New Orleans

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  • New Orleans

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    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

  • Crime in New Orleans

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    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

  • Flooding In New Orleans

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    Craig E.Colten’s book centers on a familiar problem that New Orleans city constantly faces, the flooding. In particular, the book focuses on the genesis of the flooding danger. In reference to Colten’s book, this essay will attack the statement “The environmental elements, as opposed to human actions, fully account for New Orleans’ problem with water”. The rationale of opening up unusable land by draining waters and construction of levees to contain Mississippi River water led to serious flooding

  • Analysis Of New Orleans

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    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

  • Development of New Orleans

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    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

  • Battle of New Orleans

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    setting Washington D.C. ablaze in the summer of 1814. By the time the battle of New Orleans takes place in January of 1815, the Treaty of Ghent had already been signed signaling the official end to the war, however, the speed of trans-Atlantic communication proved too slow to prevent this last battle in the War of 1812. The battle of New Orleans has Major General Andrew Jackson lead U.S. Army regulars, New Orleans citizens, and militiamen from various surrounding states to repel the attacks of

  • Battle of New Orleans

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    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


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    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

  • Evacuating New Orleans

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    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

  • The History and Culture of New Orleans

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    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