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Transportation Idea for Philadelphia Region

Nick Frontino, a member of Planning Collective LLC, explains an idea for transportation investment priorities in the 2009 Philadelphia Regional Infrastructur…
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Doing what is now considered a rare weekend run, here is a ride video of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) 1997 NABI 416.07 #5338 in…
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What was the geography of the chesapeake region in the 1700s?

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Answer by Hola Nada
Early English colonies in America hardly resembled the union of men and women that would later fight against England and build a new country. In fact, until the mid-eighteenth century, most English colonists had very little, if anything to do with the settlers in neighboring colonies. They heard news of Indian wars and other noteworthy events, not from the colony itself, but from England. The colonies in the New World appeared completely different and the prospect of any unity between them seemed impossible. The colonies in New England and the Chesapeake exemplify the many differences in the culture and lifestyles of the settlers, created mainly because of the fact that their founding fathers had held separate intentions when they came to the New World. The New England and Chesapeake colonies were both settled by immigrants from England, the New England colonies being founded by the English from East Anglia, an area in eastern England. Though this was an area thriving with small towns that they had generally liked, they decided to flee England due to religious persecution. Hundreds of families, men, women and their children, came in search of a New World where they could practice their beliefs freely. They founded colonies such as Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island as model Christian societies. Their cities upon the hills were guides, the lanterns, for those lost in the darkness of humanity, as John Winthrop meant by his famous statement. They formed a society of strict religious participation, actually very much resembling their homeland. In the beginning, many called themselves Puritans, and kept things very simple and plain, concentrating on what was important to them. They used the community to achieve their goals, building new towns and enjoying the social aspect of their religion. At the same time, they were committed to remain working hard to keep their community productive. They believed the “idle hands” were the devil’s workshops. An issue that really defined a split between the societies was the slavery conflict. The northerners in New England held true to their belief that every man shall be equal and no one should be enslaved, while the southerners in the Chesapeake area strongly believed in the use of slavery. At the same time the New Englanders worked to help end slavery by preaching to others about the injustices, they worked diligently to make education in their society strong. Most people in the towns were literate so that they could read their Bibles and study them in detail with their friends and family. Some colonists were artisans or merchants. Others were small-town farmers, making sure that every member of the community had a reasonable share of God’s land. The northern colonies were renowned for being rich in furs, timber and fish. They were especially noted for developing into a very successful trading region. The New England colonies made up the middle class society whose focal points were family, education and religion. The society remained non-capitalistic, yet still buzzed with much activity. On the other hand, the Chesapeake region had a “cash crop” get rich quickly mentality. This aristocratic region consisted of Virginia and Maryland, two colonies that seemed to be exceedingly materialistic. Evidently, their lives were based more on their liquid assets than on God or family. The Englanders who saw the opportunity to take advantage of the popularity of a brand new crop they had discovered settled the Chesapeake area. These “gold diggers” were mainly upper-class men of wealthy families aspiring towards coming to the New World to create a large profit for themselves. These colonists were not fleeing England seeking religious or social freedom, but clearly only to add more wealth to their names. Tobacco soon became the primary crop seen growing on almost every one of these wealthy men’s plantations, which created tremendous amounts of money to add to their fortunes. Of course almost every plantation had African slaves working on the land. These colossal estates came to depend on their slaves to run their farms and slavery became a common, yet feared, way of life for many Africans. Unfortunately for these Chesapeake colonies, due to swampy land in much of the area, towns were not part of the landscape or lifestyle as they were in the north. This area was a place of fierce competition with a very minute sense of community, as opposed to the thriving northern colonies surrounded with warm and inviting community towns. The strong focus on family, education or religion was not a main highlight in the lives of Chesapeake colonists, except in Maryland, where the Calvert family did indeed form a haven for Catholics.

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Gray Matter Systems Announces Territory Expansion into Gulf Region

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013

Gray Matter Systems today announced it has expanded its territory to include Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Western Tennessee and Southeastern New Mexico in the Gulf Region. This announcement marks a milestone in this company’s more than 20 year history of providing leading industrial automation software, hardware and services to manufacturers, water/wastewater facilities, oil and gas companies, power generation services, and other industries.

“This expansion is a big step for Gray Matter Systems,” James Gillespie, CEO, Gray Matter Systems said. “But it’s not just about offering the best industrial automation software and hardware. It’s also about our relentless pursuit of ROI for our customers, regardless of size or industry. That, added to the fact that we have the best team in the business, is what makes Gray Matter Systems unique and truly sets us apart from the rest. I’m excited to bring that to the Gulf Region.”

Gray Matter Systems’ comprehensive offering includes hardware and software solutions for process automation, data management, operation supervision, work process management, and alarm response management. The companys family of vendors including Advantech Industrial and Embedded Computers, ACP Thinmanager, Asguard SimpleConnect ICS Security Solution, Sytechs XLReporter, and Specter Instruments Win-911.

For over 20 years, Gray Matter Systems, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., has been helping customers discover problems, make informed decisions, and predict outcomes in Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Canada, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

“We have relied on Gray Matter Systems’ superior expertise and service for over 15 years and look forward to another 15 years as we continue the evolution of our SCADA platform integration with additional third party applications to further leverage our investment,” said Bill Fritz, P.E., Director of Public Works in Waterford Township, MI.

A recent product addition is the market-driven PVKII Operator Interface.

A true 64-bit package, the PVK II combines an Intel Atom operator interface with iFIX 5.5 HMI/SCADA embedded solution from GE Intelligent Platforms.

Gray Matter Systems has been complimenting its product offerings with professional services since starting business in 1991, offering engineering services, systems updates and improvements, and IT services. Gray Matter Systems’ signature DiscoveROI program is specifically designed to help companies identify and understand problems, architect solutions within a budget, deliver benefit, and work with stakeholders to adopt the solution.

“If you are looking to standardize work flow with real time data and mistake proof your manufacturing environment, I would recommend partnering up with Gray Matter Systems,” said John Angelilli, COO, Zidian Food Group. “It’s not just the software, but their team understands the process.”

Continuous customer feedback shows a proven track record of deploying customized solutions to reduce waste, increase uptime, and provide accurate operational information in facilities throughout North America and Canada.

“I want to extend my thanks to Gray Matter Systems for the outstanding job their team did to bring our project to completion. The team’s persistence to accomplish what needed to be done, ‘can-do’ attitude, and follow-up service surpassed my expectations. I look forward to working with Gray Matter Systems again, said Evenor Cervantes, Manager Technical Services, Instrument Transformers Inc.

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Albany Tulip Festival, Maple Weekends, Fiber Tours and Live Performances Highlight an Eventful Spring Season in New Yorks Capital-Saratoga Region

Albany, NY (PRWEB) March 20, 2013

From the bright lights of the cities of Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs to the quiet countryside and lakes of Washington County and Fulton County, the Capital-Saratoga Region offers visitors looking for a spring getaway history, special events, theater, concerts, wineries, antiques, architecture, outdoor recreation, culinary delights and more.

Fanciful Flowers

The 65th Albany Tulip Festival is scheduled for Mothers Day weekend, May 11th and 12th. The event features live music, childrens activities, great food, a nationally renowned craft show and over 100,000 tulip bulbs blossoming into a sea of colors. Visitors can also enjoy the arrival of spring at the Annual Daffodil Brunch held at historic Oakwood Cemetery, home to Earl Chapels Tiffany windows, Uncle Sams grave, and a 100 mile view.

Sweet Maple Syrup

Spring is Maple Syrup season in the Capital-Saratoga Region and several events offer visitors tours, tastings and more. Maple Weekends, which are organized by the New York Maple Producers Association, offer visitors an inside look at Maple Syrup production throughout the region. Maple Weekends began on March 16th and 17th and will also be held on March 23rd and 24th. Visitors can learn about maple sugaring, eat pancakes for breakfast or lunch, and enjoy a variety of fun family activities.

Farms and Fiber

The 21st Annual Farm and Fiber Tour on April 27th and 28th in Washington County offers visitors the chance to learn more about the farms and farmers, as well as the many uses for fiber produced by alpacas, goats, sheep and rabbits. The event includes spinning, weaving and felting demonstrations at participating area farms.

Horses Galore

If you love horses, Saratoga is always a great place to visit. Enjoy the skill and competition at Dressage at Saratoga, held Memorial Day Weekend, May 24th through May 26th or the Saratoga Springs Horse Show, held May 1st through 5th and May 8th through 12th. This show has been a Saratoga tradition for over 50 years and features hunters, jumpers and equitation classes. The 150th anniversary of Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga150, kicks off Memorial Day Weekend with a family night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on May 24th. This is one of over 150 events planned from May through September to commemorate this historic milestone.

On Stage

Les Miserables, Penn and Teller: No Tricks Just Magic and Peter Pan highlight the spring performance line-up at Proctors. Capital Repertory Theaters must-see performances for its spring season include: The Single Girls Guide and Red. Visit http://www.capital-saratoga.com for more information on performing arts venues in the region.

For more information on these spring events, getaway opportunities, vacation packages and more, visit http://www.capital-saratoga.com.

About The Capital-Saratoga Tourism Region

New Yorks Capital-Saratoga Region is made up of Albany, Fulton, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga and Washington Counties. With museums, wineries, performing arts venues, thoroughbred racing, hiking, fishing, farmers markets, art galleries, festivals and more the Capital-Saratoga Region offers much for travelers to see and experience. http://www.capital-saratoga.com

St. Joseph's, Glasgow Middle lead region science fair

Students from Kansas State University at Manhattan Contemplates the Hills During the Second Annual Tallgrass Prairie National Park Conference Held at Elmdale, Kansas, near Emporia in the Flint Hills Region…09/1974
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Original Caption: Students from Kansas State University at Manhattan Contemplates the Hills During the Second Annual Tallgrass Prairie National Park Conference Held at Elmdale, Kansas, near Emporia in the Flint Hills Region. Persons in Attendance Represented Save the Tallgrass Prairie, Inc., Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club and National Audubon Society 09/1974

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Elmdale (Chase county, Kansas, United States) inhabited place
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St. Joseph's, Glasgow Middle lead region science fair
National Society of Professional Engineers — Madeleine M. Juneau. Naval Science Award — Miranda J. Gaupp, … Animal sciences — first, Joshua M. Courtney, Carmel Hill School (homeschool), “Do Rainbow Trout and Their Hybrids Outcompete Cutthroat …
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OVERNIGHT TECH: House to consider email privacy bill
FCC offers suggestions on next-generation 911: The FCC issued a report on Wednesday urging Congress to take certain steps to encourage the deployment of next-generation 911 technology, which would allow callers to send texts, videos and pictures.
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Marc Deats (left) and Karl Bitter, both of Overland Park, were part of the Water Garden Society of Greater Kansas City crew setting up their display Wednesday afternoon in preparation for f the annual Johnson County Home & Garden Show at the Overland …
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New England and the chesapeake region?

Question by Abe: New England and the chesapeake region?
“although new england an the Chesapeake region were both settled by people of English origin by 1700 the region had evolved into tow distinct societies why did this development occur?”
” use your knowledge of the colonial period up to 1700 to develop your answer”. i don’t know where to start help me out here

Best answer:

Answer by Pop
I had the same exact prompt, I’m guessing you’re in AP US History?

Well I can’t really give you my essay because that would be plagiarism, but I can give you a few ideas to start.

I would group them into categories like political, social, economic (but don’t say those three in your thesis, that’s too general.)

Well you can say things like New England had their government structured around religion. New England based the right to vote around church membership, while Virginia (the Chesapeake region) based it around ownership of land. Also, England controlled Virginia, while New England was a separate entity – put that into consideration.

I would say demography, motivations, traditions, etc. belongs here. New England was motivated to explore the new land because of religion, and wanted their city to be the “city upon a hill” (quote from William Bradford). Conversely, Virginia was motivated by material wealth – they traveled to the “New World” to find gold.

Economic: I would put things that relate to trade and stuff here (obviously). Things like what they specialized in – Virginia specialized in tobacco, while New England specialized in industry – to their climates, like the cold climate of New England or the warm climate of Virginia – would probably belong here.

PS: Look in my source.. It’s probably the most useful thing you can have. It’s the EXACT prompt. But don’t plagiarize it, just use it to get some ideas.

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