chapter18notes 6.25.07 - 6/25/07 Chapter 18: Pages 660-666...

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6/25/07 Chapter 18: Pages 660-666 Policy of Concentration: Began in the 1850’s when the Kansas and Nebraska territories opened to white settlement, and the government forced a dozen tribes living there to cede 15 million acres, leaving them on reservations totaling less than 1.5 million acres (don’t need #s for the test) Indians no longer pushed West into “the American Desert” White explorers began to covet large spaces where the Indians were that were designated to them in previous treaties for “as long as waters shall run and grass shall grow” REASON: INDIANS SIDED WITH SOUTH DURING WAR (government’s reason) Pages 673-678 Economic conditions of the new south: Some looked to the future instead of the Lost Cause Attempted to modernize the South’s economy and diversify Southern agriculture Encouraged northern investment and new railroads to tie the south into other broader markets A new spirit of enterprise came in the 1880s Welcomed Northern investment
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