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James Marshall discovered the gold in the summer of 1848. After that day the discovery miners soon found out of stream of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. California estimated that they could pay the cost of the war with Mexico a hundred times over. By 1852 the gold rush was over. This changed California and caused economic growth for California. California was a able to apply for statehood because of the growth in population of the gold. rush.
This was a convention held in New York that attracted 100 to 300 women and men. The purpose of the convention was to talk about women's rights. They created a document based on the Declaration of Independence. Instead the document was called the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions. The document had the same line as the Declaration of Independence "All men are created equal", except it included women, "All men and women are created equal".
The treaty of Guadalupe Hidaglo ended the war between Mexico and the U.S. This document was signed February 2, 1848. At the end of this the United States acquired 500,000 miles of land. The united states would May mexico 15 million dollars. This promised to protect 80,000 Mexicans that live in Texas and the Mexican Cession. America consumed the current day states such as California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming.
Henry David Thoreau wrote the book WALDEN. He was a transcendentalism. This taught the spiritual world its importance. He urged people not to obey laws they thought were unjust. he did not want them to protest with violence but to refuse to obey the laws. He did not want to follow the government because of the war with mexico and slavery. Henry ended up going to jail for refusing to pay the government taxes.
A disease attacked the potato's of the Irish and caused a horrible food shortage. This killed 1 million people. This forced emigrate. Irish began to leave their homeland and went to live in the city.
Douglas was an abolitionist speaker. He wrote and autobiography that explained his slave experiences. People never believed that he was a slave because he was such a great public speaker. He was the voice of 1,000,000 black slaves. He wanted his autobiography to tell his story.
Joseph Smith was the founder of Latter Day Saints movement. Smith was the mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois. He did not like religions of the day. He was put in jail for the the destruction of facilities of the Nauvoo Expositer, that is a newspaper that claimed Smith was practicing Polygamy. He was later killed in that jail cell by a mob. He died on June 27, 1844.
Cherokee Indians were forced to set out on a long journey west. They had to leave their homelands and head towards Indian Territory. It was cold, rainy, snowy and they were with out adequate clothing. One- fourth died. Personally I think that this was unfair for the Indians to be forced out of there homeland.
On February 23, 1836 the Santa Anna's troops surrounded San Antonio. The Mexican began their siege the next day on the Alamo. The Alamo defenders held of the Mexicans for 12 violent days. Santa Anna order 1,800 men to storm fortress on the 13th day. The Texans met the attacks and it became crazy with Cannons bursting and gun fires. Then Texans ran out of ammunition. By the end all but 5 Texans were dead. The battle was over. This battle was significant because it rally Texas together.
This strike started the labor union. When the mill owners raised rent on the house the women were living in, 1,500 women went on strike. Soon 140 strikes took place in eastern United States. The movement fell apart and the President order ten hour workdays for government workers.
Noah Webster created the dictionary. He first wrote the dictionary in 1828 and later revised it in 1840. This helped american with spelling and included American slang. This was the first time that the English Language was cataloged. This standardized the language.
This was the election between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. Before 1828 the two of them were put up against each other in 1824 but John Quincy Adams had won and Andrew Jackson was determined to win in 1828. It was a bitter campaign and viscous attacks on both sides. The idea of spreading political power to all the people and ensuring majority rule became know as Jacksonian Democracy. Jackson won the election of 1828 with help of the expansion of voting rights. He won because he was for the people and the people got to vote because of him.