Lastly, the rivers provided a means of transportation and a way for farmers to move their harvested crops for trade. Establishing a strong agricultural community allowed for a stable and growing population. (The River Valley Civilization Guide, n.d.) Part B The origin of the potato dates back about 8,000 years ago. Hunters and gatherers began domesticating wild potato plants that grew around Lake Titicaca, in the Andes mountain range of South America, on the border between Bolivia and Peru,. Between 1532 and 1572, Spanish conquistadores came to Peru in search of gold.
Contributions to the Great West There are many components to the West that helps in the settlement of it. Those components including mining, cattle raising, and farming. Mining was very popular at prior to during this time period. The 49ers of California and the 59ers of Nevada led to even more gold digging in the 1860’s. Nevada became a popular gold digging location after the Comstock Lode had been uncovered and 340 million dollars worth of gold and silver had been found.
The California Dream have attracted numerous people from all over the world, but do everyone have equal opportunities? Ever since the gold rush fever in the 1850s, in search of adventure and prosperity, the golden state have attracted many looking for a new chance in life. “Renewal and opportunity” are two words being mentioned in Rawls essay that summarizes his thoughts about the reason why people are drawn here from every corner of the world (20). A place where no goal can be set to high; the only limit is ones motivation to follow its own ambition. But the dream can, however, be quite deceivable as people only hear about the glamour and riches and thus not about the many problem and obstacles one may face.
So they had to work for claim holders instead of mining themselves. In 1858, more and more miners started to move into the Fraser River area for more gold. By the end of the summer, more than 10,000 miners were at Fraser River working. Governor Douglas found out that the mining business was profitable, so he decided to build a road that connects to the goldfields. However, his decision was not clever.
The potato was able to grow in cold and wet climate, cultivated in the terraces, landscapes of the Andes Mountains. There’s 235 species of potatoes, in 1532-1537 the Spanish conquered the Incas, were introduced to the potatoes. In 1577 the potato was brought by Cristopher Columbus to North Europe and used as their main food source, it contributed to the population’s growth, and many others from dying of famine. C. Environmental or Physical Geographic Factors One geographical factor that helped with the development of the United States was The Mississippi River Where the Louisiana Purchase boomed into trade and expansion. The access to the river benefited communities by increasing income from transportation, fishing, and mills.
This exploration team reported back to the government about the diverse nature of the west and all that it could offer to the people of USA. In the 1840s it was Oregon above all that attracted settlers. Stories spread of how good the Oregon farming was. It was, however, gold rather than land that triggered off the really big movement to the far West in 1849, when
The California Dream Ever since the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill in 1848, began for over a span of 7 years the California Gold Rush. Those seeking freedom from the Midwest and East coast packed up their belongings and brought with them their families to California. Considered as a land wild and raw, California offered to thrill-seekers excitement, adrenaline and the promise that California could and would bring to one the wealth, success, and fortune one wished and sought. Though with more and more migrants and immigrants alike coming to California, the accessibility to one’s own “California dream” became more difficult to achieve. Even though the success rates in California are no longer booming nowadays as it was during the turn of
The transcontinental railroad brought many benefits, for example it made transportation much faster. A wagon trip over the Oregon Trail had once taken six weeks at best, and with the transcontinental railroad that same trip could be made in a matter of days. Another benefit is that it connected places that were distant such as Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles, California, was once a sleepy provincial town, now with the transcontinental railroad it was one of the railroads’ boomtowns. The railroads also brought the riches of the West, thousands of tons of ore and cattle by the millions could now flow east to be processed and consumed.
Before the Spanish explorers came to the Americas around the 16th century, there were existing thriving civilizations. The Aztec and the Mayans in Mesoamerica and the Inca Empire in the South. The Inca Empire ruled most of South America during the 14th to 16th centuries. The Inca’s are still historically famous today for there achievements in laying the foundation for creating strong social, economic and political organizations. They built road systems across the country to transport and distribute goods and food.
In 1849, the California Gold Rush exponentially populated Northern California. Once this happened, immigrants began to outnumber the U.S. citizens. Since the immigrants were more willing to work for a cheaper cost, they began to take many of the jobs. Also, California unanimously rejected slavery and petitioned to become part of