Conclusion: the effects of westward expansion tensions between the north and south ultimately led to the collapse of american democracy and a brutal civil war. In this activity, students will examine the impact of westward expansion and settlement on native american communities following the civil war. We have reached the period of westward expansion after looking at the civil war and then reconstruction  reconstruction was literally reconstructing the united states after the civil war ravaged physical, economic, and political aspects of the confederacy. Westward expansion and regional differences go west, young man, and grow up with the country horace greeley, 1850 the war of 1812 was, in a measure, a second war of independence, for until that time the united states had not yet been accorded a position of equality in the family of nations. Westward expansion was the 19th-century movement of settlers, agriculture and industry into the american west learn about the louisiana purchase, manifest destiny, the gold rush and more.
Some positive effects of the westward expansion is that the pony express continental came about westward expansion also allowed more jobs to be invented from the gold rush plus, the size of the united states doubled,meaning there are more resources available. Post-civil war westward expansion (2) the war had raised the prices of food outrageously american imperialism and its effects on the middle class. The civil war drought and the emerging impact of man on the plains as described in 'the way to the west', by elliot west (university of new mexico press, 1997), by the middle of the nineteenth century the plains were already feeling the impact of ever larger numbers of humans.
Westward expansion & manifest destiny legendsofamerica between the california gold rush and the civil war, americans, in growing numbers filled the mississippi river valley, the southwest. Westward expansion (after the civil war) during the civil war to pass the homestead act to support small you read about the devastating effects of. History of the united states slavery, civil war and westward expansion introduction | early the civil war put an end to slavery it also made clear that the. Americans justified the expansion with the ideology of manifest destiny, invoking divine providence, national superiority, and exceptionalism this lesson looks ways that the ideology of manifest destiny expressed both national political objectives and the goals of ordinary men and women who settled the west.
Westward expansion post-mexican american war the 13-day battle of the alamo in 1836 was a pivotal point in texas' war for independence from mexico nearly all of texas rebels―primarily american settlers and tejanos (native mexicans who fought for texas)―perished in the battle at the alamo mission in san antonio. How did the nation change as a result of westward movement after the civil war westward expansion had many effects on america new forms of transportation such as the transcontinental. Start studying unit 1: civil war, reconstruction, & westward expansion learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
Civil war images: depictions of african americans in the war effort westward expansion: encounters at a cultural crossroads world war i was a war like no. Essay: effects of western expansion on the environment as the country grew and expanded, the american people where always one to push their bounds in 1763, we proudly, defied england's proclamation of the year, and settled west of the appalachian mountains. It also encouraged expansionism: in the decades prior to the civil war, the nation grew exponentially in size, as restless white americans pushed westward across the appalachians and the mississippi, and on to the pacific. Timeline cards: westward expansion before the civil war timeline cards serve as visual aids to reinforce big ideas, clarify the chronology and context of historical events, and prompt discussion download free pdf version.
After an initial tariff on goods imported from europe, southern states started to nullify this act within their states, upset with high prices and worried it would affect their own trade of cotton with europe. The reasons for westward expansion were the availability of cheap land, us efforts to consolidate its holdings, and the gold rush english civil war american. How was manifest destiny a cause of the civil war frothy internal imperialism about westward expansion found itself split around southern determination to carry. Describe the impact of westward expansion on native americans include the battle of the little bighorn and the relocation of native americans to reservations diane tyner why did people move west after the civil war, for a $10 fee, american citizens, 21 years or older, could purchase 160 acres of land.
Westward expansion after the civil war (1865-1890) students analyze the social, political, and economic transformation of america as a result of westward expansion american indian map. The civil war then rolled in in 1861 and its conclusion four years later vanquished any future for slavery once the war was over, westward expansion commenced full steam ahead, as construction of the transcontinental railroad gained momentum in 1866, having the last spike hammered down in 1869. The beginnings of the civil war the fighting in kansas foreshadowed the great fighting that would take place just six years later the compromises of the early nineteenth century did not settle the issue of slavery and westward expansion. United states civil war: guiding questions : how did the goals of citizens in the north, south, and the new western states create conflict for the expanding n.
New opportunities and technological advances led to westward migration following the civil war reasons for westward expansion: and negative effects on. The civil war in the west mass hanging of sioux warriors convicted of murder and rape in mankato, minnesota , 1862 despite its large territory, the trans-mississippi west had a small population and its wartime story has to a large extent been underplayed in the historiography of the american civil war. Questions question how did westward expansion affect native americans after the civil war part 1: brainstorm what you know about the question part 2: the following documents address the impact of westward expansion on native americans after the civil war.