Once again, Katrina resulted in over two thousand deaths, damaged approximately ninety thousand square miles, and cost over one hundred and forty-five billion dollars. Many survivors blamed the federal, state, and local government for the extremely slow response and lack of resources to handle such a tragedy. Thus, the US President authorized the Department of Defense to create DSCA, which authorizes the US Military to work in conjunction with FEMA in response to national disasters. This action allowed the federal, state, and local governments to develop an action plan known as the National Guidance of Preparedness, signed into law in August 2011. The NGP is considered doctrine for the Active and Reserve Military’s role in assisting the state and local government’s ability to prepare, respond, and recover the affected areas.
In the world of today, the actions of our ancestors are frowned upon and chastised, but piles of history books cannot cover the crude horrors of the people before us and the suffering they caused. Centuries ago, American soldiers drove the Navajo Indian tribe off their land to seize it for themselves. They were thrown into places with “conditions that could only be described as concentration camp-like” (Ault). The Navajo Nation, the largest of the approximately 500 Native American tribes who used to roam the lands of the United States, had to stand up to the American government over a century ago and fight to keep their land that their ancestors had held for hundreds of years (Ault). The Navajo were a very dominant tribe in the Americas, but were restrained to life within the range of four mountains that surrounded their land, due to religious beliefs.
Jackson led his troops to victory against the Creek Indians at Horseshoe Bend, during the War of 1812, killing roughly 800 warriors and gaining tons acres of land in the process. Because Jackson had won the battle with the Creeks, it ended up breaking their power of resistance and overran many of the other Southwestern tribes, even the ones that were working as allies with Jackson. Within the next few years the Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws and Cherokees gave up millions of acres of their land in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and west Tennessee, because Jackson had made agreements with them. Jackson had made such a huge statement by winning this War and making such a good military success that he was the given the title of Major General. On January 8th, 1815 Jackson was named a national hero because he led 5,000 soldiers and defeated 7,500 British in New Orleans.
The Main idea of this legislation is that it strictly forbade American settlers from expanding west of the Appalachian Mountains. In the text it states, “any lands, not having been ceded to or purchased by us, are reserved to the said Indians” (Source 1). This is after the colonists had already occupied almost the entirety of the land east of the Appalachians and were eager for more territory. Therefore, they were enraged by this new prescribed policy and the untimely halt of expansion. The source is very biased in that it only takes into consideration the wellbeing Great Britain.
But, really keeping alive these issues of environmental disasters and the need for national legislation were the events themselves and the media really jumped on one after another. In the 1970s there was the 3-mile island accident which is essentially a nuclear reactor that came very close to having a meltdown in Pennsylvania. Due to some errors and a malfunction they released radioactivity into the air and over several days they planted thousands of gallons of radioactive water into the Saxton’s river. Children and pregnant women were evacuated and all sorts of reports of disability in children followed the years of events there. All of these was heavily shown in the media, television watch, newspapers covered it.
Critical Structures Affected by Super storm Sandy Super storm Sandy was one of the biggest natural disasters that affected the US in the past century. Super storm Sandy affected twenty four States, creating several billions of dollars in property damages and taking the life of several people. On the morning of October 27, 2012, Governor Chris Christie declared New Jersey on State of Emergency in order to secure funds and resources to conduct the recovery phase, after super storm Sandy. Heading After completing a community assessment of the town South Amboy, there were several areas identified as critical in the assessment matrix and they were: Electrical power services, water services, medical services, food services, telephone services and financial services. First Subheading On October 29, 2012 at approximately 2200 hours, Super Storm sandy touched down the area of South Amboy in New Jersey.
The battle and the action there occurred on November 24, 1863. Joseph Hooker led 12,000 Unions against 1,200 Confederates. (history.com)The Confederates were caught off guard tending to forces at nearby Missionary Ridge. The battle began around 10:00 o’clock am. The battle consisted of 3 hours of continuous fighting and ended around 1:00 o’clock pm.
In 1830, the Indian Removal Act was signed, forcing the Indians to move west of the Mississippi River. 4,000 of the 15,000 Cherokees died along the trail of tears, meaning over 25% of the Cherokees died. Although they did not want to leave their land, they had to because of President Jackson. The Indians should not have been forced off their land. President Jackson did not treat the Indians fairly, the land belonged to the Indians, and the Indians rights were being violated.
The discovery of oil in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria in 1950 ushered in a new era of greater political instability. There are a number of different parties involved in the conflict, including the government, various ethnic groups competing on the oil, the identity and ownership of the land, militant groups and multi-national corporations. Although there has been an increase in economic activity in this area, the people of the Niger-Delta not benefited from revenues and approximately 70% of the population lives on a dollar per day (Rosenau, chalk, McPherson, Parker & Long, 2009). Oil activities of multinationals and the growing number of oil spills, the burning of gas and pipeline explosions have contributed to environmental degradation
He did not follow Jefferson’s plan of Assimilation, rather he sought to remove Indians wholesale from their property and move them somewhere, “deemed unsuitable for white settlement. Jackson claimed his plans for separation were beneficial for Native Americans, without explaining why they couldn’t remain separate on their own land. Viciously uprooting Native Americans meant that the practices they had been carrying on for centuries were, for the most part, halted. Even after Native Americans had ceded land, Jefferson consistently broke those treaties, with the most blatant being the ratification of the Treaty of New Echota. In this treaty, he took the word of several unelected people of the Cherokee Nation as an agreement on behalf of all of them, because it fit his desires.
In addition, the misuse of the burial ground by the wrongful present owners disrespected those buried there. The initial dispute was between the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Stoney Point Ojibway band, who were occupying the Ipperwash Provincial Park by protesting. In order to assert their claim to the land, on Sept. 4, 1995, a group of about 30 people from the First Nation marched in and began occupying Ipperwash Provincial Park, planning to peacefully occupy the land. In spite of that, the OPP felt threatened by the movement of Aboriginals coming in Camp Ipperwash. The Ontario government, headed by then-premier Mike Harris, wanted them removed as posthate as possible.
Andrew Jackson caused the death of 12,290 Indians during Indian removal. Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of the United States of America and a former general during the War of 1812.He quickly rose to power by being the “voice of the common man” he had 11 children and a wife yet he also signed one of the most conservation act ever the Indian Removal Act. Andrew Jackson shouldn 't be allowed to be on our money because he caused the death of tens of thousands of Indians and violates the constitution.
"Our property may be plundered before our eyes; violence may be committed on our persons; even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. … And this is effected by the provisions of a compact which assumes the venerated, the sacred appellation of treaty." (Cherokee letter protesting the Treaty of New Echota, 1836). The US is aiming for Manifest Destiny and nothing less, so they enforce treaties that benefits them and takes all land from the Natives Indians. Manifest Destiny doesn’t have any compassion, it challenges the US to take what they can get and just keep on
Ismail Serageldin has been one of the most important voices calling for attention to the issues of water throughout the last decade. In August 1995 he warned that "if the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century will be fought over water unless we change our approach to managing this precious and vital resource". The Colorado River starts in the rocky mountain national park along the jagged edge of the continental divide, the river flows and tumbles through 1,450 miles of mountains, canyons, and low deserts on its journey to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. The entire southwest United States completely depends on the Colorado River. Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming and California.
In recent years there has been a big issue on fracking in Oklahoma. This is an issue that only continues to get worse. The oil company, , by residents has been blamed for many of these earthquakes. Within the past month, there have been more and more issues. In Edmond Oklahoma, there was a big earthquake, which provoked residents to sue the company for $28 million in damages.