Westward Expansion and Regional Differences Worksheets This page contains our stand-alone worksheets on westward expansion and regional differences. With more resources comes more wealth, which is what the expansion offered. But as shown through the Historical Congressional Apportionment Document H , over the years of Manifest Destiny, the slave states and free states both increased, but the free states increased more than the slave states. What are they trying to do? This supports the fact that expansion was for gaining wealth and not for spreading the institution of slavery. Let these be faithful to their rude virtues as men, and pay due tribute to their unhappy fate as a people. And all this has passed away.
If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can download it for free from the Adobe Website. The United states first started with very small property back then they were call the 13 colonies which to begin with was not as strong as it is today, if anything it was a lot weaker and had little to rely on. General custer was sent to round them up, and he and his force of 200 men were killed in the battle of little bighorn doc B. Expansionists looked to achieve their gains by economic and diplomatic means, instead of military action, as they did in the past. If you are unable to access any page s or documents on our site, please e-mail ronvelez wpcsd.
Use the documents and responses to each document to construct your response. Be it enacted, That any person who is the head of a family, or who has arrived at the age of twenty-one years, and is a citizen of the United States, or who shall have filed his declaration of intention to become such, as required by the naturalization laws of the United States, and who has never borne arms against the United States Government or given aid and comfort to its enemies, shall, from and after the first of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, be entitled to enter one quarter-section or a less quantity of unappropriated public lands, upon which said person may have filed a pre-emption claim. The war was started by Mexico invading American territory and shedding blood on American soil. What is being done that is damaging to the Indians, and why is it such a tragedy? Western Expansion Western expansion affected the lives of Native Americans during the time period between 1860 and 1890 for many reasons such as Indian Reservations and restrictions, military conflicts, and assimilation. When the United States was established as a country, it started to expand.
Would Americans of today consider this text to be racist, and why? This supports the fact that expansion was for gaining wealth and not for spreading the institution of slavery. If I could just do that, then I knew my father would be so proud of me. Beginning in the 1830s and continuing to the 1860s, the United States adopted the popular belief of Manifest Destiny. The Natives were believed to not use the land for its full potential, which is another reason to take and use the land. Immigrants came to discover new lands for many reasons including freedoms, expanding wealth, and starting new lives. According to this report, what types of atrocities are being committed by the U.
Slowly and sadly they climb the distant mountains, and read their doom in the setting sun. My idea was that I was leaving the reservation and going to stay away long enough to do some brave deed, and then come home again alive. The united stated actually made 2 purchase; one of those purchase was the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 which was bought from the French. We actually had a while to do this, so it's generally much more polished than a timed essay would be, but with my procrastination and general unwillingness to edit there are still a few uncomfortable sentences and a rather hasty conclusion. There were only two buffalo in that land! The document states should we permit Cuba to be Africanized and become a second St.
There is no doubt that acquiring resources and expanding a nation is necessary for the existence of a country. Document A Santana, Chief of the Kiowas Source: Santana, Chief of the Kiowas, 1867. The wide-ranging natural landscape of the far West offered promising lifestyles to those who chose the occupations of farmers, cattle ranchers, and miners. Wilmot had a hatred for slavery and slavery expanding to free land angered him. For more of our free educational materials on this period in American history, click. The amount of pay was usually a small amount and the Native Americans almost always ended up using and spending the money on buying food and supplies from White American traders. Document H -Indian Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, upon his surrender to the U.
Soon problems arose and the isolated area was in brink of overpopulation. Immigrants came to discover new lands for many reasons including freedoms, expanding wealth, and starting new lives. The federal government played a role in affecting the lives of Native Americans. Next to teaching them to work, the most important thing is to teach them the English language. An influx in rainfall after the 1870s turned the formerly barren plains into workable farmland. June 1st, 1886 Camp on Little Dry Creek, Montana Professor S. This lead to the conclusion that the war was officially started by Mexico and America was merely defending itself.
Slavery was in fact only used for sectional purposes and if slavery was planted in a state, it stripped the north from benefitting. A fatal blow to the remaining land owned by the native american tribes was the Dawes Act doc. Here lived and loved another race of beings. The little children are freezing to death. Here they warred; the echoing whoop, the bloody grapple, the defying death-song, all were here; and when the tiger strife was over, here curled the smoke of peace. Immigrants came to discover new lands for many reasons including freedoms, expanding wealth, and starting new lives. The discovery of rich soil, grass, and minerals in the West led thousands of.
This terms meaning has changed and been misused over the years. Document F Powell Report Source: John Wesley Powell, Report of Special Commissioners J. While Western expansion contributed to growing sectional tensions between the North and South from 1800-1820, sectionalism intensified significantly from 1820-1850. Slavery was not originally wanted to spread, but expanding territory was wanted by Manifest Destiny. Discussion questions might include: How does this reading compare or contrast with your notions of what was taught in a 19th-century schoolhouse for example, from television programs like Little House on the Prairie? Furthermore, new territories gained during western expansion added to this conflict between different sections of America. Americans have always had this desire to expand, shown in the Lewis and Clark expeditions in the acquired land of the Louisiana Purchase.