America has changed in so many ways since my ancestors immigrated, moved, to America and they all brought their own family traditions from Norway and Sweden that are still present in America to this day. There is always push and pull, positive and negative, factors in immigrating to a different country and the main push factor in my families move was because of famine and the main pull factor that brought them to America was the job opportunities and the start of a bright new future for the younger generations to be a part of. Throughout this paper, many words like immigrants, someone settling into a country, will be used because everyone that has come to America is an immigrant. Also, ethnicity, a person’s background, will be used in relation to the original traditions that they are bringing to the new land that they immigrating to and the word diversity goes right alongside with ethnicity, because diversity means to have a variety of something such as; opinion, color or style, and when people bring in diversity it will bring tradition right with it. Majority of the people that wanted and succeeded coming to America was looking to better the life of his or hers family and to better the future of their children’s lives. And since America is described as the “melting pot”, which pretty much means no matter where you come from you are automatically put into the “pot”, I think that when everyone settles here he/she will be a true American, because I hope that all Americans want the finest outcome to every dream that a fellow American has set their mind to. I believe that last statement, because I feel that if my family could do it, than anyone else can too. By 1904, 90,000 people emigrated from Norway to America for a better life and because of a famine that was taking over the country. Before any immigrants came to America, immigrants needed a sponsor from America to sponsor them. The sponsor would have to guarantee that the immigrants would have food and place to live during their stay. And this is the story of how and why my ancestors immigrated to America. Clifton My great- great- great- grandfather, Johanas Kaluften was born in Gudbarandsdalen, Norway and he immigrated to America when he was 28, where his identity was changed to John Clifton. He married Maria Paulsdaughter from Gudbaransdalen, Norway on November 20th, 1880. That is also when they immigrated to America in 1880. They migrated to Michigan when they moved to America. My great- great- grandfather, son of John Clifton, Ingwald Clifton was born in Republic, Michigan on June 29, 1884. In 1885 they migrated 700 miles to Devils Lake, North Dakota in a covered wagon. They lived in Ramsey County for two years, and then John and Maria Clifton moved to a farm south of Maddock where they raised eleven children. My great- great grandmother, Bertha Nilsine was born September 13, 1888 in Ullensaker, Norway (Later called, Gardenmoen, Norway). Bertha was born to Inger Annette Nilsdatter Notnes and Axsel Karlsson. Inger Annette was from Norway and Axsel Karlsson was from Sweden. In 1904 Axsel Karlsson, Bertha; 16 at the time, and her brother immigrated to America to look for a better life, leaving 3 other children back home. When Axsel Karlsson migrated to America he changed his name to Axel Stromberg. (His last name changed because he was from the Stromne area.) Axel, Bertha, and Art moved to Axels’ brothers, Albert’s homestead, South of Maddock. Bertha got a job from a very wealthy family in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were so wealthy that they did an unheard of thing; they went to Florida for the winter! Bertha returned to the Maddock area one year around harvest season and she took a job in the cook car with a neighbor of her uncle Albert, Elsie Clifton. While Bertha was working in the cook car with Elsie Clifton, she saw a handsome fellow and she told Elsie, “I’m going to marry that man.” And that man was Elsie’s brother, Ingvald Clifton (Ingwald changed his…
relations. They find associations between elements of humans and biophysical domains, which is fitting, because geography come from the Greek words which mean earth describing. The need for geography has remained significant since the beginning of human kind, but the Greeks were the first to establish geography as logical body of knowledge. Ultimately, geography is a broad area of knowledge that seeks relations between spatial association and human movement thorough the use of maps. There is an old…
“The Pursuit of a Moral and Justifiable Reality”
While a certain written or verbal discourse can persuade a reader to form an emotional response in the favor of the discourser, the viewer or reader might want to look deeper into the subtext. One must take into account much more than is written on a page or spoken into a microphone. Looking at controversial situations from multiple angles and perspectives can lead one to gain a further understanding of…
Human Geography and the Holocaust: A Model of Medical Geography
Morgan State University
Geography is best described as the field of science dedicated to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of the Earth. Medical Geography is the study of the geographic distribution of disease (including epidemics and pandemics), illness, death and health care. This study uses Medical Geography and Geography in general to make sense of the…
Spatial Perspective?where something occurs and why it occurs there
Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments.
Every place is distinguish from other places by its own unique combination of physical and human characteristics.
What is true about the meaning or significance that places represent for people?place is experienced distinctly by every different person that interacts with it
Places are ‘lived in’ a…
AP Human Geography Unit 3 vocabulary
Cultural landscape – the visible imprint of human activity and culture on the landscape.
Signs – a gesture or action that passes on information.
Symbols – designs that stand for other things or ideas.
Components of a culture – traits that coincide with a tradition.
Cultural synthesis – two or more cultures merge over time.
Culture Group – the sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another.
Built Environment – the human…
Human Geography Notes 1
Place is about an identity where memory and sacredness intertwine.
Place is ordinary but important
Mundane is a privilege
Can be controlled by the processes happening in the same area (refinery)
Why is Aggieland a place? People develop here. They develop knowledge and opportunity here. It provides a sense of collective identity. There’s spoken and unspoken ways you can interact with here -> a culture. Values; integrity, honor, respect, leadership, service
Kyle Field -> more…
Human Geography Notes 5
Wealth is increasingly more concentrated in the core regions
As certain economic and political relations are strengthened, other regions continue to be left behind
Global poverty increasing (gap between poorest fifth and wealthiest fifth)
Mobilization against Globalization
Economic globalization increases well-being for some, and undermines the economic, social, and cultural integrity of other places
Economic globalization is “variously embraced…
Human Geography Notes 8
Pre-Industrial and Post-Industrial
High levels of economic production will lower birth rates
How do populations change?
Expansive population policies
Anti-capatalists ideologies …. (etc. see above ^)
What is the relationship between population and resources?
What is migration and mobility?
What factors contribute to migration and mobility?
What is migration in the context of ….?
What is the relationship between population and resources?
Discuss the future of human geography with reference to the approaches that have emerged since the 1950s.
Geography found its roots during periods of exploration when man's knowledge of the world was still subject to the imagination. For many decades, Europe and the British Empire in particular formed much of what cartography is today, and environmental determinism was widely used to serve imperialist needs. Many ideas and theories were highly influenced and composed by upper class academics and…