Unit 3: Western Expansion (Native American (Labor Unions (Protect workers…
Unit 3: Western Expansion
Triangle Trade: system of trading that brought slaves to the american colonies in exchange for goods.
Africa export: slaves
American exports: sugar tobacco, cotton.
Europe exports: cloth, rum, and manufacturing goods.
12.5 million slaves were brought to the american
10.5 million survived the trip known as "The middle Passage"
The trip was about 2 months long
Annexation of Texas
Reasons why Texas was annexed
Mexico is angry about Annexation of texas
American wanted southwest
American captures mexico city: 1847
Santa Anna wiuns some surprise battles in northen mexico
Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo: 1848
Officially ends the Mexican-American war
Gadsden Purchase 1853
United states offers to pay mexico 10 million for territory in the Gila river.
They want it to build railroads.
Spread Americans values
Trail of Tears :
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Slavery in the United States
Early America was an agrarian society
Dependent on slaves
New technology change america
railroads,steel mills,machines,oil was mostly developed in the north
North vs South
Northern states are growing rapidly
Southern states remained agrarian and dependent on slaves
Western expansion: statehood
american raced west to turn territories into Missouri compromise in 1820
Agreements passed by congress that keeps the balance of slave states and free states.
Provided better pay
Multiple exits, sprinklers
Provided better working conditions
Congress passed the 8 hour work day in 1868
In 1899 woman made an average of $267 a year
Average man made $500
Andrew Carnegie: CEO of US Steel made $23 million in 1899 with no income tax.
James k. Polk