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BC: Works Cited Appleby, Joyce Oldham. The American Republic to 1877. Columbus, Ohio: Glencoe/McGraw- Hill, 2007. Print.

FC: Expanding America: I.N.S.P.E.C.T.ing | . | Abe Margo

1: Ideas

2: The Cotton Gin by: Eli Whitney

3: The Cotton Gin was invented in the late 1700's. | The cotton gin was designed to remove the cotton seeds from the cotton fiber. This would make work easier for plantation owners across the country. Although it would seem as if this would necessitate less slave labor, the slave trade increased even more.

4: The Census

5: The first census in the United States was applied in 1790 | The Census allowed the government to have access to the official population count for our country. | This initial Census revealed a population of about four million.

6: Natural/ Geographic

7: The California Gold Rush | In 1849, roughly 80,000 people migrated to the state of California seeking gold. These people came from all social backgrounds and were searching for a way to get rich. This huge rush created boomtowns which were prosperous at the time. This gold almost doubled the world's total supply

8: The Canal System

9: The Erie Canal was opened in 1825. It allowed barges to travel inland through a span of 363 miles. large barges were pulled by a two horse team at a rate of about 24 miles per day. The canals were reinforced in 1840 | Canals use a series of locks to allow the water level to change to that of the next one. By 1850, the United States had over 3,600 canal miles.

10: Social

11: " Be always sure you are right, then go ahead" -Davey Crockett- | After being defeated by the Texans, the Mexicans moved north to San Antonio. A small group of Texan forces were taking refuge in a mission called the Alamo. The small Texan force of only 180 had to face thousands of Mexicans. The men in the Alamo held off the Mexican force for 12 days.

12: Native American Removal

13: During the early period of history in our country, Native Americans were treated as if they were an inferior race. The government then passed an act allowing them to pay American Indians to move westward. The U.S. negotiated treaties with the Native Americans to move west for Oklahoma.

15: The Trail of Tears | In the year 1835, the Cherokee people were persuaded into signing a treaty that gave up their land. Most of the Natives did not comply with this removal, and because of this, the us sent troops to kick them out. After this, the leaders gave in and were then forced to move along the long trail west. During this, many lives were lost.

16: Political

17: The Election of 1824 | In the presidential election on 1824, all four candidates were from the Republican party. None of the candidates received more than half of the electoral votes, so it was given to the House of Representatives. Although Andrew Jackson initially got the highest number of votes, the presidency went to John Adams.

18: Whigs | Our early country was controlled by Democrats for 12 years. In the election of 1840, William Henry Harrison overtook the current president and ended the 12 year Democratic streak with the introduction to the Whigs.

19: The Spoils System | The spoils system was a governmental practice where the president's supporters basically got their own government position for just supporting the president during the election

20: Economic

21: With technology growing at the rate it was in the 1800's, our early economy boomed

22: The Gold rush in California was an extreme economic stimulant and westward movement incentive

23: A boomtown was a town that was founded by gold miners. These towns multiplied and grew rapidly.

24: Cultural

25: Back before cars could be driven, the early Americans needed an efficient mean of transportation. Their primary transportation was the horse-drawn carriage.

26: In 1830, Joseph Smith founded the Mormon church. This religion encompassed | Polygamy and shared property. He tried to start a Mormon community in New York, but the neighbors did not approve of their ways, so they forced them out of the area. The Mormons then went to Utah.

28: Technological

29: The invention of the steamboat enabled large boats to travel despite wind direction | The Steamboat | The steamboat was a huge turning point and catalyst to the Industrial Revolution.

30: The industrial revolution was the period of history where many farmers and home workers started to work in factories and more modern areas of work. This was a huge stimulant to our early economy.

31: Many new inventions were introduced in the revolution.

32: Conclusion | Cause and Effect: A good example of cause and effect is the invention of the cotton gin. The cause was only to lessen the labor of cleaning cotton, but the effect was a large number of slaves getting imported to work these machines. Change and Continuity: Our society has changed a lot since the 1800s. One thing that i notice is a change for the better is our integration of African Americans into society, instead of discriminating them.

33: Using the past: If we look at how we treated the Native American people in the 1800's, we can see the horrendous outcomes, and never do that again. Turning points: Many decisions were made in our early history. A decision i think really influenced our society was the decision to make the Louisiana purchase. This multiplied our land and history wouldn't be the same without it. Through Their Eyes: The Native American people had no reason to be driven out of their land. They didn't understand, and it wasn't fair to them.

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