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  • Dominican Republic

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    Introduction Columbus explored Dominican Republic on his first voyage in 1492. He named it La Española, and his son, Diego, was its first viceroy. The capital, Santo Domingo, founded in 1496, is the oldest European settlement in the Western Hemisphere. In 1821 Spanish rule was overthrown, but in 1822 the Haitians reconquered the colony. In 1844 the Haitians were thrown out, and the Dominican Republic was established, headed by Pedro Santana. Haitian attacks led Santana to make the country a province

  • The Dominican Republic

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    The Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic is located on the island of Hispanola located in the Caribbean Sea. It takes up about 2/3 of the island which it shares with Haiti. Dominican Republic's total area is 48,734 square kilometers. The Dominican Republic Jas a tropical maritime climate. The temperatures are moderated though by the ocean currents and year-round trade winds. The average temperature is around 720F and 800F, it hardly ever drops below 600F and it also hardly ever

  • The Dominican Republic

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    The people of the Dominican Republic are knowledgeable of their past in order to know what their future might bring. The Spanish settlers gave them their language, as well as their predominant faith. Africans were brought to the Dominican Republic as slaves, bringing their faith, music, and art. Their love of baseball came from the United States troops. Creativity such as music and art is a large portion of the Dominican Republican culture and lifestyle. Their music ranges from forms such as meringue

  • The Dominican Republic

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    The United States Occupation of the Dominican Republic After the Spanish American War in 1898, it was common for the United States to intervene into the Carribean as part of their expansion. After the Panama Canal was complete in 1904 the United States drew its attention even further towards Central America and the Caribbean. The Panama Canal was essential for the United States to because it created a passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Therefore, the United States felt that it was important

  • Salcedo: The Dominican Women Of The Dominican Republic

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    Belonging to the Dominican Republic, Salcedo is one of the smallest provinces in all of its country. It is also the province that has been recently dedicated to the Mirabal sisters. Four Dominican women who fought for the freedom of the Dominican republic from the Dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. Patia Mercedes, born on February 27, 1924, was the eldest sister. Bélgica Adela Mirabal, the second sister, was born on February 29, 1925. Minerva Argentina, the third sister, was born on March 12, 1926

  • History of the Dominican Republic

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    History of the Dominican Republic For at least 5,000 years before Christopher Columbus "discovered" America for the Europeans the island, which he called Hispaniola, was inhabited by Amer-Indians. Anthropologists have traced 2 major waves of immigration, one from the West in Central America (probably Yucatan) and the second from the South, descendant of the Arawakan Indian tribes in Amazonia and passing through the Orinocco valley in Venezuela. It is from this second source that the ancestors

  • Dominican Republic History

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    The History and Emergence of the Dominican Republic The history of the Dominican Republic derives back to 1492 when Christopher Columbus visits the island and names it the Hispaniola. The Hispaniola was originally occupied by the Tainos, Arawak-speaking people. The arrival to the island was in Columbus’ insistent queries for gold. “As indicated by Arawaks on other islands there were substantial deposits of gold to be found here. Since the desire for gold was preeminent among the Spaniards, Hispaniola

  • The Benefits Of The Dominican Republic

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    In the Dominican Republic, there is a great need for education, and financial support for poor families. Providing the people with a good education, and teaching a trade to the head of the household could help to solve these needs drastically. Not only this, but the service project could be used to be a good witness for Christ to these people. A service project to the Dominican Republic could not only solve the lack of education, and help impoverished families for a short time, it could provide a

  • The History Of The Dominican Republic

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    between Dominicans and Haitians before your departure. As of October 2013, The Supreme Court of the Dominican Republic has ruled that anyone born after 1929 will be denied Dominican nationality permitting they do not have at least one parent of Dominican blood due to a constitutional clause that declares all others to be in the country illegally. With this being said, Dominican relations with Haiti, a neighboring country responsible for providing the most immigrants to the Dominican Republic, has been

  • Baseball in the Dominican Republic

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    Baseball in the Dominican Republic Baseball was first brought over to the Dominican Republic in the 1870's, when thousands of Cubans came fleeing to the island nation in refuge from the Ten Years' War. Along with baseball, Cubans also brought with sugar producing expertise that had made them the largest sugar producer in the Caribbean. Sugar immediately became the Dominican Republic's key money-making export, but baseball took a little longer to come around. At the turn of the century, many British

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