In 1776, the United States independence from Britain, the territory of the US only has 13 states along the Atlantic Ocean. How the United State expand her land so much in such a short time? During the 19 century, the federal government promoted westward expansion by using a variety of methods, such as purchase, cession, annexation, war or treaty. This expansion changed the shape and character of the country. More and more territory lead the United States became one of the largest countries in the world. In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from France for 15 million dollars. At that time, France was busy to control the whole of Europe and had no time to concern about her colonies in the America. Also, France needed money to establish the army. Therefore, the France would have accepted a low price to sell the Louisiana Territory. This is the Louisiana Purchase as shown in document 1. After the Louisiana Purchase, the size of the US had doubled. From document 3, we can know that the United States gained the Texas by going war with Mexico. Texas had independent from Mexico, but most of Texans were Americans and they asked the United States to annex Texas and take it over. The United States went to war with Mexico in order to decide the border of Texas. Finally, the United States won the war, and it called Texas Annexation. Also, the United States took over the Southwest land of Texas from Mexico, called Mexican Cession. Treaty with other country, occupied the ownerless territory, are another ways that the United States expand its land. Land expansion had also brought a variety of problems. From document 6, in order to let the citizens settled at new territory, the United States passed the Homestead
History 120 Wednesday’s 6:30-9:15
The trail of tears was a horrible part of American history. “The forcible removal and transport in 1838 to 1839 of thousands of Cherokees from their ancestral homeland in the southern uplands.”(the way we lived, 156) “At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida–land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated…
states by covering their debt
protective tariffs to help manufacturers against British competitors
national bank (Bank of the U.S.)
#3. The Two-party system forms due to disagreements between Jefferson and
Alexander Hamilton wants the U.S. to become a nation of business and manufacturing
Thomas Jefferson wants the U.S. to continue to be a rural society of independent farmers
Favor strong central…
THE FORGOTTEN WAR OF 1812
The war of 1812 is an unusual part of history because most people have not heard or know much about it even though it is of extreme importance to American history. It relates to the theme “Turning Point in America” because the war gave us complete independence and respect from Britain. It has been forgotten probably because it happened between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. There was deep hostility between Great Britain and the United States mainly because…
having a geographical coincidence, with a cultural, or ethnic, entity, the “nation” (Nation State, 2011). Our Geography text defines this simply as “a state ruling over territory containing all of the people of a nation” (Bergman, 2008). While our Social Science text defines it as “the nation is a culture group residing within the territory of a political state” (Perry, 2009). In nation-states, there are also usually a very low percentage of outsiders, or foreigners, as part of the country’s permanent…
Unit Two Exam Paper
During our nation’s early years, Thomas Jefferson was considerably very important to the history and growth of the United States. Born on April 13, 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia Jefferson was noted for his heavily involvement in the United States (U.S.) government. Jefferson served as a representative in the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1769 then eventually got a seat in the Second Continental Congress in 1775. From there was when Jefferson had presented…
Chapter 13 Outline
Expansion was now at modern day U.S except Alaska, Hawaii, some adjustments.
Manifest Destiny- Became of of the factors driving white Americans look to the West.
The idea that Americas was destined by God and history to expand over a vast area.
The westward expansion was a movement to spread both a political system and a racially defined society.
People were against expansion like Henry Clay which thought it would reopen slavery…
08 October 2014
America’s New Culture
Throughout American history there have been numerous encounters of immigrants who migrate to this country in hopes to gain the so called “American Dream”. But in reality what is the American Dream? Since the country is filled with so many different cultures and ethnicities, it may be a combination of both, whether it is a Chinese American, Mexican American, or Indian American, the strive to progress is…
widespread war in history, with more than 100 million military personnel mobilized. In a state of total war, the major participants placed their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by significant events involving the mass death of civilians, including the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare, it is the deadliest conflict in human history resulting in 50…
except for a few that are British Associated Territories (such as the Cayman Islands), the
Lesser Antilles show little similarities in comparison. The only exception in the Greater Antilles is Puerto
Rico, which has been a commonwealth associated with the United States since 1952 (Rogozinski, 285).
In the Lesser Antilles, however, while some of these countries are independent, many are members of
the Netherlands Antilles. The rest are either British associated territories, French territories, or have a
less common political status…
US History I Honors
5 December 2011
The Era of Good Feelings
The eight year span of James Monroe’s presidency, 1816 to 1824, is known as the Era of Good Feelings. It was a time of both consensus and conflict after the War of 1812. The creation of the American System and the Monroe Doctrine resulted in harmony. On the other hand, the Panic of 1819 and rivalry between the North and South, which was exemplified by the Missouri Compromise, resulted in conflict. Overall, the title “Era of Good Feelings”…