Ch.9 . Expanding Market And Moving West. Section 1 Market Revolution. Growing US markets Specialization - Raise one or two types of crops. Market Revolution-Buy and sell goods instead of make them. Capitalism -Private and individual business drive production.
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Growing US markets
Significance: Communication and newspapers grow. North becomes more divided from the South.
Increase in growing single crops
Better Ag techniques and tools
John Deere - Steel Plow,
Cyrus McCormick -Mechanical reaper
“is by the right of our manifest destiny to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federative self government entrusted to us. It is a right such as that of the tree to the space of air and earth suitable for the full expansion of its principle and destiny of growth.”
Was manifest destiny moral???
Further issues led to a treaty
-Gave Native Americans control of the Central Plains (land east of the Rocky Mountains)
-Natives promised not to attack settlers.
*US fails to follow through with their side of the treaty.*
“Fifty-Four Forty or Fight”
Problem: Mexico forces immigrants to convert to Roman Catholicism and outlawed slavery.
Solution: Immigrants refuse, Mexico closes border.
Problem: Americans continue to go anyways
Solution: New General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna enforces Mexican laws.
Problem: Sam Houston and others revolt and declare Texas an independent republic.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo- Mexican Cession 1848.