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FC: I.N.S.P.E.C.T. By Zach Holcomb

1: I.N.S.P.E.C.T. tells about many different things that happened in early America.

2: Ideas One major idea in early U.S. history was westward expansion. It consisted of people that were moving into the LouisianaTerritory. During this expansion many American Indians were thrown from their land and were forced to leave on the "Trail of Tears."

3: Factories were also created to make new things for people, like clothes and shoes. Highways were created to provide easier travel for people.

4: Natural/ Geographic The land west of the Appalachian Mountains was virtually uncharted territory. | The land was very different from what they were used to. There was a desert, and another mountain chain, the Rocky Mountains.

5: They also found the five Great Lakes, Superior, Erie, Ontario, Michigan, and Huron. | After the people there had lived in the area for a while they decided they needed to build the Erie canal so they could move the ships inland to sell and receive goods.

6: Social Most of the people back then didn't have very much of a social life because when they moved onto the new land they usually moved too far away from other people to ever see very many of them. When they did see other people it was when they were buying, selling, and trading goods amongst each other.

7: Andrew Jackson and Thomas Jefferson were both important presidents during this time.

8: Political In the early 1800's President Jefferson agreed to buy the Louisiana Territory from Paris. | Louisiana was a part of the continent that hadn't yet been mapped out by the U.S. | Thomas Jefferson set up a party to go and map out the new land.

9: Then when Andrew Jackson became president, he promised that he would remove the Native Americans from their land, and thats exactly what he did. Even though the Supreme Court ruled against it he told the people to get the Cherokee off the land.

10: Economic Not very many people had a lot of money because they left their old lives behind to start a new life on the new land. | Some people moved west to mine and pan for gold in the rivers.

11: Some people got very lucky and got rich on their findings, but some people never found any gold and never got anything.

12: Cultural There were many different cultures, but one big one at the time was the Native American culture.

13: The Cherokee Indians were forcefully driven off of their land by the white people.

14: Technological/Scientific | There were many new inventions, like the cotton gin and the Clermont Steamboat.

15: Factories were also starting to become larger and more convenient to use than individual people.

16: In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory from France. | He asked his private secretary Mariwether Lewis to explore the new land. Lewis asked his friend William Clark to go on the journey with him.

17: On their expedition they discovered new plants and animals. The prairie dog is one of them.

18: Thinking Like a Historian Cause And Effect | 1.) The cause was there were too many people moving west and there wasn't enough mapped land. | Cherokee Indian Removal | 2.)Andrew Jackson and the people that were moving in made the change happen. | 3.) The Native Americans did not support the change because they were getting kicked off of the only land they have ever lived on.

19: 4.)The removal of Cherokee Indians was not intended to hurt them, only to get them off of the land. | 5.) It change the Cherokee people's lives forever. It changed the community a lot because all of the people were leaving forever. The world didn't change very much in this event.

20: Change And Continuity | 1.) A lot has changed since then. Now we can't kick people off of their land just because we want it. | 2.) The stuff that is the same is the Native Americans live on reservations that were chose a long time ago for them by the white people.

21: 3.) The white people have benefited because we received the land over the time from our ancestors. | 4.) The Native Americans have not benefited from this because they still live on the land that they were forced to live on.

22: Using The Past | 1.) The past is what defines our present. If the removal of the Native Americans wouldn't have happened our country wouldn't be the same as it is today. | 2.) The past is similar because there are always people that want more power than others.

23: 3.) The past is different because the laws are different now and people have more rights. | 4.) We can learn that sometimes we might have to do bad things now to make the future better.

24: Through Their Eyes | 1.) They viewed their world as an open and happy place with plenty of land to share. | 2.) The Native Americans thought there was enough land to go around so they didn't want to leave. | 3.) The people needed to know how to make the right decisions and not hurt others.

25: Turning Points | 1.) It made us realize that there are better and more humane ways to take care of things. | 2.) The Native Americans were changed when they were forced to leave because they had to change their ways and some of their beliefs.

26: Works Cited | Appleby, Joyce, Alan Brinkley, Albert S. Broussard, James M. McPherson, and Donald A. Ritchie. The American Republic To 1877. Columbus, Ohio: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2005. 302-381

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