HIST 21 FOUR - Lecture History 21 Lecture #4 thesis->...

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Lecture History 21 Lecture #4 thesis---> typically one concise statement- claim making direct, strong---> not statement of fact--- arguable claim e.g. test your thesis- can argue against it? - fact, or merely an opinion. .. West After Civil War neither typical West nor typical westerner many parts of region had as large a percentage of foreign-born residents- eastern cities West- large and growing cities- San Francisco and Denver western economy (agricultural and extractive)---> commercial and industrial component mid 1850s--- flow of Chinese immigrated to United States - worked building the railroads completion of railroads, Chinese began to look elsewhere for work - workers in San Francisco ---- resented competition-- rioted - By 1882---> Chinese immigration XXX 10 years--> indefinitely face obstacles---> South leadership- opposed to freeing the slaves extremely racist and discriminatory (After Reconstruction)----> militant groups - very violent --- events- took place simultaneously Reconstruction-- modifications and growth West- being settled conflicts in US---> strange paradox Civil war + secession---> collapse and yet expansion of US US breaking down and expanding at same time 1. loose vague regions of US not clear : governments, class structures, people groups less organized territories---> purchasing of French lands--- Bonaparte--->> XXX imperialism US- republic--- created in Western Hemisphere, Haiti Second - mirrored Constitution - Haiti- took over the French, Spanish, and the English - - free independent republic --- why would US not recognize?---- former slaves willing to accept idea of republican government- maintain slavery!!! Haitian Revolution- Bonaparte gave up---> Louisiana territory $$$ acquired a lot of territories quickly- did not much do with it not really that settled--- second half of 19th century
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strong emphasis on Frontier 3. metropolitan areas- almost rather quickly urban areas- populations- extensive- made up of foreigners- large population 4. US- boundless resources considered inexhaustible resources 5. worked on railroads- Chinese immigrants - settled in cities like San Francisco 7. settling in cities often attacked by the whites- rebellions --- coming in of Chinese immigrants 8. laws -- Chinese Exclusion Act--- NO Chinese can enter the United States racist and explicit law-- “simply being Chinese cannot come” Plains Indians 1860 occupied half the US, 1877 shattered as independent peoples lived by hunting adopted the products of white culture - clothes, weapons, and horses Westward expansion by whites put pressure on Indian lands story of pig population increase disrupts the national ecosystem- havoc---> big problem painting of Plains Indians- encountering the railroad 1851 Thomas Fitz---> agreements with Plains Indians--- Horse Creek - after wars and skirmishes Agreed to Accept Definite Limits on Its Hunting Grounds Indians promised gifts and annual payments “Concentration” - desired to reduce intertribal warfare, negotiate separately with each
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HIST 21 FOUR - Lecture History 21 Lecture #4 thesis->...

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