The world's largest single mass of gold is correctly not a nugget it is a specimen also known as a matrix. However, gold is gold whatever the name tag and an estimated 3,000 ounces of gold makes &quot;THE BEYERS AND HOLTERMANN SPECIMEN&quot; the world's largest single mass of gold.
The Mormon Church and its founder Joseph Smith were forced to move several times to escape religious persecution. Many people disliked the new religion partly because of its teachings that a man could have more than one wife. The Mormons moved first to Ohio, then to Missouri, then to Illinois. They built a prosperous community at Nauvoo, Illinois. In 1844 Joseph Smith was jailed for ordering his followers to destroy a printing press. The people who owned the press had disagreed with Smith. An angry mob killed Smith and his brother.
What reforms did the 2 nd Great Awakening promote ?
The nation was pushing west. Land and other resources were vital, but Native Americans owned the land and stood in the way.
In 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its lands east of the Mississippi River and to migrate to an area in present-day Oklahoma.
"I have no motive, my friends, to deceive you. I am sincerely desirous to promote your welfare. Listen to me, therefore, while I tell you that you cannot remain where you are now. It is impossible that you can flourish in the midst of a civilized community. You have but one remedy in your reach. And that is to remove to the West and join your countrymen."
President Andrew Jackson, Washington, 1835, addressing Cherokee delegation
"Whole nations melt away like snowballs in the sun. The White men have surrounded us, leaving only a little spot of ground to stand upon, and it seems to be their intention to destroy us as a Nation." Chief Dragging Canoe, The Trail of Tears Cherokee Legacy , Rich-Heape Films, 2006
The situation between whites and Native Americans was hostile but some believed the situation could be improved if Native Americans could assimilate, or be absorbed into American society as landowners and citizens.
Directions: You are to take on the persona of two people living in America during the period of Westward Expansion. One (Moe Land) supports America’s westward expansion, and the other (Chief Fighting Eagle) does not. On the handout provided, explain the perspective of each person and why they hold that viewpoint. Also, include a drawing to illustrate each person’s position.
Moe Land’s article must include at least 3 of the following terms:
- Manifest Destiny***
- Monroe Doctrine
- Homestead Act
War with Mexico/
Treaty of Guadalupe
Chief Fighting Eagle’s article must include and explain the following 3 terms: