There are always negatives and positives when a transformation occurs. The westward expansion of the transcontinental railroad is a prime example. It has impacted the land in multiple ways, and helped to form the thriving economy that makes up the area
As Turner pointed out, his own views on how he believes that the American frontier was formed by the different characteristics of the people who made it happen and formed America. He states that the attraction to the frontier made a dramatic change to America and the West due to the different cultures each race brought unto the country allowing each one to accept as well change persons perspective of each others culture. (Turner, 1996.) The frontier helped everybody make a part of the history because of the necessities the frontier helped provide. It was and it continues to be a part of history because the frontier continues to change peoples life as they still continue
Even though the pioneers got diseases, had conflicts with the Native Americans, and had to travel for long periods of time in a ship or covered wagon, they never gave up hope. Without the brave pioneers, the United States would be a much different place
This claim is backed up in another one of Stephen Ambrose’s essays titled “Reporting to the President.” Ambrose quotes Lewis when he writes, “The merit of having added to the world of science, and of liberty, a large portion of the immense unknown wilds of North America, is equally due to...those who were the joint companions of our labours and difficulties in performing that task” (419). Lewis was the leader of the first successful expedition to explore the west, and he is the one many give credit to for doing that. Lewis knew that he would be remembered as the hero, and many of the common people who had helped him along the way would be forgotten. He recognizes them by saying that his expedition would not have been possible without those average citizens. This example shows that even though most people remember Meriwether Lewis as the sole explorer that paved the way for westward expansion, there was a team of common folks that were responsible for his success.
I had grown so tired of my homeland and all of the drama. When they exiled me, I can’t say i was thrilled but I also can’t say I was distraught either. My life has needed an adventure like the one I am on. I plan to stay here in this new icy land and I may one day even establish colonies. I could not survive here if it weren 't for my viking blood.
Americans believed that expanding throughout the continent would give them new opportunity to share the government, which they believed was so great. They knew land was out there to take and if it was there, then it would be their destiny to claim it as such. Everyone was so eager to get out there to farm on his own and be the first to settle and sell goods. There was empty land just waiting to be occupied so people would be able to
When the Donation Land Claim was passed he wrote an article outlining many exciting reasons to move West and he even provided directions for how to get there. Moving to Oregon was one of the famous trails for the pioneers. The reason why people moved out of the East and towards the West
The Northwest territory was slowly becoming a part of America. Many Americans already lived in the territory and the idea of a Northwest passage had not been forgotten. Annexing the Northwest territory would allow for America to expand. not only for people, but also for farms. Presidents like Thomas Jefferson strongly encouraged the expansion of agriculture.
In conclusion, the effects that the transcontinental railroad has on the United Stated were profound. The transcontinental has open up a lot of opportunities for this country. In fact the construction still remains open and anybody can site see this amazing historical event. Being able to have a transportation that can transport people and goods to each coast of the country has become best opportunity for people to explore the United States.
The Westward expansion the USA started was very successful for gaining land. The expansion was a movement lead by the US to expand there country to the west. It was an awful experience for the natives it affected their population in a very negative way by taking there land and sometimes killing them. Was the US really in the wrong or was this young growing country just doing what was right for there people. The USA was way out of line when dealing with the native tribes by overlooking there treaty 's and not giving them a chance to speak.
Lewis and Clark produced countless discoveries of , people, land, plants, animals, waterways, and trade. Last, created the west to be livable for America, the rapidly growing country. It caused close bonds with the Native Americans. The men showed the Indians that Americans could be trusted. Natives were becoming open to visitors and helping the travelers in need with the exception of something usually in
The Pacific Bill was very fundamental to the development of America because the railroad allowed Americans travel throughout much of the country. After the transcontinental railroad was created, the Railroad industry grew tremendously. In the 1890’s, America had over 163,000 miles of train tracks. There were also many technological advances. These advances were the agreement on the size of the standard train track, the development of the automatic coupler, and the air brake.
This news excited many, therefore “one of the migrations stimulated by the discovery of gold was the internal westward movement of Americans from the eastern states who hoped to make fortunes in California” (California Gold Rush [1848-1858], 2014). Not only did the mine industry reach a high point during the Gold Rush, but so did the printing/publishing industry as well. Since the news of the Gold Rush seemed to be such a big and popular thing that spread to the East Coast so easily in a matter of time, California guidebooks (“publishers were trying to quickly make California guidebooks to make profit off of the swarm of people wishing to go to California to find a fortune”. [Dary, 2004, pgs 200 - ]) were