MAS 10B - Answers to Midterm Study Questions - Damian...

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Damian ValenciaMAS 10B – 05Tabera & Mora-TorresMarch 20, 2013Answers: Midterm Study Questions1.The technologies that Anglo Americans used during the 1860s to conquer the Midwestand West were: New means of transportation, such as the railroad, the steel plow foragriculture, which reduced the work and increased the production, mechanical harvesters,textile factories, such as Levi’s, meat packing, shoe factories, typewriters, tin cans, theproduction of iron, I beams, the steam engine produced by Henry Ford. Thesetechnologies reduced the population of Native Americans into reservations, because themore the Anglo Americans produced with the use of these new technology, the more landthey needed, therefore they would force Natives to move out into reservations. The Newuse of machinery exploited the use of the land because this new technology causederosion, the rain would take away the soil and this caused a change in the land. Also, theconstruction of railroads required the logging of trees. The Midwest was changed becausenow there were many jobs therefore the population grew rapidly. Many people from allover the world would migrate into the United States; about 25 million people fromEurope, China, Japan, and the Philippines came during this time.2.The Mexican population in the Southwest decreased due to the creation of socialorganizations such as the KKK. They used terror to scare people by killing and hangingpeople of color, thus many Mexicans, African Americans, or any person of color wouldleave the country. By 1836 the white population outnumbered the Mexicans in Texas 3:1.
The political legal rights of Mexicans or any person of color disappeared; votingrestrictions were introduced, where people would have to take a test in order to prove thatthey could read and write, also they added a poll tax, in other words if someone wanted to

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Term
Spring
Professor
Mora-Torres,Gregorio;Tabera,Phillip
Tags
Mass production, anglo americans, textile factories

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