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  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

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    Chesapeake and Ohio Canal was chartered in 1825 (Chesapeake). The canal runs from Georgetown all the way to the Ohio River in Pennsylvania. It is known as one of the best canals ever built. Eventually the canal was taken over by the government and declared as a national monument by President Eisenhower (Chesapeake). The C&O canal is in Georgetown, Virginia. It is parallel to the Chesapeake River. Georgetown is a little town in the city of Washington D.C. This part of Virginia is always very busy. This

  • Site Description

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    Figure 1 (Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, 2007). MNNWR is 941 hectares (ha) in size, and is the largest freshwater marsh in Northern Virginia with 115 ha and nearly 16 kilometers of shoreline (State Parks, 2008). The refuge, positioned along the Potomac River on a peninsula a part of the Chesapeake watershed, consists of oak-hickory forest, freshwater marshes, and shoreline (State Parks, 2008). Mason Neck is composed of 36 different species of trees and contains 809 hectares of hardwood trees (Chesapeake

  • Emily Dickinson New Criticism

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    From literary scholars and professionals to undergraduate college students to the high school student in an English class, Emily Dickinson is a renowned and beloved poet to analyze and study. Many people have studied the biography of her life in Amherst Massachusetts. Many have looked at her verse in comparison to other poets at the time like Walt Whitman. Still, through letters and one thousand seven hundred seventy-five poems, her work is still looked at in a vacuum. In this age of New Criticism

  • Life in New England Opposed To The Chesapeake Bay In The 1600s

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    Life in New England Opposed To The Chesapeake Bay In The 1600s During the 1600's, many people in the American colonies led very many different lives, some better than others. While life was hard for some groups, other colonists were healthy and happy. Two groups that display such a difference are the colonists of New England and Chesapeake Bay. New Englanders enjoyed a much higher standard of living. This high standard of New England's was due to many factors, including a healthier environment

  • How Did The New England Colonies Influence English Colonization

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    Around the 1700's there were two regions of English colonization, New England and the Chesapeake Bay. These two regions varied greatly. Physical, religious, political and social differences separated them. The seeds of diversity in America were planted in the early days of colonization when they grew into distinctive societies. Early on it was apparent that the Colonists came to America with different motives. Some came for religious reasons while others came to get rich. Religion was the basis of

  • Watermen on the Chesepeake Bay

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    For the Bay Game I was assigned the role of waterman 2 in the Potomac watershed. The Potomac watershed is located to the left of the chesapeake bay and is considered to be in four states: West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. There are over five-million people that live within the Potomac watershed. Waterman are men and women who make most of their money by fishing, crabbing, and oystering on the Chesapeake Bay. Most watermen on the Chesapeake Bay do not work for a company and are

  • Chesapeake And New England Colonies

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    A community is a group of people who work together towards a common goal and share a common interest. Lack of such a quality can and most likely will cause a struggling town or city to fall into the extremes of poverty and wealth. The New England community was so strong and so supportive in comparison to that of the Chesapeake Bay, that it is no wonder they developed into two distinctly different cultures before the year 1700. The Chesapeake region developed into a land of plantations and money-driven

  • A Comparison Of The New England And The Chesapeake Bay Colonies

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    AP US History A Comparison of the New England and Chesapeake Bay Regions During the 1700's, people in the American colonies lived in very distinctive societies. While some colonists led hard lives, others were healthy and prosperous. The two groups who showed these differences were the colonists of the New England and Chesapeake Bay areas. The differentiating characteristics among the Chesapeake and New England colonies developed due to economy, religion, and motives for colonial expansion

  • English Colonization of America

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    By the 1700's two regions of English colonization , New England and the Chesapeake Bay, varied greatly. Physical and cultural differences separated them. The seeds of diversity were planted in the early days of colonization when they grew into distinctive societies. Colonists came to America with different motives. Some came for religious reasons while others came to get rich. Religion was the basis of the people's lives in New England, but in the Chesapeake region, money and producing tobacco dominated

  • A River Runs Through Us

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    A River Runs Through Us 1. “The Anacostia River is a metaphor for the way poor people and minorities are treated” (Hoover). In 1994, the Anacostia River was fourth on the list of American Rivers' “Most Endangered Rivers” (Rynor). Since the late 19 th century the water quality in this river has slowly declined with the onset of urbanization and industrialization and the pollution that accompanies this growth. The Anacostia is severely polluted with “sediment, nutrients, pathogens, toxins,

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