Gold Rush The Gold Rush was a time that change many people’s lives in good and a bad way. In this essay I will explain how the Gold Rush affect the US in a good way, bad away, and interesting facts.
The Wild West really was as violent as they said .cattle, cowboys and the Great Plains. But Hollywood did not define it as it really was back in the 1800s… it was only their stories. Railroads, mines, Cowtown’s and Indian wars just some terrors of the untamed west. Gold explosives and a chance of land and a better life all seemed appropriate for death rates to be so high especially in bondie ca.
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
In 1877 America was known as the melting pot of the world because everyone that lived there was a descendent of immigrants. Englishmen traveled to America to create the colonies and this was the start of people finding new opportunity in America. Salves were imported to the colonies to work on plantations. The Federal government declared two years of registry to make it harder for immigrants to become American citizens. Federalists wanted to control aliens, so they made the sedition acts.
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.
Since everyone wanted to become rich, there were thousands of men working in the mines for weeks. After a little while, people were lucky to have even gotten a little bit of it. The gold was being mined to quickly that it was getting much harder to find. Because of this gold rush, Texas was rich and was able to greatly expand their technology and tools and advance into their new era. Document 1 shows a picture of a type of angel who is leading new technology behind her.
In the 1800s, America was expanded from “sea to shining sea”. The expansion was a responsibility of the presidents of the United States. More people came to America which caused farmland to be scarce and decrease. Settlers had to move west for more land and opportunity, which would have not been possible without the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Other than land and opportunity, there were many reasons someone would have chosen to move to the new land in the west.
In the California Genocide, 100,000 Native Americans were killed between the years of 1848 and 1868. Perhaps the biggest impact however was the creation of the California state. On September 9, 2017, California’s population had grown large enough to become assimilated into the US’s territory, causing it to further exponentially grow and develop into
It allowed any American, including freed slaves to claim 160 acres of federal land. Eventually, 256 million acres would be claimed. After claiming their land the settler would then have to live on that piece of ground for five years continuously for them to have finally owned their claimed ground. In the winter of 1862, President Lincoln appoints one of his friends, John Evans to become the Territorial Governor of Colorado. The next year in March Lincoln had a meeting with some of the Indians leaders and told them that, “I really am not capable of advising you whether, in the providence of the Great Spirit, who is the great Father of us all.
I think the biggest change in the west was the economically and the socially. At the time of the Civil War in Mississippi millions of fertile acres, that in this state had minerals, and herbs for buffalos that provide food, clothing and shelter for all the Indians the live there. Referring to the book “Give Me Liberty by Eric Foner in the Chapter 16 America’s Gilded Age”. The change starts when the white settlers move to Western region, after Western farmers from the Revolution time, they immigrate into Ohio, Indiana, and Illinoi, and it was an empty space. By the eighteen century in California the Indian the land that look like a paradise start changing to small little town creating railroads, mini companies in the West by the order of members
Following the Civil War, westward migration increased rapidly; this was mainly due to acts such as the Homestead Act, which provided 160 acres of land for anyone who settled on it for a period of five years, the Morrill Act, and the Transcontinental Railroad, which ignited the transportation revolution. Nevertheless, life was difficult for farmers in the west, as they faced droughts, severe weather, and loneliness, leading many to leave their Western homesteads. However, often the greatest difficulty for farmers was competing with industrial farming, large corporations, and the global economy. As production increased and global prices decreased, many farmers fell into poverty, burned with debt they could not pay off due to deflation. As farmers
6 million African Americans moved from the rural South to the cities of the North during The Great Migration. The blacks wanted to escape the oppressive economic conditions in the south and the promise of greater fortune in the north. Some blacks was being paid to migrated from the south to the north for work and their expenses was being paid. The Pennsylvania Railroad paid the travel expenses of 12,000 blacks.
The transformation of the West changed the frontier into a new and growing part of the United States. Over the period of twenty five years the land changed drastically. New technologies were created allowing the expansion of the United States to continue marching forward. The Native Americans were conquered and the railroads brought greater civilizations. The United States had already started creating a path leading into the West by laying down railroad tracks, consequently the Indians fought back in fear of losing their homelands and people.
The Westward Expansion all started when America made the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. There were many benefits from the purchase for the US that the French didn’t realize before they sold it. The purchase gave the US access to the Mississippi river which allowed for expansion of river trade to the North and South from the center of the US. The port city of New Orleans was bought by the US and its prosperity benefited the US greatly. The US sent Lewis and Clark west to investigate the land they purchased.