In 1903 President Roosevelt joined naturalist John Muir on a camping trip to Yosemite national park. This camping trip changed the perspectives of many and even changed common American beliefs about wildlife. But how did the camping trip reinforce their goal to preserve nature? First of all the camping trip persuaded President Roosevelt and changed his outlook about nature. Also, it showed why nature is worth keeping.
According to Austin Campbell, one of John Muir’s most inspiring quotes is “The mountains are calling and I must go.” John Muir was an environmentalist in the late 1800’s who wrote books and joined a park. Muir ideas came from nature itself, therefore he wrote books and inspiring quotes, was associated with Yosemite National Park and started the Sierra Club. John Muir, an environmental activist and journalist, was born April 21, 1838 and died in December 24, 1914. Muir grew up forced to memorize the Bible and retain a difficult schedule. He went to the University of Wisconsin in the early 1860’s and later left to study the earths nature by foot, in addition to working different jobs to provide for himself.
He developed his love for the wilderness early on, on adventures with his friends and walks with his grandfather who encouraged his curiosity. In his early schooling, Muir continued to be taken with nature and he became almost obsessed with the lessons on natural history and the literature that involved animals at school. When he heard his family was moving to America in 1849, when he was only 11, John Muir was filled with joy (John Muir: A Brief Biography). He had heard of the vast wilderness in the New World all throughout his schooling and the idea of being able to experience it all firsthand made the long journey to America full of excitement. In his biography, The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, he described a conversation he had with his grandfather right before he left for the New World about all the birds, gold, sugar, and other wonders he would encounter in his new home (Muir
The reason why Martin is visiting Old Ted is because he gave an interesting offer to Martin, “If you make it around the boundaries you’ll get the farm… There’s no question about that”. (p.13) L: Link: This offer gives Martin a goal to aim for as he walks the boundaries of the farm. Martin’s goal is to take the farm and then sell it and have enough money for him and his Mother. P: Focus Paragraph 2: In the novel, when Jackie French uses figurative and descriptive language it makes it easy to see the physical and spiritual aspects of the journey that Martin undertakes throughout the novel. E+E: Evidence+ Elaboration to support your argument: Martin is from the city, so he is not used to the country, when he starts walking the boundary at first he believes it to be too easy to be true.
This also was simply because people were starting to complain about how the statue back was facing the cathedral. Apparently after that the statue was then offered to Mexico, but since Mexico declined the statue, then it went to Spain. Therefore Francisco Pizarro shall be remembered for his adventures, capturing Peru, and finding the Pacific
Half of the banks had closed their doors, more than twenty percent of the US population was unemployed, and the economy was lacking regulation. ("The Great Depression.") Therefore, President Roosevelt wanted to bring stability to people’s lives and the economy. Stating “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.”("Franklin D. Roosevelt.")
On page x of John Muir’s non-fiction book, My First Summer in the Sierra, Galen Rowell states that “Muir’s amazing destiny can be directly traced to right intentions practiced during his lifetime.” There intentions play an enormous role in the shaping of Muir life: his ideals, morals, and values. Ultimately it is the intentions he grew up with that defined who he was as a naturalist, author and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. Furthermore, his “right” choices in life influenced every one of his actions following. Eventually aiding in the protection of the beautiful land now known as Yosemite National Park. I believe “right intentions” means consciously choosing to act in the nature of others, to be selfless.
Mira wanted to stay in America because she felt happier in their environment. For example, Mira said “Having my green card meant i could visit any place in the world i wanted to and then come back to a job that is satisfying and that i do very well”. She felt happier because she had more freedom but she still missed India. In the essay “An Indian Father’s Plea”, Mr. Medicine Grizzly Bear talked about his culture and how it impacted his son’s learning ability. For example, he said “ His aunts and grandmothers taught him to count and know his numbers while they sorted out the complex materials used to make the abstract designs in the native baskets.
Despite his questionable Southern Strategy, Nixon was still responsible for social justice for multiple groups. In 1983, he signed Title IX, which would prevent gender bias at colleges and universities. He also supported the 26th amendment to lower the voting age from 21 to 18. Furthermore, he was the “first President to give Native Americans the right to tribal self-determination by ending the policy of forced assimilation and returning their sacred lands” (“Richard Nixon’s Top”). Nixon was able to recognize the environmental crisis the U.S. was in during the ‘70s.