Essay on History

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Chapter 9 Sunday, November 4, 2012 10:16 PM Lewis & Clark • • Mandans & other tribes welcomed Louis + Clark Louis + Clark ca e to explore Louisiana Purchase & get Indian allies ⁃ Meant to get to Pacific + expand land ⁃ Also, steal fur trade from the Brits Left Mandans w/ Indian interpreters to help w/ other tribes Came back home & settled in the W ⁃ Led to spread of disease, killing Indian friends • • N American Communities, Coast --> Coast • Former American Colonies • • Many ppl still stayed in colonies, not moving W. ⁃ Veiwpts local/narrow As pop grew, ppl immigrated W’ward • Spanish Colonies • • • • Sp owned most of N America, but it’s control = weak Tensions Btween Spanish-American & Spanish born ⁃ American born didnt like being lesser Spanish built missions along land to protect Mexican colony Americans encroaching on Sp land to increase trade ⁃ ⁃ Could trade in MI River B/c Sp had New Orleans, they had control of MI R trade • Haita/Caribbean • • • • European Caribbean supplied 80-90% of Euro sugar Euros used African slave labor Haiti’s revolution jolted world ⁃ Caused fear in slave owners, hope in slaves • Brit N America • • • Learned from America to watch Canada closely Tried to keep American out Controlled lot o’ trade & had Indian buddies ⁃ Kept Muricans from trading • Russian America • • • • • • • Went to Alaska to get furs Kept on spreading in America Americans didn’t care, too focused on taking Brit land Trans-Appalachia: Cincinnati Migration = common feature to Muricans Spread W’ward, making KY & TN states Cincinnati = battleground of settlers & Indians ⁃ Grew in size greatly • Atlantic Ports • Ports = imp econ & pol. • Charleston, Balitmore, Philly, NYC & Boston = imp cities Nat Eco • Nat Econ • Murica mostly rural farmers ⁃ ⁃ 94% lived in small communities Communities kept old farming traditions

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