BC: Works Cited
FC: moving west I.n.s.p.e.c.t. by christian daigle
1: Ideas | Louis and Clark led an expedition to explore west America. On their trip they met an American Indian named Sacagawea who led them through this unknown territory.
2: One of the big ideas of the 1800s was expansion. Moving west though the new Illinois territory. | President Andrew Jackson had many ideas for the new nation, though many didn't agree with his views. | The Colonists viewed the American Indians with distaste and wanted the land they lived on.
3: Natural/Geographical | With the expansion of the newly found United States came much new discovery to plant-life and geographical features. On Louis and Clark's expedition they found many new species of plants and animals that they documented. Clark also made a detailed accurate map of the Missouri river area.
4: A common job for Americans was agriculture. 69% of people in the United states were farmers.
5: Social | While the United States were still shared with the British trade between the two countries was still strong.
6: Relations between Britain were good after treaties were signed to limit military power throughout the U.S. Relations with Spain were less controlled. Spain owned half of Florida and a battle was fought by the U.S. to claim the rest of Florida.
8: President Andrew Jackson was the 7th president of the United States. He helped to create the Indian Removal Act which caused a lot of anger. | Political
9: On 1832 Congress tried to calm the southerners by posting a lower tariff. | One of the big debates of the early 1800s was the tariff debate. The tariff was placed on British made goods and people in the south highly disliked the tariff.
10: Economy | The United States economy in the 1800s was mostly agriculture. 69% of the population were farmers. Working on farms got them most of their food. Selling produce also gave farmers money. It wasn't a very bountiful lifestyle but it got people by. Another big rising factor was mills and plants. Plantations were big business' in the 1800s and plantation owners were wealthy.
11: The train was monumental in the way of upcoming travel throughout the United States. The first built train was steam in the 1830s. Railroad tracks were used long before the train came around. They pulled carts with horses before trains were invented. The first trains had many problems such as weak brakes and the engine would catch fire. Those problems were fixed with the making of the coal train.
12: Cultural | The American Indians had the most culture in North America. They had lived in the land longer than the colonists and they had many traditions and religions.
13: After the Indian removal act was put in to effect the government purchased a lot of land the American Indians had lived on. 17,000 Cherokee were then forced to move west by soldiers.
14: Technological | One of the huge advances in technology during the 1800s was in the steamboat. The steamboat revolutionized the way people traveled across water. It made travel so much faster.
15: The cotton gin was a very important invention because it eliminated the hard work of separating the cotton from dirt and other impurities. | The textile mill was revolutionary because of the way it was powered. It was hydro powered. To clean, to dye, to weave, and to spin. All of these functions were powered by hydro.
16: Cause and Effect: The president made a lot of changes in the 1800s but before the United States had a president they were just colonists. They joined together with a common hatred of Britain and with it they seceded from British rule. Now free to make their own choices. For Britain they had a queen that led to a king. | Change and Continuity: Since the 1800s there has been much change. One of the biggest changes is the number of states we contain, and along with that our nations boundaries. Another big change is where people go in to for careers. At the beginning of the United States most Americans were farmers. | Questions
17: Using the Past: We can learn so much from our past experiences. How to pick the right leaders for our country is a big one. Though we can learn much sometimes it can't help us. Such as how we unfairly treated the American Indians. We now know it was wrong but we wont have the opportunity now to prevent the same mistakes in the future. | Turning Points: Our past decisions have led us to realize how poorly and unjustly the American Indians were treated. Since then we have had implied many laws and organizations for the people. to keep others from being mistreated. | Through Their Eyes: A big factor back in times of settling was how handy you were. Most Americans were in the agriculture business. They built their own houses and used their land to build farms which brought income and food.