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  • The Jamestown Settlement

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    The Jamestown Settlement A group of Europeans, headed by Bartholomew Gosnold, began planning a possible business venture that would send a group of colonists to what was already known as Virginia. Gosnold was apparently the driving force behind getting this operation in place. Gosnold was referred to as "the first mover of this plantation" by Captain John Smith."(Ward) Merchants from London, Bristol and Plymouth sponsored the voyage and persuaded King James to grant a charter and letters of

  • The Red River Settlement

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    The Red River Settlement The Red River Settlement was founded by the Fifth Earl of Selkirk, Thomas Douglas, In the year 1812. He called his settlement Aissinidoia. Aissinidoia was a close knit community whose economy was built around the Hudson Bay Company. The settlement was split into two major groupings: The French speaking and predominate Roman Catholic Metis and the English speaking and predominate Protestant “country born”. The Earl of Selkirk, Thomas Douglas, bought the Hudson Bay Company

  • Spanish Settlement of the West

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    Spanish Settlement of the West International borders have always been centers of conflict, and the U.S.-Mexican border is no exception. With the European colonizing the New World, it was a matter of time before the powers collided. The Spanish settled what is today Mexico, while the English settled what is to day the United States. When the two colonial powers did meet what is today the United States' Southwest, it was not England and Spain. Rather the two powers were the United States and Mexico

  • American Coastal Settlements

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    enforced in practice opposed to the idea of a sheriff. The first idea would be to discuss the makeup of these regions. The makeup of the colonial backcountry is very different in comparison to the colonial settlements. There is a set of checks and balances that are able to be setup in a coastal settlement. For example, they have the ability to have a militia; this is probably the most important difference between these two. This was an essential point because it made it harder for their towns to attack

  • Early American Settlements

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    often seems to be the case in early American times. Though these early laws benefited the foundation of church and state into a more united community, the often caused many hardships to the citizens under them. In studying laws in early American settlements it seems logical to look at Jamestown first. Jamestown had its problems from the beginning. One of the main ones was the colonists lack of desire to work. The work schedule of the day was considered easy even by modern day standards. Colonists were

  • Early Colonial Settlements

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    Early Colonial Settlements In the early seventeen hundreds, after the establishment of both New England and the Chesapeake, many similarities and differences arose between the two settlements. Some of the similarities and differences included such things as family life, economy, life expectancy, and society. In the Chesapeake area, the life expectancy and general healthiness of the settlers was dangerously low. Diseases like malaria, typhoid, and dysentery had a deadly effect on the inhabitants

  • Settlement Study of Tervuren

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    Settlement Study of Tervuren For my GCSE coursework I did a settlement study of the town of Tervuren, in Brussels. Six kilometers southeast of Brussels, the small town of Tervuren is one of the prettiest (and greenest) places in the region. Tervuren is situated in the center of the Brabant region, midway between Brussels and Leuven (as can be seen in the location map figure 1). Bordered in the south by the beautiful Forêt de Soignes, dotted with grand old houses, and surrounded by lush

  • General Motors Class Action Settlement

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    June 16, 2001 General Motors Class Action Settlement P.O. Box 2590 Young America MN 55553-9680 RE: Application for Certificate In May of 2000 we purchased a 2000 GMC Sierra pickup, which we are very pleased with. Then in April 2001, one week before we received the settlement notice, we purchased a 2001 Tahoe. We are very happy with both General Motors purchases we made. I feel we acted one week before we got the notice in the mail. We feel we should be able to use it on the Tahoe purchase.

  • Determining the Importance of Tourism on the Settlement of Haworth

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    Determining the Importance of Tourism on the Settlement of Haworth Aim: To Determine the Importance of tourism on the settlement of Haworth. [IMAGE] Haworthis a small village not far from Bradfordin West Yorkshire. Situated above the WorthValleyamid the bleak Pennine moors, Haworthis internationally famous for its connection with the Bronte sisters. Haworthis one of the main attractions in Yorkshireand has been for some time. In the past 20 years it has attracted about one million visitors

  • WWI Peace Settlement

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    WWI Peace Settlement The First World War started in 1914 and ended in 1918. Germany and her Allies, Austria - Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria lost the war with the British Commonwealth, France, Belgium, Russia and Serbia, who with Japan formed the Allies and who were later joined by Italy, Rumania, USA and some other countries. Millions of people were killed during the war, empires were broken up, countries were half bankrupt so the First World War left whole nations suffering. Idealists