Unit 3: Westward Expansion (Labor Unions (Provided better working…
Unit 3: Westward Expansion
Indian Removal Act 1830
Passed by president Andrew Jackson
Tribes who did not leave, were forced to leave by the US Army.
Santa Anna instead attacks the American Army.
Santa Anna loses badly and the American Army continues south, taking Mexico City in 1847.
American troops were sent there by president polk
Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo 1848
Officially ends the Mexican-American War.
Mexico gives New Mexico an California to America.
Sand Creek Massacre
Red River War
Battle of little Big Horn wounded knee
The 19th Century belief that the United States would inevitably expand westward to the pacific ocean and into Mexican territory.
Who protect the workers?
In 1899 woman made an average of $256 a year
Average can made $500
Mostly children aged 13-16
Made 27 cents an hour
Slavery in the Us
New Technology changed America
Early America was on Agrarian society.
Missouri Compromise 1820
Agreements passed by congress that keeps the balance of slave states and free states.
Draws a line through Louisiana Territory
Provided better working conditions
Provided better pay
Congress passed the 8 hour work day in 1868.
How many slaves?