Two very significant geographic factors that contributed to the development or expansion of the United States include the Gold rush of 1849 and the Great land rush of Oklahoma of 1889. Both of these event drastically changed the landscape of America towards the end of the 19th century. Another factor that changed the world as we knew it was the environment of the indus valley; the indus river played a major role in developing one of our greatest ancient civilizations, the indus river people. Furthermore, the indus river people shared their stuff and trade things and city building ideas with the rest of the world, but most importantly with country X. Country X would have remained without trade things and cities if it was not for the indus river people.
Explain how improvements in transportation and communication made possible the rise of the West as a powerful, self-conscious region of the new nation. With the market revolution, came a large influx of improvements in transportation and communication. Without these improvements the rise of the western United States would have been a far slower process. By 1784 the US population had boomed and after the War of 1812 the number of land seeking settlers was astounding. Prior too many critical inventions the processes to which America operated under changed little since the colonial era.
The focus of the nation shifted from the West to the South. After the Civil War, though, things seemed to pick up right where they left off. The Homestead Act of 1869 promoted migration to the West in massive numbers. The development of new industries and the charm of being able to start a new life in the West attracted many immigrants from the large Eastern cities in which violence was rampant. Modern films and
There was no direct water way to the Pacific, like Jefferson had hoped. He did highlight instead on another finding, saying “we view this passage across the continent as affording immence advantages to the fur trade…The Missouri and all its branches from the Cheyenne upwards abound more in beaver and common otter, than any other streams on earth” (Lewis, 200). The government could cut out the British almost completely, cut the distance traveled, and have the furs arrive earlier and in better condition, leading to an increase in price. Lewis believed that he had been the first to explore the American West, that he should be the one to exploit it. Over the next few months, Lewis and Jefferson had many different meetings with all political figures trying to get this new form of fur trade to happen.
After the railroad was constructed, it united the nation by steel and steam. There was an actual connection between the two lands, which symbolized a fresh start (Republican vision Document 16-1 p.33). The so-called fresh start results in trade, new jobs and more room for life on a frontier. Toponce explains how the “Union Pacific sold fifty- six miles to the Central public, which brought back the real junction back to a point five miles north of the Ogden depot” (Document 16-1 p.34). He is saying the fact that they joined the transcontinental railroad made a real change.
Pedro Fages entred in America through Sacramento river with the intention of colonial -exploratory venture in 1772 After his successful entry came another explorer Gabriel Moraga, on a journey to find suitable sites for the construction of missions (Cultural Clash). He was so overwhelmed with the vastness and great resources of Sacramento river that he named it “io de los Sacramentos, or river of the blessed Sacrament “.The popularity of river increased which boosted the culture and economy of California state (Cultural Clash). The Sacramento river valley got another high when gold ore was discovered in it attracting millions of people coming in wake of getting rich (Cultural Clash).Many immigrants settled here forever, completely transfiorming the American culture. This ever growing acclaim of river attracted companies like Hudson bay company which created Siskiyou Trail that ran through the mountains between Oregon's Willamette Valley and the northern part of the Sacramento valley. (Cultural Clash) This trail helped in developing the trade with other states giving a high to California's economy.
Although it was not presented in Odyssey and it touched in Atala, it is such a big connection between the two that it must be brought up. The Native Americans were nearly wiped out by the white people. They got in contact with the Europeans and it nearly wiped out the entire group because of the diseases that the white people that the Natives were not immune to. It did not help matters that the white people took over the land that already belonged to the Natives, and then have their white ancestor claim to have found the Americas. The white people made the Native Americans walk thousands of miles from their own homeland.
They believed they had a destiny. The idea of a Manifest Destiny is a belief that was held in the middle and latter part of the 19th century, that it was the destiny of the United States to expand its territory over the entire continent of North America and to extend and enhance its political, social, and economic influences across the world. During the years when Manifest Destiny was held in high regard it was a common belief among the people that they were chosen by God to become greater and more powerful than they already were. They believe God wanted them to spread their influence from the East to the West and they were to do this by expanding and gaining new territories. This was the excuse they used to justify some of their
According to Turner, the frontier had been the most important factor in shaping America and its character. He believed that you could only understand America by understanding the western frontier and how it changed the newly organized nation. A major notion within his claims of the American frontier is, “ the existence of an are of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward, explain American development ” (Turner, 33). Turner saw the advancement in the western frontier in a more hopeful and joyful light, contrary to that of Patricia Limerick’s
The opening up of the western frontier in America started in the aftermath of the USA’s victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War. The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 saw numerous formerly French-owned lands becoming the property of the USA; and this land, with the additional lure of finding gold and the possibility of a fresh start, attracted many people to the West, resulting in a nation-wide increase in trade and wealth; however, this westward expansion also dictated Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal policies. Native Americans have been frequently demonised in print, radio, television and other forms of media, and contrasted against the stereotypically romanticised, heroic, fearless European frontier man stereotype. Through the Treaty