The transformation of the West changed the frontier into a new and growing part of the United States. Over the period of twenty five years the land changed drastically. New technologies were created allowing the expansion of the United States to continue marching forward. The Native Americans were conquered and the railroads brought greater civilizations. The United States had already started creating a path leading into the West by laying down railroad tracks, consequently the Indians fought back in fear of losing their homelands and people.
Manifest Destiny and the Westward Expansion was made so that the Americans could expand as far as the Pacific Ocean. All though this was a benefit for the Americans, it caused the Native Americans and the Mexicans to deal with a lot of hardship. There were many political, economic, and social reasons for Manifest Destiny, but these reasons did not always have positive outcomes. The Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny negatively impacted the economic vision of America.
During the 1800s, America was a prospering and powerful country so the People felt that it was their Manifest Destiny, or obvious fate, to settle from coast to coast. Therefore, they set out to get all lands in the West, and were determined to do so, no matter how much they had to give up. However, when the Americans started moving westward, they kicked Native Americans out along the way. They had no respect for other people’s ownership of the land and did anything they needed to obtain it. The idea of Manifest Destiny divided the nation in several controversial topics like Indian territories and slavery.
John Adams for President In the upcoming election of 1800, Federalists John Adams and Democratic-Republican Thomas Jefferson will both be running for president of the United States of America. John Adams, the current president will be running for a second term in office. Meanwhile Vice President Thomas Jefferson will hope to become the third president of the United States. Each candidate is running as the leader of their respective parties.
Voting Crisis 3 ~ Passage of the Dawes Act and the End of the Indian Wars As Western Homesteaders, who happen to be farmers, we strongly stood behind the passage of the Dawes Act and an end to the indian wars. Our reasoning for supporting the Dawes Act was that if the land held by the native Americans was no longer affiliated by tribe, it could be privatized, which would offer us the opportunity of acquiring more land. Furthermore, a reduction of conflict between ourselves and the indians would greatly increase our quality of life, as the constant threat of raids had become a great nuisance.
Throughout history, peoples have been pushing for their own rights for many things and reasons, some praised as rational and humane, while other attempts were booed as irrational and controversial. The Haymarket Square Riots in Chicago was one of those that sparked deep controversy of the labor movement in America pushing for workers’ rights and brought the harsh work conditions resulting from industrialization into question nationally. All of this pressure to grant workers their rights began after the Civil War when American industrial workers started to organize themselves into thousands of labor unions, most notably at that time (the 1880s) being the Knights of Labor (KOL). Many of them ramped up protests against the inhumane working conditions
The village of Paxton was located in eastern Pennsylvania. Paxton became a place of political and racial unrest during Pontiac’s Rebellion. Paxton was still part of the frontier until the 1760’s and was populated by Scots-Irish. They requested soldiers and weapons because of their vulnerability to attack. Their request was ignored because of the legislators who were Quakers.
Authors Hallin and Mancini use the term secularization which from what I have read in chapter 10 means how a lot has changed where at one point when Marx, Weber and Durkheim was around everything for the most part had some connection to religion and the church. The term secularization from my observation means the detachment or disconnect from church/religion. Newspapers before the 1950 's in Europe was focused on politics. Then came the rise of newspapers that focuses on gaining mass appeal. These new types of newspapers were heavily funded by advertisers and slowly drove the smaller "partypress" magazines out of business.
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.
By the 1860’s more than half of the American population was located west of the Appalachian Mountains. This area was known as the Far West or as many nineteenth century Americans called it, “The Great West.” This migration of people was caused by the West’s connection to political, transportation, and financial progress. All three of these aspects were extremely important in American migration to the Great West and they helped shape the structure for America as it is today. The Political need for new classes caused by industrialism and abolition of slavery, the opening of jobs and new business involving financial situations and the boost of transportation that would expand almost everything.
In the nineteenth century, many Americans felt the strong desire to possess the western part of the continent. The American people felt that ist was their destiny to gain control of that land. They had an idea called Manifest dDestiny, which promoted westward expansion and made the American people feel obligated to gain possession of the wWest for the United States. Three texts, American Progress -by John Gast, Manifest Destiny, 1839 -by John O’Sullivan, and “Reporting to the President, September 23-December 31, 1806” -by Stephen Ambrose, describe the struggle of the Americans wanting to control and own the land that cannot truly be possessed.
The religious revival of the 1800s was a perfect storm that allowed birth and growth of many new religions. One of the religions to emerge was Shakers. There was three main causes that allowed Shakers to be to establish and grow like they did, disestablishment of church and state, mass westward migration, and the desire for communal living and equality. With the disestablishment of church and state is now now legal to form a new religions and all religions had to compete on the same terms, no longer suppressing new religions from forming.