Ten years before the Mexican-American War, Texas was still a part of Mexico and had decided to become a country of its own. Resulting that in 1836, the Battle of the Alamo occurred in Texas. Sadly, the Texans and Tejanos lost and General Santa de Anna won the ferocious battle. Eventually on April 21, Texas had won its independence the battle of San
Northridge Earthquake 1994 Northridge earthquake 1994, one of the most well-known earthquake by Californian people. January 17, 1994, at 4:31 AM this Northridge earthquake struck Los Angeles, California. The earthquake was not happened in the city of Los Angeles, but it happened near San Fernando Valley, 16.5 miles northwest of Los Angeles. With the power of 6.7 Ritcher scale, the earthquake struck the city of Los Angeles, California. This earthquake caused 60 deaths, 9,000 people injured.
Cyclone Tracey – Topic question: Why was Tropical Cyclone Tracey so significant to Australia? Initial Research: Tropical Cyclone Tracey was a small but catastrophic that hit Darwin in 25th of December 1974 and lasted two days. Accounted of 65 lives and destroyed lots of infrastructure and environment. Winds going at a pace of 50km/h and then hitting speeds of at 217km/h. Within 3 weeks, the cyclone lead to 2/3 of the population leaving to find safety.
HISTORY OF THE CASE As the other Central American States, Costa Rica and Nicaragua were under Spanish colonization for a long time and they never fought for their independence from Spain. After Spain lost the Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821), Guatemalan authorities declared independence for whole Central America. Then, Costa Rica and Nicaragua joined the First Mexican Empire (FME) which proved itself to be short-lived. After the dissolution of the FME, Costa Rica and Nicaragua became provinces of the United Provinces of Central America which later renamed as the Federal Republic of Central America (FRCA). Nicaragua separated herself from FRCA and became independent in 1838.
Carranza was born in Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila on Dec. 29, 1859 during the political upheavals of 1908-1910. He was the leader of Mexican civil war who overturned the dictator Porfirio Diaz and he became the first president of the New Mexican Republic. Before the Mexican civil war he was the governor of Coahuila. Laura Esquivel represents the Mexican revolution in the novel Like Water for Chocolate through many violent events. General Venustiano Carranza was born in the town of Cuatro Ciénegas, the most famous leader of the Mexican revolution who was opposed dictatorship.
The devastation of hurricane Irma was wide-spread and will take years to fully recover from. The total damage Hurricane Irma caused is calculated to be around $100 billion. The damage ranged from destruction of houses and building to 6.8 million people being without electricity (O’Hara, Kristy). The storm caused 38 casualties in the Caribbean and 34 in Florida. Irma flooded the entire area, leaving some places with hip-high water; buildings were lost, and caused destruction to anything that stood in the way.
More so because of the Texas revolution that happened years earlier. The border of Texas had not been originally confirmed or settled. The U.S then as written, journeyed out to claim the land there selves The Mexican war began at the time and year when James Polk was elected as president. Year 1845, James Polk offered a proposition to the Mexican government. Accordingly his proposition was to purchase distributed lands on the Nueces River and Rio Grande.
By 1810 the Caracas city council deposed the viceroyalty from the city. The council sent Bolivar to Europe to gain support from Great Britain in recognizing them as a free country. It is here where he met former revolutionary upstart Francisco de Miranda, whom he convinced to return to America with him and lead the revolutionaries against the Spanish forces. In 1811 a national congress met in Caracas. Bolivar was not a delegate, but he did deliver a speech saying, “Let us lay the cornerstone of American freedom without fear.
Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, droughts, volcanic eruptions, and landslides constitute a major problem in many developing and developed countries. Many nations experienced fatalities and injuries, property damage, and economic and social disruption resulting from natural disasters. Flood disaster has a very special place in natural hazards. In The Gambia (West-Africa), floods have been a major natural hazard, affecting the country over the last decade. Floods and windstorms have affected nearly 34,000 people during the rainy season between September and October 2012 and almost 20% (7,745 people) of the affected population were displaced while 13 people were reported to have died either through drowning or by collapsed
When the Wenchuan earthquake struck China on the 12th of May 2008 its shock and resulting aftershocks, landslides, mud-rock flows and barrier lakes affected more than 45.5 million people. 69,226 were killed, 17,923 went missing and another 374,643 were injured. The remainder were affected by job loss, homelessness, displacement and economic downfall as a result of the 5.36 million buildings that were destroyed and the further 21 million that were damaged. The disaster caused a direct economic impact of over US$125.7 billion across a spanning number of industries (U.S Geological Survey, 2008). The response to the earthquake had to be a methodical, multi-faceted and interdisciplinary effort, making it a particularly interesting case study for the multidisciplinary group of Hallmark students at La Trobe University.
Hurricane Sandy destroyed many buildings along the east coast. Sandy was a category one through four hurricane and that is a very dangerous hurricane. Those categories showed in all the destruction that was left after the storm. There were thousands of homes that were destroyed because of the flooding and the high winds that ripped through the towns. Many of people’s homes were not even in the same place because the high flooding picked the houses up off the ground and were move with the water.
August 29th, 2005, a category 5 hurricane made land fall along the United States Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina is considered to be one of the most destructive hurricanes the U.S. has ever incurred; displacing hundreds of thousands from their homes throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Consequently the U.S. economy was greatly impacted from the desolation that Hurricane Katrina inflicted. Katrina stretched over 400 miles across with wind speeds up to 100-140 mph; more than 2,000 lives were lost and over 90,000 square miles of the U.S. were affected. After the storm thousands were left stranded in attics and on roofs for days until rescue missions arrived.
In September 16th of 1821, Mexico gained Independence from Spain with the help of the United States. The United States was in the guise of Manifest Destiney, which they expand westward. Mexico lacked the strength of population number in the north gives places for the American immigrants to move in. The political issues raised by the new settlers became the dominant topic in Texas during the period. Spanish government gave Moses Austin of Missouri a contract to establish a colony on the Brazos River with 300 Catholic Families in January 1821.
Over fifty people died from flooding and mudslides. Sandy became even stronger as it moved from Hispaniola to Cuba. Fifty-five thousand people were evacuated. The storm hit Santiago de Compostela, Cuba’s second largest city. Sandy became the deadliest hurricane to hit Cuba.
On December 29, 1845, Texas became the 28th state. Texas had claimed New Mexico east of the Rio Grande but had only made one unsuccessful attempt to occupy it; New Mexico was captured by the U.S. Army in August 1846 and then administered separately from Texas. Mexico acknowledged the loss of territory in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 1848. Oregon Territory Oregon Country, the territory of North America west of the Rockies to the Pacific, was jointly controlled by the U.S. and Britain following the Anglo-American Convention of 1818 until June 15, 1846 when the Oregon Treaty divided the territory at the 49th parallel . The San Juan Islands were claimed and jointly occupied by the U.S. and the U.K. from 1846–72 due to ambiguities in the treaty .