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INSPECT:Westward Expansion

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1: Table of Contents! Ideas/Inspiration- 2 and 3 Natural/Geographic- 4 and 5 Social- 6 and 7 Political- 8 and 9 Economy- 10 and 11 Cultural- 12 and 13 Technological/Scientific- 14 and 15 Conclusion- 16 and 17 works Cited- 18 and 19

2: IDEAS aLL GREAT MOVEMENTS IN HISTORY STARTED WITH A SINGLE IDEA. A country can not begin to expand before they have a plan of what it is they are going to do.

3: The Manifest Destiny was a very big part in expanding westward. It was a belief that the U.S. was destined to expand across the North American continent, from the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific Ocean. Their was a growing belief that America was the chosen people and that they were to spread their beliefs to other, less fortunate nations. The manifest Destiny was not a government policy, but it led to help other policies.

4: Natural/geographic

5: Trail of Tears | In 1835, some government officials persuaded several Cherokee to sign a treaty, saying they officially gave their land away. However, most of the Cherokee people refused to follow the treaty. Instead, the Cherokee people wrote a protest letter to the United States government. | Even though the Cherokee people tried to make President Jackson understand, he didn't. Finally, in 1838, General Winfield Jackson and 7,000 other soldiers came to remove the Cherokee from their homes and led them west. Brutal weather and living conditions claimed thousands of Cherokees life. | "We are aware the some persons suppose it will be for our advantage to (re)move beyond the Mississippi...Our people universally think otherwise...We wish to remain on the land or our fathers."

6: Social | The game of Lacrosse is dated back to the Haudenosaunee creation story. They would play games like lacrosse in order to find out who the ruler of the world was. | You may be asking yourself what people did before all of these technological advances. Well historians say that the first form of lacrosse was created by the Mohawks.The game was used to decide the winner of different things amoungst the Native Americans

7: The first sewing machine was created in 1845. This made sewing clothes and and creating other materials much easier. This machine also helped bring women together. Women have been sewing for as long as the United States had been around. | This time-consuming task turned into many social events. Women would come together and sew for hours. It was the equivalent of a dance party, or something of that caliber. This was one of the only things women were allowed to do. Besides cleaning and preparing meals and such. This was a huge step for the women in the United States.

8: POLITICAL... | Leaders during the Expansion.

9: The election of 1828 was very unique in that nominations were no longer made by government caucuses, but by state legislatures.The Election was between Andrew Jackson and J.Q. Adams. The whole election was nothing but cheap shots toward each candidate. Adams was accused of mis-using funds, while Jackson was accused of murder. At the end, Jackson won by a long shot, claiming the presidency.

10: Economical | The Industrial Revolution began to occur in the USA in around the 1800's. appearing first in MA, NH, RI, CA. VT. The soil in these places was awful. FArming was too difficult so most people were forced to find work elsewhere. New England's geographic location was an advantage. It was close to many natural resources, including iron and coal. Also, they were near rivers. Perfect for transportation This new industrial revolution helped boost the economy and gave many local jobs.

11: There were, however, many small events that occurred to change the United State's economy. For example, in the year 1800, a movement to decrease the amount of banks in the USA. However, the movement did nothing but increase the amount of banks. It is unknown to why the Government would do such a thing, but the people were outraged. A big event in the economy is when our government purchased the Louisiana territory for 15 million dollars from France. We paid 3 cents per acre. This helped our farmers grow much more cotton. Leading us to providing England with 45% of its cotton. This was a HUGE economy boost.

12: CULTURAL ! | Native American cultures were a really big part in many events. Events like the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears. The American Indian's culture was well known and well established in America. They were living in the same basic areas for hundreds of years. The government, which was greedy for land, took the liberty of removing the Indians from

13: their home to make room for more industrialized things. That was the summary of the Indians Removal Act and the Trail of Tears. The Indians that were really harmed in this were the Cherokee. Their culture was well-established and hurt in a mass quantity because of Andrew Jackson's beliefs. There were many other cultural things that took place, but this was the most important in fully understanding the culture of this time period.

14: The Cotton Gin was invented by Eli Whitney and he received a patent for it in 1794. The cotton machine separated the cotton seed from the short-staple cotton fiber. Making it much more efficient for receiving the cotton. | The non-electric telegraph was invented by Claude Chappe in 1794.This machine used a flag-based alphabet and depended on a visual sight for communication. | INVENTIONS...

15: TECHNOLOGICAL | The era of steamboats started in 1787 when John Finch made the first successful forty-five foot steamboat on the Delaware River. Finch later built a big vessel that could carry passengers. Later in the future, people started making more fuel-efficient ways to travel. However, this steamboat was the first of its kind. Making it a very helpful tool.

16: Seeing Through Their Eyes...

17: Conclusion Portraying history from someone else's eyes is difficult. But I believe I've gathered enough information to properly portray how the Cherokee people felt after they were forced to leave their homes and travel the Trail of Tears. The Cherokee people were very depressed about leaving their homes. Their whole culture was lived on that certain amount of land where they were residing. All of their ancestors grew up and died on that land. For our government just to take it, was brutal and unnecessary to say the least.

18: Works Cited | www.pbs.org www.en.wikipedia.com

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