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  • 1. How the Americas Change
    Hong Duong
  • 2. Americas 19th Century
    Gold Rush in San Francisco brought new migration of the Chinese people.
    Age of Independence: build states and societies.
    Created new context in America
    Build effective states, enjoy economic prosperity, and attain cultural cohesion
    Building of America
    Independence won from British – expand to West
    Civil War 1860s due to slavery and rights of individual states.
  • 3. Americas 19th Century
    15 million dollar purchase as a result of the Mexican War
    California, Texas, New Mexico
    Result of Civil War:
    Emancipation Proclamation
    US politically united
    Enhanced authority of federal government
  • 4. The Little Ice Age
    Climate change in the 16th Century envelopes the world in prolonged cold weather.
    Farming became impossible which lead to famine, disease, and death of millions.
    At first the weather was believed to have been punished by the God then later believed to be witchcraft.
    In the 19th Century when the weather became warmer, farming of different crops, beer, violin, agriculture, and victories emerged.
  • 5. Frontiers of the Americas
    Purchase of Louisiana was 15 million which encompasses 15 current states today.
    Thomas Jefferson feared the France & Spain having power to block trade access to the port of New Orleans.
    The purchase was much bigger than originally planned.
  • 6. Frontiers of the Americas
    History of Native Indians lost as it was through words.
    The past was discovered by those who went to college and studied Maximilian’s and Bodmer’s findings.
    Maximilian zuWied-Neuwied
    German Explorer
    Studied the cultures of tribes and collected many specimen of flora and fauna.
    Karl Bodmer
    Swiss Painter
    Accompanied Maximilian
    Produced the most accurate painted images of Native Americans, their culture, and artifacts.
  • 7. Crossroads of Freedom
    Death of nearly 25,000 soldiers on Sept 17, 1862 during the American Civil War.
    Most believed that the destiny of the United States and the Confederate States is from the outcome of this war.
    George McClellan : leadership and organizer of the Army of the Potomac.
    Failure due to being perfectionist and non risk taker.
    Relieved by President Lincoln for not able to function in capacities.
  • 8. Crossroads of Freedom
    The Seven Days Battle
    Fall of Richmond by the Fourth of July.
    Southern despair to elation.
    Northern was a big shock.
    Aftermath believed to be the gloomiest.
    Lincoln trying to revitalize the Union
    Changed the course of the war in the long run.
    General John Pope took command of the Army in Virginia.
    Congress passed a militia act on July 17 into federal service for nine months and to draft them if failed to meet quota.
  • 9. Crossroads of Freedom
    Frederick Douglass : black leader
    Words echoed by Republicans of his comment about fighting half-hearted if to fight against slaveholders without fighting against slavery.
    Lincoln agreed with the idea that the war was ground on which is freedom.
    The proclamation was put off as a belief that the government may seem weak and a cry for help.
  • 10. Crossroads of Freedom
    Victory in Antietam gave hope and elation to the country.
    September 13th, Lincoln met with a delegation of Chicago bearing a petition for proclamation of emancipation.
    January 1, 1863: Lincoln issued a warning to Confederate states to return to the Union otherwise their slaves shall be forever free.
    Impact from the battle of Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation only made one single impact abroad.
    Antietam was recognized as the turning point of the war.
  • 11. Sources
    Crossroads of Freedom by James M. McPherson
    Little Ice Age Film
    Frontiers of America Article
    19th Century America Article