Ch31Notes - Intro Fatt Hing Chin-Chinese man, old fish at...

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Intro Fatt Hing Chin-Chinese man, old fish at market, went to California for gold Went back to China, gambled gold, left pregnant wife for Cali. Again Gave up on gold (too many miners), opened restaurant w/ cousins Illustrates typical Chinese migrant behavior During late 18/19 th cent., most lands in West hemisphere had gained independence from Europe U.S most powerful of these nations Canada built under British/Canadian leaders-federal state Latin America dominated by military leaders American development struggled with the intro./abolition of slavery Americans “wrestled” with the legacy of the Enlightenment Asian+Euro migrants worked in factories, plantations, and as debt peonages Large battles for racial, ethnic, and sexual equality The Building of American States During 1780’s, rebellious colonists created constitution that gave general issues federal government, local issues state gov. White males were dominant Enlightenment encouraged equality By 1820s, property qualifications for voting disappeared Mid 1800’s= Most white men participate in republic
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After revolution, Americans gained all British land from Appalachian Mtns. to the Mississippi, doubling in size 1803, Napoleon sells Louisiana Territory, Louisiana purchase(Mississippi Rocky mtns), double size again 1804 1806, Lewis + Clark mapped new territory By 1840s, westward expansion underway Spoke of Manifest Destiny , U.S. DESTINY to expand to Pacific Expansion brought resistance with Indians Natives make alliances with each other, try to side with British in Canada, but U.S. allies with them first 1830-Indian Removal Act, move all Indians west of Mississippi (Oklahoma) Some Seminoles(Indians) avoided this and went to the marshes of Florida Cherokee walked 800 miles on the Trail of Tears, eastern woodlands Oklahoma Conflict arises west of the Mississippi with Siox, Comanche, Pawne, Apache(had guns) 1876-Indians destroy General Custer’s forces at Little Big Horn Cannons+ Rapid fire gatling guns helped U.S. to beat Indians 1890-Wounded Knee Creek South Dakota, massacre of Sioux due to fear of Ghost Dance, belief that all whites would eventually be gone Began when Sioux gun misfired, whites felt threatened Texas declared independence from Mexico in 1836 Became U.S. state in 1845, starting the Mexican/American war
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Mexicans lose 1848-Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, paid Mexico 15mill. Dollars for Texas north of Rio Grande, Cali. And New Mexico Issues between states occurred, biggest was slavery People for slavery argued that slaves were private property, despite Enlightenment ideals Initial American independence promoted abolition of slavery in north Delaware Expansion made people question whether it was ok to spread slavery to new states Abolitionists hoped that slavery would end w/ decline of tobacco cultivation
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2011 for the course WORLD HIST 101 taught by Professor Vitale during the Spring '11 term at Moorpark College.

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Ch31Notes - Intro Fatt Hing Chin-Chinese man, old fish at...

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