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Nevada, WW2 During World War II Essay

… Nevada, WW2

During World War II, the stat5e of Nevada made three significant contributions to the war effort. The desert north of Las Vegas provided the perfect location for the Las Vegas Army Air Force Gunnery School. The town of Henderson was located near both crude magnesite and the power generated by the Hoover Dam. In addition to the geographical resources, the state of Nevada also lost 592 men in combat. This essay will explore the history of the Nellis Air Force Base and Basic Magnesium Inc.

In January of 1941, Mayor John L. Russell of Las Vegas sold a large parcel of land to the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps for the development of the flexible gunnery school. The school would provide as training to…. [read more]


Nevada History Research Proposal

… Nevada History

I first heard about Sarah Winnemucca while attending a seminar on prominent Native American women. Already interested in the "wild west," I thought that visiting Nevada during the late nineteenth century would be an optimal way for me to see first hand what Native American relations were like. I also wanted to see for myself what one Native American woman might be able to accomplish in spite of both her gender and her ethnicity. Because Sarah Winnemucca was drawing quite a following around the United States I decided to first hear her speak on the East coast, in Boston in 1883. Winnemucca was adept at public speaking, and I thought it would be important to hear her speak before meeting her in person…. [read more]


Nevada History Term Paper

… These were the first white men to venture into the hostile territory, along with roving mountain men who worked for fur trading companies back in the east. But these men's scattered influence on the region could hardly be considered big business. They were explorers, and as their stories filtered back to the settlements along the Mississippi river, and in the Missouri territory, they stirred the interests of hardy souls who would become a new wave of explorers. The territory was left to the Indians until the early 1820's.

Period of Explorers

Settling parties soon began to form Jedediah Smith came from pioneer stock. His father's people, the Smiths, settled in the Plymouth Colony, and his mother's people arrived from England in 1630. Jedediah was born…. [read more]


History of Prostitution Term Paper

… History Of Prostitution

"There hasn't been a place on my body that hasn't been bruised somehow, some way, some big, some small," Marcia (pseudonym), a prostitute, reports in a study noted by Farley (2000). In addition to suffering the pain of a broken arm three times during the course of her "work," Marcia states she also had her nose broken twice and currently has a small fragment of a bone floating in her head that gave her migraines.

Along with experiencing these maladies, and suffering from a fractured skull, Marcia had her toes broken. The bottom of her feet had been burned and "whopped with a hot iron and clothes hanger." Marcia was cut with a knife, and beat with guns and two by fours.…. [read more]


Gold Rush Term Paper

… Gold Rush

The history of each nation is influenced by a series of different characteristics and moments that eventually come to be regarded as defining for its subsequent evolution. Throughout centuries, the American history has experienced a number of significant milestones that are today remembered for their important contribution to the overall development of the American identity. One such moment in time is considered to be the 19th century Gold Rush.

Indeed, its practical result was the population of the west by those in search of the fortune the idea of "el dorado" stood for; still, it marked a turning point in the history of the U.S. In terms of immigration and women' social stand. It represented a time that proved to be essential for…. [read more]


Federal and Nevada State Constitution Research Paper

… ¶ … Sagebrush State

The political history of the state of Nevada begins on the eve of the Civil War, when on March 2, 1861, the Nevada Territory separated from the Utah Territory, adopting its name from the mountain range the Sierra Nevada. The federal government gave the go-ahead for statehood for Nevada for its own reasons: As civil war became almost an inevitability, the federal government wanted more free states in the union. But the citizens of what would become Nevada had their own reasons as well. There was conflict -- sometimes arising to the level of lethal violence -- between Mormons and non-Mormons. As a result, non-Mormons were glad to be given their own state.

Nevada's statehood helped to ensure Abraham Lincoln's election,…. [read more]


Civil War in American History Term Paper

… Politically, the North and South were at an impasse. Sadly, it was the states on the border that were caught in the middle. Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Kentucky did not participate in this early secession, and their loyalties were severely tested throughout the campaign. Ultimately, they would side with the South, but these states on the border benefited economically and politically from their proximity to the North, and so, they had different views than the southerners of the Deep South, who immediately withdrew from the Union, no matter their readiness for war.

Economically, the North was simply larger than the South, and as the North continued to expand westward, it gained more territory, more people, and more economic advantage. For example, the silver mines…. [read more]


American History -- Journal Term Paper

… Moments later, "the plane was rocked by the shock wave of the blast when the bomb hit the ground" (53).

The third article, "Mr. Smith Goes Underground" by Thomas Mallon, concerns a specially-designed bunker, meant to house the President of the United States and his closest confidants, during a nuclear strike by the Soviet Union. Mallon reminds the reader that this bunker, located in West Virginia and now open to the public for tours, was "the strangest of all Cold War relics and offers a clue to why (the U.S.) won the Cold War" (60). The current tour guide, Marvin Weikle, who helped maintain the facility for many years, always warns the visitors that what they are about to see can be quite startling, due…. [read more]


Lake Tahoe Relate to Nevada History Research Paper

… ¶ … History of Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe has contributed much in terms of Nevada history. It has been the epicenter for both political, social, and environmental debate for a century and a half. It's first settlers preempted a massive migration spurred on by the promise of gold and other natural resources. These settlements grew and became part of the landscape and history of the area, continuing to inspire and influence the current development of the Lake Tahoe basin. Before white explorers discovered it, Lake Tahoe has been a gathering place for the Washoe Indians for hundreds of years. According to Lyndall Baker Landauer and her book, The Mountain Sea: a History of Lake Tahoe (Flying Cloud Press, 1996), the Indians conducted regular spiritual ceremonies…. [read more]


History of the Legal Aspects of Land Surveying Research Paper

… Metes and Bounds: The History Of the Legal Aspects of Land Surveying

Anyone who has ever flown across the country can readily testify to the regular square and rectangular shapes that divide large tracts of land. This grid-like appearance did not just happen, of course, but was rather the result of legislation that tasked land surveyors with dividing the states into regularly sized segments which were then sold or otherwise allocated. Despite innovations in technology that have made land surveying more efficient and accurate, the basic tools and techniques used by modern land surveyors were invented thousands of years ago in Babylon and Egypt and subsequently refined in Greece and Rome. In order to gain a better understanding of the legal aspects of land surveying…. [read more]


Nevada's Constitutional Governance System Term Paper

… Similar to other state constitutions, the Nevada Constitution is based on the doctrine of separation of powers. The State’s legislature embodies the concept of representative democracy as it directly and immediately responds to the wishes of the people in comparison to the other forms of government. However, the people’s voice remains the primary source of strength and influence on the three arms of government in this State.

As part of embracing the concept of representative democracy, Nevada has forms of direct democracy i.e. the initiative, referendum, recall, and statute affirmation. The initiative refers to the legislature’s right to enact laws and propose amendments to the constitution while referendum permits voters the right to approve or disapprove laws enacted by the legislature. Nevada voters can…. [read more]


History of the Profession Term Paper

… ¶ … history of the profession and describes the different types of prostitutes and the services that they provide. The writer then presents both sides of the legality argument. There was one source used to complete this paper.

Prostitution is a controversially hot topic because in some areas of the world it is considered socially deviant, other areas deem it illegal and in still other parts of the world it is an accepted profession. Prostitution in America is considered a socially deviant behavior and is illegal in all areas except some portions of Nevada. While it is illegal there are many debates over whether or not it should be. Some argue that it is a victimless crime and as such should not be a crime…. [read more]


Territorial Expansion Essay

… He was against the concept of centralized government and had not penned the Constitution. Despite the fact that he had written the Declaration of Independence, Thomas had not authored the Constitution. He was renowned for supporting state wise rights and had not agreed with Alexander Hamilton over the creation of the National Bank either. His perspective was that if a power of authority was not part of the Constitution, then, the state had the right to decide upon the matter. Jefferson had to sacrifice his ideals for the greater good in the procurement of the Louisiana land. If he had waited to legally amend the Constitution, then there was a possibility that the French would take back their offer. (Kelly, 2011)

Another concern was that…. [read more]


Caste System in Colonial Latin America Research Paper

… ¶ … Mayan Civilization

History has it that the Mayan Civilization was one of the earliest, most advanced forms of civilization ever experienced in the face of human history. The Mayan empire covered the Mesoamerica, which was basically the Mexico and Central America way before the Spanish conquest in the 16th Century. The Mayan population was centrally situated and not scattered across large regions like was the trend with other indigenous populations of the Mesoamerica. The Mayans occupied the Yucatan Peninsula and the modern day Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Chiapas and Tabasco. The fact that they lived together in one central place meant that the Mayan people were relatively secure from rampant attacks from the surrounding tribes.

The early Maya or the pre-classic period…. [read more]


America Moves West Reconstruction Essay

… With the discovery of the vast resources, coupled with the technology of industrialization and transportation, the stage was set for mass immigration and movement Westward (Hansen 2007; Nivola 1986).

Immigration -- After the Civil War, America's huge need for workers and industrialization was filled with a wave of immigrants arriving from Europe (about 25 million between 1866 and 1915). This was also caused, in part, by political, social, and agricultural problems in Europe. Earlier immigration had been primarily from Northern Europe, but the wave of workers post-Civil War was from Southern and Eastern Europe. Most were poor, uneducated, and pushed out of their own countries. Because of transportation issues, most immigrants arrived at Ellis Island, New York, and only slowly worked their way out of…. [read more]


Atomic Bomb in U.S. History Term Paper

… ¶ … atomic bomb in U.S. history. Specifically it will analyze the impact of the Atomic bomb on American politics and culture in the decade-and-a-half after the explosion of the first Atomic weapon over Hiroshima. The use of the first atomic bomb to end World War II in the Pacific was a world-altering event. It changed the status of the United States in global politics, it helped create the Cold War with the Soviet Union, and it changed American culture almost overnight. People feared the a-bomb, and feared the technology would be turned against this country. American politics would never be the same after the bombs exploded over Japan, and the threat of nuclear war still hangs over the globe today.

If the atomic bomb…. [read more]


How America Grew After the Civil War Essay

… The telephone began to link more and more communities together and the nation as a whole became much more connected thanks to the advancement of technology.
Immigration helped add to the nation's numbers as well, bringing new workers to various industries'from the laying of railroad tracks to the mining of coal, copper and gold, to the petroleum fields that made America wealthy throughout this period. The manufacturing plants in the east'in Chicago and Pittsburgh'helped support the massive infrastructure undertaking the wealthy barons of the age required in order to secure their monopolies (Kirkland). Men like J. P. Morgan were front and center of the era, providing the financing and influencing everything from telecommunications to steel production to transportation. Others, like John D. Rockefeller, who established…. [read more]


Devil Highway Twenty-Six Men Walked Essay

… However, immigration policy between the United States and Mexico reveals disturbing discriminatory trends. A report from the Immigration Policy Center confirms, "the contours of the U.S. immigration system are often shaped more by public fears and anxieties than by sound public policy," (Ewing, 2012). The fact is that "for more than a century, the U.S. economy has grown increasingly intertwined with the Mexican economy, and increasingly reliant upon workers from Mexico," but immigration laws "have tended to impose more legal limits on immigration from Mexico," throughout the twentieth century (Ewing, 2012, p. 2). The result has been a humanitarian crisis, only part of which is revealed in Urrea's The Devil's Highway.

The immigration policy towards Mexico has been contradictory at best, discriminatory at worst. After…. [read more]


China Town Idea Analysis Essay

… ¶ … China Town Idea" Analysis

"the Chinatown Idea:" Chinatown as a concept and geographical location

In his essay, "The Chinatown Idea," author Eric Liu analyzes the concept of a 'Chinatown' within major metropolitan areas. Liu's approach is intriguing, given that the existence of 'Chinatowns' is something many people take for granted, without assessing their ideological implications. Visitors to cities often come to gawk at Chinatowns as tourist attractions, even though 'real' people live there, and conduct their daily lives there. The language of Chinatowns, the appearance of signs in Chinese characters creates a vision of an 'otherworldly' place for outsiders and a sense of a different country and place for both Chinese and non-Chinese observers. Chinatown is thus an epistemological concept as well as…. [read more]


Chinese Bibliography Baker-Barnhart, J Term Paper

… The Chinese exclusion period was a legally created period in which Chinese were not allowed to immigrate into the U.S., as well as legally discriminated against.

Chang-Fu, Li. A history of the Chinese colonization. Shanghai. 1936.

The Chinese emigration into America, and other westward nations was an atypical change for Chinese citizens. The high degree of family commitment, and social bonding, in addition to a political aversion toward emigration created strong cultural ties for Chinese citizens to stay in china. However, a series of economic and agricultural setbacks, together with the advent of ocean bound merchants created economic reasons for the Chinese to leave their homelands, and venture to other countries.

Chiu, P. Chinese Labor in California, 1850-1880: An Economic Study Madison, 1967.

Chinese laborers…. [read more]


California Gold Rush Term Paper

… Chinese, Gold Rush

The 1848 discovery of gold in California attracted miners throughout the nation and of diverse backgrounds, all with the goal of striking it rich. In addition, were individuals from other countries who believed that this would be a much better opportunity than their present way of life. These included the Chinese, who were drawn together by a common language and culture and settled in camps along the tributaries of the Yuba and Bear Rivers. The 1852 census showed 3,396 Chinese living in Nevada County. By 1880, they consisted of 22% of California's mining population and the largest single nationality engaged in mining. The Chinese, who made significant contributions to the economy, trade and industries, were first appreciated and then disdained, ridiculed and…. [read more]


Community Assessment of ZIP Code 89015 Henderson Nevada Thesis

… Nursing

Community Assessment of ZIP Code 89015 Henderson, Nevada

The city of Henderson, Nevada came into existence in America's defense ten years prior to its incorporation during World War II with the building of a Basic Magnesium Plant. The plant was used to supply the U.S. War Department with magnesium for munitions and airplane parts. However in 1947, magnesium production was no longer necessary for defense and most of the 14,000 employees moved away. The result of this saw enrollment in the school system reduced by two thirds and well over half the town site houses, built to house plant workers, were abandoned. In 1947 the United States War Asset Administration offered Henderson for sale as war surplus property. But in an effort to save…. [read more]


Prostitution With a Specific Focus Essay

… Sullivan and Jeffreys (2001) noted that myriad forms of sexual exploitation like tabletop dancing, peep shoes, bondage and discipline centers, phone sex as well as pornography have all developed in the country in ways that are more rewarding financial than ever before.

The concept of commoditizing women has therefore been noted to have intensified and has over the years become much more visible than ever before.

The forth reason as to why prostitution should never be legalized or decriminalized is because it leads to an increase in the level of clandestine, illegal and hidden street prostitution. Even though the concept of legalizing prostitution was initially aimed at removing prostitutes out of the streets, several women are noted to never register or even undergo the mandatory…. [read more]


Relationship Between Topography Climate and Biogeography in California Essay

… ¶ … topography, climate, and biogeography in California

Geographically, California may find itself among the few places in the world where climate types, five, to be precise, meet at such a close range from one another. Of course, this may very well happen because the state hosts such a wide variety of geographical features. It is home to such mountains as the Sierra Nevada, deserts like the Mojave, which has kept its name after the Mohave Native Americans, valleys among which the Central Valley is known for its fertile land and not least, islands. In fact, California's islands are particularly interesting for explorers who are fascinated by how evolution followed its course within these isolated places. As everything is interrelated, the multiple differences of landforms…. [read more]


Blm - Bureau of Land Case Study

… O. No. 13,175. The interlocutors, in my opinion, failed in their responsibility to find a better and more amicable solution, which would have prevented the courts from having a dilemma on the judgment.

2) It is a travesty of life that, these lands, which originally, belonged to the Indian tribes, are now categorized as the property of the Federal Government. Moreover, "meaningful consultation," which was a term connoted by the past presidents of the U.S.A. actually meant serious discussion, especially with regard to extractive industries like mining, but that seemed to have had little effect on the outcome. It is a pity that the actual forefathers of the land are given no part in decision-making and are treated badly to boot. I also consider it…. [read more]


Mountain Mining Term Paper

… This was, as a matter of fact, one of the most important mining devices used during the middle of the nineteenth century, from the years 1850 to 1884, after which there was a federal injunction that banned it. On a general estimate, it is stated that the method of hydraulic mining yielded about $100 million in gold during those thirty years, which would be about a one third of the total amount of gold produced in California during that time. (Hydraulic Gold mining in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains)

The hydraulic mining method was a definite improvement over the other traditional methods of mining, some of which are 'placer mining', wherein miners would use shallow metal pans, and lift soil form the riverbed. They would then…. [read more]


Westward Expansion Term Paper

… Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny

At the time of the signing of Treaty of Paris (1783), which formally ended the American Revolutionary War, the United States of America consisted of thirteen former British colonies concentrated in the east of the North American continent and hemmed in by the rugged Appalachian region to the west. Within a relatively short period, however, the newly formed country started to expand westward and by mid nineteenth century encompassed a huge mass of territory extending from the Atlantic coast right down to the Pacific coast in the west -- transforming the United States of America into one of the biggest and most powerful nations in the world. This remarkable Westward Expansion is a fascinating story of adventurous 'mountain men,' pioneering…. [read more]


International Relations: Nationalism Author Umut Term Paper

… Smith goes to great lengths to define every aspect of every concept that contributes even in a small way to nationalism. And he points out that Gellner (whose ideas and work appear on 44 pages of Ozkirimli's book, but in only 3 pages of Smith's book), the "modernist," says nationalism (page 71) "is not the awakening of nations to self-consciousness; it invents nations where they do not exist," albeit it does need some "pre-existing differentiating marks to work on..." That statement is disputable, given the nationalism that has run its course in the 20th Century. Did Hitler awaken Germany to self-consciousness in the late 1930s, adroitly exploiting the German common man's resentment for the outcome of WWI? The answer has to be yes. Did the…. [read more]


Compromise of 1820 There Are Several Events Essay

… ¶ … Compromise of 1820

There are several events which marked the history of the U.S. And the development of the country. One of it is the Civil war through which the American colonies fought off its rivalries and established the "perfect union" Abraham Lincoln had envisaged.

The Compromise of 1820 represented from this point-of-view one of the starting political reactions to the relations between the North and the South and especially from the point-of-view of the slave issue and the slave institution.

The Compromise of 1820 or the Missouri Compromise was in fact a political reaction to the events that had marked the history of the States up to that point. The North had been on the verge of a new economic boom as…. [read more]


MGM Casino Research Paper

… ¶ … MGM Grand Casino opened in 1993 after ground was broken in late 1991 on the former site of the Marina Hotel and Tropicana Country Club, two properties MGM CEO and Chainman of the Board Kirk Kerkorian purchased in the late 1980s (MGM Resorts International, 2013). One of the primary motivations for MGM Corporation to create an entirely new hotel in Las Vegas was to rebrand and redefine the customer experience, including redefining safety from literally the ground up with the new properties (Sprecher, Pertl, 1988). The MGM Grand fire that occurred on November 21, 1980 was the worst disaster in the history of Nevada, the third worst in the history of the Untied States and left 85 people dead when it was over,…. [read more]

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