You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

16 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Conquest Of The West
    808 words
    Book Review - Westward Expansion 1807-1880 THESIS: After the War of 1812 much of America's attention turned to exploration and settlement of its territory to the West, which had been greatly enlarged by the Louisiana Purchase. SUMMARY: Families of pioneers swept westward and founded new communities throughout what is now the Midwest, and between 1816 and 1821, six new states were admitted to the Union. The land boom was fed by encouragement from the federal government and the actions of land spe...
  • Leading Cause Of The Migrant Situation
    421 words
    The migrant situation of the 1930's as depicted in Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath was caused by many diverse factors. It started with an extremely dreadful drought, known as the Dust Bowl, which swept through the mid-west. The gluttonous landowners and the multitudes of flies that they passed out made the situation even worse. To top off all of that the nation was going through a terrible depression. At this time the whole nation was changing as a whole. These few main factors led to one of the mos...
  • Support For A Voyage To The West
    477 words
    My name is Christopher Columbus. I was born in the Italian city of Genoa in the year 1451. My father was a wool weaver and merchant who sold cloth. Genoa was famous for its traders, map-makers, and explorers and many men became sailers. I went to sea at the age of fourteen. In 1476, the ship on which I was aboard was attacked off the coast of Portugal. I managed to swim six miles to Lisbon. There I joined my brother Bartholomew, who was a chart maker. I also became a chart maker for a short peri...
  • Foods Of The Region Of West Africa
    877 words
    Cooking from West Africa Hundreds of years ago the empires of West Africa flourished and expanded through trade on the edge of the Sahara desert. Today, these lands are occupied by modern nations after a long and brutal history throughout the lands of Africa. Stretching from Senegal to Nigeria, these lands are rich in resources, ranging from wet coastal rain forests to the Sahel at the edge of the desert. Along with expansion came the foods of the region of West Africa, which are rich in flavor ...
  • Manifest Destiny In Order
    429 words
    The technical definition of manifest destiny is to be ordained by god to do something. In the case of US history is was manifest destiny to move west and expand the boundaries of the early United States. Manifest destiny was an excuse and still is. People in the early United States need an excuse that what they were doing was right in order to help them sleep at night. That excuse was called manifest destiny. There are several examples in our history in which we implement manifest destiny not ju...
  • Development Of The Trans Mississippi West
    825 words
    DB: Settlement of the Western Frontier During the years between 1840 and 1890, the land west of the Mississippi River experienced a wild and sporadic growth. The natural environment contributed greatly to this growth spurt and helped shape the development of the trans-Mississippi west. The natural environment dictated and facilitated the development of the west by way of determining who settled where, how the people survived, why people wanted to settle, and whether they were successful or not. ...
  • Areas Of South West Asia
    286 words
    The Fertile Crescent west of the Mediterranean and on the east by the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, and includes all or parts of Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. This is the birth place of the ancient world. The Fertile Crescent is a bow-shaped tract of land in South-west Asia stretching from Jordan northwards to southern Turkey, then swinging southwards to the borders of Iraq and Iran. Along its route it incorporates parts of Israel, Lebanon and Syria. The physical charac...
  • Distribution Of Government Land Through Many Acts
    904 words
    After the Civil War, Americans accelerated their conquest of the lands west of the Mississippi River. The story of that conquest is one of hard - working farmers and ranch families and unwavering miners. It was a tale of gallantry, of those who left everything behind to take a trial at the new life and the difficulty of working the land. While times were not going as planned, with all the fake advertisements, the government and corporations stepped in to try and lend a hand. While sometimes they...
  • Westward Expansion
    575 words
    Development of Society THESIS STATEMENT: Due to the effects of the westward expansion, the American Society brought out new brave and explores people. SUPPORTING FACTS: 1. Because of the increasing amount of land being gained, the old ways of map making, by landmark were becoming obsolete. In 1785, the Lance Ordinance divided land into Townships, which were then divided over three times to become small forty-acre plots. 2. Everyone in America living during the Westward expansion was affected by ...
  • Balance Between Free And Slave States
    1,193 words
    The West, is so much more to American history than just a cardinal direction. Between 1815 and 1850, it was the sight of many of the events which set precedents, left legacies, and created conflicts. The War of 1812 had simulated interest in the west by clearing out the native Americans providing vast amounts of land ready for any who were willing to take on the west In the years immediately following the second war for independence, thousands of people migrated from the new world, or immigrated...
  • 1820 The Total Population Of New England
    2,151 words
    After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, a large amount of land west of the original 13 states and the Northwest Territory were acquired. The open land, additional benefits and other existing problems encouraged Americans to expand westward. The American people began to realize that the future of the country lay in the development of its own western resources. There were many reasons that made the people face the grueling and dangerous movement west, but the primary reason was economy. ' Like the S...
  • More Power
    777 words
    Understanding the Interactions of Environment and Society For Worstner, the idea of a political economy is key to understanding the interactions of environment and society. Worstner is useful to point out the role of government working together with certain privileged business interests to create the political economy, which is a new environment-devouring creature of the twentieth century. (Gallagher paper) Through Rivers of Empire, we observe the social, economic, political, and environmental d...
  • Native Americans Land
    338 words
    After the civil war many Americans were eager to move west to claim cheap land and to start a new life. However westward expansion destroyed many Native Americans and their way of life. There are many reasons why the settlers moved west. Once gold was discovered many people rushed westward in hopes of becoming rich. Another reason people moved west was because it had very fertile land. An act of Congress, the Homestead Act gave settlers 640 acres of land. (Document 2) In 1866 15,000,000 acres of...
  • Their Land And Their Way Of Life
    457 words
    During the 1800's, the United States underwent a transformation and change unlike any the country had ever seen in our history either before or since. It is my intention to describe some of the key issues that made this transformation possible and also to address some of the problems that surfaced from this expansion. I will be utilizing the document-based questions as a basis of my explaining this growth and change in America. I believe that John Louis O'Sullivan's editorial from the New York M...
  • Californians In Many Ways
    1,101 words
    An outstanding story that will touch your soul, The Grapes of Wrath delivers a shocking piece of reality. Of hard times and pulling together while others try and bring you down. John Steinbeck captures the hearts of his readers in this novel. While revolving around ecological concepts, family values, biblical views, dynamics and morals are set off into a masterpiece of literature. Set in the dust bowl of Oklahoma, nestled in the red country, the Joads family sharecrops on what was once their own...
  • Limerick's Analysis Of The West
    1,015 words
    An Alternate Perspective On The Mythical We stAn Alternate Perspective On The Mythical West An Alternate Perspective on the Mythical West The topic of the American West has intrigued me throughout my life. The tales of cowboys and Indians, of the rugged individual and nature, has always sparked my interest. A land with such quixotic stories of adventure, the West has instilled itself in American history. The yarns and movies of the mythical frontier provide a perception to which I among many oth...

16 results found, view free essays on page: