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AMH 2097 Notes Week 9/21 - 9/25

by: Derick Grandoit

AMH 2097 Notes Week 9/21 - 9/25 amh 2097

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American History race and ethnicity
Pam Robbins

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These notes should help you tremondously .. very detailed separated everything in bullet points to emphasize necessary lecture points
American History race and ethnicity
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Date Created: 10/05/15
Fall 16 AMH 2097 921 925 Week 5 Type the company address AMH 2097 Monday September 21 I Andrew Jackson 0 Andrew Jackson was elected in 1829 I Cherokee 0 In the American Revolution the Cherokees picked the British side causing much controversy following the war 0 They feared people would crotch on their land continuously 0 By 1805 the Cherokee had lost over half of their land and their population had dwindled to less than 12000 0 Following the American Revolution America had developed concept of civilization in which they encouraged the Indians to live and Anglo American lifestyle I Taught them how to plant dress etc I The purpose was to make them the political and civil equal of the Americans 0 John Ridge I A white male that grew in Cherokee community I The United States agreed to send him to school in American society I Had a fragile health later married and American girl I Received severe backlash for marriage I Realized that Indians and Americans could never co exist I Became a lawyer I Taken a seat in the Cherokee council 0 John Ross I Another male from Cherokee family however he is sort of a dual citizen I Was familiar with white society through out his life I Around this time Americans were closing in on Cherokee land as they were completely surrounded by whites around the map I Eventually received a seat in Cherokee council I Gained a reputation foe integrity I Authored the Cherokee constitution I Created and executive legislative judicial branch I Set up a strong government I Drew the borders and rights of the Cherokee and their land I Georgia did not receive the constitution well I After the passing of the Indian Removal Act I Ross set up new laws that persuaded the Natives to not give land to the whites I Eventually the Supreme Court made a decision that aided the natives and gave them protection 0 However Andrew Jackson openly defied the order and allowed Georgia to do what they pleased I Eventually came to be looked as a dictator by the people 0 Sequoyah I Wanted Cherokees to adapt and common reading and writing literary system like white society had I Revolutionized the Cherokee society as he created they literary system 0 Andrew Jackson I Made a fundamental shift in American society I Formed the racist attitude toward the native Indians I Once in power he felt his first act in office was to move the Indians 0 Indian Removal Act 0 The government voted against Jackson proposed bill O Eventually it passed I Following this Georgia told its citizens the land was their own 0 Passed laws giving them sovereignty over the natives and the Cherokee land became the state of Georgia 0 Supreme Court Decision 0 Supreme Court made a decision that gave the Natives protection 0 The only president to openly defy a Supreme court decision Monday September 23 0 Irish and German Immigrants and American Nativism 0 As the population grew in Europe food population could not withstand the population 0 In the 18th century Europe began developing train railways and other technologies to transfer food and supplies across the continent Traditional elites dominated society 0 Rural European families I Men would leave seasonally to work in factories I Women would be left to tend to crops I People began to marry younger 0 Population grew 0 0 Population began to participate in birth control 0 Due to the increase in population citizens began looking at migration 0 Between 18201850 over 5 million left Europe for United States 0 The Famine 18451851 O Caused many Irish to leave Europe and come to America Potato Famine I In 1845 crop blights destroyed potatoes in Europe I In 1846 droughts and excessive rain caused more crop failures I Caused factory production to increase and crop prices to increase I Food shortage lead to high prices lead to poverty lead to more economical problems I Food supply could not keep pace with population Out of 8 million over 1 million starved to death during potato famine I About a quarter of Ireland migrated from Ireland The Migration I The people migrated at any time of the year instead of spring I They did not plan I Had no jobs waiting for them I Migrants included very young and very old persons I Migrants were not extremely poor however they were not the most wealthy I Traveled to cheapest port usually Boston By 1870 I Ireland had lowest marriage rate in world I Inheritance was given when parents died I Ireland had highest age for first marriage Bridget s Irish women workers I Stereotypical Irish women I Seen as dumb clumsy man crazy I Often characters in stories and plays in United States I Worked in domestic service I Choose it due to 0 Safety I Safer than factory and industrial work 0 Clothing and housing was provided for them 0 Paid in cash I Could build dowry for themselves to marriage I Could send for family in Ireland I Donate to church I Could use money for leisure 0 Through their letters back I Irish found I Work was rigorous Women or dangerous men I However they was an opportunity to make a living Gottfried Duden Germens 0 Many of Germans who cam to United States were in uenced by Gottfried Duden I Gottfried Duden 0 A lawyer who came to modern day Missouri I Wrote back to Germany about experiences 0 Portrayed the United States as a Utopia I Because of this many German immigrants did not settle in port cities however in Western United States 0 In cities Germans formed social clubs trade unions political organizations and sports clubs I Stayed to themselves 0 Eventually wanted to declare Missouri a German state 0 Germans wanted religious division I Judaism 0 Practiced reform Judaism 0 OG Jews were segregated in Germany 0 Reform Judaism was a new practice that aided Germans to come into regular German society 0 Rejected Jewish dietary laws I In the United Stated Germans united through different religions not nationality I By 1880 90 of Jewish were reformed in United States 0 Anti Catholic sentiment I American Protestant feared new religion brought on by immigrants I This attitude lead to nativist organizations and prejudice and violence towards priests and nuns 0 Know Nothing Party 0 Developed out of secret society 0 Explicitly anti Catholic Irish German party 0 Elected governors from members of Congress I Voiced the Americas fear that the Irish and German would take over America 0 Blamed Irish for crime and disease in America I Attacked Irish and Germans with the use of propaganda I Feared immigrants would take jobs away from population I Believed the Catholic church used immigrants as a part of a plot to take control of United States I Immigrant political involvement increased 0 Wanted to ban immigrants form voting until 21 years of citizenship I Wanted to ban immigrants from all positions in public office I Gained national support 0 However slavery would lead to the end of the party Friday September 25 0 Democrats and Urban Politics 0 In 1855 the Know Nothing Party had taken control of local politics in Chicago I They wanted to restrict alcohol consumption I Mexican Urged civil obedience 0 Mexican American War 0 After 1837 Natives and Americans began settling in the Great Plains and further out west In 1844 James K Polk ran on the platform of manifest destiny In 1836 Texas became independent of Mexico In 1845 they accepted slavery Mexico became a newly independent state from Spain Mexico and United States had disputes over Mexico Northern land OOOOO


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