In 1821, Mexico declared its independence and went to war with the United States. When the war ended the land north of the Gila River became United States territory and a few years later the rest of the area was obtained through the Gadsden Purchase. Then began the great westward movement. From adventurers to businessmen, our early pioneers came west to seek their fortunes. After a battle with the Indian settlers trying to prevent the
In chapter four, Menchaca discussed how the Spanish during the late seventh century colonized Texas and Arizona to increase their power and control over the Southwest. The Spanish sent their military powers and church friars to set up forts and missions to control the large vast areas of land. Menchaca discussed the history of Texas 's founding and how it came into the possession of the Spanish. The Spanish wanted to settle in Texas because of possible threats of from the French invading their settled land. They set up missions as a way to protect their new conquered land.
In 1824 Smith belonged to the party that reestablish the South Pass, a passage to the North west through Wyoming. Two years later, he and a trading party left Great Salt Lake and crossed the Mojave Desert to southern California, becoming the first Americans to enter California from the east. Blocked by the weird Mexican governor of California, Smith altered his plan to go north into Oregon. Instead, in
Considering that North America was quite large and there was still a great expanse of open territory left for discovery in the early to middle 19th century, the growing population of the United States moved westerly to find available land to settle on. Some of this wide open land was located in what is now known as Texas and California. At about this same time, 1821, Mexico, who owned the property known as Texas, declares its Independence from Spain (Tindall & Shi, 2013). The failure of the Mexican government to establish a stable government and create an effective economy at the time of their independence began a series of events that would lead to the Mexican – American War of 1846. The borders of the Mexican territories were not well defined and many Americans crossed southerly and westerly into the land mass known as Texas and California.
Their trip to the New World was difficult due to the struggles with diseases and the lack of supplies they had. In both of the British colonies they had trouble with the supply of food. Both of the men, Smith and Bradford, had an encounter with the Native Americans although the experiences weren’t the same. Smith didn’t have a nice encounter with the Native Americans, “Leading an expedition on the Chickahominy
El Draque was his name to the Spanish. Sir Francis Drake was an explorer and pirate. At first, he came from a farming family but sailed the sea with his cousin at a young age. Drake was born around 1540 to 1544; however the record was not found, but based on later events that happened. He was born in Devonshire, England, and died in January 28, 1596 in Portobelo, Panama, when he was around 56 years of age.
Saint. Augustine St. Augustine is a city of Florida, United States of America, in the region known as “the First Coast of Florida”. I’m going to give some information about this Founded in September 1565 by the Spanish explorer and admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles, St. Augustine is the oldest city of European origin in the US territory permanently inhabited. St. Augustine is the oldest European settlement occupied until now in the United States. The Spaniards had previously explored the area in expeditions that took place between 1513 and 1563, in order to colonize the Spanish Florida, and directed by various conquerors: Juan Ponce de León in 1513, Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón in 1526, Panfilo Narvaez in 1527 -together with his sheriff Alvar Nunez
Many Native Americans tried to fit in with American culture, by learning to write and read, establishing governments similar to those of the United States, develop their own written languages, and start a plantation system with slavery. However, it was not sufficient. The New American still did not like the Native Americans, and wanted them to go. President Andrew Jackson was the one who thought of immediate solutions to the problem. Indian threaten westward expansion in the mid-nineteenth century with Second Seminole War, Treaty of New Echota, and Trail of Tears, To begin with, the Second Seminole War started after the passage of the Indian Removal Act in 1830.
In the year of 1711, the English have given firearms to the Cherokees in exchange for their help in fighting the Tuscarora in the Tuscarora War. Cherokee trade with the English colonies of Georgia and South Carolina had increased, the in the 1740s, the Cherokee tribes developed a hunting and farming lifestyle. In 1775, one Cherokee Nation was described as having one hundred houses. Each house had a garden, orchard, hothouse, and hog
In the United States, anti-Japanese sentiment had its beginnings well before the Second World War. As early as the late 19th century, Asian immigrants were subject to racial prejudice in the US. Laws were passed that openly discriminated against Asians, and sometimes Japanese in particular. Many of these laws stated that Asians could not become citizens of the United States and could not hold basic rights, such as owning land. These laws were greatly detrimental to the newly arrived immigrants, since many of them were farmers and had little choice but to become migrant workers.