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How the americas changed

  1. 1. How the Americas Changed: The Long 19th Century <br />By: Twyla Gollery<br />
  2. 2. The Americas in the 19th Century<br />With the word of gold and fortune in the Americas many young men traveled there, leaving their families to go to an unfamiliar place<br />Some made great riches gold mining, others began to settle down and hoped to profit from the service industry<br />This was the age of independence for the United States, Canada, and Latin America <br />
  3. 3. The Americas in the 19th Century<br />Canada did not have to fight a war to gain it's independence, although there was political tension, Canada united when the U.S. expanded westward<br />As the U.S. began to expand westward tension grew between them and their neighbors on the borders of the country, and also within the country on slavery<br />Latin America worried about the U.S. borders, but also was concerned with gaining independence and obtaining land for agriculture and ranching <br />
  4. 4. The Little Ice Age<br />The Little Ice Age effected all of these regions<br />Crops went to ruin, ships got frozen into the harbors and were unable to sail for a period of time, people got sick and died more commonly<br />Unusually strong weather effected peoples travels and work <br />
  5. 5. Frontiers of the Americas<br />On April 30, 1803 the Louisiana Purchase took place and doubled the size of the United States at that time<br />Thomas Jefferson found it vital to buy this territory because he didn't want the New Orleans port to be blocked by the French or Spanish<br />On offering to buy the port the French want to sell the whole territory and a price is agreed on<br />This is now part of 15 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces<br />
  6. 6. Frontiers of the Americas<br />Prince Maximilian was a German explorer<br />Maximilian decided that he wanted to explore the Americas in the Area where the Louisiana Purchase was<br />His goal was to study, record, and sketch the Native Americas culture and traditions <br />He hired Karl Bodmer as a sketch artist and they traveled together recording the American area as it was<br />
  7. 7. Crossroads of Freedom: Haitian Revolution<br />The Haitian Revolution was a series of outbursts by slaves to try to end slavery<br />Slave owners treated there slaves badly, had poor living conditions, and would work their slaves to death<br />Inspired by the French Revolution slaves rebelled against their owners and took over a third of the island<br />To protect France's economic interest(crops) the country freed all men of color<br />
  8. 8. Crossroads of Freedom: The US-Mexican War<br />The Mexican-American war occured during 1846 to 1848<br />President James K. Polk wanted to expand the U.S. all the way to the Pacific <br />Some Americans criticized the war because of the high cost and high casualties<br />The results of the war were that Mexico had to give the U.S. Alta California and New Mexico in exchange for 18 million dollars<br />Mexico also made it official that Texas was no longer theirs either<br />
  9. 9. Crossroads of Freedom: The Indian Mutiny of 1857<br />This began as a rebellion of sepoys of Indian soldiers in service of the European army<br />This rebellion took place against the East Indian Companies army<br />Began May 10, 1837 in the town of Meerut soon the rebellion migrated to the Gangetic plains and central India<br />The mutiny was settled in 1858 <br />
  10. 10. Crossroads of Freedom: <br />The Crimean War took place between 1853 and 1856<br />In was fought between the Russian Empire against the French, British, Ottoman Empires and the Kingdom of Sardinia <br />The Empires were trying to gain power over the Ottoman Empire which was declining<br />