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    The History of the Mississippi River Rivers have been extremely important to the history of the world. They have shaped mountains, valleys, and even cultures. Rivers are extremely important to the individuals who live in the areas around them. Native Americans, colonists, and us today use rivers in some way or another. And one of the biggest rivers in American history is of course the Mississippi River. At 2,340 miles long the Mississippi river is the second longest river in the United States. It

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    The Good and Evil of The Mississippi River In the classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain uses symbolism to represent the good and evil of the Mississippi River. Throughout the novel, an uneducated Huckleberry is pulled into two different directions pertaining to what society thinks about African Americans. The racist southern society of St. Petersburg, Missouri or a runaway slave named Jim. Twain symbolizes the Mississippi River greatly whereas it's the ticket to freedom for

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    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. In 1832, pilgrim Henry Schoolcraft named this lake,

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    The Mississippi is one of the most important rivers in the United States and probably in North America as a whole. With the Mississippi being one of the most managed rivers that we have, different problems can arise from these management organizations. The Mississippi has a long history when it comes to its life being mingled in with those of humans. Humans have used the Mississippi for navigation, trade, and energy, along with a few other things. The course of this river has taken drastic changes

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    The culture of the Mississippi River has an effect on geography and in turn geography impacts the culture along the Mississippi River. The geography of the Mississippi River provided early settlers with the natural resources to survive and thrive. At the same time the aggressive expansion of culture significantly impacted the Mississippi River’s region. History of settlement along the Mississippi River illustrates the fact that the geography of the river is a natural attraction to settlers. Archeological

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    Rivers are often associated with freedom and growth as they are vast and constantly moving and progressing. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is no exception as Mark Twain beautifully paints a picture of a boy who grows significantly during his journey down the Mississippi River. In the beginning of the novel, Huckleberry Finn yearns for his freedom from people who hold him down such as the Widow Douglas and Pap. Ironically, he finds freedom in a place nearby: the river. When he first begins to

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    the Mississippi River through the novel along with a runaway slave named Jim. The Mississippi River serves as symbols of protection, retreat from society, and Huck's true morality. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain contrasts life on water to life on land through Huckleberry's experiences. Mark Twain uses the Mississippi River as a symbol showing protection from danger. Several instances in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn include this contrast of the carefree and safe river and

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    along the countryside, Union forces had gained control over the majority of the Mississippi River. Apart from one vital stretch between Port Hudson and Vicksburg, where few northern boats dared to test the confederate controlled boundaries, the Union utilized America’s major trade route to transport supplies and products. From the onset of the Civil War, both Presidents understood that who controlled the Mississippi River controlled the lifeblood of America. As a result, the occupation of Vicksburg

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    Technology's Impact on the Upper Mississippi River Since the days of Lewis and Clark men have dreamed of harnessing the "Father of Waters" in the interests of commerce and development. The long struggle which ensued required incredible ingenuity and determination on the part of engineers as well as enormous capital investment. The Mississippi River Commission, established in 1897, was the first federal program designed specifically to meet these requirements, and early systems, instituted by

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    By Mark Twain presents the life of a young and adventurous named Huck. Huck embarks on the Mississippi river along with a runaway slave named Jim. The Mississippi river serves as a symbol of protection, freedom, retreat from society ,and Huck’s true morality. In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain contracts life on water to life on land through Huck’s experiences.The life on the raft along the river, gives Huck and Jim a sense of freedom, they had no rules to follow unlike on the shore where

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