Document E The Homestead Act Source: United States. Analyze the extent to which western expansion affected the lives of Native Americans during the period 1860—90 and evaluate the role of the federal government in those effects. Americans saw the opportunity to expand and took it. Use the documents and responses to each document to construct your response. Mining for gold and silver, because the west was filled with mining regions doc d.
As Lewis and Clark explored the area, others began to populate it, slowly leading to increased tensions between the North and the South. Through time it was able to make it ways into gaining more territory. The Ostend Manifesto of October 18, 1854 Document J was considering purchasing Cuba from Spain. This purchase was promoting nationalism by expanding to even more land and gaining it from Spain. The federal government forced Most Native American tribes to live in certain areas and manage the land.
Beginning in the early 1800s the United States began a mission of westward expansion. The tribe that resisted the settlement the most was the Sioux tribe. The Antebellum period from 1800 to 1850 marked a time of sectionalism in American history. Other indian wars happened, such as the massacre at wounded knee, where 200 indians were murdered including men women and children. The concept of Manifest Destiny encouraged Americans to spread their civilization all the way to the Pacific Ocean, and even down into Mexico and Central America. Immigrants came to discover new lands for many reasons including freedoms, expanding wealth, and starting new lives. However, after their economies began to flourish, the U.
But as shown through the Historical Congressional Apportionment Document H , over the years of Manifest Destiny, the slave states and free states both increased, but the free states increased more than the slave states. Due to the railroads indians would be moved to Oklahoma and the Dakota Territory, being forced from their homelands. This racial superiority was motive for the notion of Manifest Destiny, or, a god-given right for those from the United States to usurp land from less-worthy counterparts in order to. A fatal blow to the remaining land owned by the native american tribes was the Dawes Act doc. The war was inevitable and expansion was forced to happen. Life is about survival of the fittest and America is a perfect example of this. Document H -Indian Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, upon his surrender to the U.
The war was started by Mexico invading American territory and shedding blood on American soil. Ingalls on the Condition of the Ute Indians of Utah; the Paiutes of Utah. The wide-ranging natural landscape of the far West offered promising lifestyles to those who chose the occupations of farmers, cattle ranchers, and miners. Their arrows are broken, their springs are dried up, their cabins in dust. Here, too, they worshiped; and from many a dark bosom went up a pure prayer to the Great Spirit.
The main purpose for Manifest Destiny was not spreading slavery, but was to expand wealth, expand territories, and mostly to promote and for nationalism. He had not written his laws for them on tables of stone, but he had traced them on the tables of their hearts. Slowly and sadly they climb the distant mountains, and read their doom in the setting sun. Just as it had been the old image of the desolate West which had repelled earlier would-be migrants, it was the new image of the fertile West which brought settlers into the region. Slavery was not originally wanted to spread, but expanding territory was wanted by Manifest Destiny. The Indian, As He Was, and As He Is By Sprague Not many generations ago, where you now sit circled with all that exalts and embellishes civilized life, the rank thistle nodded in the wind, and the wild fox dug his hole unscared. Settlers were attracted by the short grass pastures for cattle and sheep, the sod of the plains, and by the meadowlands of the mountains that could be found in this region.
This terms meaning has changed and been misused over the years. Art has usurped the bowers of nature, and the anointed children of education have been too powerful for the tribes of the ignorant. The population of this young country grew from five million to almost twenty-three million, and by 1850 almost four million people had migrated westward. You are living more than 150 years after this text was written. Life is about survival of the fittest and America is a perfect example of this. How important were other factors? This supports the fact that expansion was for gaining wealth and not for spreading the institution of slavery. Soon problems arose and the isolated area was in brink of overpopulation.
Two hundred years have changed the character of a great continent, and blotted forever from its face a whole peculiar people. Domingo was a place of slave rebellion that had strong impacts. The document states should we permit Cuba to be Africanized and become a second St. Their council-fire has long since gone out on the shore, and their war-cry is fast dying to the untrodden west. With more resources comes more wealth, which is what the expansion offered. Despite having gained an early reputation as a barren desert, the Great West quickly became the dominant target behind the expansionist campaigns of the United States during the 18th century. One of the method the United States used to gain more territory, or to expand was by purchasing territory.
This prominent new land offered many immigrants a fresh start in life. Western expansion brought conflict to the Native Americans. Here comes the negative part according to document 2 it. This meant that the United States h. It is cold and we have no blankets. This prominent new land offered many immigrants a fresh start in life. Immigrants came to discover new lands for many reasons including freedoms, expanding wealth, and starting new lives.
When the United States bought Louisiana it gain full accuses to the Mississippi river which was a good thing for exporting goods actually because so it increased trade. Document C Chief Luther Standing Bear, My People, the Sioux Source: Chief Luther Standing Bear, My People, the Sioux Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1929. This shows that Manifest Destiny had the ultimate conclusion of not having slavery as a main purpose. Expansionism from the nineteenth and early twentieth century was, in fact, a continuation of past United States expansionism, and yet also a departure. Wilmot had a hatred for slavery and slavery expanding to free land angered him. The United states first started with very small property back then they were call the 13 colonies which to begin with was not as strong as it is today, if anything it was a lot weaker and had little to rely on.