Hudson River Essays

  • Hudson River Pcb Pollution

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    Hudson River PCB Pollution is Affecting Wildlife Bird Species Introduction Studies over species in the Hudson River ecosystem have increased in recent years. This is done in return to the large amount of PCBs that have been found in the Hudson River. Polychlorinated Biphenyls or PCBs are a group of 209 organic chlorinated chemicals (DHS, 2016). PCBs are usually an oily liquid or a solid, which are colorless or have a light yellow color, with no smell or taste (DHS, 2016). PCBs are a created

  • How Did Ellis Island Contribute To The Hudson River

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    Ellis Island: Its History to the Hudson River and America At its inception, Ellis Island was a response to the rising number of European immigrants seeking to begin new lives in the land of promise. From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island a small island in New York Bay, served as the main point of entry for immigrants to the United States. The Hudson River was the main gateway for these immigrants and the diffusion of their culture to the Hudson River Valley, and in the end, the country. With the opening

  • Tapan Zee Bridge Case Study

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    The Tappan Zee Bridge, an iconic structure, has traversed the Hudson River, connecting its shores for over 50 years. It has been considered "a symbolic span over which Westchester and Rockland Counties [move] virtually overnight, twenty years into the future.” (Governor Thomas F. Dewey). Up until the late 1940s, Rockland was a predominantly agricultural settlement; opposing the more urban and industrial economy of Westchester, which was growing rapidly more dense in its population. Following the

  • Captain Sully

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    Captain Chelsea Sullenberger never would have imagined to land an Airbus A320 on the Hudson river. It all happened when flight 1549 took off to Seattle carrying 155 passengers on board. Suddenly, a series of birds crashed into his left engine, leaving captain sully in a complicated situation where he either must decide to land on the closest airport, or land it on the Hudson river. He chose to land on the river which he knew was very risky for him and for his crew. Thankfully, this incident left

  • Alexander Hamilton's Impact On The Constitution And Politics

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    clerk. He had a very important role in writing and ratifying the Constitution. In 1524, Giovanni Da Verrazano, an Italian navigator, discovered the New York bay while sailing to France. Then, in 1609, Henry Hudson discovered the Hudson river in his ship the Half Moon, but later that year, this river was claimed by Samuel de Champlain for France. Early on, the

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Hydrofracking By Paul Galley

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    January 05, 2012. Galley states “Net-Net, fracking is simply bad bet” fracking poses serious risk to New Yorkers. Galley, president of Hudson Riverkeeper has worked for over twenty-five years to protect the environment and support local communities, as a non-profit, public official and educator. This piece continues his devotion to protection of the Hudson River, and the drinking water supply of New Yorkers. Galley effectively convinces his audience through his use of appeals to pathos and logos

  • Zebra Mussels In The Hudson River

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    on in the Hudson river. Have you ever seen a zebra mussel. Or even let alone heard of these kinds of creatures. Well let me tell you exactly what is going on in the Hudson river. It’s also very sad as well because entire ecosystem is going down with the recent crazy population of the mussels. Zebra mussels started to show up in the Hudson river in may 1991. Scientists estimated there size in numbers and it turned out to be a whopping 500 billion. That is a lot of mussels in one river. This might

  • How Did Jefferson Build The Erie Canal

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    Did you know that the idea of the Erie Canal was first rejected by Thomas Jefferson before becoming an important part in American History? The Erie Canal was a very important way of transportation back in the first years of our nation. Many even say it was the greatest invention in New York history. The construction of the Erie canal created a more efficient navigable route from the Atlantic part of New York to the Great Lakes, greatly impacting the movement of people and goods to the American West

  • The Zebra Mussels In The Hudson River

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    In May 1991, zebra mussels were found in the Hudson River. 500 billion of these mussels were found in the course of a year. They looked seemingly harmless, but over time these mussels became a sort of threat. They were destroying the microscopic animals in the river. On the other hand, they also help out by a ton. Here is how the zebra mussels destroyed and helped the river. Zebra mussels are small, bivalve mussels originally from the lakes and rivers located in Eastern Europe and in the western

  • How Did The Erie Canal Affect The United States

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    The Erie canal Many events and constructions impacted the United States through history, but very few more than the Erie canal. The Erie canal was constructed for various reasons. One being for a better route for transportation. It's proposal was in 1808, and was finished in 1825. It was a huge man made waterway that connected the Great Lakes, and the Atlantic ocean. It gave Americans an easy route to the ocean, without having to cross thousands of miles on land. It was then first American, man

  • How Did The Erie Canal Affect America

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    The Erie canal had a huge impact on America. As we know, America was already great, the Erie Canal only made America greater. This "marvel" made by the people for the people made America better because it gave us extra money, made trade easier, and it made America a better place. The way that the Erie Canal gave us extra money was mostly by charging boats that wasn’t even a big fee. For example a boat had to pay $3.50 to travel 80 miles. There was also a comparison where when you

  • • How Did The Erie Canal Changed The United States

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    "Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven 't planted" stated by David Bly. The Erie Canal was started in 1817 and finished in 1825. It is 363 miles long and ran from Rome to Buffalo in New York. How did the Erie Canal change the United States? The Erie Canal changed the United States through increasing the economy, transportation/trade, and this all led to women 's rights. The Erie Canal changed the U.S. through increasing the economy. The Erie Canal earned

  • Westward Expansion Research Paper

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    From 1817-1825, immigrants and native New Yorkers alike worked year round by hand and with the help of animals to complete the canal, which finally opened in October 26, 1825. Early on, horses and mules worked the canal system taking turns with boats in long shifts carrying cargo with towlines. At the beginning, the canal could accommodate thirty tons of freight. Travel on the canal to Buffalo from Albany took about five days. When traveled by stage coach, the route took about two weeks. The first

  • Cherry Hill Research Paper

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    Cherry Hill, New Jersey is a very urbanized place. It has many major roads, all lined with homes condos and apartments. Before all of this Cherry Hill was full of farms, and open land. The only thing that remains from this time is a 67-acre farm, named Springdale farm. This farm is located on a very busy road, Springdale road. It was established in 1949 by Mary and Alan Ebert. They supplied fresh produce to Campbell soup in Camden such as tomatoes and also to Seabrook Farms who packed frozen foods

  • Erie Canal Essay

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    The Erie Canal *The Erie Canal. Seemingly a tiny part of American history and development, this waterway changed transportation in the United States forever. This canal helped goods get transported all across the country, and improved frontier life. The Erie Canal turned New York into the economic powerhouse it is today, and paved the way for today's shipping systems. *New York had a problem. In the early 1800s, they had many goods coming into their ports, but it would take months to transport

  • How Did Thomas Cole Influence American Landscape Painters

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    May 2015 Honors American Literature Mrs. Phillips Thomas Cole was a painter who influenced the American landscape painters of his time and is the founding father of the Hudson River School. Cole was born on February 1,1801 in Bolten-le-Moors, Lancashire, England. When he was seventeen, in 1818, his family immigrated to the United States from England. The Cole family first lived in Philadelphia, where Thomas worked as a wood engraver. After Philadelphia, Cole lived in Steubenville, Ohio

  • The Great Changes Of The Erie Canal

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    The Great Changes of The Erie Canal Infustrucial history found in the late 1700s to the early 1800s was rare, one of these rare instances was the creation of the Erie Canal. The Erie Canal was one of the first massive Infrastructure projects built in the U.S.. The Erie Canal brought great change to the U.S. and to New York State by proving States had the power to create big projects, led to many cities holding economic importance, and the Erie Canal made it easier to travel the terrain. To begin

  • Hudson River Collision Case Study

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    departure clearance from Teterboro Airport (TEB), New Jersey. The controller provided the pilot with taxi instructions and inquired what route he planned to take to Ocean City, which the pilot replied after a short exchange that he would go down the Hudson River. Having chosen this route, the pilot had to contact the controllers at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) for permission to climb into “Class B airspace,” after the flight was transferred from TEB to EWR. Afterwards TEB controller cleared

  • Analysis Of The Clove By Thomas Cole Catskills

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    new nation that was just forming its own unique identity and traditions. But when it came to the subject of art, Thomas Cole is a name that will forever play a large role in the history of American art. Cole had invented a new style of art, the Hudson River School, which Americans had the right to call their own. This American art movement started in Catskill, New York, Which is where Cole’s beautiful painting The Clove, Catskills was created. This painting by Cole provides its own story to its viewers

  • Summary Of A Hudson River Hero By Chesley Sullenberger

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    It would be very difficult to make a decision in a split second with the weight of the world on your shoulders. For Chesley Sullenberger, this was reality mid-flight on January fifteenth of 2009, according to the text, “A Hudson River Hero”. He had to decide where to land his jetliner full of passengers after he began facing problems with the engines. The text, “What is Heroism”, states that there are many forms of heroism. For example, Sullenberger displayed his heroism through saving the lives