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HY 104: 8/29 Notes

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These are notes form 8/29 in class.
History 104
Chuck Clark
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Date Created: 09/14/16
A. Pressures for expansion 1. Ideology: Manifest Destiny 2. Macroeconomics: railroads, markets, raw materials (timber, fish,  copper, coal) 3. Microeconomics: individual improvements B. Economics and lifestyles 1. The Midwest: Farming and Ranching (Industrialization) a. Settlers and their environment 2. The Far West: Gold Rushes and miners C. Violence in the West 1. Interpersonal violence and the wars of incorporation: does not just happen in the  west D. Mythmaking and reality 1. Buffalo Bill and the Wild West Show:  2. Hispanics: Los Pobres 3. Chinese Laborers 4. African Americans: exodusters ­1986: US invaded Mexico ­Gold, God and Glory ­1870’s: drive to electric, generation driven machinery ­Eventually, Britain had more railroads then anyone in the world in the beginning, followed by  the US ­Railroads: Provide a way to ship ag materials back to the east. Links resource producers to  resource consumers. ­Miners in the west send cans back east, they're filled with food by the east, and sold back to  the west. ­The midwest is rocky mountains to the MIss. River; people go here for ag for farming; farmers  grow wheat and corn, ranchers go to raise cattle;  ­”Rain follows the plow” ­Plains made famous by Tombstone ­Mining is a get rich quick scheme ­Cow townes: two weeks every year, a large number of guys show up and get paid ­Dodge City:  ­”Man Eater” McGownan bit people in fights ● Homestead Act 1862: Tried to get passed for many years,but was opposed by  southerners. Southern congressmen were now in Richmond, Virginia; it was an attempt  to settle unsettled land; every adult male who goes to the frontier (Homestead) stakes a  claim to 160 acres; they live on this land as their primary residence for five years, and  make improvements to it. At the end of this time, they own it. Encourages individuals  who are failing in the east to move west. The middle class utilize this b/c the wealthy  don't need it, but the poor can't afford it. TJ imagined a nation of independent farmers;  Individuals go west to create a new version of US society where they are successful.  ● Regulators: Came in and enforced the law (vigilantes); put together a list of  suspected cattle rustlers; murdered the rustler sin johnson county;  ● Johnson County War: Cowboys rose in revolt against the regulators and farmers; 150 people shot at each other for 3 days; One death total; the only casualty was self  inflicted; War of access over resources ● William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody: after several years of living out of \his saddlebags  on the run wanted to stop; after little big horn, he was in a small battle where he claimed  ot have taken the first scout for custer;  ● Chinese Exclusion Act (1882):  ● Los Pobres:  ● “Exodusters”: 


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