Essays Tagged: "Potomac River"

The Flying Men and Their Impact on Literature. Speaks of Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright

between the timeLangley flew his scale models and the time his full-size Aerodrome plunged into the PotomacRiver, the two bicycle builders from Dayton, Ohio were busy experimenting with gliders. Wilbu ...

(6 pages) 49 0 4.3 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering

The Life of George Washington

nt of 150 acres in Westmoreland County Virginia 1657.--1 The prime land was located right along the Potomac river and when John Washington first saw this land he saw the potential for resource and wit ... included the whole peninsula between Popes Creek and Bridges Creek, small streams emptying into the Potomac. Augustine Washington had four children by his first wife. His second wife was Mary Ball Was ...

(14 pages) 197 0 3.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

George Washington's Biography-2 pages including paragraphs on -introduction -early life -land surveying -french and indian war -revolutionary war -later years

George Washington was born on Feb. 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia on an estate along the Potomac River. He was the oldest son of Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washingt ...

(4 pages) 111 0 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

History of Maryland as a colony.

ert, also known as Lord Baltimore I, tried to get a land grant from the king. The land north of the Potomac river was his aim. This land was part of the Virginia colony. Calvert was the king`s advisor ... rt, also known as Lord Baltimore II. The land was from the Delmarva penninsula to the source of the Potomac river. He named the land "Maryland" because of Queen Henrietta Maria. The city of Baltimore ...

(2 pages) 27 0 2.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Had the fort been captured?

espected young lawyer living in Georgetown just west of where the modern day Key Bridge crosses the Potomac River. He made his home there from 1804 to around 1833 with his wife Mary and their six sons ...

(3 pages) 21 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Gettysburg

t of attack from General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia which had crossed thePotomac River and marched into Pennsylvania.the Union Army of the Potomac under its new and untried ...

(5 pages) 40 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

What really happened at the Battle of Antietam? Why is the Battle of Antietam called 'The Bloodiest Day' of the Civil War?

September 3, 1862, General Lee broke camp and directed his columns toward the shallow fords of the Potomac River, just above Leesburg, Virginia. It was 25 miles north of Chantilly. Lee chose this spo ... Washington. The Federals then would surely respond by massing their forces on the north side of the Potomac River, they would think that Lee's movements were a direct threat to Baltimore and/or Washin ...

(10 pages) 78 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

George Washington The First President Of The USA

try of English descent. George spent his early years on the family estate on Pope's Creek along the Potomac River. His early education included the study of such subjects as mathematics, surveying, th ... er George went to live with his half brother Lawrence at Mount Vernon, Lawrence's plantation on the Potomac. Lawrence, who became something of a substitute father for his brother, had married into the ...

(1 pages) 32 1 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

The Biography of George Washington

try of English descent. George spent his early years on the family estate on Pope's Creek along the Potomac River. His early education included the study of such subjects as mathematics, surveying, th ... er George went to live with his half brother Lawrence at Mount Vernon, Lawrence's plantation on the Potomac. Lawrence, who became something of a substitute father for his brother, had married into the ...

(9 pages) 99 1 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant

ign was needed for an entirely new federal city to be built on a 10-mile square on the banks of the Potomac River, L'Enfant was ready.He had a vision of what an American capital could be, a forerunner ...

(3 pages) 33 1 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Major Andrew Ellicot

d joined together in donating territory to establish a new federal capital city on the banks of the Potomac River. At the suggestion of President George Washington, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson ...

(2 pages) 32 1 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Biograhpy of George Washington of his life and accomplishments

glish descent he lived the early part of his life in his families estate on "Pop's Creek" along the Potomac River. His father died in 1743. Soon after that George went to live with his half brother at ...

(3 pages) 29 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Infamous Watergate Scandal

modern buildings with balconies that looks like filed down Shark's Teeth" (Gold, 1). Located on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. it contains many hotel rooms and offices. What happened in the com ...

(9 pages) 160 0 3.5 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

George Mason

in Dogue's Neck, Virginia. Mason completed construction of Gunston Hall (a plantation house on the Potomac River) in 1759. He and his wife had twelve children, nine of which survived to adulthood. Ma ... Neck, Virginia, is now a tourist attraction. The George Mason National Memorial is located in East Potomac Park, Washington, DC, near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial; it was dedicated on April 9, 2002. ...

(2 pages) 15 0 1.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

My Town

The name of the town is Cumberland, Maryland. It lies in a valley on the Potomac River. The day is December 12, 2001. The time is the beginning of the day.The alarm cl ...

(2 pages) 566 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Reasons for prosocial behaviou

o, prosocial behaviour and norms could have affected Arland's actions while in the icy water of the Potomac River. Specifically, the "norm of social responsibility prescribes that people should help o ...

(3 pages) 41 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Antietam

miles from Sharpsburg Maryland. General Robert E. Lee positioned his army in a semicircle along the Potomac River. The Union army under command of General McClellan lined on the hills above them. The ...

(3 pages) 483 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Robert E. Lee

r the war on the side of the confederacy. In the start of his campaign General Lee moved across the Potomac river and then split his army into four or five sections. He sent most of his army with Gene ...

(2 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars