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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Old West '

- A former Texas Ranger pursues a ruthless outlaw, Empty Heart, during the 1850s California Gold Rush. STORY COMMENTS BLOODSTONE is a proposed one-hour TV Pilot dramatic western. It takes place during the dynamic time of the California Gold Rush during the 1850’s. The Old West comes to life authentically easily transporting the audience back in time. The pilot centers on the idea of a gritty and gusty Texas Ranger’s pursuit of a chilling killer known as “Empty Heart.” While the idea of the law going after an outlaw isn’t new to the industry, the characters in this pilot feel refreshing and compelling, especially Empty Heart....   [tags: California Gold Rush, Gold, Audience]

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The Black War : A Nation Of Possibility, Opportunity And Freedom

- In the 1800s, Australia was young and viewed as a nation of possibility, opportunity and freedom. The Europeans were happily reaping in profits from the fruitful soils, and the convicts were given the chance to start anew with agricultural demands providing them with work. Developing their community, they had already pushed the Aboriginals out of their land, and set up their lives in the land down under. The British and Europeans were pleased with their secluded paradise; despite the pain it caused the Indigenous population....   [tags: California Gold Rush, Gold, Australia]

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The Transformation of 1850s California: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

- ... DeWitt would rather focus on his story and the development of his original cowboy characters. The large gold deposits in California were not easily accessible for people who did not live in the region. Most prospectors that lived in North America traveled thousands of miles down the Oregon Trail and California Trail in covered wagons to get to San Francisco, California (Phelps). This journey was not easily accomplished due to shortage of supplies, disease and other complications. The more distant gold-seekers traveled by boat from Europe, Latin America, and China (Phelps)....   [tags: gold rush, migration, population]

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To Build a Fire by Jack London

- “To Build a Fire” written by Jack London in 1908, is a story of a man, who, left unnamed, sets out to traverse a dangerous trail in the Yukon territory near the end of nineteenth century. Accompanied only by a dog, t¬¬he man travels across the trail, risking his life with every step on the snow-laden path full of frozen ice-water traps. He falls into a trap and wets his feet, incurring the possibility of frostbite. The man manages to build a fire, but it is shortly extinguished by snow that falls from a tree....   [tags: yukon, gold rush]

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Native Americans vs the United States of America

- Times were very hard for Native Americans during the mid to late 1800s. The reasons for their afflictions could only be blamed upon the United States of America. For thousands of years, Native Americans had roamed around the Americas. There had also been many tribes spread across the West that fought between each other in order to have their land.1 It wasn’t until after reconstruction in the United States, that the white Americans started having ordeals with the Native Americans. The main tribes involved in the conflict starting around 1850 were the Lakota people and the Sioux....   [tags: General Custer, the Gold Rush]

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Politics in America from 1846 to 1861

- Essay Exam III Politics in America from 1846 to 1861 have been remembered mainly for being strongly influenced by slavery. It was the hot topic of the time. Abolitionism was on the rise while Americans who were proslavery stood by their beliefs. With the compromise of 1850 declaring Free states, the division of the north and south, incidents such as bleeding Kansas, the Dred Scott case, and the election of 1860, it was clear that American Politics were all about slavery. The Gold Rush in California was simmering down and the area’s population had grown immensely....   [tags: The Gold Rush, abolitionism]

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Human Influnce on The United States

- Humans are a very intelligent being. It has been proven since the beginning of time. Since the early days, humans have learned how to use resources to survive and make a better living. Egyptians learned how to make better use of the Nile River’s annual flood. The Andean Farmer’s used edible plants to survive. They found ways to make the potato last longer and how to replicate it. Eventually the potato came a long way from being a primary source of food to being commonly used for payment in debts....   [tags: gold rush, trade, transportation]

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Personal Essay: Trials and my Grandfather

- A Bay Tale Motivation is perhaps the most valuable aspect to one’s personality, and its something that I believe you are born with. I support the idea that what you’ve got in your blood really does make who you are. Thats why I always take pride in representing my family and our heritage. Being brought up by dad, a classic Italian, I guess you could say I am a proud individual and I have got a decent set of morals. The Firenzi family, has gone through their fair share of trials and tribulations to end up where we are today....   [tags: Gold Rush, Fisherman]

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Wilderness in Call of the Wild by Jack London

- ... He believes that he can push people around and get away with it. Curly died early on in the book. She symbolizes naivety. She represents naivety because of her over-kindness. When Curly died, she tried to be friends with a husky. The husky then “ripped [Curly’s face] from eye to jaw” (19). Curly brought her fate onto herself. The next character is John Thornton. John Thornton represents the small bits of happiness and love in The Call of The Wild. Buck and John have a perfect relationship together....   [tags: Klondike gold rush, journey, instincts]

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San Francisco Earthquake

- The newly formed state of California, influenced mainly by the Gold Rush starting in 1848, sent the population sprawling upwards drastically. As more and more people established residency in the future area of what would be called San Francisco, area leaders were finally able to officially establish the City of San Francisco in 1856. The invention of the cable car in the late 1880s helped facilitate the traversing the city’s steep hills, which ended up allowing people to live farther from work and transportation to the heart of the city....   [tags: California, History, Gold Rush]

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