Anthony Glass is merchant from Natchez, Mississippi (Baird and Goble 54). The book written by Baird and Goble, “Oklahoma a history,” has a map showing this explorers routes on page 49. Glass’s journey only takes part of a small portion of this map. However, he doesn’t fall short of making an impact in history with his traveling. In the year of 1808 and 1809, Anthony Glass led a group of merchants to the Red River region (O’Dell).
In my opinion and based on readings I think that the western frontier fostered values of American democracy and individualism. Moving west allowed settlers and even immigrants the opportunity to make a new life for them and their families. The “Gold Rush” and mining for other precious metals such as silver, copper, lead and iron brought many people west to explore and find riches. Many cities such as Virginia City, Nevada were industrialized and colonized by those who wanted to find riches in those precious metals. Many of these settlers were immigrants, it is noted that the Utah Territory, that eventually became known as Nevada, had about 30 percent of people settling that were from outside the United States, compared to 25 percent in New
The California gold rush all began in 1848 when gold was found in Sutter’s Mill in California. Thousands of Americans flocked into the area. So many people came that a government was needed in that area. 12. The Forty-niners were the name given to people who searched for fortune.
Americans believed that god predestined them to expand from coast to coast in the concept of Manifest Destiny. The increase in mining precious metals, building of a transcontinental railroad, cattle herding, and farming the Great Plains helped the US not only to reach their goals of expanding from sea to shining sea, but it also had the ideals that our Founding Fathers always wanted. America’s Western Expansion started from all the sightings of gold and other precious metals in the west. From the gold rush, people were settling west so that they can strike rich from all the precious metals that was there. Not only that, instead of using animals to travel a long way from their homes, the invention of railroads made travel easier, faster, and
In the midst of the 1800s, as individuals traveled to California in search of a fortune because of the Gold Rush and with the country teetered on the brink of war, three certain businessmen, William H. Russell, William B. Waddell, and Alexander Majors, saw an opportunity that would help them and also for the people. They thought of a way that could keep the West and the East to at least stay in contact between all the mist of the rumor of war. Their idea was some way for better and a faster way to have communication between the west and the east. by land. They found out how they could do this by the thought of the Pony Express.
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
In the origins of the civil war the United Sates was going through social, economic, and territorial changes. The US population was growing exponentially due to its increase of immigration which forced them to move westwards. The northwest territory was the first land created outside of the original states it was also north and west of the Ohio river. In the year 1787 Congress passed a law called the Northwest Land Ordinance which provided a method for the United States to admit new territories and equal representation to the north and the south based on population where every state will send representatives to congress which made the north and south add more states to each of their sides so they could have more representatives on congress
The Oregon Trail: Some reasons why the Pioneers decided to go along the Oregon trail and head west were to find opportunity, have free land, good farmland, large forests, free of diseases, and to find jobs. What was the Oregon trail like? - Many diseases like typhoid fever, Cholera, dysentery, Diphtheria, and measles. - They traveled 15 miles on a average day and 18-20 on a good day. - Many pioneers walked the entire 2,170 mile trail on foot while others used wagons.
Forts existed but were few and far between. With this in mind it seemed greed pushed the population forward. The arrival of the of minors out searching for fortune isn’t as expected as according to Hyde’s the pacific trade was founded to help European business men mine by organizing through Hawaii many indentured servants from Hawaii, the Philippians and Asia to come and be laborers for three years in California for gold mining in return for their passage costs to the West Coast of the United States territories. Mining in the west did produced wealth but those who actually profited in the west was the merchants. In Hyde’s description of Sutter’s business deals “his own niche in buying stolen horses from Miwoks and selling them back to their original owners for a “recovery fee””(Hyde’s 188), this proves that societies tend to be based on the existence of business.
The Mexican war was one of the major events in our US expansion. The Mexican war started when James K Polk became president and wanted to take steps to gain Oregon. Polk wanted to have this battle because it would give the US a chance to expand all the way from east to west coast, have borders on both the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, and it would give us a better fighting advantage over the British. Citizens would also get more opportunity to move in and begin raising crops. In this war we have gained New Mexico, California, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Texas.
The first of many reasons detailing on why the California Gold Rush was important is the fact that it brought many Americans to migrate west. In the year of 1849, more than 100,000 people that lived in the eastern half of the nation migrated to California in hopes of becoming wealthy off of the gold they hoped to find. These people became known as “forty-niners”. The state of California was not formally a state at the time, it was a territory. The leaders of the territory took advantage of the situation and applied for statehood, since it now met the requirements to become a state.
-4bad837f30958db4.jpg The Oregon Journal/1954 The ferry crossing site is still visible from the southbound lanes of the Boone Bridge. Scholls Ferry: In 1847, settler Peter Scholl, also from Kentucky and of the Daniel Boone bloodline, took up a donation claim at the end of the Oregon Trail and started what became one of the Tualatin River 's most vital crossings. Scholl died in Portland in 1872. A bridge eventually replaced the ferry. Taylors Ferry: New Yorker John A. Taylor crossed the plains with an ox team in 1852 and promptly built a ferry crossing on the Tualatin River, about 10 miles from Portland.
The United States saw an amazing amount of growth following the civil war. The railroads were absolutely vital to the growth and urbanization of the nation. The American population was growing at breakneck speed to an estimated 76,000,000 by 1900 and still growing. The industry also quadrupled in size, from having a mere 30,000 miles of track to more than 250,000 miles of track also by 1900. The railroad industry was the thread that knitted the country back together and carried people west to urbanize the heartland and the western frontier.
In the new world, one chronicler expressed at the first sight of America, that, The Air at twelve leagues’ distance smelt as sweet as a new-born garden” (let.rug.nl). Rainforest, oceans, and rivers, for example, has changed because of environmental factors because of mining for mineral resources. The European writers image of America and the idea to advertised and persuade newcomers to the new world as an ideal situation obviously worked out. They succeed in promoting colonization and settlement. It attracted and bought many European emigrants settlers, and they form colonies in today world the United States of America.