After all of the bad things that our country went through, we came out as a stronger nation. A positive effect of westward expansion was the land we gained. One third of the land that is owned by the United States today was gained during Westward Expansion. The US gained at least part of 10 states from Mexico to expand and settle. This had a negative effect also.
Northerners don’t want to annex Texas because it will throw off the balance of Free states and slave states. In Document B. Channing argued against annexing Texas because if Texas was annexed to the States, it will strengthen the power of slave states. Meanwhile, in Document C. McDuffie want to annex Texas because it will lead to an increase of slave population. War against Mexico was also a source of division. President Polk want to go to war with Mexico, while the Wig protested against going to war with Mexico.
California’s have also close ties to both Mexico and Spain whose influence can be seen in not only its architecture, but its imprints can also be seen in both its religion and culture as well. California’s prosperity can be traced back to its ability to attract foreigners, and it all started with the Europeans that were deeply intrigued by the opportunities that came with the gold rush. Shortly followed by waves of Asians whose ambitions for wealth helped foster San Francisco's’ economical growth. It was also the Asians that helped to developed California’s agriculture. Plus as a result to these sudden expansions other opportunities opened up as well and immigrants from Mexico found their way here as the demand for labor to expand the railways increased.
The Effects of the Westward Movement on the Environment The United States has always been one of westward expansion, beginning along the East Coast and continuing, until it reached the Pacific. "The great leap Westward" as described by Theodore Roosevelt. When gold was stumbled upon in California, waves of treasure seekers poured into the area. The California Gold Rush was a major factor in expansion in the West. This discovery of gold had a huge effect on the American economic system is a great way.
Examples included voting rights and citizenship, and the founders passed this to the states to decide. According to Bowles, 2011, American History 1865 to present End of Isolation, though slavery was the underlying reason for the war, another central debate was the rights of states versus the powers of the federal government. While Republicans were strongly in favor of a stronger federal government, Johnson opposed this direction and wanted states to have more power, includ¬ing the southern states. Which basically meant, more blacks in the government ; Johnson disapproved. As Johnson and Congress wres¬tled with these issues, their clash came to somewhat of a head with a disagreement over the Freedman’s Bureau.
If the success of an Independence movement is defined by achievement of the original goals, then the Mexican Independence Movement was more successful than the Brazilian Independence Movement because Mexico achieved its political, and social goals while Brazil did not achieve its goals to the extent Mexico did, and while Brazil did become economically stable afterwards, Mexico remained economically unstable. There were many political goals for both the Mexican and Brazilian Independence movements. Napoleon’s invasion of the mother countries, Spain and Portugal caused much disruption in the countries so forcing him out was not only a goal but a necessity. Other goals included bringing Ferdinand VII back into power and the final goal was to become independent. Along with the goal of removing Napoleon from Portugal, Brazil’s only set goal politically was to become independent.
Supporting Sentence A: One rationale used to back up the opposition of expansion was that slavery was extensively used by Texas settles and that it was the major source of conflict with Mexico. Supporting Sentence B: They claim that the annexation put off by Jackson and Van Buren were due to concerns of the northwest, therefore, there’s no point in doing it now. Supporting
This transition caused American settler's living in Texas to seize several of Santa Anna's garrisons, including the Alamo. The author states though that the questionable historical inaccuracies occur when historians and directors try and find out why the Americans decided to stay and fight for the Alamo when there was no clear chance of winning the battle. The 1960's movie suggests it was a fight for freedom for Americans, and therefore could be why the director left out the fact that the fight for defending the Alamo was led by four groups of people, including one group of Mexicans seeking to restore the Mexican Republic. In addition, the author
Just like these two there were many people who did not even like that there was a war in the first place but there was really no choice. Lincoln at one point did not even feel that he was capable enough of completely getting rid of slavery because he knew that it would cause problems in the future. He knew that abolishing slavery would turn the north and south against each other even more than it already had. (Pederson, Estell, & Kenneth, 1994). Just because he did not immediately take advantage of his position, probably do what any other would do today, and abolish slavery does not mean he supported it.
(10) The Texas Revolution was launched in October of 1835 by settlers in Mexican Texas. There were many Texans who did not understand the ultimate goal of the Revolution. Some Texans wanted reimplementation of the Mexican Constitution of 1824, which had greater freedoms than the centralist government in Mexico run by General Santa Anna. Texas attempted to petition for the establishment of a separate state government, but got rejected. Other Texans wanted complete and total freedom from Mexico; they wanted Texas to be its own independent country.