Chapter 15. Forging the National Economy

Chapter 15. Forging the National Economy - Dan Herber...

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Dan Herber Ritter 2 Chapter 15 Forging the national Economy 1790-1860 I. The Westward Movement Much Westward expansion during this time period Frontier people were distinctive, irrational and ill-informed II. Shaping the Western Landscape Many tobacco farmers left when the land was exhausted and they helped to shape the West Lived primarily off the land- kill beavers and buffalo to survive Nationalism led to the rise in the admiration of nature in the West, (Helped to create state parks) III. The March of the Millions The population of the West was doubling every 25 years, explosion of people The population of the US was now the 4 th largest in the world High birthrate accounted for the population increase Immigrants because of the US appeal IV. The Emerald Isle Moves West Irish potato famine in mid-1840s led to many coming to the US Created problems with Protestants because they were Catholic attracted to politics, filled police dept illiterate, discriminated, cheap labor source
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