The eruption made a big blast that destroyed the northern part of the volcano, crushing millions of the trees below the mountain. The zone was further described as a big debris avalanche. Triggered the largest landslide in recorded history and a major volcanic eruption that scattered ashes across a dozen states. The blast removed 1,300 feet off the top of Mt. St. Helen, making shockwave flow across the land, flattening forests and melting snow and ice, making it all muddy everywhere.
The four bloody years spread havoc across the U.S. over the fight for slavery. This war left a mark on the American society for as long as it stands. One of its most bloody battles, The Battle of Gettysburg, caused the death or injury of 51,000 soldiers. This battle remains in U.S. history as one of the most catastrophic battles of all time. Loiselle Brett expresses this battle as being, “ A major battle was about to begin, without the knowledge of either army's commander.” Little did both
The war took the lives of thousands of soldiers, civilians, and important figures. Towards the end, the confederates suffered 260,000 casualties and the Union suffered 360,000 casualties. In total, almost 620,000 soldiers lost their lives fighting for what they believed in. This war occurred between the years 1861 and 1865. The biggest battle during this war was the Battle of Gettysburg, a true dog fight that lasted for 3 whole days, where 51,112 troops were killed.
Dr. Shellen Wu’s article, titled The Search for Coal in the Age of Empires: Ferdinand von Richtofen’s Odyssey in China, 1860-1920, is about the movement from wood to coal as the leading fuel source all over the world in the late nineteenth century, and how geologist, Ferdinand von Richthofen, played a huge role in this discovery of coal as an abundant source of energy in China. The second sentence of the article clearly sums up Dr. Wu’s thesis. She states, “On the basis of his [Richthofen’s] travels over the next four years and seven expeditions, Richthofen coined the term Seidenstrasse (Silk Road); correctly hypothesized the origin of loess, the yellowish silt-like material covering much of North China; and described to the outside world vast deposits of coal in the Chinese interior.” Dr. Wu’s article goes along with the theme that we’ve discussed in class all semester, which is, “how have technological advancements throughout history
World War I was often referred to as "The Great War". It began in 1914 and ended in 1918. America witnessed much devastation in this time period. In these four years alone nearly 9 million people died and millions more were maimed, crippled, grief stricken, or psychologically scarred (Coetzee, 11). World War I is considered by some, the first man-made catastrophe of the twentieth century.
Causes of world War 1 World War one was one of the largest displays of conflict that has ever happened. Never before had there been such a show of military force. World War 1 is responsible for the deaths of 37 million civilian and military casualties. The war lasted for four years, Involved 32 countries, and costed 32 billion dollars. The war had many different reasons and factors for happening, but the main cause was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary.
The voluminous pollution generated by hog farms is a growing problem in the US and is intensified by the modern system of factory farming. The waste is a lingering, stinky problem for North Carolina and other hog-heavy states like Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Indiana. North Carolina gained national attention in 1999 when drenching rains from Hurricane Floyd caused waste ponds to rupture and flood, contaminating local water supplies. Fifteen years after the disaster, the state remains the home of 8.9 million hogs, nearly as many as its human population of 9.8 million, making it the second largest pork producer in the
According to the World Economic Forum, it was the second most expensive volcanic eruption in the world costing approximately $860 million US dollars (Figure 4). Repairs include the removal of 900 thousand tons of ash, rebuilding homes and businesses, repairing damaged bridges roads and railways (Mount St. Helens: Effects on people and economy). Another negative impact was that most of the trees were destroyed, blown to the ground or covered in mud from the landslide during the eruption loosing lots of valuable timber (Figure 5), this meant that people working in the lumber industry around the area of the volcano lost their jobs and had to move (United States Trade Commission report to Congress 1980). In areas with thick fall of ash, farming lands were covered, destroying crops such as wheat, apples, potatoes and alfalfa (United States Geological Survey,
World War II is said to be the worst conflict in human history. About fifty to eighty million people died all together. There were concentration camps run by the Germans and there were essentially two wars raging. The two wars were the war in Europe and the war in the Pacific, which was Japan against the United States. World War II went on for six years and would destroy more land and property around the world and kill more people than any other war before.
Each country had to apply all their resources into the war effort. Which drained economic and human lives of countries and ended with a huge change in the leading world powers. However, the world power shift was the greatest outcomes of the War .The 2 main superpowers after this war was America and Union of Soviet Socialists Republic. I believe that the war was a total waste since People all over the world suffered through this war. Hundreds of thousands of people died.