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A History Game of The Environmental Movement. 1800s – Early Events. Effects of Industrial Revolution seen in cities Thoreau writes Walden 1854 Protections for Yosemite first proposed 1864 (established in 1890) Yellowstone National Park Established 1872. More early Events. John Muir

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A history game of the environmental movement l.jpg

A History Game of The Environmental Movement


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1800s – Early Events

  • Effects of Industrial Revolution seen in cities

  • Thoreau writes Walden

  • 1854

  • Protections for Yosemite first proposed

  • 1864 (established in 1890)

  • Yellowstone National Park Established

  • 1872


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More early Events

  • John Muir

  • Founds Sierra Club

  • 1892

  • Theodore Roosevelt

  • First National Bird Preserve -1903

  • Woodrow Wilson - National Park Service - 1916

  • Passenger Pigeon Becomes Extinct

  • 1914


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1930s

  • Dust Bowl – 1930s

  • New Deal Legislation

  • Civilian Conservation Corps

  • Soil Conservation Service

  • Aldo Leopold publishes Sand County Almanac

  • 1939


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1940s-50s

  • Killer Fogs

  • Donora Pennsylvania 1948

  • London 1952- 4,000 dead

  • Eisenhower Signs First National Pollution Control Laws

  • Air Pollution Control Act 1955

  • Water Pollution Control Act 1956


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1960s

  • Rachel Carson

  • Publishes Silent Spring

  • 1962

  • Cuyahoga River

  • Catches Fire

  • 1969


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1970s

  • First Earth Day - 1970

  • 1970-1976 - Major Environmental Laws Past

  • Lois Gibbs

  • Love Canal

  • 1977

  • Three Mile Island

  • Pennsylvania

  • 1979


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