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Title: An Analysis Of Secondary Sources From Hurricane Katrina, Assignment: Write An Argumentative Paper About A Historical Event That Relates To Politics Using Only Secondary Sources

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As one of the most destructive natural disasters in United States' history, Hurricane Katrina took hundreds of lives and amounted to billions of dollars in damage. As victims see their fallen homes and shattered lives, they wonder how this catastrophe could have happened. Some argue that hurricanes are unpredictable phenomena that cannot be controlled, and that our government responded to the best of its ability. Others, however, realize that controlling a storm is completely different than preparing for one. While President Bush may not have control over the weather, he had experts predicting a catastrophe like Katrina years before it developed. The Gulf Coast region was completely exposed and unprepared for major hurricanes, but President Bush did not have the foresight to improve the situation.Although many victims lost their lives from Hurricane Katrina because of the government's inefficient response, President Bush's mistakes immediately after the Hurricane did not increase property damage in the Gulf Coast region. A flood levee cannot be rebuilt in one hour or even one day; once the hurricane struck, President Bush could not have prevented the extensive flooding with any response to control the hurricane's damage. Although some historians have used this information to support President Bush, preventative measures could have been taken to decrease the hurricane's destruction. The former director of FEMA, Michael Brown, "conceded that his agency's resources had been stretched," which may have led to FEMA's inefficient relief effort.1 Previous to the Hurricane, President Bush "downgraded the organization and merged it into the Department of Homeland Security," which had been primarily focused on combating terrorism since September 11th and the Iraq War, and clearly explains FEMA's insufficient resources after the hurricane.2 These facts illustrate another mistake made by the President: Bush reacted to Hurricane Katrina instead of taking preventative action. As soon as Hurricane Katrina hit land, most of the government's ability to save lives and control damage was useless: a lack of preparation was a major fault in President Bush's combat with Katrina.Some Bush supporters claim that Hurricanes are erratic, and that the President could have never equipped for such a catastrophe. Weather experts, however, did realize the potential for such a natural disaster, and President Bush had this information at his fingertips. The article Big Blow in the Big Easy was written before Hurricane Katrina had evolved, and it discusses several smaller hurricanes in New Orleans' history, and how the city has narrowly escaped several major disasters. After the tropical storm Cindy blew past New Orleans without even becoming a category one hurricane, the author asks if it is "time to breathe easy" in the Gulf Coast region. By the same weeks' end, however, Hurricane Dennis was "barreling toward the Gulf of Mexico."3 These obvious patterns of harsh hurricanes and...

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