For example, many whigs opposed territorial expansion based on the democratic claim that the united states was destined to serve as a virtuous example to the rest of the world, and also had a divine obligation to spread its superordinate political system and a way of life throughout north american continent. With westward expansion, more states entered the union this led to fierce debates about the spread of slavery to these new lands this eventually became a factor leading to the civil war. Drastically changed the united states through trade and westward expansion homestead act (1862) law that provided 160 acres of western land to any citizen who was head of household and would cultivate the land for five years. Many immigrant chinese who poured into the western united states in the 1860s and ’70s were indentured servants from revolution-torn kwangtung province unlike either the mexicans or the indians, who separately and individually had governed most of the west in carefree, nomadic fashion and actively resented the intruder anglos, the chinese. Westward expansion meant that the us acquired ever increasing amounts of land, and needed people, farmers, to settle there so it could maintained without a huge military presence this led to massive immigration in the second half of the 19th century, as mostly europeans came here seeking to finally have their own land.
Westward movement for kids — educational and fun resources to help kids learn about the westward movement in the united states information on westward expansion — information and resources on biographies and events in the settlement of the west. The rise of industrial america, 1877-1900 the development of the west populism and agrarian discontent westward expansion, immigration, industrialization, urbanization it was also a period of reform, in which many americans sought to regulate corporations and shape the changes taking place all around them the united states welcomed. The importance of the west sculpture by rusty talbot in 1790 the fast-growing population of the united states was 39 million, but only 5% of americans lived west of the appalachian mountains that run from maine to georgia one big problem facing westward expansion was the funding and path of the roads connecting the coast with the. What were three effects of westward expansion in the united states during the mid-nineteenth century an increase in immigrants from mexico survival and growth of the mormon religion.
However, westward expansion provided the united states with vast natural resources and ports along the atlantic, pacific and gulf coasts for expanding trade, key elements in creating the superpower america is today. The westward expansion of european settlers into native american settlements had dire effects on native americans many were killed by disease or other people their land was taken and their culture was changed forcibly. After brushes with immigration reform that began in 2001 and continued in 2006 and 2007, the united states seems to be on the threshold of overhauling the legal immigration system in the most substantive way since 1965.
Westward expansion timeline timeline description: in search of commercial opportunities, exploitable natural resources, transplantation zones, and an agricultural paradise, the thirteen original colonies of the united states stretched to the west westward expansion, however, was not exclusively about resources. - westward expansion the movement of people that has resulted in the settlement of america is one of the most fascinating and significant topics in the history of the united states nowhere else has an area of equal size been settled as a result of the initiative of small groups and individuals. Colonization and westward expansion when people first settled in the united states, life was hard colonies from england, france, spain, and the netherlands were set up, but many didn't survive. Westward expansion was the 19th-century movement of settlers, agriculture and industry into the american west learn about the louisiana purchase, manifest destiny, the gold rush and more. • the westward expansion of the united states was closely related to the concept of • the discovery of gold in the west played a pivotal role in westward expansion • life in the west was very challenging and did not generally live up to the idealized and westward expansion of the united states and immigrants in westward expansion.
Western expansion during the nineteenth century was an important determinant of geographic distribution and economic activity in the united states today however, while explanations abound for why. English, scotch, irish, german, and other immigrant groups came to america to seek new opportunities in the vast western lands however, the massive migration of these groups from europe did not occur until the late 1840s, so these ethnic groups did not contribute to the initial settlement of central indiana. Westward movement: westward movement, the populating (by europeans) of the land within the continental boundaries of the mainland united states, a process that began shortly after the first colonial settlements were established along the atlantic coast. Westward expansion had many effects on america many things developed such as the pony express, and other new forms of transportation such as the continental railroad although those were positive. The causes of westward expansion were the purchase of the louisiana territory from france, the lewis and clark expedition, president thomas jefferson's vision of expanding into the available land to create an empire of liberty and a growing sense of american manifest destiny the effects.
In 1828, when andrew jackson was elected president, he promised to expand the united states westward his justification for expansion seemed to him self-evident, for what good man would prefer a. Westward expansion, particularly west of the mississippi river, had profound effects on american politics the monroe doctrine set forth a policy of manifest destiny that the united states should extend from the atlantic coast to the pacific coast. Westward expansion web sites lesson plans, activities, and more westward expansion web sites lewis and clark a companion to ken burns’ pbs film, this site provides background on the world of lewis and clark, an archive of their expedition, audio excerpts by historians, a discussion of native american tribes encountered, classroom resources, an interactive story where you lead the.
Industrialization, urbanization, and immigration business and industrialization centered on the cities the ever increasing number of factories created an intense need for labor, convincing people in rural areas to move to the city, and drawing immigrants from europe to the united states. The new york-based group conducted a comprehensive study of 1,002 randomly selected immigrants to the united states some of the key findings from the study, entitled now that i'm here: what america's immigrants have to say about life in the us.