This action was a clear flip-flop from his previous policy of requiring any action to have constitutional authorization. Although strict constructionism was important to Jefferson, he did abandon that principle in the purchase of the Louisiana Territory, believing the ends would justify the means. To him, the Republican dream of a long-term agrarian society was more important and feasible and he continued to do, what he thought, was in the best interest of the nation. All that Thomas Jefferson and the Republicans wanted, in the end was an agrarian society and economy throughout the nation, by whatever means necessary. As Barry J. Balleck rights, “After all, what was the ultimate end of government?
Edwar Pino HIST-2112 10/11/2011 Assignment #1 A Biography of America #16 “The West” This video starts out by telling us that America was an expanding empire in which government did not spend money, but it spend what it had the most of, land. Therefore, between 1860 and 1900 the government transformed land much more quickly than ever before, but most of the land that the government gave away ended up in the hands of a wealthy few. Thousands of Americans and immigrants shared Henry David Thoreau’s dream of finding freedom by heading west. In 1849, thinking of joining the East and West, a politician named William Gilpin told a mass meeting in Independence, Missouri, that the East should no longer hold the West in bondage. He stated,
| Andrew Jackson | Native American Removal Act of 1930 | | Howard, Tia | 12/9/2011 | | Early in the 19th century, while the rapidly growing United States expanded into the lower south, white settlers faced what they considered a great obstacle, Native Americans. The Indian Removal Act, part of an American government policy, was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 26, 1830. The Removal Act was strongly supported in the south, where states were eager to gain access to lands inhabited by the Five Civilized Tribes: the Cherokee, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), Chickasaw, and the Seminole. These Indian nations, in the view of the settlers and many other white Americans, were standing in the way of progress. Eager for land to raise cotton, the settlers pressured the federal government to acquire the Indian Territory.
I believe these two viewpoints in this chapter are equally convincing and valid, they demonstrate how puritan’s attitude toward the Indians changed over time. From John Eliot’s account of his interaction with the Native American tribes, we can tell that he viewed the Indians as subjects for conversion to Christianity and treated them fairly. “It may be they are better soil for the gospel than we can think”, said John. It’s necessary to take into account the motivation of puritan colonists here. They believed that they are “God’s chosen people”, called by God to build a “city on the hill” in the newfound land.
The British victory in the French and Indian War brought forth a new territory: American land west of the Appalachian Mountains. The colonists, upon seeing the vast lands, greedily jumped at the chance of Britain’s vulnerability and started heading west to settle in the area. To avoid any potential conflicts between the colonists and the Native Americans, Britain issued the Proclamation Act of 1763 to end all settlements past the mountains, enforcing it by stationing troops along the frontier to ensure that the two rival groups were separated. This showed Britain’s concern and sacrifice for the sake of peace—valuable soldiers were sent to tend to a border instead of preparing for armed battle. Britain was considerably fair in terms of responsibility and judgment.
How accurate are they? a. Part of the regional tensions were due the northern delegates wanting to end slavery and the southern delegates wanting to increase slavery .Mason of Virginia was against slavery, he felt the government should have more power over slavery. His predictions are pretty accurate. Ellsworth from Connecticut considered in moral light, ought to free those already in the country.
(p.85) What the rest of the book shaped me to understand is that Cortez was not the man sent to bring a region to new heights, but instead, the man sent to find somewhere to rule. He was very smart and was able to use people and tell and do what they wanted, to get what he wanted. The Indians were taken over, forced to work their land till some of them died from it, or brought down with diseases their body couldn’t handle. Even though I walk away from this book with a better knowledge of the journey taken to move Mexico to be the Mexico we know it as today, I do not feel that Cortez or the others that came after him did them
Also, we were able to see the struggles and hardships that the Indians endured with the invasion of their lands. America was seen as the place for land and, low taxes and religious freedom. However this is all about to change as the American people plan on expanding west and create their own self-governing government as we break ties with the British
Slaves were taught to learn Christianity which the owners hope would push the slaves into working harder, being more obedient, and be more compliant. Spiritual songs were sometimes known to contain secret, coded messages in them to coordinate an escape for the slaves. Steal Away to Jesus truly did in fact contain a secret message in it. The song, along with other signals transmitted codes to the slaves to organize and escape. To the slave owners, the song seems like another spiritual song, but to the slaves this was the difference between slavery and freedom.
Malcolm once expressed to King’s wife an interest in joining the nonviolent movement. He also explained how he believed that he was doing King a favor by attacking him more than helping him in public because it would make whites choose one or the other and he knew that almost all would side with the more peaceful solution. Malcolm experienced this unexpected change in heart after he returned from his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1964. One thing that may have facilitated that was Malcolm’s being suspended from the Nation of Islam by Elijah Muhammad. “Malcolm was determined to follow a course that paralleled King’s - that is, to combine religious leadership and political action” meaning that he knew King’s methods were effective.