sept6USFP - Extending and Preserving the Sphere 1815 1848...

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Extending and Preserving the Sphere 1815 – 1848 Principle Objectives of Post War USFP 2 principle Obj in post 1812 Econ development and commercial expansion Territorial expansion Rapid pop. Growth 2X every 20 yrs Pop 3X 1814-1848 1815: 8,419,000 1848: 22,010,000 Character and Shape of US Econ Dev and Comm Expan Focus (away from Europe and BR to LA and Far East), Nature (merchant trade from 1807-1814 diminished, BR began dumping finished products in US, Amer invest in home-grown industrial complex to compete with imports), Size(total exp tripled, gross output of farm production tripled, production of cotton soared. 1815-1860 accounted for over ½ value of US exports, produced with slave labor, creating foundation for future internal political dissention), Infrastructure(construction of roads/canals -> revolution in transportation, opening new lands, new opportunities for growth) Road to econ/territorial expan, principle objectives lead to a series of policy initiatives 1 st : Containing Britain Driven by John Q Adams Greatest threat to US was BR BR occupied Ca, could control seas, sought to dominate newly independent states of Latin America US could contain BR in Ca
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sept6USFP - Extending and Preserving the Sphere 1815 1848...

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