Also, at the time the railroad companies began to have issues, so they increased prices for shipping as well as making the middlemen take more money from the farmers. The farmers then had to mortgage their farms for credit. This created the Panic of 1893. Railroads went bankrupt, stocks fell, businesses and banks collapsed. Life wasn’t easy for anyone living in the west at the time, that included the Native
The action of trying to constantly take land from the natives was a factor that led to the hostile relationship between the Americans and Natives. Additionally, another economic factor was the creation of the Homestead Act of 1862 that would continue playing a role of stripping the natives of their home land. The Homestead Act granted 160 acres of land for anyone willing to settle out west and develop the land. Again, the Americans were taking land that wasn’t theirs and giving it away like it was theirs. As a result of having their home land being taken away, this angered the Natives and reinforced the hostility they had against the Americans.
Conquest and forced labor caused the native population to significantly decline. After the Native Population had suffered heavy losses, the Spanish were forced to look for slaves elsewhere. Both of these examples illustrate a few of the effects that Europeans had on Native
Prior to the discovery of the New World by Europeans, Native Americans populated what is presently North and South America in massive numbers; however, due to massive population loss, mainly caused by diseases introduced by Europeans and Africans, the Native Americans were unfortunately forced to live as inferiors to the Europeans. A major issue that faced native populations of the New World was the fact that the Europeans introduced foreign animals that carried diseases the natives had never seen before. Specifically in Mexico and Peru, the natives had alpacas and llamas in small and isolated groups, so diseases were not able to originate in them [McNeil 178]. On the other hand, the animals that the Europeans brought over, such as cattle,
The drastic drop in population, created a dramatically increase in wages, a fall in food supplies, change in medicine, and an undetermined mindset of religion. As food prices began to drop, and the need for food supplies decreased, landowners where finding it more and more difficult to make ends meets. These effects led to an end in the once great manorial system of Europe, and adapted peasants from farmers to the urban life. Doctors treating the disease soon became infected, and killed off most physicians treating this disease. This caused an awakening in the medical field, as physicians where viewed as a failure.
A lot of Euro-American miners were coming into the Indian Territory to mine or settle. The government couldn’t do much about the situation because there were too many people coming into the territory and there was gold on the land. The tension between the Indians and Whites grew. Slowly the Natives started to get out of control. They started to steal farmers and ranchers cattle and some cases they would also burn ranches down.
When the Europeans began colonizing the New World, they had a problematic relationship with the Native Americans. The Europeans sought to control a land that the Natives inhabited all their lives. They came and decided to take whatever they wanted regardless of how it affected the Native Americans. They legislated several laws, such as the Indian Removal Act, to establish their authority. The Indian Removal Act had a negative impact on the Native Americans because they were driven away from their ancestral homes, forced to adopt a different lifestyle, and their journey westwards caused the deaths of many Native Americans.
Once the European settlers showed up, the way of war changed drastically. The settlers brought with them deadly diseases which wiped out thousands of Indians. This caused the tradition of Mourning Wars to shift from sporadic ones, to instead become a constant battle to regain lost lives. This caused a large strain on Indian society, now relying on war to regain population and creating a more violent
The California Gold Rush is a unique point in history that helped to shape the U.S. Without the gold rush, California may not be considered a part of the U.S. because it could easily have been acquired by Mexico. With the gold rush the U.S. wanted to obtain California both for its gold and to expand its growing population. Obtaining California was a benefit for many reasons. However, the part of the landscape of California was ruined in the process because many of its rivers were diverted destroying much of its natural landscape.
In one instance, the British settlers purposefully infected an entire large native tribe with small-pox so that they could conquer the land of the natives (Burch). Native Americans were devastating negatively impacted by the imperial relationship between Britain and the
Particularly, the English inhabitants seized Indian’s land and food, cornering the Indian citizens towards limiting possibilities; needless to say they ended up dispersing. James I made accusations toward the Virginia Company for carelessness and in 1624 James I made Virginia a royal colony. Originally, the monopoly for tobacco created an economic boom in the Chesapeake and enticed migrants, but ultimately diseases kept the overall population low and life expectancy short.
boundaries, but it also forced migration of the Native Americans and the people of the lands made the natives get kicked out without a say because of the new land people started coming in and pushing the people out. This was a big problem to the natives because they had nowhere to go. Fourth, Jefferson’s decision to buy the Louisiana Territory impacted trade by helping to secure the port of New Orleans and the use of the Mississippi river for us and helped/expanded westward trade. Fifth, Jefferson’s decision to buy the Louisiana Territory impacted economics by gaining western half of richest river valley, laid foundations for future major powers, supported Jefferson’s idea for a “great agrarian society” (democratic republican / anti-federalist party goal), by establishing precedents for future expansion: the acquisition of foreign territory and peoples by purchase and their incorporation into the union not as vassal states but on a basis of equal membership (democratic imperialism), getting complete control of Mississippi River and Delta, and getting natural
The Columbian Exchange caused massive devastation for the Native Americans. When the Europeans and Africans began exploring this new world, there were a multitude of new plants, animals, and germs which were exchanged. Along with this exchange came new cultural influences and disastrous outcomes. Also as the Europeans and Africans began to invade the Native American territory, major environmental changes began to take place. The Atlantic World would forevermore be altered.
the Preemption and Homestead acts; government subsidies) encourages western migration and expansion leading to the claim of most of the Owens Valley land. Owens Valley (in the north) was now filled with cattle ranchers, canals and ditches to support irrigation systems for farming, and mines (in the south). The mines were the books next example of conflict, the first after the shift from Paiute to white dominance of the land. Mining became a multimillion-dollar industry for the valley, but county residents did not benefit by either jobs or retail trade to the mining industry. The Union Mining Company (owned by two individuals) controlled virtually all of the mining operations, exported the raw materials (in this case largely silver), and imported the materials needed to maintain mining operations.
The Spanish also caused destruction from a fight on April 25, 1846 and from two Mexican War battles (Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma). Several of the new people saw their Mexican fellows as “racial inferiors” not knowing the American way of life. The hostilities gotten even worse during the Mexican Revolution when boundary attacks by Mexican bandits made chaos. Because of the changes of the county and the ethnic hostility increasing between Anglos and Hispanics, James B. Wells could no longer be an Anglo Elite, and his political organization became out of hand in 1920.