08 - Key uniformity No group of American citizens advocated...

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War for the West I. West in context – 1860-1890 II. Participants in this transformation -Indigenous people -Hispanic Villagers -American Settlers, Developers, Speculators -US Army -Eastern Reformers -Federal Government III. American Visions for the West -Diverse goals “Progress” – economic development Extend “civilization” West as safety value for industrial revolution
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Unformatted text preview: Key uniformity: No group of American citizens advocated the preservation of traditional native cultures. IV. Events Homestead Act – 1862 – granted 160 acre plots of (formally Indian) land to American citizens (or immigrants who had filed for naturalization) on the condition that they settle and farm them....
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course HIST 110 taught by Professor Weise during the Spring '08 term at San Diego State.

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