hist1 - US: One Whole but Two Parts 1. Common Themes Three...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
US: One Whole but Two Parts 1. Common Themes – Three main keys a. Identity i. Language – everyone spoke English; expected language. ii. Religion – Overwhelmingly Christian (Protestant); only small minorities weren’t. iii. Population – Chiefly old stock (British). Later came the Irish iv. Great pride in the US – Thought the US was the best; held the future. b. Prosperity i. Cotton was the main income of the US; 2 ⅟₂ time the prices fell and then stabilized again. Enormous prosperity. Trade exploded; the dollar kept increasing. ii. By 1860, the railroad mileage had more than tripled in the last decade. iii. Steam begins to replace water power. iv. 60% of the workforce was still in agriculture, however, 60% of the northern work force had moved towards the industrial movement. c. Racial Views i. Slavery was legal in 15 states. 4 million slaves by 1860. No free state permitted blacks to vote. ii.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course HIST 2055 taught by Professor Sheehan during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

Page1 / 2

hist1 - US: One Whole but Two Parts 1. Common Themes Three...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online