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How the americas changed

  1. 1. How the Americas Change: The Long 19 th Century By: Josh Kessner History 141 Professor Arguello
  2. 2. The Americas in the 19 th Century <ul><li>Early immigrants would come to San Francisco, California in search for gold. </li></ul><ul><li>California was looked at as a land of opportunity where many people came to begin their new jobs as gold miners </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural diversity was spreading wide throughout California allowing for a more popular view of freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the Chinese migrants that would come to California would either work on the railroad, agriculture, mine gold, or go into the restaurant business, but they were always making a great impact to the development of the western hemisphere </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Americas in the 19 th Century <ul><li>During the early 19 th century, the majority of the lands on the western hemisphere had won their independence </li></ul><ul><li>The United States built an incredibly powerful state and pushed their regions further, taking control over the majority of North America. </li></ul><ul><li>With such diversity inside of the United States they were much more capable of creating societies based on freedom and equality. </li></ul><ul><li>News of these great lands was consistently spread throughout the world and massive amounts of migration took place, allowing for explosive economic growth </li></ul><ul><li>The Americas were mostly controlled by the British Canadian leadership, the United States, and many smaller states within Latin America </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Little Ice Age <ul><li>The Little Ice Age was a period of Cooling global temperatures that yielded an outcome of devastating and gratifying events. </li></ul><ul><li>The end of the Vikings was due to the Little Ice Age </li></ul><ul><li>Migration to the Americas was an outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Growing seasons were shortened and people resorted to different food sources </li></ul><ul><li>Harbors froze over so transfer of goods was affected </li></ul>
  5. 5. Frontiers of the Americas <ul><li>On April 30 th , 1803 the United States made a transaction with France known as the Louisiana Purchase </li></ul><ul><li>The price was 15 million for a piece of territory that takes up 40% of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>A factor that may have influenced France to sell their land was the Haitian Revolution because of the need of money to continue fighting </li></ul>
  6. 6. Frontiers of the Americas <ul><li>The two frontiers created were the Northern and the Southern Frontiers </li></ul><ul><li>The Mississippi River was a major source for transportation of goods </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme violence throughout both frontiers </li></ul><ul><li>Political changes were rampant and violent acts such as dueling determined one’s social status </li></ul><ul><li>Violence was a normal part of everyday life </li></ul>
  7. 7. Crossroads of Freedom <ul><li>The United States Civil War: The Battle at Antietam </li></ul><ul><li>The President at the time was Abraham Lincoln </li></ul><ul><li>September 17 th 1862, during the Battle at Antietam this day was known as the bloodiest day in American History </li></ul><ul><li>Antietam was the first attempt at taking the war into the North </li></ul>
  8. 8. Crossroads of Freedom <ul><li>An interesting reason that sparked the war was the election of President Lincoln </li></ul><ul><li>The civil war was fought for many issues involving slavery, taxes, free soil, and of course power </li></ul><ul><li>The victory at Antietam ultimately led to the abolishment of slavery </li></ul>
  9. 9. Crossroads of Freedom <ul><li>Some strategies in helping the North win over the south were brought up by Frederick Douglass who was a leader of the abolitionist movement </li></ul><ul><li>He believed in the equality of all people and proposed that the war be a war for freedom which would bring a large portion of the southern labor force to their side </li></ul><ul><li>The Battle of Antietam was a crucial turning point in our history and could have easily had an entirely separate outcome. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Crossroads of Freedom <ul><li>The Civil War had many spontaneous events that could have gone to any side at almost any point in time. </li></ul><ul><li>Luckily, the most positive outcome was achieved and their was an end to slavery. </li></ul><ul><li>The federal government increased it’s power over the state’s and a stronger overlooking construct was beginning. </li></ul><ul><li>Victory for the North stopped hopes of interference of other powers outside of the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Our country would definitely not be the same today without this turn out of events </li></ul>