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  • Louisiana Purchase - 1497 Words
    A Steal of a Deal At the start of the 1800s the United States was only a shadow of its present self. The United States did not develop geographically into the nation known today until the end of 1803 when the current president, Thomas Jefferson, negotiated one of the most successful real estate purchases in United States history. This land purchase with France became known as the Louisiana Purchase, and is acknowledged as an enormous accomplishment for President Jefferson. The Louisiana...
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  • The Louisiana Purchase - 3962 Words
    The Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase is one of the most remarkable events in American history. The events leading up to the 1803 deal with France, as well as those occurring after, are vital in understanding what was happening in our country. These events also captivate the integrity of our people; the behavior of American citizens, the good, the bad, the ugly, is all very notable. The brave stepped up to explore the new lands, others allowed greed to influence their actions which...
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  • The Louisiana Purchase - 394 Words
    By: joe The Louisiana Purchase was the purchase of the French province of Louisiana by the United States in 1803. The province stretched from the Mississippi River westward to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico northward to Canada, covering an area equal to that of the United States, prior to the purchase. Except for the Mississippi River on the east and Canada on the north, the boundaries were indefinite. The United States also claimed West Florida between the Mississippi and...
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  • Louisiana Purchase - 1013 Words
    Louisiana Purchase I believe that the Louisiana Purchase was one of the greatest impacts on American society because of the large amount of land and how it helped our economy. In this report you will see how lucky that the United States is to have obtained this large piece of land from France. Their are many reasons why Napoleon had to sell this large piece of land. Napoleon thought that this land could be a great asset to the French if they knew what to do with it. He...
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  • The Louisiana Purchase - 890 Words
     The Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 is thought to be the greatest “real estate” deal in history. It was an experiment to incorporate different cultures to become one frontier. It changed what the United States had been at the time as well as what it could become. It was a territory between the Mississippi river and the Rocky Mountains. It was originally populated by the Native Americans in the South East until the Europeans. They...
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  • The Louisiana Purchase - 681 Words
    1. Describe the events leading to the purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1803. Discuss the terms of the treaty and how Jefferson reconciled his strict interpretation of the Constitution with the acquisition of the territory. Before the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the entire Louisiana territory covered what is today known as the Midwest. The purchase of the land was a monumental step in the expansion of the United States. Thomas Jefferson became the 2nd president of the United...
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  • Louisiana Coastal Wetlands - 565 Words
    Louisiana Coastal Wetlands: Restore or Retreat Imagine returning to your Hometown 30 to 40 years from now to find it completely replaced by wetlands. This is the reality that many Louisiana natives living along the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico will have to face if coastal erosion continues at the pace it is going. Costello proclaims, “Since 1932, when the Department of Natural Resources began keeping thorough, accurate records, Louisiana has lost over 1,900 square miles or 1.2 million acres...
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  • Examining the Constitutionality of the Louisiana Purchase
    Scott Colon Professor Wilkerson American Federal Government 18 January 2013 Examining the Constitutionality of the Louisiana Purchase The acquisition of the Louisiana Purchase caused a political debate of the constitution in the early United States government. There was a difference of opinions between politicians including Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine. Many believed that the provisions outlined in the United States Constitution should be strictly followed, but others believe that...
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  • Controversy in the Louisiana Purchase - 1091 Words
    Every school child learns at an early age of the Louisiana Purchase. They learn simply of Thomas Jeffersons great real estate deal that more than doubled the size of the young United States. What they do not learn, however, is of the intense debate in congress, which nearly put the brakes on Jeffersons plan; or of the underhanded financial deals the Jefferson made while congress bickered in order to come up with the funding for the purchase; or of the decisions Jefferson made that seemingly...
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  • Interracial Unions in the French Louisiana
    The title sums up the major theme of the essay written by Jennifer Spears. The essay touched on the changing methodologies for examining the history of interracial unions; between Frenchmen, Indian women, and African women during the eighteenth-century. Spear claims that demographic imbalance and cultural differences influenced the openness on interracial unions; also known as métissage. In hopes to create a European colony, this led to the official practices to break barriers between European...
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  • Living in Texas vs. Louisiana
    Living in Texas vs. Louisiana Cheri Lane Globe University Living in Texas vs. Louisiana Texas is the second most populous and the second-largest of the 50 states in the United States of America, and the largest state in the 48 contiguous United States (Wikipedia, Texas, 2013). Louisiana is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America and is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States ((Wikipedia, Louisiana, 2013). Texas and...
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  • Louisiana and D. Hurricane Katrina
    OUTLINE FOR INFORMATIVE SPEECH Hurricane Katina Purpose: To inform the audience about Hurricane Katrina Thesis: Today I will discuss some fascinating facts about Hurricane Katrina. Specifically, I will discuss the gathering of the storm, the destruction, and the government reponse. Organizational Pattern: Topical I. Introduction A. Attention Getter Have you ever been faced with losing everything you cherish including family in a split second? B. Relevance Hurricane...
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  • Louisiana and Panama Canal - 611 Words
    Annilese Marrazzo US History Mr. Schmoyer October 17, 2012 The Panama Canal Construction France and the United States both made attempts in building the 50 mile long Panama Canal, but only one of them was successful. Several people were involved and tried to get the canal up and running as soon as possible. France jumped right into the construction, while the United States planned and prepared for one year. The construction of the canal was difficult for both the French and the United...
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  • Louisiana Sheriff Elections - 6190 Words
     Louisiana Sheriff Elections By Norman Clark, M.P.A. PhD Student, Political Science Department Louisiana State University 307 Stubbs Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-5433 225.287.6547 Nclar11@LSU.edu Paper was presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Southwester Social Science Association, March 27- 30, 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana. This paper is a section of a dissertation in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctorate of...
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  • Existing Louisiana State Hazing Law and Proposed Changes
    Existing Louisiana State Hazing Law and Proposed Changes Hazing is anything required of a member that is demeaning, destructive, causes risk, either mental or physical, to a specific group of members. In the Louisiana State Hazing Law R.S.17:1801 in PART III. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS, hazing is defined and penalties are set. §1801. Hazing prohibited; penalties Hazing in any form, or the use of any method of initiation into fraternal organizations in any educational institution supported...
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  • Was the Louisiana Purchase the greatest accomplishment or the greatest liability of the United States at the time?
    New Orleans, the most powerful port on the Mississippi River, was first inhabited by Indians, explored and settled by the French, ruled by the Spanish for over forty years, regained by the French, and later sold, in the Louisiana Purchase, to the United States. Whoever controlled this influential port also controlled the Mississippi River, and the United States wanted and needed it. After years of negotiations, talks of war, and treaties, the Americans bought the entire Louisiana...
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  • Superior Council of Louisiana, Excerts from Debated on Whether to Intervene in a Choctaw-Chickasaw War (1723)
    Jamie Eaves Paper #1 Feb. 18, 2013 4.2 Superior Council of Louisiana, Excerpts from Debates on Whether to Intervene in a Choctaw-Chickasaw War (1723) In 1723, the council of the early French Louisiana met to make a decision on whether to intervene in a war that was being fought between two of the Native American tribes, the Choctaws and the Chickasaws. This document contains six excerpts from their discussions over the matter and their decision to let the war between the two tribes...
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  • Community Immersion - 1825 Words
    SWOK 534 Policy and Practice in Social Service Organizations Melinda Duplichan University of Southern California- VAC, spring 2011 Professor: Wells Community Immersion Paper: Jennings, Louisiana I. Identification and General Description of Community Choosing a community to write about for this community immersion paper was not hard, as I live in one of the most talked about cities in southern Louisiana. Jennings, Louisiana is a city located in the southern part of Louisiana...
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  • free people of color - 734 Words
    A free person of color in the context of the history of slavery in the Americas, is a person of full or partial African descent who was not enslaved. In the United States, such persons were referred to as "free Negroes," though many were of mixed race . Free people of color was especially a term used in New Orleans and the former Louisiana Territory, where a substantial third class of primarily mixed-race, free people developed. There were also free people of color in Caribbean and Latin...
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  • The History of Baton Rouge - 459 Words
    The history of Baton Rouge dates from 1699, when French explorer Sieur d'Iberville leading an exploration party up the Mississippi River saw a reddish cypress pole festooned with bloody animals that marked the boundary between Houma and Bayou Goula tribal hunting grounds. They called the pole and its location "le bâton rouge", or the red stick. The local Native American name for the site had been "Istrouma". From evidence found along the Mississippi, Comite, and Amite rivers, and in three Native...
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  • Environmental Effects of Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the Gulf Coast on August 29, but first touched down in Florida a few days earlier. In Florida the storm was only a Category 1 and caused minimal damage to people and the environment. However, the well documented damage caused in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana was one of the greatest natural disasters to ever strike the United States. While much of the Gulf Coast was adversely affected by the hurricane, the majority of damage to human life and the...
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  • Lousiana Summary - 264 Words
    Lousiana Summary! ! ! ! ! In 1775, a group of French people immigrated to Louisiana. New Orleans is a very important area, there it has a French quarter, as they say it’s a living museum. The great fire started in the French quarter, it’s not built like French architecture, it’s built like Spain architecture. New Orleans is a large tourist area, because of the many things that there are to see and do. Burban streets turn into something different at night around 8pm, it’s like a big street...
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  • Research on Oil Spill - 3476 Words
    Consumer Ethnocentrism: Gulf Coast Shrimp Introduction This research has been done based on the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, nearly three years later. Students in an International Business course at the University of Southern Mississippi were asked to survey at least twelve people each to obtain data concerning the consumer ethnocentrism of local coast shrimp versus imported shrimp. The surveys were taken at random, and the survey participants were of different...
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  • The Politics of Katrina and Sandy - 1480 Words
    Katie Dugan Final Paper Conley 12/3/13 The Politics of Katrina and Sandy Devastation. Loss. Starvation. Desperation. The victims of natural disasters all over the world know what it is like to feel completely and utterly hopeless. The rest of us are lucky, we have never experienced the pain of losing next to everything from a real-life nightmare. Most of us cannot imagine something like that ever happening. But it did. And when it happened, there was panic, and no time for messing around...
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  • Hurricane Katrina's effect on New Orleans
    GEO 1000 ­ Natural Disasters Hurricane Report Governor Bobby Jindal, INTRO In 2005, Hurricane Katrina had a large negative effect on the city of New Orleans and it’s surrounding areas. In this paper I will discuss the initial impact Hurricane Katrina had on the population and demographics of New Orleans, and deeply examine changes and progress from the day of the disaster to present day. IMPACT ...
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  • The 1965 Flood Act - 2506 Words
    The long term effects of the flood control act provision of 1965 The flood control act of control act of 1965 gave authorization to U.S Army Crop of Engineers (USACE) to design and construct a flood protection system to protect south Louisiana from hurricanes. It was called the Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity Hurricane Protection Project, the reason for this project was prior to 1965. The state of Louisiana design and built its own flood protection, but on September 9,...
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  • Building the Devil's Empire - 833 Words
    Exam #1 In Building the Devil’s Empire, Shannon Dawdy describes rogue colonialism as “the influence of those individuals on the ground who pushed colonial frontiers in their own self-interest”(p. 37). Instead of colonialism in the interests of king and country, colonialism is in the interests of the settlers who first established themselves in Louisiana. It is defined by self-interests of the settlers as well as a mutiny against monarchical colonialism. In its place, self-tailoring,...
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  • Book Review of The Cajuns: Americanization of a People
    Therese A. Mauney April 17, 2012 History 222 Section 005 The Cajuns, Americanization of A People Shane K. Bernard wrote about the history of the Cajun people to symbolize the changes that occurred in their culture, becoming Americanized, becoming like the Anglo-American establishment that has traditionally dominated the nation's mainstream culture, through the years. Americanization ranks as one of the most important events in the entire Cajun experience. Although today’s...
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  • Tropical Cyclone and U.s. the Hurricane
    Hurricane Katrina To be considered Hurricane Katrina could be the most powerful and deadly hurricane to form and land in the United States to this day. When formed, Katrina was a Category 5 hurricane, but when landed, it became a Category 4 hurricane. This released some of the tension, but not much. Hurricane Katrina contained 175 mile per hour winds causing massive pressure and destruction. Most of eastern North America began to take safety cautions. The White House and government began to...
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  • vannah - 912 Words
    No Man’s Land 5,000 square miles and no law Don Kingery Two hundred and six years ago, high officials of two nations deliberately turned 5,000 square miles of Southwest Louisiana into a safe refuge for violent criminals who flocked to it from all over the young nation. This is how it happened. In 1803, the United States had paid France $15 million to abandon its claim to 828,00 square miles of land in the brand-new America. It was called the Louisiana purchase, but we didn’t actually...
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  • Hurricane Katrina's Effect on New Orleans Population
    GEO 1000 ­ Natural Disasters Hurricane Report Governor Bobby Jindal, INTRO In 2005, Hurricane Katrina had a large negative effect on the city of New Orleans and it’s surrounding areas. In this paper I will discuss the initial impact Hurricane Katrina had on the population and demographics of New Orleans, and deeply examine changes and progress from the day of the disaster to present day. IMPACT ...
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  • Katrina break down - 775 Words
    Which of the three perspectives do you find most persuasive? Least persuasive? Setting aside the philosophical and legal issues this case raises, what are the management or efficiency arguments for and against a more centralized response to large national disasters like Hurricane Katrina? Why would we not want to have a federal fire department? If the federal government tells the states and cities they will receive no assistance in the event of a disaster, what do you...
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  • Esther - 530 Words
    eth Tagert Block 5 Mr. Kimbrough AP English 11 Descriptive Essay On August 29, 2005, there was a hurricane forming in the Gulf of Mexico. Her name was Katrina. It started as a small tropical storm, but as it entered the warm waters of the Gulf, it grew to be a monstrous storm. So monstrous, that it would destroy anything in its path. As soon as the people of Mobile, Alabama and surrounding cities heard that she was heading their way, they either did one of...
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  • When the Levees Broke Rhetorical Analysis
    Chase Caldwell Professor Gwaltney English 1102 14 March 2013 When The Levees Broke Rhetorical Analysis Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana on the morning of August 29, 2005. The storm produced sustained winds of up 125 mph when it hit that morning. On that same day Katrina caused 53 different levee breaches in greater New Orleans, spilling the waters of Lake Pontchartrain into the city and flooding an overwhelming majority of New Orleans. The floodwaters destroyed countless homes...
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  • Cover Letter - 213 Words
    Shemika Claude Moore 3102 Terrace Avenue Slidell, louisiana, 70458 United States 985-502-2640 s.d.claude@hotmail.com October 31, 2013 Touro Hospital New Orleans, LA Dear Sir or Madam: Please accept this letter and my attached resume as application for an RN position with Touro Hospital. I have four years of working as an LPN and two of those years were on the medsurg/oncology unit and nearly two years in the Pediatric Clinic. I am currently working as an RN on the med/surgical...
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  • When the Levees Broke - 1300 Words
    WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE Ron Young Bryant and Stratton College Phil 250 Ms. Obradovich February 8, 2013 In August 2005 there was a massive storm brewing and growing into a storm like no other storm, Hurricane Katrina. In the days before the storm hit, there were many agencies gathering information and trying to give a good guess on when, where, and how bad this storm was going to be. Some people listened and prepared and some did not. Why? Why didn’t some people...
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  • Iyuyu9Oo - 2958 Words
    CARSEY R • esidents along the Gulf of Mexico coast experienced a wide range of impacts from the record-breaking oil spill that followed the explosion, in April 2010, of a British Petroleum (BP) oil rig. Louisiana and Florida residents received the largest share of BP-related claims, reflecting the substantial economic burden these states faced in connection to this disaster.1 It will be years before the area can accurately assess the amount of damage to the region’s coastal environment, marine...
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  • Case Study Bp Petrolium
    On April 4, 2010 a huge explosion of the Deep Horizon oil rig occurred in the Gulf of Mexico Near Louisiana. Fifteen out the of one hundred fifty men who were on board were injured. Approximately two days later, the rig sang and oil began spewing. The oil leaked for over one hundred days. The BP oil disaster in the gulf has posed a threat on the people and the environment that surround the oil spill. The effects of offshore drilling can be catastrophic, especially after seeing what has happened...
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  • Geographic Factors That Influenced U.S Government Actions
    Geographic factors often influence United States government actions, both foreign and domestic. Some of these factors include location, physical environment, movement of people, climate, and resources. Although these geographic factors can lead to increase in our countries land size and some positive outcomes, there are also chances for negative outcomes. One action taken by the United States government that was influenced by geographic factors was the Louisiana Purchase. There were many...
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  • Cajun Cuisine - 923 Words
    "Cajun" and "Creole" cuisine is native to the "Bayou" country in the State of Louisiana. Creole cuisine was the creation of the French and Spanish settlers and their Black servants, and it is perhaps the best characterized by the sauces. Creole sauces are creamy and full-flavored with the rich use of herbs and spices. Cajun cooking is, generally speaking, a countrified version of Creole cuisine. It tends to be more robust and hot-peppery than its cousin. It took several generations for the...
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  • My Greatest Failure - 1616 Words
    My greatest failure : A case study in leadership As there are many cultural differences in the world, working all together can sometime be problematic. Through a medical approach, we have discovered some symptoms that illustrate this fact in the case we are meant to study : The french workers were reluctant to work with a German manager : “The french were not particularly in favor of Bernard's appointment (they would have preferred a french...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 1575 Words
     Hurricane Katrina Stacy Knapp Excelsior College Hurricane Katrina was the third largest storm to hit landfall in the United States. Katrina was a class five when it came ashore it had winds up to 175 mph. There were a lot of damages done in a couple of states. Louisiana and Mississippi were the hardest hit of the states that were affected by Katrina. The Death toll in Louisiana was one thousand eight hundred thirty seven. In Mississippi the death toll was one...
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  • Faith in a Higher Power - 704 Words
    If I am not as close to my higher power (God) as I used to be, who moved? Life has its ways of being so unbearable at times; that it can cause a person to feel like the entire world is against them. One tragic situation after another can definitely bring someone to his or her breaking point. Numerous times, I have felt like my back was against the wall and all my problems were caving in on me, but at this one specific point in my life, I felt I had reached my breaking point. Devastating...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 2150 Words
    RESEARCH PAPER Our environment and ecosystem allow us to live and enjoy our world. Natural disasters are not dependent on when man desires them or not. They can occur at any time in any place and we won't necessarily be expecting them. But we can decide on how we preserve our environment by taking the proper precautions for these natural disasters. The levee failure of New Orleans greatly devastated the aquatic ecosystem of the nearby lakes from Hurricane Katrina. The failure of the levees...
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  • Creole vs. Cajun down on the Bayou
    Creole vs. Cajun down on the Bayou Louisiana is state with a rich history and a colorful culture. To really understand the culture of Louisiana you need to understand the history of the state and the many different people who settled there. The existing culture of Louisiana was slightly altered every time a different group of people inhabited state. Each of the different nationalities that settled in Louisiana brought their own set of beliefs, customs and traditions with them and over time...
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  • History of Cajun Cuisine - 1302 Words
    History of Cajun Cuisine Cajun cuisine is a fusion of food from different regions with very rich histories, such as France, Canada, and the southern U.S. It was originated by peasants of French ancestry. These immigrants settled in the "Acadian" region of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia from 1604 to 1654. By 1755, the population of these settlers had grown to about 15,000. They survived on cereal crops such as wheat, barley and oats, and garden vegetables including field peas, cabbage, and...
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  • American Civil War and Benjamin Franklin Butler
    The Battle of New Orleans By: Josey Earles Period 4 5/23/14 The Battle of New Orleans started on April 25 and ended May 1, 1862. The General from the Union was Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler. The Admiral from the Union was David G. Farragut. The General from the Confederacy was Major General Mansfield Lovell. The battle took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. The battle of New Orleans was about controlling the Mississippi river. The Union defeated the Confederate forces...
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  • Int 1 Task 2
    The Louisiana Wetlands Louisiana is located in the most southern part of North America. The wetlands of Louisiana span it's southern coast where it feeds into the Gulf of Mexico. Features: ● 3,560 km2 of fresh water wetlands 6,600 km2 of salt water wetlands. Bogs, Marshes, & Swamps ● ● Life in the Wetlands The wetlands may not appear very hospitable to humans, nevertheless, many living things thrive in this habitat. The large concentration of rich nutrients, brought to the...
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  • Chopin Qs Desirees Baby The Storm
    Chopin questions on “Desiree’s Baby” and “The Storm” “Desiree’s Baby” 1. A footnote reveals that this story was first titled “The Father of Desiree’s Baby—The Lover of Mentine.” How does the meaning of the story change if you think about the father as the primary focus or the baby as the primary focus? 2. Armand is horrified at the idea that Desiree “is not white” and Desiree is so upset at the possibility that she might not be white that she says “I cannot be so unhappy, and live” (554)....
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  • Imagine a day in the life of manager who leads a company that has more than
    A day in the life of a manager Imagine a day in the life of manager who leads a company that has more than $170 million in assets. This amount of money is difficult to comprehend for most of the people. The company is Lamar Corporation with headquarters in Baton Rouge Louisiana and the manager is its president, Kevin Reilly, Founded in1973 to provide centralized accounting and management services To 13 autonomously operated outdoor advertising companies, Lamar was destined to expand and expand...
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  • When you know, you know
    When You Know, You Know In life we do not always have a clear vision of what we want to do or where we want to go. Then, when we least expect it, something happens that gives us the clarity we have been searching for. That is exactly what happened to me last fall when I visited my best friend Katilyn at Louisiana State University for the first time. High school was never a satisfying experience for me. I attended a brand new school that had just opened the year I was to be a freshman. Up...
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  • Examination and Documentation of the Crime Scene
     Examination and Documentation of the Crime Scene 5 September 2014 Examination and Documentation of the Crime Scene The article I read “Examination and Documentation of the Crime Scene” explained the examination process and how to go about documenting everything found at the scene. When investigating a crime scene, first you need to gather as much information needed. You need to use a slow approach to gather as much information while...
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  • Hurricane Ike - 1194 Words
    Jennifer Bradley Research Paper Hurricane Ike Hurricane Ike Hurricane Ike hit the Texas Gulf coast on September 13, 2008 near Galveston, Texas. When Hurricane Ike hit it registered as a category 2 hurricane; however, before it hit land the storm went as high as a category 5 hurricane. Even though this hurricane was only a category 2 it still caused major damage. Hurricane Ike came ashore in Texas at 2:10 a.m. CDT, Sept. 13, and brought a wall of water over 13 feet high, sweeping through...
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  • History Study - 297 Words
    Into The history of Louisiana, there are many things that occur. Such as the great the depression, how Louisiana became the French Louisiana than the Spain than the French once own it again. Deep into the history of Louisiana you can learn a lot and share it with many other. LaSalle was the French explorer who discovered Louisiana for France in 1682. The difficulties he face was that he never established the colony but was the 1st initial person to discover Louisiana. Treaty of Fontainebleau was...
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  • Held Hostage - 450 Words
    Jaclyn Edwards MGMT 3180 Chap 2 Assignment May 30, 2013 Held Hostage 1. I was quite shocked with the aggressiveness of the French workers, however feel like if you want to get something done then go for it, however this could be very dangerous for the executives. Like the text said the actions of employees could become violent especially if they feel they have nothing to lose. I think my reaction to these events are influenced by my culture, because if that were to happen in the...
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  • Life Changing Experience - 795 Words
    There has been one experience that I can remember where my survival was literally at stake. It was in August of 2005. That was the time Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, demolishing the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas. I’m from a small town, which is approximately twenty minutes outside of New Orleans. The hurricane affected my family both mentally and physically. My family didn’t evacuate for Hurricane Katrina. We decided to stay and “Ride it out.” They had the mindset...
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  • BP Oil Spill - 798 Words
    The 2010 BP oil spill that took place on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect claimed 11 lives, and is considered to be the largest marine oil spill in the petroleum industry’s history. The spill flowed continuously for 87 days until it was declared to have been contained on 15th July 2010 and finally sealed on 19th September of the same year (BP, 2013). However, unconfirmed reports indicate that some of the well sites continue to leak (Pulham, Hilaire & Fenn, 2010). The spill took a...
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  • government response of katrina - 355 Words
    Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest five hurricanes that happened in the history of the United States. Hurricane Katrina was mapping since August 24th, 2005. The tropical storm started on the Bahamas and moved to Florida in days. Meteorologists were able to warn people in the Gulf Coast States that a major storm was on its way. New Orleans was the main impact of Hurricane Katrina. On August 28th, 2005 the mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin ordered a mandatory evacuation. Major Nagin also...
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  • Entrepreneurship - a French Bakery
    “ La Seconde France “ The tasty group Not only a bakery. But a French universe that welcomes you. Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Section I: BUSINESS DESCRIPTION A. Business Concept B. Industry Analyse C. Business Name D. Why will this concept work? SECTION II: MARKETING PLAN A. Geographic market B. Customer Profile C. Market Penetration D. Promotion SECTION III: MANAGEMENT PLAN A. Human Resources SECTION IV: FINANCIAL PLAN A. Initial Capitalization...
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  • Crisis Management in Hurricane Katrina
     Civil–Military Relations in Hurricane Katrina: A Case Study on Crisis Management in Natural Disaster Response In late August 2006, Hurricane Katrina struck the New Orleans region, affecting an area of over 90,000 miles. It began with a hurricane which led to flooding, disrupting millions of lives across multiple jurisdictions, and damaging or destroying much of the local critical infrastruc- ture—21 refineries, miles of electricity transmission lines, and telecommunications...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 409 Words
    Hurricane Katrina is one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States of America. It took thousands lives of citizens of New Orleans, left them without homes and families, and changed their lives forever. Many of those who survived the hurricane died waiting for help to come. Hurricane Katrina exposed the existence of ''two Americas''. It took government several days to get help to the victims of Katrina in New Orleans. After watching Spike Lee's documentary ''When The...
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  • Battle of New Orleans - 477 Words
    The battle of New Orleans was a significant battle in the war of 1812. It was a crushing defeat for the British, increased patriotism, and Andrew Jackson emerged an American hero. The United States acquired the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803, thereby gaining control of the Mississippi River, and its watershed at the golf of Mexico. The U.S. government realized how important this was and its potential of becoming a great trading post. By 1812 this area called New Orleans grew as...
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  • Government - 1062 Words
    POLITICAL PARTY PROGRESSION IN TEXAS GOVERNMENT The Political Party Progression in Texas Do the political parties affect policy making and Implementation? The text explained the history of the Texas Party System and how much it has changed, how it will continue to change, and how these changes affect Texas Policymaking. The Texas Political Party System and its supporting individuals have changed over the years. At one time the south was considered to be mostly...
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  • Multiple Governments and Intergovernmental Relationships
    Multiple Governments and Intergovernmental Relationships Marlin P. McFate POL 215 July 1, 2013 Rochelle Allen Multiple Governments and Intergovernmental Relationships To be successful as a unified or United States, meaning a group with the same but often times different agendas, a few things had to become true. First the individual governments of these states had to feel that their best interests were represented within the united whole. Second that their powers within their borders...
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  • Bp and Government Regulation - 312 Words
    In the wake of the disaster in the gulf American citizens have a plethora of questions. Why would BP engage in risky practices that could endanger the area where the company makes its profit? Who is responsible for ensuring that the citizens of the Gulf Coast region are protected when companies like BP place profit above people? As this drama plays out on American television screens one must realize that the only check to the power of private companies is the American government which is charged...
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  • Hurricane Katrina - 1247 Words
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