Cottonís Impact on the United States Before the Civil War With the end of the War of 1812, few people in the United States envisioned a civil war in the future. With a developing Western section of the country, the future looked bright for a stable growing economy based on extraction of resources (agriculture, timber, and various resources in the ground). With the shipping resources of New England and financial centers in the North, agriculture and extraction of resources seemed to be the founda
Moutains I. INTRODUCTION A mountain is an elevated land mass usually higher than its surroundings. Some are isolated, but they usually appear in ranges(MsBs95W32). "A group of ranges closely related in form, origin, and alignment is a mountain system; an elongated group of systems is a chain; and a complex of ranges, systems, and chains continental in extent is a cordillera, zone, or belt."(MsBs95W32). Some mountains are remains of plateaus, mesas, and buttes, through erosion(Summerfield). Other
Inflation Over the last century many countries throughout the world have experienced inflation as their major economic problem. Expensive wars have traditionally been recognized as the sources of inflation. Governments, in effort to squeeze more production out of an economy, have often resorted to printing or releasing more money to finance the purchase of arms and soldiers1. In an economy already producing at full capacity, the issuing of additional money serves to bid up the prices of the outp
Laissez-Faire The American Civil War fades away. It now appears that a new social unrest has taken root in America. But the debate was to be fought in the economic world. The question was, how should the government interact with business? The issue splits into two main views, that of Laissez-faire, and that of General Welfare. Laissez-faire is a rather straight-forward philosophy. It can be best described by saying that the government should have absolutely no interaction within the business wor
Hong Kong Physical Hong Kong is a territory that has 236 islands and an area of mainland that borders the southwest coast of China. Hong Kong covers about 386 square miles. It has many contrasts. Such as: high rise buildings, and busy streets. And there are country sides with very few people at all. Hong can has very few lakes or large rivers. But it has a deep natural harbor, that is one of the best in the world. The name "Hong Kong" means "Fragrant Harbor." Land is the best natural resource Ho
Economics The commercial unification and uprising of Europe was a result of a long process of mistakes and smart business situations being taken advantage of. In the long run Spain and Portugal, while very important in the construction of the trade and infrastructure of Europe, they were not however able to reap the benefits of their exploration and colonization fully. The treaty of Tordesillas according to the Pope and Spain and Portugal was the definitive legal document that stated that the wo
Buddhism In the Hindu lands of ancient India, there was a class structure called the caste system. It divided the society into four, well defined groups. It was born of dharma which dictated a rigid class structure. In spite of the divisions among different class members, the system worked well. Buddhism came along and challenged the notion. Buddha taught that birth and the happenstance of who or what your parents were, was not a basis for ranking in society. Instead it was your deeds that dicta
THE DESTRUCTION OF MAN KIND "We know there will be problems in environmental terms, many serious problems, but it is a matter of economics. There won\'t be any complete disaster, and what we cannot solve, well, that\'s the price we have to pay." - Eduardo Albuquerque Barbosa There is a constant war that is being fought in the rainforests of South America. The death toll is one that far surpasses any other war in history. Vietnam and World War II had minimal loss of life compared to this never en
Life Without Petroleum What would it be like to live without Petroleum? Well when you loose the 20th century tool (Petroleum), the substance that brought us out of the Cowboy and Indian age into the Technology age, you know there is going to be problems and major changes in the life of every human being and animal in the world. Oil has transformed the lives of individuals and the economics of nations. The discovery of oil creates wealth: modern, industrial towns thieve where once there was only
Scarcity: A Large Part of Every Day Life Hour 3 Scarcity effects everyone every day of their lives. This is because of simple human nature. What we want, we get and what we canít get we want even more. Letís start with a statement that has no argument. Everything has cost. Every decision has a price to it. This is not always money. A person could lose something simple, like for example, an ice cream cone, because they decided to stop suddenly, or they could lose something that money cannot buy,
Italy PLACE Italy covers 116,320 sq. mi. (301,268 km). Italy lies in southern Europe on the Mediterranean sea. It borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Yugoslavia. The Alps form Italy\'s northern and northwestern border. The Apennines occupy the center of Italy\'s boot-shape peninsula. The highest elevation is 15,521 ft. 58,167,000 people live in Italy. Central and southern Italy have hot summers and mild winters. Northern Italy has a slightly cooler summer than the rest of the country. But
What HDTV Is Digital describes electronic technology that generates, stores, and processes data in terms of two states: positive and non-positive. Positive is expressed or represented by the number 1 and non-positive by the number 0 (Lasica). Data that is transmitted or stored with digital technology is expressed as a string of 0\'s and 1\'s. Each of these digits is referred too as a bit (and a string of bits that a computer can address individually as a group is a byte). Prior to digital techno
American History Examination Essay It is the intent of this paper to prove that the "American Dream" can best be explained as a "ciity upon a hill." "Ciity upon a hill" meaning being above and superior over those below. The Civil War, the imperialistic race of the 19th century, the Korean War, the KKK, and the Gulf War are all examples of the "American Dream" of superiority playing a part in American History. Each American has a different idea of this superiority, but nonetheless strive to achie
WHAT IS KNOWLEDGE Economics- Mr. Smith What is knowledge one may ask? Some say knowledge is the fact of knowing or acknowledging a certain fact or generalization about a particular subject matter. Others say knowledge is experience and is gained through age and wisdom. Still others believe knowledge is street smart and getting around having connections in order to get the job done. Whatever it may be, knowledge is a powerful and useful tool to any being to master his wants and needs. In this ess