The American West Henretta (Chapter 16)

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Diablo Valley College History 126 Dr. Kent Haldan Study Guide for Henretta, Chapter 16: The American West--Lectures
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Yo-Hamite Falls (1855): One of the Earliest Depictions of Yosemite Valley and Water Fall (2300’)
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Frederick Jackson Turner: "The frontier is the line of most rapid and effective Americanization.“ Turner assumes that Americans peacefully occupied an empty continent and developed a unique indentiy. For him the pioneer was the farmer who domesticated a wilderness without Native Peoples or with them on the sidelines watching.
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Across the Continent: Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way 1868
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Henretta et al View They accept Turner’s Thesis that the West ended in 1890 pointing to the facts That year the U.S. had become the largest industrialized country in the world That year the last tragedy in the war against Lakota took place in that year: The Massacre of the Lakota at Wounded Knee. They suggest that industrialization & labor strikes supplanted the conquest of the frontier.
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Economic Development of the Midwest Q#1. Describe the economic development of the Midwest. What were the key factors in this development? What role did the homesteaders and farmers play in this economic development? Describe the different ethnic groups who settled in the Midwest. Describe the Midwest in the 1890s. Ids to include: Great Plains, Buffalo v cattle, Buffalo Bill & Ned Buntline, Railroads, & Homesteaders.
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Overarching Themes: 1. The development of the West was influenced if not greatly determined by the federal government and Eastern capital. The railroads and cattle syndicates played a crucial role hidden by the Little House on the Prairie myth. 2. As the railroad expanded there were important linkages between regional economies and the national economy established. Examples of global cities becoming regional headquarters : 1,Chicago for the Midwest,
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Overarching Themes: 2,San Francisco headquarters/port city for the rest of CA and US, Southwest mineral industries, Northwest (Oregon, Washington and mineral rushes). (Verses Little house on the prairie view). 3.Ranching/farming was a business, not idyllic way of life, which became dominated by large, industrialized, corporate entities. (The drought in the Midwest during the late 1880s furthered this trend).
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A.Key factors in development of the Midwest : 1.1820s-1860s: Landscape : Midwest=Indian Territory : First network of forts that traded with Indians. Trade closely regulated by government. Indian country off-limits to white settlers, intruders. 1,Federal government claimed commitment to Native Americans : 1, Plan: The West was reserved for them.
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the Midwest : 2,However, events overtook this commitment : American migration to Oregon & CA; American annexation of Texas, Mexican cessation to American of New Mexico, California and the Gadsden Purchase. 3,This early commitment of the federal
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