In Robert Morgan’s, “There is no true history of the westward expansion”, his claims of westward expansion are more sensible than any other mans at that time. “It is natural and perhaps necessary for historians and story-tellers to view the dramatic shifts of history through the actions of a few famous figures, whether heroes or villains.” (Robert Morgan paragraph 4 line 2) By saying this, Morgan is saying that most stories that a reader will read, will be one sided. With westward expansion, nobody wants to tell the bad things that happened, but only the good things.
Civil War and Sectionalism The Civil War united the nation and made some drastic changes but did not reduce sectional antagonism. By the end of the war, the United States was a stronger union. Some changes were made because of the war but sectional antagonism was not one of those changes made.
The Tweed Ring’s existence came into light between 1866 and 1871, and it begins when William ‘The Boss’ Tweed and his company made it so that all bills to the city would be at least fifty percent fraudulent, later raised to eighty five percent. The affluence went to William ‘The Boss’ Tweed, the city financial officer, the county treasurer, and the mayor. Furthermore, twenty percent of the share would go into bribing officials and businessmen, which led to a diverse following; William ‘The Boss’ Tweed loved to keep them around, and in order to maintain this regime, he ‘provided for all’. Unfortunately, Tweed was very sufficient in keeping up this scam, by fooling even the ‘best’ people by using his silver tongue and having a controllable idiosyncrasy.
The Transcontinental Railroad and Impact on Westward Expansion The Indian’s called it the “Iron Horse”, we called it a ‘Locomotive”. But, no matter what you call it, the Transcontinental Railroad was the key to Westward Expansion and the gateway to a new way of life. Many new jobs were created by the railroad and many different people upheld them. There were the Chinese, who used their knowledge with explosives to help build the actual railroad.
Manifest Destiny: The Effects of Westward Expansion 3.797 million miles. That is the area of the United States of America. Within two years, from 1846 too 1848, more than one million square miles of territory was gained by the US. This time of immense growth was called Manifest Destiny. This term was first used by John L. Sullivan and was the idea that Americans had the God given right to govern the USA.
As the white Europeans began to discover America the continent, the Native Americans perceived America as the only home they had ever known. As the white Europeans began to migrate in bigger quantities they began to harass the Native tribes. Throughout the course of the relationship a new nation as built using enslaved labor and the white Europeans, now referring to themselves as “Americans”, began pushing the Natives farther west to allow the United States to expand. Using many methods the Native Americans responded to the threat of removal made by the United States by adapting to the religious, educational, political, and cultural practices of the peoples of the United States. Even though there are a multitude of tribes that made movements
The land was seen as a way to a greater nation because people believed God gave them the right. However, while they believed this and tried to make it happened, they had a conflict. Native American stood in their way and the only way to get what the people wanted the Natives needed to leave. This brings on the Indian Removal Act that occurred in 1830 leaded by Andrew Jackson. This can be seen in the article written by Jackson on the Removal Act on the lines, “It will place a dense and civilized population in large tracts of occupied by a few savage hunters.”
After the Civil War ended, westward expansion became a focal point in America’s growth as a country. The idea of “Manifest Destiny” became popular, this was the idea that America had a God given right to expand West. There were many people of different ethnicity’s that wanted to move West because they believed that they would have new opportunities, or a new beginning. There was said to be free land that people could use to farm. Unfortunately, not everything was easy and there were people already living out West.
How the Civil War Affected the USA The Civil War is considered to be the most horrific yet influential wars in American History. While the American Revolution revolved around establishing the nation, the Civil War was about deciding the fate of the blossoming nation. But determining the fate of the nation came at a huge cost; approximately 620,000 American citizens lives were tragically lost during the barbarous conflict, which is equivalent to ¼ civilians whom went into combat never returned home.
They shaped the Civil War by having the Emancipation Proclamation, the fourteenth amendment, and the fifteenth amendment. The consequences would be that at first the newly freed slaves wouldn’t have a place to go, because they never had no money and they didn’t have all their rights yet. The Emancipation Proclamation helped the slaves because they should be free. The Emancipation never really freed any
During the course of American History there have been three major’s events that accord which changed American society and the way we live today. The Some historians (as well as I) strongly belive that the Battle of Trenton was an important event, because troop morale was at its lowest; the rebels hadn 't yet won a battle. The Continental troop 's one-year commitment would expire in 3 days, and Washington would have virtually no army. His gutsy move to cross the Delaware on Christmas Day to attack the Hessians at Trenton resulted in a victory that boosted the morale of the troops. In part, supported by the Battle of Princeton on the heels of the Trenton victory resulted in a major patriot enlistment, hence preserving the army and the future
Merriam-Webster defines the word opportunity as, ‘a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something’. People living in nineteenth century America were searching for an opportunity, and a chance to better their lives. People in this time period needed the resources such as land and the raw materials in order to achieve their goals and improve their current situations. Between the years 1803 and 1853, the United States nearly tripled in size. Westward expansion allowed the United States to acquire more land for settlers to take advantage of.
In the 19th Century the idea to move westward would present Americans with new opportunities and a chance for possible wealth. Americans were determined to explore the lands from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The term Manifest Destiny in short, is a movement. A movement in which gave Americans the “right” to colonize and civilize west because it’s their calling. Americans believed that expanding throughout the continent would give them new opportunity to share the government, which they believed was so great.
The civil war lasted for four years or more, and an outstanding 600,000 casualties. Lincoln swore that he would maintain the union, end the secession and reunite the United States of America. The Gettysburg address is the speech that gave the union and many Americans hope to reestablish the country. The civil war got Abraham Lincoln to pass the emancipation proclamation. Not only did the proclamation free slaves in the confederate, it also changed the view of the war from reserving the union into fighting for freedom.
People change over time. This has been shown throughout history by the changing ideals of men and women over the centuries. Even though people change some of the issues that are faced today are similar to the issues faced after the Civil War. During the Civil War the purpose of the war switched from preserving the union to slavery.