The Mill has an historical importance as it was one of the earliest manufacturers of the natural cement in all of the United States. In 1814, Juba Storrs brought the company from Williams certain land and all the mill rights to Juba Storrs and Company who had interests in Canada and Canandaigua, New York. Because that Williams owned the land adjacent of the mill pond, Williams required the company to lower the dam down, mostly to prevent his property from getting flooded. The first patent for the manufacturer of natural cement is known as the water lime granted in the year 1819 when this material was used in the making of the Erie Canal. Today its known best as an historic landmark in
3. Robert Fulton, Clermont: Fulton was a young American artist and engineer who was experimenting with steam navigation, and agreed to finance work. In 1807, after returning to NY, Fulton constructed the North River Steam Boat, famous to history as the Clermont. The Clermont was 142 feet long, 18 feet abeam, and drew 7 feet of water. With its towering stack belching black smoke, its side wheels could push it along at a steady 5 miles an hour.
What was most difficult during The Great Depression? a) unemployment b) homelessness c) poverty d) farm losses 2) What was President Hoover’s economic policy during the depression? a) Refused to use the Federal government to increase money supply b) followed a laissez faire philosophy – leave the economy alone c) passage of the Smoot Hawley Tariff d) Loaned money to business 3) What was the reaction to Hoover’s policy? a) he was hated b) homeless shelters c) the economy improved 4) What did FDR immediately do to get out of the depression? a) improved banks, b) sent people into the army c) raised taxes d) started social security 5) In what year did The Great Depression
James K. Polk & Theodore Roosevelt James K. Polk: Biography James K. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina on November 2 , in 1795. He was the oldest one of ten 5 brothers and 4 sisters. Once that James had turned ten years old,, his father had took his big family and moved towards the west, some two hundred miles, to the frontier of Tennessee, where, in a rich valley on Duck River, Samuel Polk, James’s father and his neighbors built their log huts and started their homes. He lived in good and structured farmhouse and was raised by his mother, Jane Knox Polk, and she believed in raising her children according to the strict Presbyterian "gospel of duty." But unfortunely he was not a healthy kid during his childhood.
Allan Pinkerton Biography Enchandrel Malone CJ/250 January 7, 2012 Patrick Coughlin, JD Allan Pinkerton Biography Allan was born August 25, 1819 in Gorbals Glasgow, Scotland to William Pinkerton and Isobel McQueen. (Allan Pinkerton.2002) Allan’s father was a handloom weaver who later worked as a jailer in Glasgow. (Hunt, 2009) When Pinkerton was 10 his father died while on duty. As Allan became older he learned a trade through apprenticeship, where he became a cooper and made barrels for a living. At the age of 23 he became active in the British Chartist Movement.
“Failure is a word that I simply don’t accept” John H. Johnson Defying the odds was John H. Johnson passion. He rose from poverty to become one of the most influential African American publishers in American history. Born in Arkansas in 1918, he was the grandson of slaves, his father was killed in a sawmill accident when he was eight. At that time, in Arkansas, blacks could not attend high school so in order to keep learning he attended 8th grade twice. His mother worked as a cook and as washerwomen for many years to support the family and to save enough to move her family to Chicago.
Each ghostly reflection in the clear waters of the lakes tells of events and memories in the life of my people. The water’s murmur is the voice of my father’s father,“ spoke the powerful tribe leader. His passion is expressed towards the developers of a construction plan for the European immigrants of the time. He’s feared the day when people of an unfamiliar race would come to take over his reservation, and now that day has come. The imagery, personification, and symbolism in his writing is shown to let the reader feel the power of emotion underneath his words, feel the way he felt, make them think differently than they did before, and to simply be moved.
********* ********** 17 November 2011 Encyclopedia Project Dundee, Oregon In 1874, a man named William Reid made the voyage from Dundee, Scotland to Portland, Oregon with high hopes of economic success. Back in Scotland, Reid was American vice consul for five years. While acting in this role he published a pamphlet, “Oregon and Washington as Fields for Capital and Labor.” In Portland, Reid became a resident agent at Scottish bank, later organizing the Oregon and Washington Mortgage Savings Bank, then the First National Bank in Salem. Due to his work in these fields, Oregon enacted a law that authorized foreign corporations to build railroads. In 1880, immediately after this law was put into place, Reid began construction on The Oregonian
With significantly reduced wealth, spending decline, banks failed and on top of this drought conditions contributed to a lack of good crops. The Great Depression was the result of an unlucky combination of factors, but mainly the use of margin is to blame (Doc . Worldwide, there was increased unemployment, decreased government revenue, and a drop in international trade. At the height of the Great Depression in 1933, more than a quarter of the US labor force was unemployed. Some countries saw a change in leadership as a result of the economic turmoil.
15) went by the name of John Roebling. Roebling was the engineer and designer of the bridge, long after his discovery of how you could work wire into cable to create suspension bridges. Roebling came to design suspension bridges through his earlier work on canals. Trained as an engineer at Berlin's Royal Polytechnic Institute, Roebling immigrated to the United States in 1831, helping to settle the farming community of Saxonburg in western Pennsylvania. After doing that he moved on from there and went to work for the rail road where he became troubled by their reliance on dangerously breakable hemp rope, in about 1839, Roebling turned his efforts toward the manufacture of strong but flexible wire rope as an alternative.