started to do what they called the Ghost Dance to try to distance themselves from white culture. The US army began fight back after the war, regardless of Grant's peace policy. Grant believed that the best one to negotiate with the Native Americans wasn’t government ambassadors, but rather missionaries. Through the oppression of the Army and the continued attempts to convert the Indians to christianity, Native American culture was nearly wiped out during period 5. After the Battle of Wounded Knee, Indians stopped fighting the government and went to their reservations. The United States began to be a scientific frontrunner during period 5 as well. There was roughly 400,000 new patents during this time period. Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb and improved the telegraph. Overall, middle class society began to have more luxury from the new invention of electricity that was becoming commonplace in most households. There was more people who believed they had class and a certain level of sophistication. Illustrative Examples: ●Ghost Dance ●missionaries ● ●Sherman ● ● ●Chief Joseph ● ● ●Texas Rangers ● ● ●US Army ● ● ●Grant peace policy ● ● ●Thomas Eddison ● ● ●Alexander Graham Bell ● ● Decades Paper Period : Theme : Migration and Settlement Learning Objective(s):
MIG 1.0 - Explain the causes of migration to colonial North America and, later, the United States, and analyze immigration’s effects on U.S. society. MIG 2.0 - Analyze causes of internal migration and patterns of settlement in what would become the United States, and explain how migration has affected American life. Connection to the Key Concept Outline During period 5, the United States began to change its policy toward immigrants. At the beginning of the period immigrants were pouring in from China and Ireland, but after the completion of the transcontinental railroad where the majority of those working on the railroad were Irish and Chinese, Chinese working from the west, the Chinese were no longer as welcome as they were before prompting Congress to pass the Chinese Exclusion Act which was the first act barring immigration of a certain race. During the Industrial Revolution, the United States saw the largest boom in immigration they have ever seen. Middle class earning were higher than ever and there was more demand for labor for growing industries like steel and railroads. Internal migration in the US mainly occurred from people moving from the east to the west. The transcontinental railroad made it easier than ever for citizens to move around the country. California was becoming the economic boom of the country and the incentive to move west was growing. Furthermore, the push of white culture west meant more and more Indians were ending up on reservations. After the Battle of Wounded Knee Indians generally stopped fighting white expansion and most peacefully moved to their reservations.
- Fall '17
- Native Americans in the United States