A Difficult Past- How the Americas Change<br />Kevin Tenerelli<br />
Americas in the 19th Century<br />Independence<br />Prior to the 19th century almost all of the western hemisphere was abl...
Mass Migration<br />Lead to an increased population and much needed economic growth.<br />With the positives also came neg...
Cataclysmic Cold<br />Lead a path of mass destruction over large areas of land.<br />Destroyed villages, towns, livestock,...
Frontiers of the Americas<br />The Louisiana Purchase<br /><ul><li>Despite the treaty France had with Spain, Napoleon deci...
The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the U.S. literally over night. </li></ul>Due to fear of France and Spain’s cont...
Frontiers of the Americas<br />New perspectives on the West<br />Despite different reasons for traveling a common theme am...
Cross roads of Freedom<br />Haitian Revolution<br />A brutal conflict taking place on the French colony of Saint Domingue....
Crossroads of Freedom<br />European “Scramble for Africa”<br />Also known as the Race for Africa of African Fever<br />Eur...
Crossroads of Freedom<br />The U.S. Mexican War<br />Was a controversial war opposed by many in the United States. <br />M...
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  1. 1. A Difficult Past- How the Americas Change<br />Kevin Tenerelli<br />
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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