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Monday, June 22, 2015

American Timeline analysis, section 7: 1570

Hello once again people who read this blog! It feels like it's been awhile since I've done one of these. Or is that just me? Either way, today we're moving on to section 7 in our American timeline!

1570, exact date unknown: The Iroquois Confederacy is founded.

Yeah, not much to talk about today. The I. Confederacy was a group consisting of 5 Indian tribes, however it would later go on to include 6. These tribes/nations were the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora. The "Six Nations" is still going today, actually, with around 45,000 members in Canada and 80,000 in The United States.

Considering the group consisted of 6 tribes with 6 religions and beliefs, there was obviously a HUGE mix in the community. More than I have time to talk about. But there were rumors to be all sorts of things from secret societies, to exorcisms, to even cannibalism.

Well, that's basically all I have time for today because I'm pretty hungry. I will see you all in the next post. Peace.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

9th Grade Final Writing Exam

Hello once again people who read this blog! The school year is almost to an end, and with it comes tests/exams. Not as many as my public schooling friends, but a few. One of them is my writing exam. "What could it be?" you may be wondering in your beautiful minds. Well, as some of you may know, I want to be a Marine Biologist once I grow up. So today, I'm going to be discussing Marine Biology with you folks, and some of the things you might need to know.

If you're new to this kind of topic, or live under a rock like a sea star, you might be wondering "What is Marine Biology?". Well, Marine Biology is very simple. It's the study of all organisms (plant and animal) that live in the ocean/brackish water. Yeah, simple. However, it's not to be confused with Marine Ecology, which is the study of organisms and how they react with each other and/or the environment. Marine Biology interests me more than M. Ecology for many reasons, but we'll get to that later.

Now, as I said above, Marine Biologists strive to find out all they can about the oceans inhabitants. They're the oceans biological treasure hunters, if you will. There are specific kinds of Marine Biologists though. I don't know their specific role names, but I've watched enough documentaries to know what each specializes in. Some are the divers, which is the most famous role. They're the ones that go down for hands on experience with the wild. It's also the most dangerous job, in my opinion. Along with divers there's also the above crew, including the navigator and the prep team. They very rarely go down in the water, if at all, but their roles are clear. Remember, contrary to popular belief, you DO NOT need to be a diver to be a M. Biologist. It's simply the study of all ocean creatures, regardless of your role.

That may all sound happy-fun-time (because it is), but to many people there's one thing that's majorly important when considering a job. That would be the root of all evil, money. Marine Biologists make a pretty steady rate as their career unfolds. They start off with about 33,000 a year if they have less than a year of experience. Those who have around 2 to 5 years of experience can earn anywhere from 45,000 to 57,000 a year; and if you have 5+ years you can earn up to 70,000. It's a pretty nice paying job. However, in order to reach that job, you need to get the proper education, probably the hardest/worst part of it. According to education-requirements.com, depending how far you wish to go in M. Biology determines how much you must do. Entry-level jobs will only require a bachelors degree, but to perform your own research you will need a Masters Degree. I will personally probably go for my Masters, even though it might kill me two and a half times on the way. The classes I would need to learn are Chemistry (Yay), Biology (YAY), Zoology (YAY), Psychics (Not too sure how to feel about that), and Mathematics (SOMEONE KILL ME NOW.). It also says English isn't a must have, but it comes in handy when writing research papers. Eh, I'm ok at English. I might skip that one lol #bestEnglishskillsever.
Sorry I had to. Anyway.

By now, you might be wondering.. Why do I want to be a M. Biologist? There's a few reasons actually. I've loved animals for all my life, but I've always loved the ocean and..most, of its inhabitants. Some things like the Goblin Shark are simply Gods mistake, but that's besides the point. I've also always wanted to discover new things. We know more about THE MOON than we do our oceans. A lot more in fact. I want to get down there and see what there is to see. Who knows what I might find? A new species of whale? Mermaids? BIGFOOT?! Probably not. But who knows what's down there? Another reason is because I want to keep our environments safe, especially the oceans. In this day and age though, people seem to be forgetting how precious our planet is. They cut down rain forests, pollute the land, sea, and sky, and scatter plastic all over the place like it's no big deal. -If you want to see my plastic-in-the-oceans-rant, check about....7 posts ago.- I want to try and put a stop to that, and I know I'm not the only one.
Also, because dolphins are cute. Why else?

Our oceans are a very interesting and mysterious place. I want to/am going to figure out its secrets, and educate the world on exactly how precious our oceans, and the whole planet Earth, really are. Who knows where it'll take me? Africa? Australia? Asia? The North Pole? Only time can tell. Heh, who knows, maybe I'll be the next M. Biologist Jeff Corwin or Steve Irwin. Wouldn't that be cool.

Well, that my friends is my final writing exam for 9th grade. If you like it leave a comment, or don't. That works too. I get it. I know I'm not loved......... Kidding. I'll see you guys in the ocean, in like.....ten years. Peace.



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

American Timeline analysis, section 6: August 28, 1565

Hello once again people who read this blog!
If you already know what's going on for the past 5 posts, then you have no need to read this bit. But for those of you who don't, for History class I am writing down a (somewhat) detailed United States timeline. You can find the full timeline on www.Wikipedia.org.
Well, now that that's out of the way. Today we're going to be talking about the discovery of one of my favorite cities!

August 28, 1565: Spanish Admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded St. Augustine.
Pedro was a Spanish Admiral and explorer, and it would appear he greatly enjoyed what he did. With the discovery of Florida, or at the time "La Florida", Pedro decided he wanted to get in on a bit of the action. So when he went to La Florida, he established and founded St. Augustine, and made himself governor. St. Augustine was the first successful settlement in La Florida actually, and it would remain one of its most important and popular cities for another three hundred years.

After this, Pedro did a number of other stuff. He served in the military more, explored some more, and even became the governor of Cuba not long before death. Sounds like a good life to me.

Well, that's all I have for today. Tune in tomorrow for section 7, when we jump ahead another 5 years.
Peace.

Friday, June 5, 2015

American Timeline analysis, section 5: 1542

Hello once again people who read this blog!
So you all know the drill by now..
Title,
date,
topic,
something humorous,
yada yada. On with the post!

1542, date unknown. Hernando de Soto discovers the Mississippi River.

Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer and conquistador. He was born in October of 1496 and always dreamed of becoming a great explorer. Well in around 18 years time, he would get that wish granted.
When it was finally Hernandos time to shine, he decided to host an expedition to North America. His main reason? To search for gold, and a passage to China. What else.
He didn't find China though, sadly. Instead he found the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, Georgia, Alamaba, and Mississippi. Upon further exploring these strange locations, he founded the Mississippi River. He was also the first European to cross it. Good for him, he deserves a cookie.
Upon returning to Spain, the Spanish were quite happy to hear of his finds. The Mississippi River allowed the Spanish to further strengthen their claims to the interior of North America.
Hernando ended up dying on the coast of the Mighty Mississippi at the age of 45, due to natural causes.

Well that's all for today. I hope you learned something new, and I'll see you all on Monday. Peace.




Tuesday, June 2, 2015

American Timeline analysis, section 4: April 17th, 1524

Hello once again people who read this blog! Yesterday we discussed an interesting topic, how the Aztecs were amazing and fearsome. Only to be destroyed in a day. Talk about going out in style, or..lack there of. Today however we're going to be talking about something a little more......bland.

April 17th, 1524
Giovanni da Verrazano will be our main man of the day. He was born in 1485 somewhere in France (I think), and he like many others was an explorer. What made Giovanni so special was he managed to map the entire Atlantic Coast of North America, before he was eventually eaten by cannibals. What an amazing way to go. You map the Atlantic coast, make a small fortune, then get anchored at sea, row the shore and get eaten. Or he was arrested for piracy and executed, no one really knows. Personally I'd rather be Spartacus kicked off a cliff, but hey. Each unto his/her own

Giovanni wasn't the most looked upon explorer of his time. In fact, he was kinda ignored. With Cortes destroying the Aztecs only a few years before, no wonder he didn't get much attention. However he did get a statue in Italy, so SOMEONE must've liked him.

Well, that's all I have for today guys. I'll see you all tomorrow for Section 5. Peace.