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A difficult past  how the americas change by Kevin Tenerelli
A difficult past  how the americas change by Kevin Tenerelli
A difficult past  how the americas change by Kevin Tenerelli
A difficult past  how the americas change by Kevin Tenerelli
A difficult past  how the americas change by Kevin Tenerelli
A difficult past  how the americas change by Kevin Tenerelli
A difficult past  how the americas change by Kevin Tenerelli
A difficult past  how the americas change by Kevin Tenerelli
A difficult past  how the americas change by Kevin Tenerelli
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A difficult past how the americas change by Kevin Tenerelli

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  • 1. A Difficult Past- How the Americas Change<br />Kevin Tenerelli<br />
  • 2. Americas in the 19th Century<br />Independence<br />Prior to the 19th century almost all of the western hemisphere was able to gain their independence.<br />After gaining their independence countries tended to struggle greatly with what it actually meant to be independent, how to reach their full potential and internal conflicts; such as war and discontent with diplomatic leaders.<br />
  • 3. Mass Migration<br />Lead to an increased population and much needed economic growth.<br />With the positives also came negatives such as ethnic violence, class conflict, religious division and the need for racial equality.<br />
  • 4. Cataclysmic Cold<br />Lead a path of mass destruction over large areas of land.<br />Destroyed villages, towns, livestock, and agriculture.<br />The Little Ice Age lead to economic downfall, decreased population, glacier expansion, decreased exploration and starvation.<br />
  • 5. Frontiers of the Americas<br />The Louisiana Purchase<br /><ul><li>Despite the treaty France had with Spain, Napoleon decided to sell the territory to the U.S for 15 million dollars.
  • 6. The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the U.S. literally over night. </li></ul>Due to fear of France and Spain’s control over the Port of New Orleans and learning that Spain had indeed struck a deal with France over the Louisiana Territories the United States decided they had to try and purchase it from France.<br />
  • 7. Frontiers of the Americas<br />New perspectives on the West<br />Despite different reasons for traveling a common theme amongst American settlers, religious groups and Native Americans was westward expansion. <br />Indians traveled for spiritual reasons, following the path of prey, and persecution from American settlers and other Indians.<br />Religious groups were driven from state to state for many reasons, some seeking shelter from persecution, others moved west to find land to establish themselves on. <br />American settlers traveled west for many reasons but most seemed to be in search of cheaper, fertile lands to “plant” their dreams on, and manifest destiny.<br />Each group seemed to face it’s fair share of diversity, death, and hardship but with that they brought “their nation” with them.<br />
  • 8. Cross roads of Freedom<br />Haitian Revolution<br />A brutal conflict taking place on the French colony of Saint Domingue.<br />Saint Domingue was one of the leading producers of sugar. It required extensive manual labor and mass amounts of African Slaves were imported because of it.<br />With government officials restricting what little rights they had, slaves began to revolt. <br />
  • 9. Crossroads of Freedom<br />European “Scramble for Africa”<br />Also known as the Race for Africa of African Fever<br />European nations were interested in the cheap, abundant raw materials Africa had to offer.<br />Besides the need/want for land they also had strategic reasons for wanting to obtain it. <br />They wanted to set up naval bases so that they would have more military pull.<br />Controlling more land made you that much more of a status symbol.<br />Controlling land also gave you bargaining room with other countries.<br />
  • 10. Crossroads of Freedom<br />The U.S. Mexican War<br />Was a controversial war opposed by many in the United States. <br />Mexico warned the U.S. should they try to annex Texas, Mexico would declare war.<br />The U.S. invaded and conquered many of Mexico’s territories.<br />Conquered and claimed New Mexico, California, parts of Northern Mexico, as well as Texas.<br />They also established a naval blockade off of the coast of Mexico so that they’d be unable to ship out goods.<br />The U.S. later captured Mexico City and it resulted in the sale of territories and exoneration of debt.<br />
  • 11. Crossroads of Freedom<br />The Crimean War<br />Was a war fought between the Russian Empire and an alliance of the French Empire, British, Ottoman, Kingdom of Sardinia and the Duchy of Nassau.<br />A battle for the holy lands of the Ottoman Empire.<br />The Crimean War was a war full of firsts.<br />Such as the work of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole; who served as some of the first army nurses.<br />The first European war to ever be documented in full by photograph.<br />The first strategic use of railways and telegraphs were seen.<br />The Victoria Cross was established as a way to honor soldiers demonstrating valor in the British Army.<br />

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