APUSH_CH_9_web - AnAgrarianRepublic, 17901824 Chapter9

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An Agrarian Republic,  1790-1824 Chapter 9
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The Growth of American Communities  From Coast to Coast By 1800 2/3rds of the population still lived within 50 miles of the coast Typically lived on farms in or small towns It took two days to get from NYC to Philadelphia; 4 days to Boston Population was increasing rapidly however 1790-1800 pop. went from 3.9M-5.3M No one knew that within 50 years we would be throughout the entire continent By 1850 we were populating from Atlantic to Pacific
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The Growth of American Communities  From Coast to Coast Vitus Bering sailed under the Russian Flag to explore the Aleutian Islands He died, but his crew brought back otter furs, discovery of Alaska, and report on Atlantic waterways By the 1750s Russian and Siberian trappers were exporting furs from Russian America Russians were sometimes brutal, taking the furs by force The Inuits and Aleuts grew tired of Russia’s behavior The Aleuts lead the Aleut Revolt in 1762, destroying a Russian fleet They were eventually destroyed, and became intermarried with the Russians The Russians settled all the way down to just north of San Francisco Bay, into Spanish-claimed territory
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The Growth of American Communities  From Coast to Coast Spain feared encroachment into their fur trade from the Russians and British Their navy explored the entire West Coast, and laid claim to the Columbia River The Spanish establish missions throughout California, the largest of which was Los Angeles Spain tried to keep its territory out international trade, but California soon started trading with the US The Spanish took control of New Orleans following the Seven Years War The city’s population was extremely diverse, with French, Cajun, English, German, Irish, Creole, and African residents 1/3 of the Africans were free people who had the same rights as whites
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The Growth of American Communities  From Coast to Coast New Orleans gained prominence as a port and international shipping center Numerous boats from American settlements upriver made their way to New Orleans The Americans were well aware that any foreign power controlling New Orleans had the ability to choke off trade People also began settling along the Missouri River, using it as another route for trade This led to the development of St. Louis Within the US itself, the greatest population boom occurred west of the Appalachians Kentucky (1792) and Tennessee (1796) were the first trans-Appalachian states admitted to the union
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The Growth of American Communities  From Coast to Coast People began to move west in the early 1800s They typically moved as family groups Journeys were long and difficult Cincinnati began as a military fort defending settlers against Miami and Shawnee Indians People tended to live communally because of fear of
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APUSH_CH_9_web - AnAgrarianRepublic, 17901824 Chapter9

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