Tutor profile: Lindsey A.
Subject: World Geography
In your own words, please explain the importance of rivers and main waterways to the creation of large cities and civilizations. Why were main civilizations often created on large bodies of water?
Rivers are essential for travel, trade, irrigation and farming, drinking water, etc. Most often main civilizations were established on main waterways, because this allowed ancient civilizations the best possible soil options for farming as well as resources for irrigation and made travel to and from nearby ports much quicker than if a civilization had been established more inland.
Subject: World History
Explain what the Renaissance was and why it was important to European society.
The Renaissance was a cultural movement following the Middle Ages in Europe that began in Florence, Italy. The Renaissance focused on redirecting the focus of society from the influence of the Catholic Church towards the influences of art, philosophy, science and reviving interest in Ancient Greek and Roman thought or more commonly known as Humanism. The Renaissance was important because it started to shift societal focus away from the influence of the Church and more towards individual thoughts, arts, and culture. The Renaissance worked towards pulling Europe of out of the Middle Ages and creating a more modern society.
Subject: US History
Describe in 2-3 sentences, the "three R's" of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal plan and the main reason for establishing the New Deal. In your answer, lease provide at least one example of a program set up within that section of the deal.
President FDR created the New Deal plan, in order to pull the United States out of the Great Depression and to help establish a more sound and stable economy. The 3 R's of the New Deal are Relief, Recovery, and Reform. Each main idea of the New Deal program was established to focus on certain aspects of the United States economy and society that needed to be improved. Relief: This branch of FDR's plan, focused on establishing immediate actions taken to halt the economies deterioration. One of the examples of a relief program that was established is the CCC or the Civilian Conservation Corps. This program focused on providing temporary jobs to young males in reforestation, road construction, and prevention of erosion. Recovery: This branch of FDR's plan, focused on creating temporary programs to restart the flow of consumer demand in the economy. One of the examples of a recovery program that was established to help the economy recover, was the WPA or the Works Progress Administration. The WPA provided long term government jobs building schools and other government infrastructure. Reform: This branch of FDR's plan, focused on creating permanent programs that would help the United States avoid another depression and insure citizens against future economic disasters. An example of a reform program that was created to enforce this portion of the New Deal, was the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration was established as a permanent agency to ensure that older and elderly US citizens would have money to survive on, when they were past working age.
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