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Describe the architecture and the urban form of the city highlighting key places and monuments.

Write a 1 – 2 page description of the Dutch City New Amsterdam in Manhattan at a time just before the British take it and rename it New York. Imagine you have just arrived by boat and are walking across the city and along the waterfront. What do you see? What is the scale and character of the place? Describe the architecture and the urban form of the city highlighting key places and monuments. This could read like a short walking tour across the city but you might want to begin with some broader observations / opinion of the overall place. You could even compare New Amsterdam to Amsterdam – it’s obviously smaller, but it’s clearly a Dutch City too.

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History : History

How did the construction of railways affect the economy of Canada?

Read the attached article on “Railroads and Early Industrialization” and answer the following questions. (One page double-spaced for each question).
How did the construction of railways affect the economy of Canada?
What were the challenges involved in railway ventures?