Crisis and Compromis1

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Crisis and Compromise 9. Describe New York City, St. Louis, and Santa Fe around 1850 and contrast their economy and social structure. In 1850, there were many differences among economic, political, and social ties between St. Louis, Santa Fe, and New York. St. Louis was the central point for the North and South traffic along the river. It greatly influenced the west’s economic terms. It included a thriving economy along with a series of wholesale trading relationships extending to the east. In addition, railroad transportation to the east and overland travel to the west were also included. Santa Fe was considered to be growing. An Army general named Stephen Watts Kearny raised a large flag over a fort in Santa Fe, announcing to
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Unformatted text preview: the world that it was now a part of the United States. Sadly, the acquisition of New Mexico to the United States brought new problems for the citizens of Santa Fe and all of the territories including land rights and the question of state hood. From New York to Charleston, the people of the nation were forced to take side. New York City was the most proslavery city and upstate New York greatly involved abolitionism. The Great Irish Famine brought many Irish immigrants to New York City in the 1850s; comprising of one quarter of the population. Consequently, government institutions were established due to help the growing population....
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