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HIS 2110, Week 5

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Manifest Destiny 9/20/16
Survey of U.S History (HIST 2110-
Prof. Casey P. Cater
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Date Created: 09/20/16
HIS 2110 9/20/16 Manifest Destiny American Progress  Essence of 19 Century US  Growth o “manifest destiny” o Expansion to west  3 Revolutions o Market revolution o Transportation revolution o Communications revolution Changes after 1815  After War of 1812 o British were kicked out of North America Many people didn’t like the increase  US became more urban in factories. Believes in Jeffersonian o 5% in 1770  individual farmers are the ideal o 20% in 1860  Farmers produced more to market o Global market now instead of local market  Increase in factories & wage laborers o Exports in 1790: $20 M o Exports in 1807: $108 M  Expansion of slavery o Unfree Labor = slaves o Free Labor = payed workers who’re free men Market Revolution Federal Gov’t  James Madison deeply involved o President at time in promoting econ growth o Believed gov’t should start expansion of market & expansion to west  Henry Clay (1777-1852) o “American System” How it’ll be  Improved economy, social life, etc. done  Federal Gov’t o Protected Tariffs  Tariff- tax on specific good or service  Taxed foreign imports in order to better domestic economy o Promoted industry o National Bank  Credit for land speculation HIS 2110 9/20/16 o Internal improvements  Roads & Canals Transportation Revolution  Waterborne shipping: o Most efficient before 1815  Roads were poor & inconvenient o 30 inland miles cost the same as shipping across the Atlantic o All weather roads  Cumberland Road (1811-1837)  Canals o Erie Canal (1817-1825) linked Albany & Buffalo & beyond  Created the growth of Detroit, Milwaukee, Chicago, Buffalo, etc. New Technology  Steam Engine (John Watt)  Steam Boat (Robert Fulton)  Railroad o By 1850, US has +9,000 miles of track o 1860, US had over 30,000 miles of track  Impacts o Prices for shipping began to drop rapidly o New interior cities  Chicago  Cincinnati Communication Revolution  US postal service More & faster info ties o Largest employer in US in 1820’s-1890’s people closer to market  30,00 offices in 1850  80,000 offices in 1830 o Road construction  The Telegraph o Samuel Morse (1844)  1 telegraph message was “what hath God wrought?” o Subsidized by federal gov’t o By 1890  England & US could communicate via telegraph through underwater cable HIS 2110 9/20/16 Rise of free labor  Labor theory of value  The Republican Party (1854) o Slavery, not market, was the enemy  “Irrepressible conflict” o Free labor & slavery couldn’t co-exist  Said by William Seward  Helped create Rep. Party  Bought Alaska from Russians The West  Slavery was productive  1840’s, slavery was a wedge o Republicanism freedom  Northerners linked it to free-labor mode  Southerners linked it to absolute property rights  West = future o Both slavery & free labor had to expand Missouri Compromise  Constitutional Era o Slavery protected… but so was freedom o North West Ordinance  Carved out 5 states around great lakes & said that slavery would never exist there  Louisiana purchase (1803) o Jefferson (pres. @ time) wanted it to be free state  1815-1819 o 4 new states o 2 free states (IN & IL) o 2 slave states (MS & AL)  Missouri & Maine (1820) o Both new states o Mississippi is slave o Maine is free The Mexican War (1846-1848)  1845 o US annexed Texas & wanted California HIS 2110 9/20/16  “Manifest Destiny” (1845)  US people still move in to Mexican territory without permission o The Wilmot Proviso (1846)  Mexican Territory: free or slave?  b/c south of Missouri border therefore potential slave territory Compromise of 1850  Henry Clay a. California: free state b. Slave trade abolished in DC c. Fugitive slave laws i. Implicated that EVERYONE in US was required to report escaped slave no matter what state they were in d. Popular Sovereignty i. People would get to vote on whether they want their state to be free or slave state Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)  Popular Sovereignty  Missouri compromise was factor o Kansas-Nebraska act repealed Missouri compromise  Both states are north of Missouri therefore would’ve been free o Potential spread of slavery o “Bleeding Kansas” Dred Scott (Scott. Sandford, 1857)  Was slave that was moved a lot with his owner to free states. So sued his owner for illegally owning slave in free states o Couldn’t actually sue because slaves are not citizens therefore do not have rights to sue  Supreme court question o Resident in free state = freedom? o Could congress prohibit slavery?  Answers o No! state/territorial law had no bearings  Theoretically, any state can be slave state o No! congress could not bar slavery  Can’t seize someone’s property


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