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Inspecting Early American History

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S: An Inspection of Early United States History

BC: One Person Business Happy Guy Productions Bobbette LaPlant 15 years old © 2010

FC: An Inspection of Early United States History

1: Throughout history there have been many events in which shaped America as we know it today. Many of these events in the period of time from the late 1700's to the mid 1800's. This book covers some of the biggest events and inventions that occurred during this time.

2: Ideas in America

3: The Missouri Compromise was established March of 1820. It provided admission of Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state. It banned slavery in a lot of the territory.

4: Slavery influenced the way people acted towards blacks. Most of the whites viewed blacks as unequal and having no rights. As a result, racism became a huge problem.

6: Natural/Geographic Factors

7: Oregon County was a huge area of land laying between the Pacific Ocean and the Rockies. Four different nations had staked claims in it.

9: Mountain men lived off the land and adapted well to their surroundings. They were fur traders and often married the natives. They affected the land hugely because they trapped beavers until the beavers almost went extinct.

10: The Social Aspect

11: The Indian Removal Act of 1830 allowed the federal government to pay Indians to move to the went Most of the Indians felt compelled to accept pay for their land. Since the area west of the Mississippi River seemed unsuitable for farming, the whites wanted the Indians to live there so the whites wouldn't have to deal with them in the good farming land.

12: tensions between the US and Britain loosened in 1817 when the Rush-Bagot Treaty was passed. This treaty established the agreement that the US and Britain both would set limits on the number of naval vessels that each of them could have on the Great Lakes. It also provided for the disarmament along an important part of the border between the US and British Canada.

13: The relations between the US and Spain were very tense still. In 1818 Andrew Jackson invaded Spanish East Florida and seized control of two Spanish forts. Eventually the US got control of all Florida.

14: Politics

15: Andrew Jackson came into power in1828. He stated the Spoils System which is replacing government officials with the winning candidate's allies. He also signed the Indian Removal Act into law in 1830. He once said, "The liberties and rights of the people and the integrity of the Constitution against the Senate, or the House, or both together." In response to being accused of increasing his power and spreading corruption.

17: William Henry Harrison was a hero of the War of 1812. He ran against President VanBuren. In order to win the election, he gained support from the laborers and farmers who voted for Jackson. He won the election and was inaugurated in 1841 as the first Whig president.

18: Economics

19: Henry Clay came up with the American System. This system included internal improvements (road building and canals), stimulated trade, and established a national bank.Though not everyone agreed with it, it was put into action.

20: Capitalism was the economic system under the U.S. People could put their money into business wishing to make a profit; hence: the stock market.

21: Free Enterprise made it so people were free to buy, sell, and produce whatever they wanted. They could also work wherever they wanted. Some major elements of it were competition, profit, private property, economic freedom, business owners freedom of production, and buyer competition.

22: Cultural

23: The attitudes towards war in the early 1800's divided the American people. The opinions about the war with Mexico were different with every person. Basically, Democrats supported it, and Whigs apposed it.

24: Technological / Scientific

25: The cotton gin was a simple invention which separated the seeds from the cotton fibers. It was as efficient by itself as fifty people working by hand.

26: The first Patent was issued into law in 1790. It was made to protect the rights of inventors and gave profits to the inventors.

27: Factories were also a huge deal during this time. Children sometimes even 11 years old would start working in them. they were a very efficient way to make things.

28: Cause and Effect The main cause of the past events was the Revolutionary War when it comes to terms of interactions with other countries and the economy. In terms of treating the natives the way the Americans did, that was caused by the fact that there were a lot of greedy people in the US that wanted to get what they wanted all the time.

30: Change and Continuity There has been a lot of change since the early 1800's. After the Civil War, slavery ended. Eventually the natives got their rights back. Land has been raised in price. The United States now has 50 states and America has gotten better at managing its economy.

32: Using the Past What we can learn from the past is that we as Americans are not always right. But we are fortunate to have the freedom we do. All races are granted equal rights in this country and that is one of the best gifts we have acquired from history.

34: Turning Points Past decisions/actions affected future choices. The decision to have slavery backfired and so now the government has realized that they were wrong. Native Americans also have all the rights whites do just like blacks.

37: Through Their Eyes People in the past have viewed their world differently depending on who they were. For instance, Native Americans viewed their world as free for anyone who wanted to live there whereas Americans saw it as a place to farm and where they should live without interruptions. African Americans viewed their world in the US as a brutal place since they were either in slavery or a victim of racism. The views have changed since then.

39: Citation Appleby, Brinkley, Broussard, PcPherson, Ritchie, . The American Republic To 1877. Columbus, Ohio: McGraw-Hill Company, Inc, 2005. 306-378. Print.

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