The Ghana were able to control the route and tax people as they passed, allowing them to build up a revenue. The Ghana were often referred to as the “Land of Gold” since being extremely wealthy. The exchange of gold nuggets for protection allowed the trade of gold dust to arise since the gold nuggets themselves would be in the kingdom with the king. The Mali Empire had gold and salt mines within their empire as well, allowing them to trade with other civilizations. Gold in the empire was seen as a trade item and a source of currency, and much like the Ghana only gold dust was used in trade as the nuggets themselves would be placed in the kingdom.
1) He had four parts; Creation of Bank of the United States, proposed tax on imported goods and government aids, to establish the new national’s creditworthiness and create a new national dept. His aim was to establish the nation’s financial stability, bring economic development and financial interest. The American merchants, manufactures and financers supported his proposals. James Madison, who had worked closely with Hamilton thought the public dep’t plan gave a big fortune for the wealthy financers and Thomas Jefferson, who was the secretory at the time thought Hamilton’s plan benefits a ‘’corrupt team of paper dealers.” So James Madison and Jefferson didn’t wish to promote. 2) It was welcomed at the beginning motivated by American revolution.
People in America during this time seeking for opportunities out west that they did not think they had in the east. During this time, gold was discovered in California that attracted many people not just from America, but all over the world. Plus, the government encouraged people to go mining for gold by giving miners cheaper land to live on out west. As stated in the Homestead Act of 1862, United States Congress, a law providing free land for citizens of the United States in western territories. This act encouraged people to mine for gold in California so they could have cheaper land than they would anywhere else.
Finally, we should celebrate Columbus Day because he brought value to America. When I say "value" I mean he made America worth something. Not money-wise but more livable through goods and services for citizens here in America. Basically the "west Indies" people lived off natural resources and made shelter from their surroundings. When Christopher Columbus arrived he made businesses for people who wanted to work, and he made trade markets for people who wanted to buy goods from the old world such as jewelry, jewels, spices, perfume, etc; only the wealthy bought such items.
During this time, America became an "urban society"; people like Jay Gatsby, the main character of The Great Gatsby, and Dexter Green from Winter Dreams, moved from small towns to big cities. The modernization of society and the new city life brought a more comfortable lifestyle; Fitzgerald was genuinely fascinated with the way people earned and spent money during this time. Especially during his years in Princeton where he and his friends would continuously talk about achieving a career in business, as this particular area would bring you great wealth. Success in this time was measured by the amount of land, machinery, and houses one possessed; the more you earned, the more you spent; the more you paid in luxury, the more successful you were. Not only could
Some were permanent like abandoning gold and replacing it with silver for currency, which changed trading forever because it made the value exchange easier. The Carolingians encouraged long-distance trading which made the kingdom flourish. Charlemagne’s father ordered market days in the cathedral towns and with falling in line behind his father, Charlemagne forbade selling goods after dark or anywhere other than public locations to keep track of the taxes7. Later during Charlemagne’s rule, one of his counts suggested hosting fairs in order to draw merchants in to sell their goods and turn a huge profit
At a time when shopping malls seized to exist and people didn't have access to high quality clothing product the first 1893 Sears catalog revolutionized consumerism by exploring a new way of selling goods to everyone. It provided an easier and quicker way for people to buy merchandise through the phone from the comfort of their homes. Once people bought items from the catalog, mail-order made retail easy access for everyone. Richard Sears ended up making a huge profit by selling watches which led to the journey of the start of his catalog. Richard Sears and Alvah C. Roebuck united to exchange ideas about the Sears Catalog products in order to expand their productivity in the retail industry.
In 1848, gold was founded by James W. Marshall in California and brought many immigrants to the West. This became known as the California Gold Rush. It encouraged large amounts of Hispanics and Asian people to come and discover the gold nuggets. Chinese migrants were mostly peasants hoping to find new life thinking they would become rich, but what they provided was the building of the Central Pacific transcontinental railroad. They also worked on agriculture, small businesses and some even lived in small parts of San Francisco.
You could just as easily disappear in New York as you could in San Francisco. The similarities between the east and west didn’t stop there, with the introduction of the railroad the west became a booming place for business. A lot of smart business men saw this potential and jumped on it just as they had building huge manufacturing plants on the east coast they bought up land to create mega ranches that eventually put a lot of the smaller farms out of
The billboard was erected to promote the business of an optometrist in Queensborough, the eyes symbolize the growing commercialism of America, life in America is all about making money, a lot of money as evidenced by the wealth of people like Tom Buchanan, a man’s success is measured in terms of how much money he is worth, not on what kind of person he may be morally. The billboard, like the spiritual values of America, is neglected, “But his eyes, dimmed a little by many paintless days, under sun and rain, brood on over the solemn dumping ground.” The old-fashioned values of America, which Nick Carraway returns to reconnect with in the Midwest are completely absent from the East, God seems to have abandoned America, leaving only Dr. T.J. Eckleburg behind to stare down with his empty eyes on people who have abandoned their spiritual values in the quest to achieve material wealth. Scott F. Fitzgerald uses symbolism in the The Great Gatsby to add a deeper layer of understanding to the book and to explain the themes more in depth, like the constant theme of the American dream throughout the book. But overall the symbolism really helps this book become the great book it has become and will remain to
Due to increasing population and more prospectors in the region, mining was created to help increase the chances of finding more minerals to strike rich. Soon, logging industries comes in to make big money by selling lumber to other states and help other local businesses. Logging made making railroads easier and faster with constant, steady supplies of lumber. After railroads were completed, settlers and immigrants stormed in Washington for a new, bright civilization and land to make money. The discovery of gold introduced an infrastructure community in Washington and helped created the future that we are now living in
The railroad system was a huge factor in in developing the west. It took away the need of steamboats and was much cheaper and safer than traveling on water. The railroad changed the way of transportation, products and animals were shipped from the west to the east coast, and it allowed the United States to expand the west at a much faster rate. In the years between 1855 and 1871 the Federal government operated a land grant system that gave companies millions of acres of land in the uninhabited west. With this program numerous western lines allowed for faster travel between the Western United States and the Eastern United States.
Also mining companies were created in the area. Not only did the Gold Rush help with the Bay Area it also helped the national economy as a whole because many companies from the East invested into businesses. Also several individuals like Levis Strauss struck it rich not by mining but by creating things that miners would
With the finding of the gold rush, they expanded the land for settlers from around the world, which means more money and more goods and trading ports. But the downside to all of this is that the pattern of American racism and discrimination kept of going, but that started to die down once the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was in progress. This treaty is “free enjoyment of their liberty and property.” In addition, the luring of immigrants around the world led to the railroad and jump-started the industrial revolution. Because of the gold rush there has been so much land, people, and events spreading like wildfire. The gold rush added 500 million dollars to the nation 's wealth.
But Lincoln’s death was not a limit for the railroad because the Americans looked to bright it to the West and the East for Sierra Nevada in California. Also talks about immigrants that were born in Ireland or elsewhere in Europe. They (immigrants) lured by the promises and high wages commanded by bosses. The problems increased, when the Chinese workers whom built the railroad that crossed the Sierra Nevada mountains in California had social conflicts with California and not only that. Furthermore they had conflicts in their relationship with their superior