Many Chinese men were called to California by the enticing aroma of the gold rush. When hunting gold failed their expectations, they opened up restaurants selling their native food and prospered as the owners of these restaurants.
Western expansion after American freedom from England resulted in tension from the Natives of the land. Also, the idea of equality clashed with slavery and caused confusion in politics on whether slaves were “private property” or free men who were forced to work for others.
Although Canada was made up of two ethnic groups, French and English Canadians, Canada was united for fear of U.S. expansion into their territory.
In Latin America, elites concentrated on claiming American land for farming and ranching. However, there was much civil unrest and discontent. So, caudillos became leaders and established terror in government to control the populous.
Characterized by snow falling in unusual months (June/July), birds falling dead out of the sky due to frigid temperatures, and people freezing as early in the year as September
The ice age came on with out warning and in the villages surrounding the Alps, the villagers, along with the priests of the village, believed that the glaciers surrounding their village were possessed by demons and that was why they were advancing on their town
Scientists believe that the little ice age is part of a pattern of climate events and that it can predict another drastic climate change that could occur (another little ice age is possible!)
In addition to global cooling, the little ice age had sudden and intense storms that ruined the crops and a starvation set in and millions died
Parents were forced to kill or abandon some of their children to reserve food for others. Most people actually died from plagues and diseases as a result of famine rather than the starvation itself
The Black Death (bubonic plague) set in and ravaged during the ice age because people, and rats, lived together in small places to stay warm and the plague struck an already weak people. 25 million people died
In 1803, the United States nearly doubled in size due to the Louisiana Purchase
This purchase was an accident that change the history of the U.S
The Louisiana territory was “owned” by the French and was regarded as a useless, wild piece of land and was given to the Spanish after the French and Indian war
Although the 14 states of the time were united for liberty, during the time of Spanish owned Louisiana, individual states began to separated from each other to become friendly with Spain, France, or even Britain
When King Louis of France died, France decides to take back Louisiana from Spain and to do this France tell America that if Louisiana was French owned, New Orleans would be open to Americans. This plan did not work
Napoleon gains Louisiana from Spain, but this is kept secret from America
Napoleon had his eye on Haiti, but he could not attain it so he had no use for Louisiana. He sold the Louisiana Purchase to America for 15 million dollars