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New Orleans : A New World

- Every place in the world has at least two different views; to some the place is a home and to others it is a culture, a building, a new world that is to be awed and viewed for the small amount of time the tour bus drives past. A places meaning can change as events happen, but at some point the new memory will become the norm. New Orleans is seen as a place that was hit with a tragedy, but has recovered. The pictures to a tourist are full of beads from Mardi Gras, street corner voodoo shops, bowls of Cajun food, warm beignets covered with powder sugar, and a big Cathedral right in the middle of the French Quarter....   [tags: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, New York City]

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Analysis Of The Documentary ' New Orleans '

- New Orleans is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. The city, nicknamed the “Big Easy”, brings people from all over the country. Its unique and vibrant culture and fascinating history just draws people in whether it is to celebrate a well-known festival like Mardi Gras or to visit the very Congo Square where Jazz music was born. This beauty of New Orleans is one of the reasons why the summer of 2005 was so devastating. On the 23 of that August, Hurricane Katrina was set to make contact with the area where New Orleans was located....   [tags: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina]

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The New Orleans Rate Of Subsidence

- How did human actions contribute to increasing the devastation in this area. Parts of New Orleans are below sea level and surrounded by bodies of water. Built on a natural levee next to the Mississippi river, the city has experienced cyclical flooding since its founding in 1718. Throughout the centuries, human intervention has reconstructed the landscape in a number of ways which has made New Orleans more vulnerable to storms and flooding: destruction of sand bars; deforestation along the riverbank; construction of ditches and levees; drainage of swamps; and the construction that accompanies urbanization and industrialization....   [tags: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina]

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Experiencing New Orleans Through Media

- Visiting Maple Street The visit to the Maple Street Book Store was one of my first real introductions to the history of New Orleans. Walking in the neighborhoods of New Orleans – or walking anywhere in general, actually – gives one a different view of the sceneries than if one were to drive through the neighborhoods. The houses in New Orleans all have a distinctive flavor to them, and passing by John Kennedy Toole’s house on the corner of the street showed that even though he was this terrific writer, he was still somewhat normal and similar to everyone else....   [tags: New Orleans]

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The New City Of New Orleans

- There is no doubt that after all it has been through the city of New Orleans has earned its title as one of the most historic cities in American history. People share a cultural memory here, a cultural memory that blends legacies from Europe, West Africa, Native America and many other cultures to create the unique atmosphere difficult to find anywhere else. In addition, regardless of all the harsh realities the city has been through, such as, war, economic booms and bust, river floods, and Hurricane Katrina it still remains standing today....   [tags: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, City]

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New Orleans, Louisiana, And Charleston

- Established by English colonists in the late seventeenth century, Charleston, South Carolina, received its name from King Charles II of England. Throughout its history the small port city of Charleston supplied the eastern U.S. with trade, culture, and seafood. Meanwhile, in Louisiana, the development of a trading port at the mouth of the Mississippi River was under way. New Orleans, founded in 1722 by French explorers, received its named after the Duke of Orléans. Established fifty years apart, eight hundred miles away, and by different European nations, New Orleans and Charleston can easily be assumed very diverse....   [tags: New Orleans, Louisiana, Mississippi River]

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The New Orleans, Louisiana

- New Orleans, Louisiana is a naturally diverse city where delicious food, jazz and creative people meet. On May 07, 1718 a Frenchman by the name of Sieur de Bienville founded the prudent port city of New Orleans which is also measured five feet below sea level. The city of New Orleans was named in honor of the Duke of Orleans that very same year. New Orleans is described to be a human gumbo because of its unique collaboration of ethnicities and occupations. The demographics of the populace of the city of is primarily made up of French, Spanish, African American and Caribbean descendants....   [tags: New Orleans, Louisiana, Hurricane Katrina]

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The Tragedy Of New Orleans

- The tragedy of New Orleans The month of August in 2005 was an extremely shocking and devastating time for the United States more particularly for the people of New Orleans, Louisiana. For a city that was already crumbling for many years something tragic was about to happen. On the 29th of August a rated Category 3 hurricane made landfall. The name of the tragic disastrous storm is Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina, will forever be known as one of the worst storms in United States history. Tearing apart the lives of so many people in just a short period of time(Hurricane Katrina, par....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, Ray Nagin]

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New Orleans Is Not Safe

- A lot of people say new orleans is not safe. the rate from 2014 was 39.6 the fbl recorded as the average for comparably. drave a lot of violence in prior years went down arguments was created because motive in many killing. ( Martin 1 ) New Orleans struggled with an high murder. in the hurricane katrina forced mass evacuation of the city, people say they couldn 't trust the police because they wouldn 't do the right thing to protect the city .( Corley 3). Saving more lives in 2013, only 14 percent gunshot....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, Gun, Firearm]

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Evacuating New Orleans

- It was September 20, 2003, my first evacuation out of the city of New Orleans. A hurricane was approaching, and my family and I needed to leave. The trip took approximately seventeen hours, which was much too long. Before leaving town, I needed to go the work for a little while. My job as Certified Nursing Assistance was my delay, because I worked in a 24 hour care unit on the ninth floor in Charity Hospital. However, some of things could not be avoided like setting up the hospital unit for incoming staff that were going to stay, and help discharging patients so that they could be with their families....   [tags: New Orleans, evacuations, ]

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The Accidental City : Improvising New Orleans

- From reading Dr. Lawrence Powell’s book, “The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans” I get a deeper understanding of the development of New Orleans and Louisiana itself. Being a native of New Orleans I did not expect to learn anything that I didn’t already know, but this book took me by surprise with the way Dr. Powell goes in depth of the initial foundation, growth, and conflicts in New Orleans. When the French “ruled” the city the main problem that the French faced were the fact of the substantial financial losses it brought and also the diversification of the people inhabiting New Orleans, which went against their initial plans for the city, Spain had problems with the Supreme Council...   [tags: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States]

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The New Orleans - Festivales De La Nouvelle Orleans

- Festivales de La Nouvelle Orleans New Orleans is a city that is located in the southeastern part of the state of Louisiana. It is known for being rich in culture. Many people travel to this great city to enjoy the culture including food, signature style homes, and a variety of musical genres. If you were to ask most people what comes to mind when you hear the name New Orleans many will respond by saying one of two things. The first response would be Mardi Gras which is a French term used to describe the period before the Catholic Lenten season where the people eat fatty foods....   [tags: New Orleans, Louisiana, French Quarter]

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New Orleans, A Thriving City Sitting On The Gulf Coast

- New Orleans, a flourishing city sitting on the Gulf coast. The city thrived with life. But, on the morning of August 29th,2005 everything changed. Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the gulf coast. It struck with winds up to 140 mph. Although the hurricane created substantial damage, the aftermath had fatal consequences. The levees that were supposed to withhold a Category 3 hurricane in turn failed and about 50 breaches were created. The 50 breaches were the result of failed construction, neglect of upkeep.The City of New Orleans & federal legislation should supply the money for the reconstruction of levees that will withstand a Category 5 hurricane....   [tags: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina]

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The Impact Of Hurricane Katrina On New Orleans And Surrounding States

- The Impact of Hurricane Katrina On New Orleans and Surrounding States What was Hurricane Katrina (Introduction) Hurricane Katrina was one of the most devastating natural disasters to happen in the United States. The storm resulted in more then US$100 billion in damage when the cities flood protection broke and 80% of the city was flooded (1). The protection failure was not the only cause for the massive flooding, the hurricanes clockwise rotation pulled water from north of New Orleans into the city....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, Tropical cyclone]

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New Orleans And Its Effects On The United States

- Katrina was one of the heaviest storms that strike the coast of the United States (US). Katrina started in warm waters, since they deal with tropical. It takes powerful winds to start/ move Katrina. It is a mixture of water and wind. Not only did this storm destroy many buildings, but also got people mad at their government. New Orleans had the most damage properties after the Katrina. It suffered a large number of calamities, lack of good drinking water, damage properties, electrical problems and many more to list....   [tags: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, Water, Mobile]

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The Great American Victory Described in Robert Remini's The Battle of New Orleans

-   Robert Remini tells the readers in “The Battle of New Orleans” that he wishes to educate his audience of the hard-hitting times our soldiers endured in this remarkable battle that made America the strong and independent country it is today. It is important to Remini to depict the heroic feats of Andrew Jackson “who became a symbol of what was best in American society” (Remini xi) because of his great leadership and determined heart. The Battle of New Orleans was a great victory for America, during the War of 1812....   [tags: The Battle of New Orleans, american history]

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Corruption in New Orleans Law & Order System in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

- Hurricane Katrina Among the many awful side effects of major natural disasters corruption in the basic systems residents in the United States rely on is probably the most frustrating and infuriating. In the case of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 this common side effect was the most evident in New Orleans, Louisiana. From police officers to the court systems in New Orleans Hurricane Katrina caused travesties of justice throughout the city affecting all of the residents who relied and counted on their government to uphold their safety and rights....   [tags: Major Natural Disasters, New Orleans Coast]

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Supplemental Reading: Drowning New Orleans

- Supplemental Reading: Drowning New Orleans A Scientific American article published in October 2001 and named "Drowning New Orleans" essentially predicts the large scale impact a giant hurricane would have on the area, years before Hurricane Katrina. Authorities at LSU's Hurricane Center and Water Resources Research Institute, and US Army Corps of Engineers lead a discussion of how Louisiana's coastal region is doomed to storm surges. A case in point is the deterioration of the Mississippi Delta, a triangular-shaped deposition of sediment, which works to mitigate flooding and damage caused by storm surges....   [tags: New Orleans Katrina Essays Papers]

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The History and Tradition of New Orleans

- Introduction paragraph Things that you need to know about the city of New Orleans. This is the biggest city in the state of Louisiana. It is also known for jazz music. It has a basketball team called the New Orleans Hornet and a football team called New Orleans Saints. New Orleans has lots of things to see and to do. Like Mardi Gras it is a parade that’s held in New Orleans. I will be talking about New Orleans early settlement, traditions, culture, weather, lifestyle, closing, and works cited. Early settlement New Orleans was founded May 7, 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean- Baptist Le Moyne....   [tags: mardi gras, culture, french]

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The History and Culture of New Orleans

- Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville Founded them isolated port in New Orleans, the capital of Louisiana in 1718. The original name was “Nouvelle Orleans” before it became known as it is today as New Orleans. New Orleans is in a desirable and challenging location for a city. The place known as the melting pot of a port town is situated between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. The French Quarter is the land between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain during the colonial time....   [tags: French, slaves, port]

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Rebuilding the Levees of New Orleans

- Great cities are colorful, diverse, and enduring; the city of New Orleans is a gem. Rich in history, culture and natural resources New Orleans provides immense benefits to the rest or our beautiful country. In response to the documentary “When the Levees Broke” made by the notorious Spike Lee, we are faced with many tragic images; however there is never a question that the people of New Orleans are an enduring and kindred community in desperate of need of loving hands. Sharon Keating writes in her editorial “It's time for a nation to return the favor” Sunday, November 20, 2005 Times-Picayune....   [tags: When The Levees Broke, Spike Lee]

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The New Orleans Museum Of Art

- Previously mentioned, Digital Asset Management is the function of photographing, organizing and archiving works of art for the reference of museum employees and further for the reference of public entities interested in accessing this media offsite. In order to further prove the significance of digital museums, I will reference my own communities’ public government run cultural heritage institution. The New Orleans Museum of Art or NOMA has recently begun to digitize the full extent of their collection in conjunction with web-based institutions interested in the expanding awareness and access to fine arts, notably they have partnered with Google to begin the virtual museum process....   [tags: Art, Arts, Digital, Visual arts]

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The Battle Of New Orleans

- The Battle of New Orleans The Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812, commonly known as the Miracle on the Mississippi, was one of the most famous in American history. This engagement often overlooked was the final major battle of the War of 1812, and the most one-sided battle of the war. General Andrew Jackson 's victory at New Orleans ensured the growth and westward expansion of the country. This battle made General Andrew famous, winning a battle the United States was not prepared to fight....   [tags: Mississippi River, United States]

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Ethics And The New Orleans

- There are thirty-two American football teams in the U.S., and the New Orleans Saints is one of them. A National Football League (NFL) team that originate from New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans Saints is a team that fans point at when it comes to unethical decisions. The press and investigators believe that the disputes have been going on a three year span, 2009-2012 (“New Orleans”, n.d.). The title of this uproar that lasted for almost three years is called the ‘Bounty Gate Scandal’. This scandal is known for the New Orleans Saints paying out bonuses to players for taking out opposing players of the game by injuring them (“New Orleans”, n.d.)....   [tags: National Football League, American football]

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The Battle Of New Orleans

- Many Americans overlook the War of 1812, not realizing it played a vital role in the development of what was still a very young and untested country. The war was a complex standoff between the United States and Britain and peculiar in comparison to other notable wars in United States history due to the lack of conviction each side displayed for much of its duration. As Donald Hickey says in his book, Glorious Victory, “No one on either side of the Atlantic really wanted this war,” (Hickey 14). The War of 1812 was complicated and unpredictable from the first conflict up until the Americans found themselves in the Battle of New Orleans near the end of the war....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, United States, War of 1812]

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The New Orleans Police Department

- Running Head: The corruption in the New Orleans Police Department Although police officers take an oath to protect and serve citizens in our society. we have some officers that our corrupt and willing do anything just to protect themselves from being exposed from their unethical behavior. In 1994 three officers from New Orleans police department committed an unspeakable crime murder for hire and a violent drug gang. The killing of Kim grove a thirty-two years old was gunned down by police officer that were there to protect her instead they killed her....   [tags: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Police]

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Pretentious Enlightenment in New Orleans

- Smug faces, military uniforms, a strange marking, an open window and a shopping cart full of ill gotten goods; those are the objects that can be seen in the Banksy Street art found on a damaged building in New Orleans, Louisiana. On August 29th 2005, Hurricane Katrina, a category 3 storm, slammed into the Gulf Coast. In it’s wake, Katrina left a trail of destruction that killed over 1800 people and cost an estimated 108 billion dollars in damages, making it the most destructive natural disaster in US history....   [tags: hurricane, art, looters]

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The Problem Of New Orleans

- New Orleans like most metropolitan cities has a significant problem with crime. This problem did not just begin with Katrina, since then, the problem seems to have increased tremendously. New Orleans may not lead the nation with the highest murder rates, but the city is definitely in the top 10. Many crimes appear to be drug related although other crimes that contributes to these high rates include rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. Being brought up in a poor environment is also a factor that can contribute to an individual living a life of crime....   [tags: Crime, Police, Criminal justice, Assault]

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The New Orleans Police Department

- January of 1994, Adams paid Williams the remaining $3,000. Running Head: The corruption in the New Orleans Police Department In a recorded conversation, Williams told Adams he could protect his drug operation, but he needed to bring his partner in on it. In 1994, Davis and Williams provide Adams police protection. The informant Terry Adams delivered about 7.5 kilograms of cocaine to a FBI undercover agent, each officer was paid $500 per kilo. May 4, 1994 two cops, Adams and undercover FBI agent Juan Jackson posed as a New York drug dealer named ‘JJ” he made everyone strip to show that they were not wired.” The cops agreed to hire a uniformed New Orleans police officer to protect the large q...   [tags: Police, Police officer, Law enforcement agency]

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The War Of New Orleans

- The War of 1812 was a war waged on Britain and their Native American allies by the United States. Many Americans believed that the Native Americans were being armed with weaponry, and encouraged to attack settlers, by Great Britain. In an effort to stop the attacks and Great Britain from interfering with the United States trading, congress declared war on Britain in the summer of 1812. Even though the war ended in a peace treaty Americans were inspired and ideas of how to make the United States better were fostered....   [tags: United States]

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New Orleans: Hurracaine Katrina

- Magazines National Geographic (Bourne, Jr, October 2004) and Scientific American (Fischetti October 2001) as well as many newspapers had demonstrated the risks that would incur residents of New Orleans and surrounding areas. The New Orleans Times-Picayune even published in 2002 a 5-part series describing in detail the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina. Well before the hurricane of August 2005, experts warned that a hurricane of high intensity might create an apocalyptic catastrophe. In August 2002 all the experts had predicted that New Orleans could "die from drowning." In 2001, Professor Ivor van Heerden and his colleagues at Louisiana State University had developed models that predicted...   [tags: natural disaster, risks, contaminated water]

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Battle of New Orleans

- The Battle of New Orleans 1815 The Battle of New Orleans was fought on 8 January 1815 in the area that is now called Chalmette Battlefield in Bernard Parish seven miles south of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The battle was fought between American Forces led by General Andrew Jackson and British Forces led by Major General Sir Edward Pakenham. The Battle of New Orleans was the final battle in a series of battles and skirmishes that lasted from December 1814 to January 1815....   [tags: Chalmette Battlefield, American History]

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Crime in New Orleans

- New Orleans has always been a hotspot for crimes, historically having one of the highest murder rates in the country. New Orleans prolific crimes can be traced back to the 19th century, when New Orleans was expanding its ports and commerce; groups fought for power to control the revenue streams. Ultimately, organized crime groups and mafia families fought for control - of ports, types of commerce and groups of workers they could control. These fights led to assassinations, murder, and other crimes that continue to this day....   [tags: mafia, murder rates]

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Battle of New Orleans

- In June of 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain for several reasons, the primary of which was the impressment of U.S. Sailors on the high seas for use in the British Navy. Once declared, the United States, under President John Madison, took the initiative and conducted a series of attacks into Canada resulting in the burning of government buildings. The British eventually repelled the attacks and took to the offensive striking at America and setting Washington D.C. ablaze in the summer of 1814....   [tags: American History]

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New Orleans: Welcoming Disaster

- The mandatory evacuation of New Orleans, by Mayor C. Ray Nagin during Hurricane Katrina prompted many residents to leave. While for others, they found that leaving would be nearly impossible, if not completely out of the question due to the lack of transportation, money, or resources. In the aftermath of the destruction, individual citizens and families were stranded in the Convention Center, the Superdome, and scattered around the Gulf Coast area. Even hospitals became prisons to patients and staff in the disaster zone of New Orleans....   [tags: Emergency Preparedness]

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Jewish Music in New Orleans: A Look at the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars

- On Halloween weekend, 2009, I had the opportunity to attend a major music festival in New Orleans – Voodoo Experience. Prior to this assignment, I had no intention of going to this event. However, as I began to piece together my topic and goals for this project, this became my best opportunity to experience what I have set out to understand. The purpose of this music-culture research report is to chronicle Jewish music in New Orleans – specifically the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars. I gave up the typical Halloween experience in order to seek out a band that seemed to be the ultimate blend I was looking for – a Jewish klezmer band that is distinctly New Orleans....   [tags: Music]

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New Orleans Voodoo

- New Orleans Voodoo New Orleans, Louisiana is soaked in the made picture of the spooky, strange enchantment that Voodoo speaks to all that is forbidden and taboo in our society. The pattern that Voodoo follows through its inception in New Orleans has an extraordinary pattern that leads from to a strange darken veritable practice, mutating into a multi million dollar tourist trade industry. Personality and utilization are emphatically hitched as to Voodoo in New Orleans, and even gives authenticity to the practice, deal, and perceivability of this Afro-Caribbean religion in the twentieth and twenty-first century....   [tags: Louisiana Voodoo, Haitian Vodou, Religion]

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New Orleans: Before and After the Storm

- Everything from the citizen’s lifestyle to the economy changed after one of the most costly and dangerous hurricanes slammed into New Orleans, LA, on August 29, 2005. This hurricane is famously known as Hurricane Katrina, which slammed seven states on the gulf coast with violent winds and raging waters, New Orleans took the biggest hit. Over 80% of the city was flooded and there seemed to be no hope for a rescue or even a recovery. Amazingly, nine years later, New Orleans has almost fully recovered and is actually better now than ever before in some aspects....   [tags: hurricane, economy, culture ]

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The New Orleans Area Of The United States

- When most people think of Hurricane Katrina, they seem to recall memories of a “natural disaster”, as it has been typically been portrayed as by the media in the past. It also seems to be well regarded that the Southern area of the United States is widely impoverished. However, due to the somewhat apparent underlying social vulnerabilities in the New Orleans area, the question is raised as to whether or not the hurricane was in fact a natural disaster or an exploitation of the longstanding social situation in the area....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Hurricane Katrina, Storm surge]

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Effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans

- August 29, 2005 was one of the darkest days for the residents of the State of Louisiana. Katrina, a category 3 hurricane, ripped through New Orleans and the surrounding areas causing catastrophic loss of life and property. The federal government’s disaster response team, which was formed in 1978, titled the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (commonly referred to as FEMA) responded to the needs of the survivors. Unfortunately the Bush administration through FEMA showed gross ineptitude in its response to the disaster....   [tags: hurricane, storm, relief]

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Reducing the Crime Rate in New Orleans

- Crime in New Orleans is treacherously high; it has been the worst year since 2004. The ordeal lies with trying to teach old dogs new tricks instead of doing the unattainable the justice system should focus on children who are still innocent and deserving of a better future. Kids need persistent discipline, but if their parents are sluggish on the matter how are they going to learn right from wrong. P.A.S.T. will help teach kids that the violence is nothing but history. The program will help children in any household setting because the program’s converge doesn’t have much to do with the children’s parents, nor is it optional....   [tags: P.A.S.T., Step Process]

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The University Medical Center New Orleans

- The University Medical Center New Orleans (UMC New Orleans), opened on August 1, 2015 and serves as an academic facility for the LCMC Health system. It provides a unique combination of both public health and clinical services to the New Orleans community, including a Level 1 Trauma Center, which is an unprecedented division of care for the southeast region. UMC New Orleans is strategically placed in the Medical District to facilitate interactions between the medical schools and healthcare organizations in the area (University Medical Center, 2015)....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Goal, Health]

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The Battle of New Orleans: Jimmie Driftwood

- Throughout history courageous, unselfish, sacrificial acts have described ‘heroes’ as unique individuals that served their communities above and beyond the norm. Song lyrics from the 1930s to 1970s have praised and denounced heroic actions found in songs by Jimmie Driftwood, The Battle of New Orleans (1936), and Mitch Murray and Peter Callander’s, Billy Don’t Be A Hero (1974) along with songs like John Henry (1870), John Brown’s Body (1861), and many others. Humanity craves heroes regardless of the culture or worldview people need to have something or someone to worship, admire, emulate, or detest; Joseph Campbell attempts and succeeds in describing in detail the arduous journey one must su...   [tags: heroes, trials, god]

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New Orleans: Jazz and Gobbledygooky Cook

- On some days, my favorite thing to do is stroll the streets of the New Orleans French Quarter as street musicians’ jazzy chord voicings pull me in. On others, I prefer to sit in an eighteenth century concert hall in Vienna while an orchestra and a pianist perform a concerto with the richness and vibrancy that Mozart intended. And sometimes, I can’t help but melt into “Imagine” as John Lennon sits beside me and sings his magnum opus of toleration and acceptance. All of these realities are possible every time I sit down at a piano....   [tags: piano, music, emotion]

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Creole Musicians in New Orleans and Jazz Music

- “If you don’t feel it, you’ll never know it” – Louis Armstrong. Different kinds of music have been heard throughout centuries and the ever-changing sounds of music continue to appease mass audiences today and do not seem to slow down in sight. One type of genre that emerged in this case was the improvisation of black, white, and Creole musicians in New Orleans of what became known as Jazz. Jazz, which had international connections from Africa and European-derived music, emerged somewhere between 1890 and 1935 as a wide-ranging form of black expression of arts in the community, consisting of the blues and works of the spirituals....   [tags: music, audiences]

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Hurricane Katrina: The New Orleans Levee Failures

- Most of the destructions from the events of August 29th 2005, when Katrina Hit the City Of New Orleans, were not only caused by the storm itself; but also, by failure of the engineering of the levee system protecting the entire infrastructure of the city. The years of poor decision making and avoidance of the levee system led to one of the most catastrophic events in the history of the United States. Throughout our research, we have identified three key players in charge of the levee system design, construction and maintenance....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina Essays]

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Hurricane Katrin The United States Of New Orleans

- Hurricane Katrina Hurricanes are one of the most powerful and vastly devastating forces of nature mankind has come to seen. These storms can pack sustain winds in excess of 75 miles per hour and in rare cases can exceed 175 miles per hour sustain winds. While these storms typically lose strength as they move over land the devastation left by them typically cripple many of the critical infrastructures we take for granted every day. One of the most devastating storms to ever hit the United States of America in recent decades was Hurricane Katrina....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, Tropical cyclone, Louisiana]

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US Corps Preventing Floods & Hurricanes in New Orleans

- Introduction In settling the area of New Orleans, the French built on high ground with a natural levee made of silt from the river. The French built levees to protect from river flooding. Landowners continued to build levees. The coastal swamp acted as a natural buffer against storms. With recurrent flooding on the Mississippi, Congress created the Mississippi River Commission. The Army Corps of Engineers were put in control. The Corps did not really have any flood experience and decided levees would be enough to control the river....   [tags: Engineering, Branch Method]

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The Streetcar Named Desire By ' The New Orleans Street '

- Human conflict is ever-present in sex and desire. But, not until the streetcar named Desire was first shown in 1947 had the corporeal act of sex been so openly depicted on stage as a basis of dominance and power. The streetcar in the New Orleans Street, Elysian Fields, is an urban harsh world, where the laws of nature are the enduring rules of engagement. As the wild sex and violence are intimately connected, Intercourse is a product of aggressive dominance, competition and submission to a certain extent than romance....   [tags: Blanche DuBois, Stanley Kowalski, Stella Kowalski]

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Cleaning Up The New Orleans Police Department

- There has been a lot of scrutiny directed towards the New Orleans Police Department and the role the department plays regarding racial profiling, discrimination, and also using excessive force along with conducting illegal searches of individuals and their property. The United States Department of Justice, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez all played a role in the overhaul of the department that has been plagued for years by concern over excessive use of force, corruption, and racial discrimination (Frieden)....   [tags: racial profiling, use of excessive force]

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Competitive Instinct: New Orleans Saints Bounty Scandal

- ... The assistant head coach was suspended for 6 games and fined $100,000. Also their were four players who got suspended by the league but only one player got suspended for the entire season and that was Linebacker Johnathon Vilma. Even though the Saints appealed the suspensions of the GM and the coaches they all got denied and all the rulings stayed. The players however also appealed in which they won and were reinstated but after 1 game the commissioner appealed and all the suspensions were reinstated to the players....   [tags: NFL scandals]

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Krispy Kreme : New Orleans French Chef

- Krispy Kreme doughnuts have been around for approximately seventy-five years. All properly made doughnuts glazed or jelly filled are good and in my opinion they have the best glazed doughnut in the market. Their mission is to “touch and enhance lives through the joy of Krispy Kreme “( http://www.krispykreme.com ). The vision is to “be the worldwide leader in sharing delicious tastes and creating joyful memories” ( http://www.krispykreme.com ). Mr. Vernon Rudolph purchased a “secret yeast-raised doughnut recipe from a New Orleans French chef, rented a building in what is now historic Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC, and began selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts to local grocery stores within the co...   [tags: Krispy Kreme, Doughnut, Dunkin' Donuts]

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Levee Break during Hurricanes in New Orleans

- Louisiana is known for being an area prone to hurricanes, and millions of dollars of damage have been caused in this state almost every year. A major concern for a way to prevent future and major damage then started in the early 2000’s. The levees were designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and they had to decide how to build these levees to withstand hurricane forces. Although they were built for hurricane forces, it could not stand up to Katrina in 2005, when they broke and flooded the entire city....   [tags: levee, hurricane katrina, louisiana]

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Development of New Orleans

- The plan for New Orleans may have been issued in 1718, but it took three nations, many wars, and 85 years for the trading colony near the mouth of the Mississippi river to develop from an unfavorable plot of land into one of the main cultural melting pots in the new world. The story of New Orleans began with the French in need of a new source of income to compensate for the losses to the treasure from war with England. Louis XIV hoped that the New World's colonies would be that cash cow they needed....   [tags: American History]

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BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS

- 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 expected in size and importance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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New Orleans

- New Orleans      In a country containing so much diversity and history, it is practically impossible to locate one city which embodies American diversity. A colony started by the French was the first area to fully integrate culture and religion. The city of New Orleans, now prosperous from its diversity, epitomizes the "American Melting Pot". It is complicated to relate such different backgrounds, but with an overview of history, culture, religion, and integration on a small scale, a reader is capable of applying the values to the American culture as a whole....   [tags: American Melting Pot]

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New Orleans - Before The Civil War

- New Orleans is a city in southern Louisiana, located on the Mississippi River. Most of the city is situated on the east bank, between the river and Lake Pontchartrain to the north. Because it was built on a great turn of the river, it is known as the Crescent City. New Orleans, with a population of 496,938 (1990 census), is the largest city in Louisiana and one of the principal cities of the South. It was established on the high ground nearest the mouth of the Mississippi, which is 177 km (110 mi) downstream....   [tags: essays research papers]

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West Bank vs East Bank

- The two areas that contain and surround the city of New Orleans are known to the residents of the southern Louisiana as the west bank and the east bank. The two locations have their own unique way of celebrating the famous holiday of Mardi Gras. Though the two areas differ in the people who attend their parades and size of their parades; they are similar in their style of celebration. The majority of people who attend Mardi Gras parades on the west bank are often different from the majority of people who attend Mardi Gras parades on the east bank....   [tags: New Orleans]

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A Program Directed at Afrincan-American Youth in New Orleans Critiqued

- Statistics About the Problem Louisiana is a state that is known for its diverse population totaling 4,533,372 men women and children of all different races and ages. The age and race this paper pertains to is that ranging from the age of 15 to 24, and the race would be African American males. According to latest statistical information approximately 334,987 African-American males between the ages of 15 and 24 live in the state of Louisiana which represents 7.3894% of the total African-American population, which is 1,452,396 African-Americans, residing the state of Louisiana (U.S....   [tags: sectorized crime rate and violence]

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Analysis Of The Article ' African American Music And Muskets On Civil War New Orleans '

- The thesis in the article titled “African-American Music and Muskets in Civil War New Orleans” by Mary Ellison is that the many different styles of African-American music has always given an accurate and complex aural image of their life during slavery and the civil war in New Orleans. Looking at the many different backgrounds of people and their different styles of music really helped set the mood and tell the story of what slavery was like and what the people endured before, during, and after the civil war....   [tags: African American, American Civil War]

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How The Music Throughout New Orleans Shapes Its City

- Similar to how the music in New Orleans shapes its city. Chicago is shaped by drill musicians. These rappers are basically glorifying crime in a good way. Herbert Wright in particular. Also known as G Herbo, Herbert Wright writes music for his city. He is known for gritty violent lyrics. G Herbo uses a lot of imagery and adjectives to captivate his listeners. Herbert Wright grew up in Terror Town. Located on the east side of Chiraq. People call Chicago Chiraq. It is called Chiraq because of Chicago violent history....   [tags: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rapping, Hip hop]

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The Probability of a Major Hurrican Hitting New Orleans

- The Probability of a Major Hurricane Hitting New Orleans            Table of Contents Executive Summary     3 Introduction     3 Hypothesis     7 Analysis & Method     8 Conclusion     10 References     12 Appendix     14 Executive Summary New Orleans, Louisiana lies at the second lowest elevation among major cities in the United States. It is a city surrounded by water, making it almost like an island. To counter this dangerous combination of the low elevation along with the lakes, rivers and swamps surrounding it, the Army Corps of Engineers built a series of levees around the city to foster its protection....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Bias and Suffering after Hurricane Katrina: Trouble The Water, and Zeitoun

- In the late summer of 2005, a terrible tragedy occurred that changed the lives of many in the south-east region of the United States. A Category 3, named storm, named Hurricane Katrina, hit the Gulf Coast on the 29th of August and led to the death of 1,836 and millions of dollars’ worth of damage (Waple 2005). The majority of the damage occurred in New Orleans, Louisiana. Waple writes in her article that winds “gusted over 100 mph in New Orleans, just west of the eye” (Waple 2005). Not only was the majority of the damage due to the direct catastrophes of the storm but also city’s levees could no longer hold thus breaking and releasing great masses of water....   [tags: New Orleans, Inhumane Treatment]

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Tite Poullete and Madame Delphine: The Quadroon Balls

- It is interesting to see how Cable became riveted in Quadroon balls which is best represented in Tite Poullete and Madame Delphine but in all honesty, they captured the essence in New Orleans and many underlining issues that were taking place during this time. The quadroon balls represented both good and evil in many aspects, on a positive note they were a form of entertainment that reflected the unique culture of New Orleans. Here you have a unique City where all races and cultures merge, Cable called it a “Hybrid City” and to completely capture how the city became just that, would require a book but to some it up quickly, New Orleans, before it was sold to the united states was Founded by...   [tags: new orleans, sexual context]

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A Brief Note On The National Guard Started Setting Up Morgues All During The Gulf Coast Area

- Katrina made its second and third landfalls in the Gulf Coast area on August 29, 2005 as a Category three hurricane. A neighborhood TV channel reported New Orleans was encountering broad flooding due to a few levee breaks, the city was without electricity, and there were a few cases of massive damage in the area. In a short amount of time, whole neighborhoods were engulfed in water. Due the rapid flooding, numerous residents became stranded, long after Hurricane Katrina had passed, and could be seen on the roofs of buildings across the city....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans]

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Personal Experience: Home is Where the Heart Is

- I was first introduced to the scenic, exotic, and, unpredictable city of New Orleans as a seventh grader in middle school, at the young age of thirteen-years old. Going on a decision made by group majority, we settled on exploring the city for a weekend on a trip we made from our basecamp in Biloxi, Mississippi, our home at that time. I first traveled to the Gulf Coast from Boston, Massachusetts during the month of June, for three weeks. We were on a mission trip to help rebuild, gut, and or clean whichever home or field we were sent to after the disastrous Hurricane Katrina had caused ruin through the region, however, not that weekend, that weekend was for appreciation and sightseeing....   [tags: new orleans, woodwrights]

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How Swing Dance and Jazz Music Impacted America

- My capstone project pertains to how swing dance and jazz music impacted America and the affects it had on the line of segregation during the time of the Great Depression. For many years the time and era of swing and jazz always amused me. Though they were hard times and people basically had nothing to live for, the fact that music, swing and jazz in particular, brought them to life, was a beautiful concept. Music and dance are two things that I believe gives people a reason to tolerate the adverse effects of the world....   [tags: great depression, new orleans]

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Hurricane Katrina: Causes, Effects, and Aftermath

- Every year many natural disasters happen around the world. In New Orleans, and several other states, a devastating hurricane struck. High speed winds and major flooding caused many people to lose their homes and even their lives. Many people have heard of hurricane Katrina, but not everybody knows what caused it and the affect it had on the United States. On early morning of August 29th, 2005 on the Gulf Shore near New Orleans, a devastating hurricane struck. It wrecked havoc, demolishing anything in its path....   [tags: natural disasters, New Orleans]

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A Slothful, Gluttonous, and Patronizing Character in A Condederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

- ... When Myrna went to Ignatius’s house, she told him that he looked like he had gained weight. He told her that he has gained a few pounds by continuously lying in bed, which is a sign of his slothfulness (388). Ignatius is overweight because he is gluttonous. Patrolman Mancuso went to the Reilly’s house to talk with Mrs. Reilly about her accident. When Mrs. Reilly offered him doughnuts, he declined because the box looked as if it had been subjected to abuse. Also, in the bottom of the box, he saw two pieces of doughnut out of which the jelly had been sucked (39)....   [tags: overweight, new orleans, expensive]

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Drama of A Streetcar Named Desire is Tennessee Williams' Famous Play

- The drama A Streetcar Named Desire is one of Tennessee Williams most well-known plays. Blanche DuBois seeks refuge in her sister’s home after the loss of their ancestral home, the Belle Reve plantation. Her little sister, no more than a year younger than she, shares her home with her husband. During Blanche’s stay, she attempts to escape her past, start afresh, and attract a new suitor to settle down. However, she is tormented by her aggressive, unrelenting, and honest brother-in-law who eventually destroys all her hopes....   [tags: new orleans, sexuality, suicide]

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The Impact Of Modern World On The Nation 's Transportation System

- The interconnectedness of the modern world has a dramatic effect on our everyday lives. This interconnectedness and the resultant effect, either positive or negative, holds true between the eighteen critical infrastructure sectors identified by the Department of Homeland Security. Although all eighteen sectors may not be linked simultaneously, they are all vulnerable to the cascading effect that ensues following even the most minor incident. Consider, for example, the effects of a hurricane on a community or state....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans]

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

- In Tennessee Williams’ 1947 play, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Stella and Stanley Kowalski live in the heart of poor, urban New Orleans in a one-story flat very different from the prestigious home Stella came from. This prestige is alive and well inside Stella’s lady-like sister, Blanche Du Bois. Over the course of Blanche’s life, she has experienced many tragedies that deeply affected her, such as the death of her gay husband, the downward spiral in her mental health that followed, and most recently the loss of her wealth and therefore social status....   [tags: new orleans, stella, desire]

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Hurricane Devastation Of Hurricane Katrina

- When America was faced with the news report of Hurricane Katrina, it was no secrecy that the storms movement was an American dilemma. However, the actions panned out to unveil only a fraction of the lack of affection still engrained in America’s governmental officials perspectives of Non-White citizens. August 25, 2005, Hurricane Katrina was considered a natural disaster and initially landed in Florida, according to Calvin Mackie Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering of Tulane University and resident of Algiers, as the “hurricane traveled the Gulf Coast by August 26th, it reached Category 5....   [tags: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina]

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History and Legacy of Jazz Music

- In the 1920s, through the streets of New Orleans, a familiar sound could be heard escaping from the walls of the night clubs. The sultry saxophone solos and the strange scatting selections filled the air. The style was new and spontaneous. This new genre incorporated the styles from gospel hymns, blues, and ragtime, yet was completely different in its own way. The sound, with its new techniques that gave it a raw uniqueness, was able to capture America's curiousness, and make many fall head over heels for the new infectious sound....   [tags: Music Genre, New Orleans]

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Hurricane Katrin A Devastating Disaster

- In August of 2005 one of the worst “natural disasters” hit New Orleans, putting the city through many hardships after Hurricane Katrina hit. The city would not have gotten as damaged as it did if it were not for the levees breaking. In addition, if the government acted immediately upon what happened in New Orleans, the city would most likely be further along in reconstruction and transition than it is now. Finally, if FEMA gave the citizens of New Orleans water, food, and other much needed humanitarian aid and supplies immediately following this devastation than many people would be satisfied and back up on their feet, but that is not what happened....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans]

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Les Gens De Couleur Libres, The Free People of Color in New Orleans

- Shattered dreams. Broken promises. They were hung between freedom and slavery. They struggled to find a different kind of freedom and independency where justice has yet to exist and racism wasn’t just a part of life, but what life was all about. New Orleans New Orleans is a city in southern Louisiana, located on the Mississippi River. Most of the city is situated on the east bank, between the river and Lake Pontchartrain to the north. Because it was built on a great turn of the river, it is known as the Crescent City....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Summary Of ' Katrina ' By Dennis O ' Neil

- In the article, “Katrina Documentary Gives Voice to Survivors,” Dennis O’Neil explains how Spike Lee documents the damage of hurricane Katrina to New Orleans not only structurally, but the emotional hurt as well. The film, ¨When the Levees Broke: A Requiem,¨ is broken into four acts which graphically depict the trauma of hurricane Katrina. O’Neil gives a brief background on Spike Lee and how he made this magnificent production. He talks about the trips to Louisiana, the hundreds of interviews and footage captured of the natural disaster....   [tags: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana]

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Hurricane Katrin A Devastating Hurricane Hit The Gulf Coast Of The United States

- In 2005, a catastrophic hurricane hit the Gulf coast of the United States, which soon became known as Hurricane Katrina. This event caused a great deal of damage to New Orleans particularly, along with Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Tragically, this disaster took the lives of around 1,300 people and displaced around 400,000 people, many of which were left homeless. It left roughly 1 billion dollars in damage, making it one of the most costly disasters to hit the United States. Naturally, this event left many questions regarding what made New Orleans so vulnerable to flooding and what the effects were of this massive hurricane....   [tags: New Orleans, Louisiana, Mississippi River]

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The Birthplace Of Jazz And Louis Armstrong

- Known as the birthplace of Jazz and Louis Armstrong, is most famous as a tourist destination. Labeled the Crescent City because of its geographical shape, the city is located on Lake Pontchartrain near the mouth of the Mississippi River. It is the largest city in Louisiana and perhaps the most culturally explicit city in the United States. The city is home to a genuinely distinct ethnic population, which includes Creoles, Cajuns and those of Italian, African and Caribbean descent. The French origins, Spanish Rule, and the Anglo-American Louisiana Purchase have shaped New Orleans to be the diverse history-filled and multicultural city it is today....   [tags: New Orleans, Louisiana, Mississippi River]

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How Hurricane Katrina Caused By Heat Exhaustion

- After watching the documentary “When The Leaves Broke” I am left in complete aw and devastation. The federal and local government was completely unprofessional and downright wrong for the way they handled the situation all together. Between the days of August 23,2005 through August 21,2005 the hurricane was in full exertion. In 1965 the city of New Orleans experienced hurricane Betsy and many survived that so they believed they could get through Katrina as well. The city of New Orleans had never in its history issued a mandatory evacuation until hurricane Katrina arrived....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, Louisiana]

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