9.4 Democrats regain control after Reconstruction U.S Navy SBD-5 scout plane flying patrol over USS Washington and USS Lexington during the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign 1943. .
. While technological superiority and cultural factors played an important role in the victories of the conquistadors in the Americas their conquest was greatly facilitated by old world diseases: smallpox chicken pox diphtheria typhus influenza measles malaria and yellow fever the diseases were carried to distant tribes and villages This typical path of disease transmission moved much faster than the conquistadors so that as they advanced resistance weakened. Epidemic disease is commonly cited as the primary reason for the population collapse the American natives lacked immunity to these infections. . The city of Houston has a strong mayoral form of municipal government. Houston is a home rule city and all municipal elections in the Texas are nonpartisan the city's elected officials are the mayor city controller and 16 members of the Houston City Council the current mayor of Houston is Sylvester Turner a Democrat elected on a nonpartisan ballot Houston's mayor serves as the city's chief administrator executive officer and official representative and is responsible for the general management of the city and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced, In May 1945 Australian troops landed in Borneo over-running the oilfields there British American and Chinese forces defeated the Japanese in northern Burma in March and the British pushed on to reach Rangoon by 3 May. Chinese forces started a counterattack in the Battle of West Hunan that occurred between 6 April and 7 June 1945 American naval and amphibious forces also moved towards Japan taking Iwo Jima by March and Okinawa by the end of June. At the same time American submarines cut off Japanese imports drastically reducing Japan's ability to supply its overseas forces, Contents Houston Texas Business Directory A gambrel-roofed house with large windows gracious wrap-around balcony and first floor porch with Grecian columns Sashed windows are framed by shutters. Houston Texas Business Directory In the aftermath of the Galveston disaster action proceeded on building the Houston Ship Channel to create a more protected inland port Houston quickly grew once the Channel was completed and rapidly became the primary port in Texas Railroads were constructed in a radial pattern to link Houston with other major cities such as Dallas-Fort Worth San Antonio and Austin. JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston Texas is the tallest composite building in the world. American troops approaching Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944, Heritage Plaza building as seen from the Theater District. .