By Chris J. Magoc
Environmental concerns reminiscent of deforestation, water pollutants, extinction of indigenous animal species, and weather switch have lengthy existed within the usa. thankfully, the yankee humans and their executive have proven a willingness to handle environmental concerns.Chronology of usa citizens and the surroundings encompasses greater than 4 centuries of dynamic and transformational environmental switch that illustrate the critical value of our surroundings, normal assets, and "nature" all through American background. the writer offers a chronological evaluation of the numerous occasions, significant figures, and public coverage advancements through the heritage of our courting with the surroundings, illustrating the series of historic occasions, cultural rules, and traits that experience led americans to do so to guard the surroundings and public future health. This ebook additionally touches upon prehistoric occurrences and occasions ahead of the arriving of ecu explorers that supply context for local American principles and attitudes towards nature.
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In its first century, the Corps focused its work on mapping and sur veying for road and canal constr uction; building dikes and lev ees for flood control; and er ecting bridges, lighthouses, and other navigation works. By the 20th century, it would focus increasingly on dam building, often competing with the B ureau of R eclamation in the race to build ev er-larger dams and irrigation projects in the West. 1803 LAND. 40 per acre). 20 Chronology of Americans and the Environment EXPL. m. on A ugust 31, Capt.
On March 3, the Department of the Interior is established. The expansion of federal lands having grown enormously as a result of the Mexican War, the longstanding pr oposal to cr eate a go vernment agency to o versee land- and r esource-related matters finally succeeds. Once called the “Great Miscellany” for the sprawling nature of its administrativ e responsibilities, Interior remains the largest land-management department of the federal go vernment, o verseeing in the 21st centur y mor e than 500 million acres of public real estate.
TECH. The Bessemer blast furnace method for steel production is introduced at Wyandotte, Michigan. The revolutionary process developed and patented by English inventor and engineer Henry Bessemer makes steel the material of choice in the building of modern America. As the second wave of the Industrial Revolution unfolds in the second half of the 19th century, steel production explodes, as does the necessar y extraction of iron ore from Minnesota and coal from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky.