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BC: Work Cited | "Appleby, Joyce. McPherson, James. Brinkly, Alan. Ritchie, Donald. Broussard, Albert. The National Geographic Society. The American Republic. Columbus, Ohio. McGraw-Hill, 2005.

FC: Westward Expansion By Jordan Olson

1: Table of Contents | Ideas...............pg.1 National/Geographic...............pg2 Social.............pg3-4 Political..........................pg5-6 Economy.....................pg7 Cultural............pg9 Technological/Scientific..................pg10 Conclusion.....................11-13

2: Ideas | One of the great ideas that was produced was the Indian Removal Act. This act was made to let the government pay Native Americans to move westward. Most Native Americans excepted the agreement and moved. | Another idea that was produced included The Trail of Tears. The Trail of Tears convinced the Cherokee people to essentially give their land up to the government. The Cherokee's protested towards the United States but President Jackson and the government did not let up. Eventually General Scott and an army lead and forced the Cherokee west and took their homes.

3: Natural/Geographic | As more land was being cleared and built on, more people were moving on to it. This effected the first ever census which happened in 1790. The census was just a count of the population. The first census counted approximately four million people. | In order to travel the steam boats from place to place, there was a needed route for transportation. This route was made and soon traveled steam boats from the Eastern to Western parts of the country. The route was called a canal and was made by connecting part of New York City and the Great Lakes together.

4: Social | A big problem was slavery. It existed and was the tension of many conflicts. The Missouri compromise lead to more conflicts arising over whether Missouri should be part of the Louisiana Purchase or not. The Northern part wanted Missouri to be free of slavery while the South wanted Missouri to be part of the Louisiana Purchase. Finally, the Compromise was set of Missouri a slave state and Maine a slave free state.

5: During the Westward Expansion Era, the interactions between the Native Americans and United States differed. The United States did not like the Native Americans being on their land. The United States wanted to get the Native Americans off their land and send them westward. | The relationships were not all that great but they helped come up with the Missouri Compromise and band some slavery.

6: Political | During this era, there were many presidents. Though, of all of them, the ones that made a ton of impact on the westward expansion included Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. | g | Thomas Jefferson lead with instructions Louis and Clark on an amazing journey. It sent them west to find a water circuit that linked to the Columbia and Missouri River and would connect to the Pacific Ocean and Mississippi River. | Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States and served as president from 1801 tell 1809. | Americans are not perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission. -Andrew Jackson

7: When Andrew Jackson was running for President, there were three other Republican presidents running too. They consisted of Adams, Crawford, and Clay. Jackson won the election with the highest amount of votes. On March 4, 1829, many towns people and other Americans went to the capital to hear Jackson's address. Jackson was now the president of the United States. | Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. He did many things for the good towards the United States. A couple things that Jackson helped accomplish included the tariff Debate, move the Native Americans westward, and he was at war with the Bank.

8: Economical | Corporations began developing and making it a lot easier to sell their stock. Stock was the splitting and sharing of the ownership. | Many people worked at home and made cloth and other goods. They did a lot of their farming at there homes. Typically the North had smaller farms and bought from local markets. On the other hand, the South has large cotton plantations. Some even left their homes to work in plantations in order to earn money.

9: Cultural | During this Era, women spent most of there free time sewing and making things. Men mainly had farms and tended to them. They believed their crops were very important and needed to be well maintained. | The peoples belief system during this Era was all relevantly different. Some were mormans, which meant they believed in Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The first church was founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith. Mormans could then gather for their church services.

10: Technological/Scientific | The cotton gin is one of many inventions that was created. The first ever cotton gin was created by Eli Whitney in 1793. A cotton gin is a machine that gets rid of the seeds from the cotton and helps save much time and handwork. | The Axe was a new invention of the time period. It let men chop up wood and split wood faster. Up to approximately five and a half loads per day were being chopped and stacked.

11: Conclusion | Q: Who/What made change happen? A: Andrew Jackson's decisions have made much change occur in our history. Things that changed included the government, the people, and the styles of the time period. The government has changed for the better considering that now our government is more organized. The people in our government still fight, but they are not as violent. The styles have completely changed throughout history. Some of the styles back then included sewing a lot and farming all of their crops. Now we typically don't sew much and we get almost all of our crops from the store and there are not as many farmers. | Q:What has changed? A: Many things have changed throughout history. Some things include how the Indian Removal Act effected the United States. The U.S. now still has Indians in the areas, but they are suppose to live on their reservations.

12: Q:How is the past similar to the present? A: The past is similar to the present considering that now we still have Republicans and Democrats and a President. Back then they also had these features. Also, our cultures have stay relevantly the same. | Q:How did the past decisions affect our future choices? A: The choices we made in the past affected the choices we make in the future for the good considering now our government is strongly set up now. Also, now there is not as many fights between the Indians and the government and the Indians have a place to be without the government bugging them.

13: Q: What values, skills, and forms of knowledge did people need? A:People defiantly needed the fighting skills and strong government to succeed. They also had great knowledge under the government and the president was very smart and had a great plan of government.

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