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    slavery; while for sailors it might be an opportunity to develop themselves. While “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” connects the spirit and history of the African/African-American community, and the poem, “The Secret of the Sea,” expresses the strengths and potential of the hearts of sailors, and in both of poems they illustrate that sacrifice can lead to transformation. “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” by Langston Hughes has many symbolic meanings about the name of African-Americans. Throughout the poem

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    Physical Geography of Pierce County

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    A Brief Introduction: Pierce County is a very scenic and key area to the development of the northern Mississippi. The county today has a total land area of 576 sq. miles and is home to just over 41,000 people. Consisting of 6 villages, 13 towns, only 2 cities, and many unincorporated settlements Pierce County is very rural and has made grown largely due to the trapping, lumber, dairy, fertile soil, tourism, Fishing, mining industries, and the easy access to waterways. March 14, 1853 Named after the

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    and take Jim to freedom so that he can get a job and earn enough money to free his family. Huck and Jim take a raft along the Mississippi River heading toward the Ohio River, but they miss the entrance to the Ohio River. They have many adventures along the Mississippi

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    The Battle of Vicksburg

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    campaign in the American Civil War culminating in the surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant on July 4, 1863. General Ulysses S. Grant with the largest force, about 67, 000 men. I was to guard rail communications and occupy towns in the Union. It held territory in the west, but he would concentrate on taking Vicksburg. Vicksburg is the last principal confederate bastion on the Mississippi. (Street-17) During the period May through July 1862, several attempts

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    An Analysis of The Negro Speaks of Rivers

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    his cultural background and society becomes clearer. Due to his eloquence and importance of topics chosen, Langston Hughes is a great representative of the Harlem renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. Works Cited Hughes, Susan. "The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” American Literature Since the Civil War. Create edition. New York, NY: McGraw - Hill, 2011. 166-175. E-Book. Muhesen, Sultan. "The Earliest Paleolithic Occupation in Syria." Trans. Array Neandertals and Modern Humans in Western Asia. New York,

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    LaSalle

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    French explorer in North America, who navigated the length of the Mississippi River and claimed the Louisiana region for France. La Salle was born on November 22, 1643, in Rouen, France, and educated by the Jesuits. In 1666 he immigrated to Canada, was granted land on the St. Lawrence River, and became a trader. From 1669 to 1670 he explored the region south of Lakes Ontario and Erie, and he later claimed to have discovered the Ohio River in 1671. In the course of his explorations in the wilderness,

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    Huck said (Twain 9). When Twain was four years old, his family moved to Hannibal, Missouri, a small town on the west bank of the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River and the towns along it were used as the setting in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. "We judged that three nights more would fetch us to Cairo, at the bottom of Illinois, where the Ohio River comes in^^ (Twain 106). Huck and Jim were trying to reach a town named Cairo. It was located in a free state, Ohio. Cairo was

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    Human Influnce on The United States

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    replicate it. Eventually the potato came a long way from being a primary source of food to being commonly used for payment in debts. They found ways to take advantage of the resources the Mississippi River provide them. It was used as a travel system and for irrigation. Ultimately it became a very industrialized river. When the Gold Rush came along, many Americans took advantage of this opportunity. They created new cities, improved transportation, and created capital for our country. All these actions

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    The Louisiana Purchase Treaty

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    the new sum of land, immigrants had the freedom to settle wherever they pleased. Whether the individual immigrants chose to stay in the original settlement or live beyond the Mississippi, there was more land for a growing population. The purchase opened US citizen’s eyes to the world on the other side of the Mississippi River. This addition to the United States brought tremendous prosperity and it dramatically increased the land to live off. The Louisiana Purchase stimulated the American economy by

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    The Louisiana purchase was a very significant event in the United States of America that changed the country we live in today. Since, “1762, Spain had owned the territory of Louisiana, between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains” (Office of the Historian). This purchase led to many great things due to the French now having possession over it. Even though the French sold major land in the Louisiana Purchase, the money gained by France and the land acquired by America was a win for both sides

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