Christopher columbus is worthy for a national holiday because he brought new crops and horses to america. He is worthy because he brought crops from europe and horses from europe. He brought rice,apples oranges,bananas and coffee. If he didn 't bring crops there might not of been enough food. Also they would not have been able to get food as fast.
The French and Indian war nearly doubled the national debt of the British so they decided to raise taxes on the American colonists in an attempt to raise money. It was not easy for the British to collect these new taxes as they were met with resistance, so much that they had to send in more soldiers to help the representatives of the British government perform their jobs safely. Being taxed more made the colonists start having revolutionary thoughts towards their British
In 1803 the Louisiana Purchase had a humongous effect on the United States at this point in history. This investment caused the U.S. to double in size overnight. Our borders had become at least twice the size they were before the acquisition. At first Jefferson was planning to acquire New Orleans, he wanted the farmers to be able to sell their wares in other countries. Fortunately for him Napoleon at the time needed money to found his wars with other countries.
We know, however, that America was already inhabited by Natives whose ancestors had arrived thousands of years earlier. There the march of settlement and exploitation continued, propelled by a lust for land and a passion for profit. Between 1870 and 1900, Americans settled more land in the West than had been occupied by all Americans up to 1870. Conflicts over land ownership, religion, and culture, combined with broken promises by the U.S. government, moved the Indian
For some, it was destiny to move west. Although there were many conflicts and disagreements between ourselves and others, it was destiny to move west because of overpopulation, new inventions of transportation methods, and new opportunities. In the 19th Century, overpopulation was one of the major reasons for Westward Expansion. Immigrants were flooding into America for new opportunities and new ways of life and there was just not enough land to suffice the needs for all of the people. These immigrants were arriving in America in the port cities on the East Coast.
The American West changed greatly during 1860-1900. Some changes were great while others were not. The changes had a great impact on the way people lived and traveled. Their lives changed greatly during that time. Between 1860-1900 the history of the American West was heavily influenced by the actions of the national government.
In 1814 the Manifest Destiny occurred, manifest destiny is when lots of United States citizens moved out west so they could be start their lives and gain lots of property. The main reason Americans wanted to move out west was so they can gave the mass quantities of land and be able to farm and make a great living off of it. But the Manifest Destiny affected lots of things three of them being the Native Americans, slavery, and the relationship between the North and South States. The Manifest Destiny affect the Native Americans greatly in multiple ways, their population their food and their culture. One example of this the document 1, in this document it's just the population of Native Americans before Americans moved West and after they moved West.” There was a graph showing the starting population of Native Americans before Americans moved over being About 45,000 and after being 10,000”(Document 1).
Georgia land policies created westward expansion. For example, the head write system was created to attract settlers by giving away free land. It was called the head write system because every head of household had a right to land. The head right was obtained by being a white man and have made a declaration of his honesty and integrity and paid a small filling fee. In 1782 200 acres of land was entitled to each head of a family.
He believed that the new settlers would want towns, cities, lush farm lands, civilization and liberty. This led to the Indian Removal Act and what the Cherokee call Trail of Tears. Over several years, Jackson seized millions of acres of Indian Lands making room for cotton plantations. The Removal Act signed in 1830, by President Jackson, was to guarantee the Indians would have land in the west but these promises were later broken. The Removal Act was
These colonies attracted people from all over, including the Dutch, Swedes, Finns, and Scots because of their generous land grants and religious tolerance. Pennsylvania, another colony, was later founded by William Penn as a safe home for Quakers in 1681. Most people came as indentured servants, or people agreed to work for someone for a set amount of years in return for a trip to America. They did not care about the work; they just wanted to be free and earn money.
The reason why I am for the movement to the West in the 1850’s and 1860’s is because moving to the West changed a lot of people’s lives for the better. Samuel Thurston had a so what part in this movement. Samuel wanted to make a big change so he moved to Oregon and then later on he wanted Congress to give away land to that people would settle the West. Then the Donation Land Claim was passed which gave settlers up to six hundred forty acers of land for free. 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.