest state in United States by area, however least densely populated Economy * GDP in 2007: $64,333 * Per capita personal income : $40,042, rank :15th in nation * Oil and gas industry dominates the Alaskan economy * More than 80% of states revenues derived from petroleum extraction * Main export :...

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Pro Con Alaska Oil Drilling

Introduction: Pro/Con Speech I. Has anyone been to Alaska, or will plan a trip to Alaska? Well it’s a land of cold dark weather that doesn’t appeal to most, but Alaska has been a major topic to the government that affects me and you. The Alaska tundra has been in question to drill oil or to protect the precious environment there. Should the Alaska tundra be opened for oil drilling? II. Should the Alaska tundra be opened for oil drilling? III. I will analyze this controversy in terms of the following...

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Call of the Wild

The last true frontier In the 1890s gold was found in tributaries along the Klondike River, once found tens of thousands of people flocked to Alaska to try a strike it rich. The primary mode of transportation in Alaska were sled dogs, these dogs were able to run up to 40 miles a day on just a few hours of sleep. The novel “Call of the Wild” is the harrowing tale of a dog plucked from his home and thrust into the deadly Alaskan Yukon, forced to either become a sled dog and carve out his own niche...

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Is the Electoral College Fair?

than others. For example, Alaska is a very small state but has 3 electoral votes, making the weight of their vote 2.5. North Carolina however, who gave up two of their votes to make sure one of the smaller states had at least three, has 15 Electoral College votes, making each vote weighted at 0.91 of a vote. A Vermonters vote, according to the Electoral College is equal to three Texans votes (Walbert, David). When you think about it, it’s unfair that a vote in Alaska counts more than a vote in...

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