● Frozen River is based on the life of working class families that live in mobile homes in Massena, New York who are trying to survive, solve struggles and meet their needs. One of the families consists of a single mother name Ray trying to raise her 2 children on her own. Ray works part time at a retail store as a clerk. She has worked there for almost 2 years hoping to become a manager. With the disappearance of her husband she struggles paying her bills, providing food for her children, and not being able to finance the purchase of a new mobile home.
Research Paper: Rivers (the Mississippi)
The Mississippi River is one of the world 's extraordinary rivers. It is the longest in the United States, more than twenty-three hundred miles in length, as it structures the outskirts of ten states, just about bisecting the mainland (Currie,2003, 8). This waterway has a long history also, and it has touched the lives of numerous individuals. The Mississippi is said to start at Lake Itasca in Minnesota.
The Artificial River
When I started to reading this book, I do not imagine what it was about .I am an international student, and I have been living in the U.S for a short time , so many of the issues regarding of American history are new for me. The Erie Canal was part of the unknown subjects. It has been interesting to know, and learned that the Americans have had intension of shaping and preserve its history. And great historians, they would give out even the smallest details that helped make this nation what it is today.
Prior to settlement of the western United States, the Colorado River roamed free. Starting from cool mountain streams, the river eventually became a thunderous, silty force of nature as it entered the canyons along its path. The river nourished wetlands and other riparian habitats from the headwaters in the Rocky Mountains to the delta at the Sea of Cortez in Northwest Mexico. Settlers along the river harnessed these waters mainly for agriculture via irrigation canals, but flooding from spring runoff wreaked havoc on agricultural land, prevented development in the floodplain and full utilization of the water, a waste in the eyes of western farmers. In order to meet current and future water demands in the west, the Federal Government funded and built dams, inundating canyons and other swaths of land along the Colorado River. Decades of political wrangling and compromise, two interstate compacts, numerous legislative acts and a judicial decree created these massive concrete structures. These documents, known collectively as the Law of the River, allocated the Colorado River among the states, Native American tribes and nation that rely on the river and commission the construction and operation of dams and other major projects along the River.
In today’s civil society, we are taught to show compassion and tolerance towards one other, yet the media portrays society in a different perspective, as being intolerant. In the book The Other Side of the River, writer Alex Kotlowitz reflects on the story of a young black male whose lifeless body was found in the St. Joseph river of Michigan. In this story, Kotlowitz reflects on two communities that are opposite from the other in regards to ethnic background and financial well-being, yet both appear to share the same lack of tolerance towards the other. There is a paragraph were Kotlowitz writes,
The Colorado RIver is best known for being the principal river of the southern United States and Mexico, but it soon could lose that title. Running about 1,500 miles long, the river is a vital source of water for agricultural and urban areas in the southern desert lands of North America. However over the past decade or so, the river has begun to deteriorate. There are many causes and solutions to the deterioration of the Colorado River.
The overall theme of this passage is how the St. Lawrence river offered a bright future for settlers and provided a faster way into Canada. Donald Creighton uses poetic devices to display the importance of the river such as personification and metaphors. The devices suggested that the river offered endless possibilities for settlers, which could lead to an increased population expansion.
Personal respond of the text “on the rainy river”
The role of relationship you have with other people often has direct influence on the individual choices and belief in the life. In the short story “on the rainy river”, the author Tim O’Brien inform us about his experiences and how his interacted with a single person had effected his life so could understand himself. It is hard for anyone to be dependent on just his believes and own personal experience, when there are so many people with different belief to influence you choices and have the right choices for you self. Occasionally taking experience and knowledge of other people to help you understand and build from them your own identity and choices in life.
The New River
The New River is an ancient river. Despite its name, the New River is one the oldest on the continent and the second (after the Nile River in Africa) oldest river in the world. The New River is probably around 360 million years old. It begins as two streams in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and runs 160 miles through the counties of Carroll, Pulaski, Grayson Montgomery and Giles in Virginia as well as Bluestone Lake in West Virginia before integrating into the New River four miles from the Virginia line (“Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries”). The New River ends into the great Mississippi River.
The Water Condition of the Brisbane River
The Brisbane River has flowed for over 400 million years. The catchment of the Brisbane River has overcome phases of flood and drought while its origins altered as the surrounding land changed overtime.
In 1823, John Oxley entered the river for the first time. At the time the river appeared clean and unpolluted.