During the “Gilded Age” period of American history, development of the Trans-Mississippi west was crucial to fulfilling the American dream of manifest destiny and creating an identity which was distinctly American. Since the west is often associated with rugged pioneers and frontiersmen, there is an overarching idea of hardy American individualism. However, although these settlers were brave and helped to make America into what it is today, they heavily relied on federal support. It would not have been possible for white Americans to settle the Trans-Mississippi west without the US government removing Native Americans from their lands and placing them on reservations, offering land grants and incentives for people to move out west, and the
The westward expansion of of the U.S. began to happen around the 1800s. during that time the social opportunities increased since many people moved to the west because the government was paying them or giving them free land. The political opportunities did not increased as much since most of the people moving westwards were poor or immigrants and only white males had the right to participate in those events. The economic opportunities increased for the people who moved westward because of the gold rush and the opportu tires that were provided.
There were both positive and negative components of westward expansion from 1800 to 1875. By the late of 1800s, the land of the United States was mostly purchased. In seventy five years, the United States continuously expanded westward, which was encouraged by the idea of Manifest Destiny. New land in the United States led to more economic, social, and political opportunities. Gaining more land also led to disputes between the states and wars with other countries. Between 1800 and 1875, America continuously expanded westward through the acquisition of new land; there were both favorable and unfavorable consequences and outcomes of westward expansion.
The industrialization of America led to lots of new technology for farming being developed, which further drove farmers into debt. New plows and tools were created and although they made farming signiﬁcantly easier, they were also very expensive. Farmers were forced to buy these tools by their landlords and they struggled to ﬁnd cheaper ways to compete with larger farms. Unlike farmers earlier in the century, these farmers did not grow many crops, even for sustenance. Instead, they grew only a couple cash crops, which could bring a lot of money, but also could bring in none if there was a drought or other problem. As the government ignored farmers and as their debts grew, farmers began no receive no reward for their works in the ﬁelds. Farmers found that unity would be the only way for them to overcome their challenges. However, as these challenges built up, many quit their jobs as farmers and moved to the northern cities and became factories
Timothy Egan wrote this book to describe a hard time during the Dust Bowl. He described how the Dust Bowl affected the farmers and effected on the life at all. The Dust Bowl occurred during the time of economic depression. He focused on untold stories about people live in the Dust Bowl.
The Homestead Act was passed on May 20, 1862; this act accelerated the settlement of the western territory by granting the head of families 160 acres of surveyed public land for a fee of $30 and 5 years of continuous residence on that land. During the forty years after its passing about half a million families took advantage of the act by purchasing land trying to make a home for themselves in the vast open lands. Though the act held good intentions it was truly a hoax, making it seem better than it actually was through all the loopholes and fine print the public did not see. The Homestead Act was considered to a significant failure by examining how land was sold, attitude toward Indian reservations, and corporate greed
1. Pacific Railway act is a law passed in 1862 and 1864 giving large lands grants to the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads. 2. Exoduster is an African American who migrated to the west after the civil war 3. Reservation is a federal land set aside for Native Americans. 4. Battle of little bighorn
For this essay, the question under investigation is: “To what extent did the Dawes General Allotment Act of 1887 impact Native American Tribes and their culture?” The number of tribes impacted by this act is too vast for us to investigate them all, so the focus of this research question will be on the Five Civilized Tribes to make the subject less broad. Lifestyles of the Native Americans in the Five Civilized Tribes before and after the Dawes Act will be investigated to get a better understanding of the life and cultural changes these people endured. The impacts include the splitting up of land and the redistribution of the land to individual tribe members, and the introduction of "white culture," such as farming, to the Native Americans.
The Dawes Act and its supporters sang a very similar tune to southerners who justified slavery as their patriarchal and christian duty. The Dawes Act allowed the President of the United States to survey the reservations Indians lived on and allot its land to heads of households, single persons over eighteen, and to orphans. This meant that the President went into reservations and redistributed the land, upsetting the system Native Americans had previously. Slave owners of the Antebellum South believed that the Black men and women needed to be enslaved, for they could not function without a patriarchal master. Westerners too saw the Native Americans as inferior, and felt that they had to help the tribal people be free of
In the 1930’s The United States of America had a time of growth in agriculture even in the face of the Great Depression. The Depression caused many farmers to foreclose on farms (Reis 68). The United States had different points in agriculture threw out the 1930’s. Farmers in some parts of the country found wealth in agricultural jobs (Lawrence 1). In other parts of the United States farmers were dealing with drought and bankruptcy (“Dust Bowl 1”). In the 1930’s Agriculture was an important industry and growth of agriculture programs to help farmers.
The government fiscal policies In the 1920s, made it easier for the wealthy to get even wealthier because they reduced business regulations which allowed the wealthy to keep more of their money. The reduced business regulations and low taxes increased the profits of corporations and made their stocks more valuable. However, the poor and middle-class families couldn't buy products because their wages couldn't afford the products due to the changes in prices. This under-consumption lead to business overproduction and soon caused business profits to drop.
Thaddeus Russell, author of A Renegade History of The United States, furthers his book by changing his focus to one specific presidency,Franklin D. Roosevelt’s. Roosevelt strays away from democratic policies and tries to swift the nation into an autocracy. Roosevelt’s presidency was on the verge of dictatorship. Russell continues to explain how this one particular presidents ideas and policies were no longer self-governing, but seemingly a tyranny waiting to arise. The president plans on propaganda and censorship were said to make America great again. By exploring the elements of autocracy and democracy, Roosevelt's administration was an autocracy.
Government policies dramatically changed in the 1920s which were a consequence to the Treaty of Versailles since the period was so soon after the war and many of the policies concerned post-war aspects. The Allies have varied views and in many cases Britain is the country to be in a different position in terms of the perceived aftermath of the Treaty of Versailles.
Have you ever heard the word “homestead” or “homesteader” and you didn’t understand what it meant? Did you hear it from a show on T.V., read it in a book, or even saw something on online that peaked your interest? You’ve looked it up and find that in truth it means something different to each person and each person sees it differently. But, you just want a straight answer? Well, you don’t have to have a lot of farm animals, a large garden, and a 30 acres of land to actually be a homesteader and if you do, all the better. So, what is a